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dark on light, better than light on dark, 256-257
data
asking for as little as possible, 56
beware of rejecting legitimate , 127
inadequate indexing of, 189
losing on return to a previous page, 47, 48
poorly indexed, 178
requiring unneeded, 52, 55-57
data choosers , augmenting text fields with, 123, 124
data-entry forms, 121, 247-248
data fields. See also text fields
designating as required for no good reason, 56
intolerant, 124-128
matching length to data, 127
not accepting nonalphanumeric characters , 125
providing patterns for, 128
tagging in standard ways, 54
data- type-specific controls, devising, 123
date control, specifying a date, 123, 124
dates
calendar tools for selecting, 157
formats for, 124-125
Dead-end Paths blooper, 72-78
Dead or Alive: Active Buttons Look Inactive blooper, 268-272
deadlines
meeting or not stating , 35
not missing publicly posted, 42
Deceptive Duplicate Links blooper, 93-102
default input focus
necessary for online forms, 140
setting, 141
default input focus, setting, 139
default values
allowing users to opt in, 138
evil, 137
faulty, 136-138
favoring a website's company over its users, 137
in forms and control panels, 128
providing if possible, 134
reasons for not providing, 129
selecting the best options, 138
setting invalid, 138
DenPlan.co.uk website, poor layout of the Dentist Search page, 152
descriptions, unhelpful, 24-28
design
blunders, 4
decisions, 283
determining site requirements during, 37
idioms, 157
designers of websites , 5
desktop GUI software, tabbed panels in, 276
destination airport, distinguishing from final destination, 72
developers
responsibilities of, 283
of websites, 5
younger than users, 246-247
development managers
bloopers made by, 282-283
responsibility of, 283
dialog boxes
definition of, 201
using for error messages, 265
Dice.com
confusing search options, 162
misleading graphic images, 229
search facility returning irrelevant job descriptions and ordering them poorly, 180-181
search query not repeated, 189
underlined non-link text, 226-227
unique Restrict by Area Code option, 163
Different Words for the Same Thing blooper, 213-214
different words, using for the same concept, 213-214
DigiGuide.com
different terms for FAQ, 212, 213
marketing text beginning each search result, 171, 172
number of hits not revealed in search results, 190, 191
digital certificates, allowing to expire, 34
Direct Access service at Citibank, 73-76, 77
disguised self-links, 112
display angle, 265
display resolution, 254
distinct links, 93
distinguishing data, emphasizing for search results, 173
distracting links to useless information, 37, 38
distractions
avoiding, 37
spurious matches as, 179
District of Columbia, failing to include on state lists, 66
DMV.CA.gov. See California Department of Motor Vehicles' (DMV) website
documents, cross-links between, 240
double jargon, 200-201
download locations, meaningless choices for, 58
Dr. Dobb's Journal website, underlined book titles, 228
drop-down menus , 130-133
Dueling Search Controls blooper, 167-170
Duplicate Hits blooper, 174-175
duplicate links
avoiding, 100-102
in intranet Web application, 96-98
spotting at Monterey.com, 99-100
types of, 93
duplicates, types of, 174
duplication of information, ensuring no contradictions, 32
duplication of links, 93


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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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