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

Barney Carroll barney at clickwork.net
Sun Nov 8 03:23:58 CST 2009

For a proper job to be done as far as information design is concerned,
I think it's important to have an honest, iterative, back-and-forth
design process with the client's authority representing the copy
writer(s) as to what information should be available for any given
page format on the site and how this should be displayed.

In my experience, both designer and copy writer need to occasionally
remind each-other of how to form a proper document - and the immediate
reference points that denote relevance to the user are the first thing
to go when this isn't done responsibly.

On 06/11/2009, Stephen Rider <evolt_org at striderweb.com> wrote:
> 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
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