[thelist] Common Site Mistakes [was: Do you use :visited in CSS?]

Stephen Rider evolt_org at striderweb.com
Fri Nov 6 11:58:50 CST 2009

On Nov 5, 2009, at 8:40 AM, Ron wrote:

> Regarding "mistakes", the number one mistake is not puting dates
> at the top of each article. If your content is in anyway time  
> sensitive it
> has to be dated, just like a blog. Since most of my web activity  
> involves
> looking for information about new or changing things, if I don't see
> a date, I'm probably not going to waste much time on the site.

My favorite is local news/newspaper sites that just say WXYZ Channel  
5, and not "Boofoo, New York", as though only people local to them are  
ever going to find their site on the Internet.  Then the article keeps  
referring to events in Xville, and you have no idea where that is.

I saw an article recently and from the town name thought it was in the  
Middle East.  Turns out it was in upstate Michigan.


Stephen Rider

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