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Looking at the navigation of site content:

There are three main kinds of content on the site: Blog essays, static information (about, background, etc.) and events (courses talks workshops etc.)

The static information about the centre its approach, curriculum etc. is quite straightforward and easily navigated in a hierarchical menu structure. 

Events are posts with time information in them and are represented in a conventional calendar grid and an “upcoming” list.

Blog Essays comprise the bulk of content. As the site gets populated with more blogs the list grows and it becomes increasingly difficult to navigate. There are a number of ways of navigating:

Listing of titles. The “Blogs” link on the top menu serves up a table of posts which can be arranged alphabetically, by number of comments, creation date and updated date. The sort order can be changed by clicking the column headings. One could find posts by scrolling through the list quite easily. It would be possible put this list in a sidebar similar to the menu so its is always present while the selected post would appear in the content area.

Hierarchical menu. This menu allows posts of be collected in some kind of order. You can see that I have grouped all the essays on Jung The Man and the essays on Individuation into sub-groups. You would need to think about how one might logically group these posts to make them navigable to someone browsing the site who would be attracted to essays on a particular topic or theme.

Taxonomy terms. Each post can have keywords or tags associated with it. This is another way of allowing visitors to access information relating to a particular theme. Keywords/tags allow a free form categorisation with overlaps. Keywords can also be used to group content that you might want a particular group of people to access. Students signed up for a particular course, for example, might have  keyword associated with their group. One could tag applicable content so that they need only click on their group tag to call up all relevant content for their course. The structure allows one to create multiple “vocabularies” that can be used for various purposes. There is also a facility where registered users could subscribe to particular tags and receive email notifications whenever content is posted and appropriately tagged. To some extent this method overlaps with hierarchical menus.

A more abstract method is the list of links below each blog essay. This would serve as a kind of mediated “where next” navigation. This comes from a parent-child linking structure that generates the hierarchical menus. 

A further means of finding content is to use the search function. This will find matches in the content to words or terms entered in the search box.