Thursday, October 20, 2005

Top 10 Blog Design Mistakes

From Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox newsletter comes another "Top 10 ... Mistakes" article. This article deals with common blog design flaws:

  • Author Biographies
  • No Author Photo (I should get around to this)
  • Nondescript Posting Titles
  • Links Don't Say Where They Go
  • Classic Hits are Buried (Nielsen suggests linking from the home page to pieces of lasting value - I don't do that, but he also advocates linking to earlier pieces in newer postings, which I have found useful)
  • The Calendar is the Only Navigation (he argues for categorizing or tagging posts, but this is unfortunately not easy to do with tools like Blogger)
  • Irregular Publishing Frequency
  • Mixing Topics (covering too many topics)
  • Forgetting That You Write for Your Future Boss
  • Having a Domain Name Owned by a Weblog Service
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posted by Michel-Adrien at 7:15 pm


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