CPAN-Module-Classification / docs / information-lookup-patterns.txt

Pattern: Recommendations/Related Items:

Examples for this:

* In

"Customers who bought this book also bought".

* In

"Users who subscribed to this project also subscribed to:"
"Projects depending on this project"
"Other projects from the same categories"

Pattern: Search Bar:

* when most people look for information, they just use the search:  
    - using the front page (Search is available everywhere).
    - using a browser search bar.
    - using a shortcut on the desktop/browser.

* People believe they can type what they want (and get there)
faster than a guide or web-directory or whatever can yield them.

Pattern: related sites:

* When searching for something in Google one can also go to an image search,


* Perhaps it would be a good idea to cross link the search for,,, etc.

Pattern: minimalistic homepage:



Pattern: news feed:


- (probably not as good as freshmeat's).

Pattern: comments:



    Sub-Pattern: reviews:
    - On Amazon

    - On

    - On Freshmeat.

    Sub-Pattern: comments on comments:

    - Slashdot-like.

    Sub-Pattern: comment ratings:

    - Slashdot, Reddit, Digg, etc.

    - "Was this review helpful to you?"
        - on Amazon
        - on

Pattern: Rating:


- (ordered by rating.)

Pattern: Tags/Labels:



Pattern: Popularity Indication:

- number of link clicks, project record clicks, etc.

Pattern: Directory:

A hierarchical directory similar to the taxonomy of species.


- (*Note:* this is not a parked domain - it's a

People often find such hierarchical structure a bit limiting, and
as a result there are often "cross-links" (like related categories), a
search engine or an ability to put an end-entry under several categories.