Creating a logical order
Creating your multi-genre web really tests your ability to organize information in a logical, easy to follow order. It is hypertext at its best.
Here is a suggestion for creating pages and hyperlinks between them:
(The genre pages will be titled according to the pieces themselves).
in their own window:
Within these pages, you will have imbedded hyperlinks to places out on the Internet. For easier navigation for your reader, you can make these pages open in their own window. In the hypertext dialogue box, after you designate the url in the address line, click on "target frame" and then "new window." When the page views in the browser, the reader can open the page and close it easily without losing his or her place.
You can create a separate page in folders view, new page (label it nav.htm), and put links to all the pages in your multi-genre web on this page. Then, you can include this page at the bottom of all the pages (though it wouldn't look good on your title page), so your reader can get to any page easily.
The content on the page might look like like this:
[title page] [table of contents] [preface] [genre 1] etc.
Then you would make all these links live, just like you would make any hyperlink.
When I do this, I like to insert a horizontal line above this list of links to separate this navigation page from the rest of the page.
You include this page on other pages this way. put your cursor on your page, say on the table of contents page where you want this navigation page to go, logically it would be at the bottom. Then, go to "insert" and choose "web component." Then in this window, choose "included content." You will get some choices to the right. Choose "page" and click "finish." A dialogue box will appear asking you to choose which page. Click "browse" and then select your nav.htm page. The content of that page, with the workable hyperlinks, will be placed on your page at the point of your cursor (which is why you should click on that spot first before you attempt to place this feature).
Whenever you make any changes to the nav.htm page, the pages on which you have included it will be automatically updated.
For an example go to the main multi-genre page and look at the bottom of the page.