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dsaull9
10-14-2011, 09:33 PM
Is there such a thing as page length in website development?
My only reference is MS Word...I'm using Design View and
new documents show what looks like a page break but I can't
find any info in manuals about it...

johnMoss
10-14-2011, 09:48 PM
No, it doesn't work that way. A web page will pretty much go on indefinitely until you end it. You simply make a design choice as to how far you're willing to let the readers scroll down. All pages have to be created by you, nothing does it automatically...

dsaull9
10-15-2011, 07:27 PM
Is there a general rule of thumb as to how long a web page should be for visitors before they get bored or uncomfortable with your site?

gentleone
10-15-2011, 08:05 PM
Is there a general rule of thumb as to how long a web page should be for visitors before they get bored or uncomfortable with your site?
No, there is not. It really depends on the purpose of the website.

There is a term 'the fold' which comes from the print industry and in the early web years the rule of thumb was keep the important stuff above the fold, because people hate scrolling. What you saw, and still often see, is that web designers had to cram everything that clients thought was important above the fold. In reality this resulted in a cruft of information which no one was interested in and the information that really mattered was buried underneath all that cruft.

Anyways...that was then when there were no mousewheels... now it's all about using white space... and I mean a lot of white space. It's much easier on the eyes and a lot more easier to read and you can highlight the important stuff just by giving that extra white space.

Here are some articles which explains it better then i do :)
http://iampaddy.com/lifebelow600/
http://www.cxpartners.co.uk/thoughts/the_myth_of_the_page_fold_evidence_from_user_testi ng.htm

dsaull9
10-15-2011, 10:56 PM
Thank you so much...it's exactly what I needed...