When building or modifying navigation elements in slide shows, it’s very important to be rigidly systematic with the steps followed. Developing good, methodical habits at the beginning of your journey not only helps preserve your sanity, it greatly improves efficiency. The more efficient you become in your design activities, the more time you will have for perfecting other skills. Even more critical, methodical building habits translate into less (and generally zero) errors at show time. The best way to guarantee your platform’s structure will work as expected on stageis to discipline the design process.
I realize those of you who have freeform and rebellious personalities (as do I) are cringing about now because order and predictable procedures seem so … common. [...]