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Back button, forcing Web users to use, 116
back-end databases, missing task-focused data, 68
back-end design, duplicate hits resulting from poor, 175
back-end developers, website usability and, 175
back-end implementation problem, 182
back ends, 43, 178
clueless, 68 “72
designing task-focused, 71
of websites , 4
backgrounds
poor contrast with text, 255 “256
solid, 256
watermark title in, 109
badly placed error messages, 260
Baffling Search Controls blooper, 161 “166
balkanization, fending off, 88
Bank of America's website, structured data fields, 128
BarnesAndNoble.com
bulleting links to reduce ambiguity, 236
dumping users at a generic page, 104, 105
"New Releases" link working as expected, 106
results sorted by "bestselling order", 180
using the word " user ", 207
Been There, Done That? Can't Tell blooper, 240 “244
beeping to attract attention to error messages, 265
Benq subsidiary of Acer, separate page for, 84, 85
Berners-Lee, Tim, 5
binary choices, expressing as checkboxes, 135
Bizarre Buttons : Click Target Smaller Than It Seems blooper, 230 “234
black on white as ideal, 257
blank Web pages, 40 “41, 117, 118
bleeding from the background into the text, 256 “257
"Blocks of Text" as a top ten Web-design mistake, 196
Blooper 1: Home Page Identify Crisis, 14 “19
Blooper 2: Confusing Classifications, 19 “24
Blooper 3: Unhelpful Descriptions, 24 “28
Blooper 4: Conflicting Content, 28 “32
Blooper 5: Outdated Content, 32 “35
Blooper 6: Missing or Useless Content blooper, 35 “37
Blooper 7: Unfinished Content, 37, 39 “42
Blooper 8: Redundant Requests, 44 “52, 53 “54, 55
Blooper 9: Requiring Unneeded Data, 52, 55 “57
Blooper 10: Pointless Choice, 57 “62, 74
Blooper 11: Omitting Important Options, 62, 64 “68
Blooper 12: Clueless Back-end, 68 “72
Blooper 13: Dead-end Paths: Now You Tell Me!, 72 “78
Blooper 14: Agonizing Task Flow, 73 “78
Blooper 15: Site Reflects Organizational Chart, 84 “89
Blooper 16: Numerous Navigation Schemes, 89 “92
Blooper 17: Deceptive Duplicate Links, 93 “102
Blooper 18: Not Linking Directly, 102 “106, 107
Blooper 19: Lost in Space: Current Page Not Indicated, 107 “111
Blooper 20: The Circle Game: Active Link to Here, 112 “116
Blooper 21: Missing Links: It's Back or Nothing, 116 “119
Blooper 22: Making People Type, 122 “124
Blooper 23: Intolerant Data Fields, 124 “128
Blooper 24: No Defaults, 128 “136
Blooper 25: Faulty Defaults, 136 “138
Blooper 26: Compulsory Clicking: No Default Text Input Focus, 139 “141
Blooper 27: Lame Label Placement, 142 “146
Blooper 28: Checkboxes or Radiobuttons, 146 “149
Blooper 29: Looks Editable but Isn't, 149 “151
Blooper 30: Mysterious Controls, 151 “157
Blooper 31: Baffling Search controls, 161 “166
Blooper 32: Dueling Search Controls, 167 “170
Blooper 33: Hits Look Alike, 170 “173
Blooper 34: Duplicate Hits, 174 “175
Blooper 35: Search Myopia: Missing Relevant Items, 175 “178
Blooper 36: Needle in a Haystack: Piles of Irrelevant Hits, 178 “182
Blooper 37: Hits Sorted Uselessly, 182 “185
Blooper 38: Crazy Search Behavior, 185 “189
Blooper 39: Search Terms Not Shown, 189 “190
Blooper 40: Number of Hits Not Revealed, 190 “192
Blooper 41: Too Much Text, 196 “199
Blooper 42: Speaking Geek, 199 “206
Blooper 43: Calling Site Visitors "User", 207 “209
Blooper 44: Insider Jargon, 209 “211
Blooper 45: Variable Vocabulary: Different Words for the Same Thing, 213 “214
Blooper 46: Inconsistent Style, 214 “217
Blooper 47: Typos and Grammos: Sloppy Writing, 217 “220
Blooper 48: Links Don't Looks Like Links, 222 “226
Blooper 49: Non-Links Look Like Links, 226 “230
Blooper 50: Bizarre Buttons: Click Target Smaller than It Seems, 230 “234
Blooper 51: Wrapped Links: How Many?, 234 “236
Blooper 52: "Click Here": Burying Links in Text, 236 “240
Blooper 53: Been There, Done That? Can't Tell, 240 “244
Blooper 54: Tiny Text, 246 “253
Blooper 55: Camouflaged Text, 255 “257
Blooper 56: Centering Everything, 257 “260
Blooper 57: Unobtrusive Error Messages, 260 “265
Blooper 58: Shades of Beige: Color Differences too Subtle, 265 “268
Blooper 59: Dead or Alive: Active Buttons Look Inactive, 268 “272
Blooper 60: Terrible Tabs, 273 “277
bloopers, 4
on all websites, 5
checklist of, 302
collecting examples of, 8
content, 13 “42
blue border, surrounding graphical links, 224
book titles, underlined , 228
BookPool.com, calling users "user", 207
"boolean" expressions, versus "literal text", 161
breadcrumb path , 111
brevity, not a goal in itself, 199
browser-based form fill, 54
"browser sniffing", 63
browser title bar, rarely noticed, 109
browsers, 5
asking users to identify, 59 “60, 61, 63
automatic form fill-in offered by, 54
checking the version of with a script, 254
font controls in, 249
recent for the Macintosh, 249, 254
used to collect graphic design and layout blooper example, 246
bullets
centering, 259
left-aligning, 260
reducing multiline link ambiguity, 235 “236
business experts, filling websites with insider jargon, 209
button image, making each a whole-image link, 233
buttons
active looking inactive, 268 “272
allowing clicking anywhere on, 230 “234
bizarre, 230 “234
constructing to look like buttons, 225, 226
designing poorly, 224 “225
labeling as actions versus objects, 214


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Web Bloopers. 60 Common Web Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Web Bloopers: 60 Common Web Design Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them (Interactive Technologies)
ISBN: 1558608400
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2002
Pages: 128
Authors: Jeff Johnson

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