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CA.gov. See California state government website
calendar tool
for choosing dates, 157
unique, 154, 155
California Department of Motor Vehicles' (DMV) website
improved list of links, 199
long lists of links from, 196, 197
meaningless "My CA" choice as the default, 162-163
page title not prominent enough, 107, 109
unchanging link colors, 241
California Shakespeare Festival website
outdated information on home page, 32, 33
resetting the ticket-ordering form, 47, 48
California state government Employment Development Department, 125
California state government website, clear and sensible search controls, 165
Calling Site Visitors " User " blooper, 207-209
CalPerfs.Berkeley.edu. See University of California's Cal Performances home page
CalShakes.org. See California Shakespeare Festival website
Camouflaged Text blooper, 255-257
Canadian government website, cryptic site map, 2, 3
Cancer Survivor Network site. See American Cancer Society's Cancer Survivor Network website
capitalization
achieving consistent, 217
inconsistent, 216
case sensitivity of letters , making irrelevant, 128
categories
arbitrary and subjective , 20-21
designing carefully , 24
listing too much or too little, 21, 23
naming consistently for products, 215-216
overlapping, 21, 84, 86
category names , testing on representative users, 28
category pages
not duplicating navigation bar links, 101
summarizing a category's state, 98
centering, rules about, 260
Centering Everything blooper, 257-260
CharityFocus.org
correct usage of a checkbox, 148
one radiobutton, 146, 147
receiving donations through a clearinghouse, 106, 107
CheapTickets.com, travel-time menus from, 64, 65
checkboxes, 135
compared to radiobuttons , 146
expressing binary choice as, 135
misusing as radiobuttons, 147
misusing radiobuttons as, 146, 147
rules for using, 148
using for one optional choice, 148
Checkboxes or Radiobuttons blooper, 146-149
checklist of bloopers, 302
Chicago Manual of Style , 217
ChicagoFed.org. See Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago website
"choose by price" at the American Airlines website, 69-70
"choose by schedule" at the American Airlines website, 69-70
CIO-dpi.gc.ca. See Canadian government website
Circle Game: Active Link To Here blooper, 112-116
Citibank's CitibusinessOnline.com website, mysterious Delete button, 154, 155
Citibank's online personal banking service
poor support for tasks , 73-76, 77
unobtrusive error messages, 260, 261
clarity as a goal, 199
classification schemes for websites , 19-24
"Click Here ": Burying Links in Text blooper, 236-240
Click Target Smaller than It Seems blooper, 230-234
closest locations, supplying alphabetical matches for, 70-71
Clueless Back-end blooper, 68-72
CL.UH.edu. See University of Houston's Clear Lake campus website
CNN.com, competing search controls, 167
College Reading & Learning Association website, " please click on this link ". 236
color
as a navigation aid, 266
not relying solely on, 267
in Web content, 267
color blindness, 265
Color Differences too Subtle blooper, 265-268
color displays, variations between, 265
color patches, smaller harder to distinguish, 266
color saturation, focusing attention on buttons , 269-270
color scheme, preserving over usability, 241
Comdex computer conference website
misleading 3D graphics, 228-229
tiny fonts in links, 248-249
commands, geeky , 202-204
common formats, accepting, 127
companies, identifying what they do, 14
competing navigation schemes
with duplication, 89-90
without duplication, 90-91
competitive analysis of other websites, 24
Compulsory Clicking: No Default Text Input Focus blooper, 139-141
computer information systems, overlapping categories, 21
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) website
competing search functions, 168, 169
unfollowed links, 244
ComputerWorld.com, self-link in the navigation bar, 112
conceptual design, performing before Web page design, 78-79
"conceptual model", designing, 78
confidence
lowered by duplicates, 174
users' lost by missing relevant items, 175
Conflicting Content blooper, 28-32
conflicting information on a website, 28
Confusing Classifications blooper, 19-24
congressional representatives, requiring both a zip code and a state to locate, 52, 55
Connectix.com
false duplicate links, 95
insider jargon, 210-211
poor writing, 219
subtle differences in color between followed and unfollowed links, 266
consistent alignment of form labels, 146
consistent appearance, maintaining for Web pages within a site, 88
Contact Us page, linking to itself at Amazon.com, 114
content
bloopers, 13-42
categories, 24
conveying information in, 267
designing in, 37
extraordinary effort required for variable, 34
focusing searching on specific, 165-166
indexing thoroughly, 178
missing or useless, 35-37
no such thing as permanent, 34
organization of, 19-24
presenting in a single place, 30, 32
primacy of, 13
"single source" approach to description, 30, 32
unfinished , 37, 39-42
Continental Airlines' website
choice of the same airports, 57
response to Ann Arbor as the destination, 68-70
tabs accepting clicks only on labels, 230, 231
travel-time menus from, 66, 67
controls. See also forms; search controls
centering, 259
confusing labeling for, 151
convention for displaying textual links, 222
cookies, 53-54
corporate level, Web team serving at, 87-88
CPSR.org. See Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) website
Crazy Search Behavior blooper, 185-189
"Create a new record" command, for logging new hours, 202-204
credit card numbers , rejecting with spaces, 125
criteria, specifying for a computer search, 188
CRLA.net. See College Reading & Learning Association website
cross-links, between documents, 240
crucial options, omitting, 62
cryptic site map, 2, 3
Current Page Not Indicated blooper, 107-111
current pages
indicating, 110
marking, 107
current tabs
marking, 276
not indicated, 275
cursor, watching the shape of, 225
customers, referring to users as, 208


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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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