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October 14, 2007

Blast from the past: 'Improve your blog or website in 10 easy steps'


The above-titled post first appeared nearly two years ago, on October 31, 2005, but there's a whole new crowd here now so why not reprise it?

Improve your blog or website in 10 easy steps

All you have to do is follow the guidelines laid down by Jakob Nielsen here.

But you won't.

It's too easy.

What I like is that major corporations spend millions creating their websites when simply adhering to Nielsen's tenets would enable a far better Internet presence — free.

Here are Nielsen's "Top 10 Web Design Mistakes of 2005":

1) Legibility problems

2) Non–standard links

3) Flash

4) Content that's not written for the web

5) Bad search

6) Browser incompatibility

7) Cumbersome forms

8) No contact information

9) Frozen layouts with fixed page widths

10) Inadequate photo enlargement

Now go to Amazon and buy his book (top) and find out more.

Best $24.29 you'll ever spend.


Trust me, I'm a — oh, you know.

October 14, 2007 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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He's missed "Readers find it impossible to get reasonable comments past an over-zealous spam filter".

Posted by: Skipweasel | Oct 15, 2007 2:52:14 PM

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