Originally Posted 03/26/2010
The Raptor was recently taken to task about
this site regarding the difficulties some visitors have navigating
around the various content. So maybe it's time to
incorporate some "Rules Of Navigation" so that new visitors can
gain some instant understanding while old hands can have one more
thread to complain about.
So, here is how it has developed over
time...When you open the link for theraptor.com you are at the "Home Page" as evidenced by the
Title which is in Red. Each page in the site has a similar
feel and The Raptor tries to give the browser some information
about when the page was created and whether its been Modified or
So, someone who visits frequently has two
tasks...the first being to determine if the Home Page is fresh by
looking at the "Updated" date which is in the right hand
corner of the page and the second is to see if any of
the "Chapters" - which are listed in the left column are updated.
Any content which is posted to the Home Page
is moved to the "Daily Thought Page" when a new Home Page is
posted. The "Daily Thought Page" contains all Home Pages
which have ever been posted and it stretches back to 2007.
It's obvious and apparent that there is not a Daily Thought for
every day since The Raptor has limited time to keep up...but, if I
could put something here every day, I would.
The "Chapters" section contains specialized
pages which run the gamut from politics to sports to religion and beyond.
The visitor should imagine these pages to be like buried treasure.
Since once you go to the page you may find riches but there is
always the chance you will dig up some buried crap.
Once you get to another page there is only
one way to "get back" - You have to use the back browser in the
upper left hand corner...there are no easy buttons located in the
individual web pages of this site. Sorry, if you need easy
navigation go to The Huffington Post or The Daily KOS