I found Melissa Hie’s website thanks to Vandelay’s website design blog.
MelissaHie.com uses a very simple approach to navigation; everything is literally a single click away!
From the Home page, you’re taken to Melissa’s portfolio of work; her websites first, then her print design.
Next, you get to learn more in her ‘About’ page, which tells you a bit about her academic background and personal tastes. If you need to know more, the next page lists out some more details about Melissa’s web design skills and even her proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia.
Saya cuma bisa bicara sedikit. =)
The last page, so to speak, is Melissa’s contact page, which is where you’ll go if you’re hella impressed by what you’ve seen.
What I like about this site is that it establishes a user journey that imitates the behavior of, say, a genuinely interested prospective employer; if you like her web design, you might want to check out her print work, too. In turn, you’ll probably be curious as to what kind of person she’s like and how you can contact her.
Well, that’s my guess as to how Melissa engineered the user experience on her site.
There are no dead-ends; each page leads you to content that you’d logically expect to see, and there’s just enough content for you to browse through to keep you wanting to click the next link.
In a nutshell, the user experience is simple and sweet.
And that’s what we’re always aiming for, aren’t we?