I am thinking of re-designing my website. The navigation system is my main concern. I want it to be user & SEO friendly. Also, I haven't done any major changes in a long time and since than I have learned new techniques. Particularly in code separation and to make changes easier and developing new portions easier. This is acuatually a contunation of this post here.
In that thread I created a new folder for experimental purposes and created a mock of my site where each internal link opened a page in an iframe. I know~BAD, *slaps hand* I was promptly corrected to do it another way. Since then I made kind of the same thing happen but with PHP and no iframe. Because most the pages on my site are the same in most of the sections like header, footer and nav., why not do this to save time. This way, most of my pages, I only have to worry about the content and not the layout. My main concern was the pages title showing up in the browsers tab and when a user goes to add it to their favorites. I fixed this with my new way and also have total separation of codes. YAY!
However, I wonder if this new way is detrimental to good SEO and UI in the long run. For example: I used to get to my site pages like this>example.com/about/faqs but now it's like this>example.com/index.php?page=faqs. Will this matter much to a web spider or user?
I've heard you can open new pages in part of a page without reloading the page with AJAX &/or JQuery. But, I'n not too familiar with either of those yet.
Anywho, here is a link to my experimental nav system>myohio.net/test4.
You will be able to view source on all pages except index.php, so I am including the code for that here>
Thank you for reading, etc. Any info, advice or criticism will be handled by the management(appreciated:P). LOL