Re: [dev] [sw] Suckless web-framework

From: twfb <>
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2010 22:05:09 +0100

On 21:26 Tue 06 Apr, Claudio M. Alessi wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 06, 2010 at 08:50:07PM +0400, anonymous wrote:
> > You don't put same symlinks (to ~/doc, ~/src etc.) in every directory of
> > your filesystem. Most directories have only one link to them. Then why
> > should you put links to upper levels in every directory (and even file)
> > of your website?
> It makes sense. The '..' link allow you to directly go back to the upper level
> which, in the case of N sub-levels (e.g., docs/unix/foo/bar/mydoc) you have to
> use the browesr back feature N times (where N is the amount of sub-levels)
> while a '..' link allow you to switch to the upper level with only one click.

Well crafted index pages combined with breadcrumbs can create very
usable websites, even when they are quite large. It is also useful in
printed documents as it shows where the document can be found. Skipping
the sidebar can also avoid the curious Werc issue that result in the
same stuff being repeated in the body and the sidebar.

The trouble is the automation, an index page with only a simple list of
subfolders is rarely enough. You need to add some further information
with the links. Perhaps the first line in the md file can be appended
behind the file/dir link in the index list? If a file is
present it overrides the lazy automated index.

Breadcrumbs are the definite minimalist navigation system! ;)

TWFB  -  PGP: D7A420B3
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