Sunday, October 16, 2005

Web Design Mistakes for 2005

There aren't a lot of surprises in Jakob Nielsen's Top Ten Web Design Mistakes of 2005.

I don't agree completely with everything written in the article, but following most of the ideas listed can help a site become more usable to visitors. A set of ten guidelines isn't the answer to every usability problem. But, if you haven't seen these before, they are worth thinking about.


Sandeep Bhandari said...

Thanx for the tips,but i feel that there is much more,one can do while designing a website.

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William Slawski said...

Hi sandeep,

I agree with you completely. Like any endeavor one undertakes, there are plenty of things one must consider.

The guidelines I pointed to only begin to brush at the surface of the usability of a design, and shouldn't even be considered as an outline to what a good design is or isn't.

Thankfully, there are a lot of places where one can go to find out more about planning and implementing a good design. For instance, this is an excellent introduction to design:

Web Design from Scratch.