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Across-to-Sibling Links

 
 
link node diagram

Across-to-Sibling links provide access to pages that share the same parent, allowing users to navigate across a level in a hierarchy.

Data below is from 75 leading e-commerce sites, collected in May, 2002. [sites examined]

 
 

Frequency of Across-to-Sibling Links

27% of pages had Across-to-Sibling links. This frequency is based on the number of pages where Across-to-Sibling links could occur. [details]

For related discussion, see Frequency of Up-to-Parent Links.

 
 

Location of Across-to-Sibling Links

1800flowers

68% Left

[view example]

avon

18% Top

[view example]

blue light

11% Right

[view example]

levenger

2% Main Content Area

[view example]

 

Style of Across-to-Sibling Links

[style definitions]
54%
Navigation Bar
28%
Plain List
15%
Pull-Down Menu
3%
Pop-Up Menu
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Related Studies
 
Effects of contextual navigation aids on browsing diverse Web systems login required
CHI2000 Proceedings
 
 
 
Also see:
Down-to-Child Links
Down-to-Grandchild Links
Up-to-Parent Links