Most content inventories contain at least three columns: Index #, Page title, and URL. The Index column provides a hierarchical numbering system for each piece of content.

For example, in the image above, “Cleaning Supplies” has an Index number of, which means it is the first child page under Products (, which is the first child under Home (

When implemented correctly, the Index column helps streamline a variety of UX tasks, including:


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I learned HTML in 1995 and I’ve never looked back. Since then, I’ve led UX redesigns for some of the most influential brands in the world.

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