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i have a site (no CMS platform) that has a list with links.

I have a list of 14 links. These links refer to pdf files. If someone want to read the content of these pdf files, he must follow a certain path. For example to be able to understand what the 7th link/pdf says he has to read first the 1st, then the 3rd and then go to 7th. The same goes for the other links too.

My problem is how to present the list so as to instruct him the path he has to follow, and how can i present this in a nice and clear way? A clear way to present and for him to navigate through them?

jquery, diagram software with images instead of text, anything you have to propose.

thank you

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Can't you merge those pdf's into one multi page pdf? –  Joonas Mar 7 '12 at 9:09
    
What if you made an icon for each (numbers would work fine, icons are prettier though), and in parenthesis after each list item, you had a comma separated list of icons representing the required reading? ie, after the title for your 7th item, you'd have the icons for 1 and 3 in parenthesis, etc. –  Heroes182 Mar 7 '12 at 9:29
    
I flagged your post as doesn't belong here - I think you should get a Mod to move this to the User Interface (UX) exchange. –  Ryan Mar 7 '12 at 11:05
    
@Lollero that would be a good choice but i have to keep them seperate –  miako Mar 7 '12 at 12:02
    
@Heroes182 i thought of icons also. i'll try to find a way to that direction. –  miako Mar 7 '12 at 12:04
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Here's one simple solution. Try putting the links in sections with headings, like so:

Heading 1

  1. Link 1
  2. Link 3
  3. Link 7

Heading 2

  1. Link 2
  2. Link 4
  3. Link 5

Etc.

Make each heading a descriptive name that describes the overall content of following that path.

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