We wait for it every year. Well, the waiting is over. It’s time for the Top 10 Web Design Mistakes of 2005 by Useit’s Jacob Nielsen. If you want to know what you are doing wrong, Nielsen is the man with the big bat to boot your buns in web design.
Want to know his worst of the worst web mistakes for this year, as interpreted by me?
- Floundering Fonts
- Lackluster Links
- Frackless Flash
- Piss Poor Web Writing
- Sucky Search
- Borking Browsers
- Funky Forms
- Who the hell are you?
- Frozen and Fixed Layouts
- Inadequate Photo Sizes, Enlargements and Nasty Popup Photos
As ever, Nielsen is very succinct when he lays his worst web mistakes. This year he advises everyone to get back to web design basics:
This year’s list of top problems clearly proves the need to get back to Web design basics. There’s much talk about new fancy “Web 2.0” features on the Internet industry’s mailing lists and websites, as well as at conferences. But users don’t care about technology and don’t especially want new features. They just want quality improvements in the basics:
* text they can read;
* content that answers their questions;
* navigation and search that help them find what they want;
* short and simple forms (streamlined registration, checkout, and other workflow); and
* no bugs, typos, or corrupted data; no linkrot; no outdated content.
Top 10 Web Design Mistakes of 2005 by Useit’s Jacob Nielsen
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