I have a site (no CMS platform) that has a list with links. The list consists of 14 links, each referring to a pdf file. If someone wants to read the content of these files, they must follow a certain path. For example, to be able to understand what the 7th link/pdf says, they have to have read the 1st, then the 3rd and then go to the 7th. The same goes for the other links, too.

My problem is how to present the list so as to instruct the reader in the path they have to follow, and how to present this in a nice and clear way? A clear way to present and for them to navigate through the files?

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

thank you

  • 3
    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
    – tioschi
    Mar 7 '12 at 12:02
  • @Heroes182 i thought of icons also. i'll try to find a way to that direction.
    – tioschi
    Mar 7 '12 at 12:04

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


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

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