Information Architecture (21 articles)

  • How To Plan Large Websites With Less Stress

    How To Plan Large Websites With Less Stress

    So, you’ve been asked to build a website, and it’s far from small. At this point, the question isn’t “how will you build it,” it’s “how will you plan it.” Slickplan understands how hard it can be to plan large websites, and thankfully, has many tools to help you do just that.Continue reading

    Feb 01, 20188 min read
  • Help Center Information Architecture Blog

    Help Center Info Architecture – The Who, What, When, and Why

    If you think your help center is merely a collection of articles, now is the time to upgrade your thinking. A well-organized knowledge base can help your audience not only find the information they need but also stay engaged with your website longer. It’s more than the answers you provide, it’s about how you provide those answers. Continue reading

    Jan 24, 20188 min read
  • seo friendly easy navigation-blog

    10 Tips for an SEO-Friendly, Easy to Navigate Website

    Nowadays, it is easy for many websites to focus solely on search engine optimization, yet ensuring easy navigation on your website is more important than many people realize. To the surprise of some, website navigation and SEO optimization go hand in hand, because easily navigable sites are easier to understand by search engines. Plus, when search engines understand your site’s navigation, they are more likely to display it to the qualified end-users searching for your keywords.Continue reading

    Jan 09, 20188 min read
  • organize blog content

    Organize Your Blog Content with Taxonomies

    Adding a blog to your website, or maintaining one that is separate from it is much more than merely putting words on a screen. Just like any other website, it…Continue reading

    Nov 16, 20178 min read
  • information architecture book recommendations

    14 Information Architecture Books We Love

    When it comes to information architecture, there is a vast amount of information on the internet, but it is not always easy to discern which information is worth your time. Unfortunately, there aren’t many online sources that thoroughly teach the ins and outs of web design. Luckily there are some excellent published works that are well worth your time and money.Continue reading

    Aug 23, 201720 min read
  • building and IA checklist

    Building an Information Architecture Checklist

    Information architecture is a process that helps organize websites so that users can easily access services and information. This process is critical, especially for large internet sites, as it ensures the site meets both the user’s needs of and those of the business. While the goal of information architecture is often easy to understand, implementing the process can be somewhat less clear. To help you organize your next project, we’ve created a checklist for building website information architecture. Continue reading

    Aug 03, 20173 min read
  • Prep for Information Architecture Design

    Do you Need to Prep for Information Architecture Design?

    So, you are all set. You’ve talked with the client (or yourself), and you have a good sense of what you are going to do. Now is the time to start organizing and diagramming your IA, right? Not so fast – before you begin, there are a few things to keep in mind. When it comes to website design, many people don’t recognize the amount of work that goes into it before you have a finished product. It’s almost like reality television. Sure you are watching it as it unfolds, but did you consider what may have happened before the show aired? Continue reading

    Jul 17, 20173 min read
  • Why Business Goals are Important to IA

    Why Business Goals Are Important to Information Architecture

    Why do you need to understand the business for Information Architecture? The first reason is because it helps define the context of a page. Additionally, when you consider business goals, you help support the business, which is designed to support the users. It’s important to remember – there are business goals for every project, and money is often at its root. If you were designing for only want the user wanted and needed, there would be no need for anyone to pay for such products and services. There’d also be a lot fewer websites advertising them. Continue reading

    Jun 28, 20174 min read