Friday, 15 March 2013

Today's top web design & UX mistakes

A couple of articles with one thing in common - mistakes being made today on websites again and again. One focusing on user experience and one on web design boo-boos.

Susan Weinschenk applies her psychologist's eye to pick out her 5 top user experience mistakes being made today. The only one that was a slight surprise to me was "Mistake #3: Relying too much on Text", but I suppose it depends on the business you're in and what you're looking to achieve with your website.

In the higher education sector, with complex information to consume and process I can't  see (right now, at least) how video or audio can trump text. Video and audio are so passive - only with text can we decide how much content to consume, and the pace at which we do it.

The Five Worst UX Mistakes Websites Make - article by Susan Weinschenk for

Chris Lake identifies 14 lousy trends making a comeback, thanks mainly to the opportunities presented to developers by HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript.

It's like Flash never happened. What were these people doing 10 years ago?

14 lousy web design trends that are making a comeback - article by Chris Lake for

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