Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Biggest Mistakes in Web Design 1995-2015

Vincent Flanders, author of Web Pages That Suck, has just written a post called Biggest Mistakes in Web Design 1995-2015 on his website called - what else? -

"I’ve gathered what I think are the biggest web design mistakes committed during the period 1995 to 2015. Yes it is a little facetious to say these mistakes will be made in the year 2015, but it’s human nature to repeat your mistakes over and over. But it’s human nature to repeat your mistakes over and over. "


"Some mistakes I’ll discuss aren’t actually design mistakes in the classical sense — ugly graphics, bad navigation, etc. — but serious big picture problems like our Number One Mistake: 1. Believing people care about you and your web site. "

A very humbling (and funny) read.

Earlier Library Boy posts about web design include:
  • Law Firm Marketing - 10 Things to Help Your Website Not Stink (April 26, 2005): "For those of you lawyers and firms with websites, (...) I’m going to make a broad, sweeping generalization – they stink. I know you’d like to think I’m talking about everybody’s site except yours, but I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that yours does, too(...) I don’t mean to be rude, I mean to be honest. So... with apologies to the delicate sensibilities of all the lawyers in the audience, here are the '10 Things to Help Your Site Not... Stink'."
  • Best Law Firm Websites (July 20, 2005): "The Internet Marketing Attorney has written a review of the websites of the 250 largest US law firms and also looked at 25 international (non-U.S.) law firm websites."
  • New from Law Library Journal (August 11, 2005): " I thought I would point out a few articles in the most recent issue of ... Law Library Journal: 'Visual Literacy and the Design of Legal Web Sites' explains the principles of visual literacy and how they apply to building and improving websites, evaluates several well-known sites and suggests ways to avoid common design flaws. "
  • Top Ten Web Design Mistakes of 2005 (October 6, 2005): "Well-known usability specialist Jakob Nielsen asked the readers of his Alertbox newsletter to nominate the usability problems that irked them most."
  • Discussion of the Top Ten Web Design Mistakes of 2005 (October 23, 2005): "[Nielsen's] article sparked a discussion on Web4Lib, the discussion list on issues relating to the creation, management, and support of library-based World-Wide Web servers, services, and applications. In other words, it's where some of the geekier members of the LIS world stop to chat. You need to scroll down to '[Web4lib] Nielsen's Top 10 - 2005 version'."
  • Webby Awards 2006 (May 11, 2006): "In the law category, the Webby went to Justice Learning, an educational site aimed at U.S. high school students that was created by the New York Times Learning Network, National Public Radio and the Annenberg Foundation. There was also a separate 'People's Voice Winner': the legal news site JURIST at the University of Pittsburgh."

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 7:07 pm


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