as to why?
A: Navigating the statistics is
a fairly straightforward task but may be a little more difficult
than most; before I started building the statistics area I
asked all my users first what they would prefer in their statistics
and the majority in fact a massive 98% preferred the all in
one pages rather than separate clickable pages for example
you click on a menu and this gives you your hourly hits only
and another to get your java….
Simplistically this yes does make
your statistics very straight forward and the "buzzword" innovative
and most statistical companies do adopt this attitude because
of this!!! And quite rightly so! But there is also another
way of looking at it, and this is why I asked my users initially
and I did hope they would all opt for the simple option (to
be honest) Because Of course programmatically this makes the
statistics much more complicated to build and the end user
needs to do a little homework to understand them, but at the
end of the day presents much more information all on one page
and if thought about; can present the ideal situation of being
able to cross reference easily without clicking from one page
to the next comparing your hits....
Statistics are; because of their
nature are multie directional and can be interpreted and calculated
several different ways, and this I have tried to build into
your statistics so I can extract all the information feasibly
possible so that each user who has different needs from the
statistics can formulate the figures he/she needs, of course
this has produced an interface that reflects the complexity
of this and over time will improve and add to all the statistics
generated to eventually give my users exactly what they want.
I welcome your comments on this,
I have tried to include a lot of foresight for future amendments
and additions to the statistical area, but always welcome
all opinions to make this interface easier for everyone to
understand, and to be honest most users sail through the navigation
without a problem.