Structure and functioning of this website, updates and mindmaps.
Hierarchical and Relational
Classification of items in this website system,
and the principles of their arrangement.
I design sites as mindmaps first, with both strict hierarchy and graph-like relations.
The hierarchical structure reflected here in categories, and the relational in tags and metatags.
The category structure of the site is hierarchical, mandatory, and exclusive, meaning, that an article must have only one category, then one parent category, and up the branch to the stem of the tree. Categories are the primary organizing system of the website.
Tags are the main labels of the site, its secondary taxonomy, organized hierarchically.
Difference between Tags and Categories
Unlike categories, tags are not exclusive: one article can be labeled with multiple tags from different branches of their hierarchical tree.
These labels are the third organizing system on the site. Metatags are the part of the metadata of an article, readable by search engines. It is used for less common keywords and terms. They are used to provide a quick summary of the content and to link similar articles.
Difference between Metatags and Tags
Metatags has no hierarchy and can be added randomly, because they are not essential for the functioning of the website. Metatags are not represented in the navigation and have no dedicated descriptions.
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