Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Biggest Mistakes in Web Design 1995-2015

This reading states, numerous times, that the design of websites should always be user-focused. This is because you are making your website for the user, not for yourself. The author goes on to discuss that everything should be very easy to read and navigate, and that the designer should consider the user in every aspect of their design.

I feel that the point about navigation was very important because when a website is hard to navigate, I often get flustered at how confusing it is to get from one web page to another. I also thought that the author's point on color schemes was important because many websites are very hard to read when they use two colors that do not contrast well, one for text and the other as the background.

If I were to create a list of important design factors for a web page, it would look similar to the following:
  1. Color Scheme
  2. Simple Navigation
  3. User-friendly
  4. Flash/Non-Flash
  5. Style
  6. Layout
  7. Content

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