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101 SharePoint Usability Tips: #27

Descriptive Navigation Names

Written By: Virgil Carroll
Posted: 8/29/2012

The name given to any navigation component on a site should be clear and descriptive enough for users to decipher what it means and where it might take them. There is always going to be some margin of error when it comes to grouping information into one category, but it’s important to avoid using clever or creative names that the average user would not understand at first glance.


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More About Virgil

Virgil Carroll is the owner and president of High Monkey – based in Minneapolis Minnesota. Virgil also wears the multiple ‘hats’ of Principle Human Solutions Architect and SharePoint Architect.

Virgil is one of those rare individuals who can dive deep into technical topics while speaking clearly to the business owners of a project and never forgetting that the end user experience has the highest priority. He calls it using both sides of his brain. Virgil is passionate about leveraging technologies ‘out of the box’ as much as possible with a focus on the strategic use of content to create websites that deliver the right content to the right audience on the right device at the right time. Virgil brings high energy, an ironic wit, and a sense of grounded perspective whenever he speaks to an audience. Virgil regularly speaks at conferences and user groups throughout the United States and occasionally in Europe.

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