Web Style Guide Navigation

Related Links

The basic page template comes with a special optional area for Related Links, below the sidebar navigation. 

When to use Related Links

The Related Links list should point to any other webpages outside your section of the Marlboro site that are likely to be of interest to readers of your page. They can point to other pages of the Marlboro site or webpages outside Marlboro.

Your site navigation = your pages

As a general rule, the navigation of your site should only include links to your own pages.  That way visitors can browse your site without being taken to other sites, where they might not be able to easily find their way back. There are occasionally reasons why linking to other sites in your nav might make sense— but in general, it’s not recommended.

That’s what Related Links is for. Its close proximity to the site nav means that users will see them as an additional wayfinding element; that’s a great place to put important links that you might otherwise want to put into your site navigation. 

Removing the Related Links section

If you don’t need the Related Links element, simply edit your page and remove all content from the related-links editable area. If there’s no content there, the box will be hidden.

Changing the header

If you’d like to use the box for a different kind of list, where “Related” might not be the perfect word— “Important Documents,” “Resources for Students,” etc.— simply edit the related-links-header area.

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