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Labels
aligning consistently, 146
aligning with the bottoms of text fields, 144, 145
careful placement of, 154, 156
connecting with fields or buttons visually, 145
guidelines for aligning, 145-146
inconsistent horizontal alignment of, 143
lame placement of, 142-146
placing too far from a field or control, 142
sloppy vertical label alignment of, 143
on tabs, 274-276
wording carefully for menus , 132-133
Lame Label Placement blooper, 142-146
language-specific sites, unneeded choice, 59
large websites , avoiding multiple competing navigation schemes, 92, 93
LATimes.com. See Los Angeles Times website
Latin filler for website mockups , 39
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates website. See Erlbaum.com
layout of forms, 154, 156
LCD monitors , viewing at an angle, 265
left-aligned labels, well-positioned, 146
left alignment, making the official default for table cells , 260
Legal Disclaimer for a website, consisting of fake Latin filler, 39, 40
legal obstacles to data transfer across organization boundaries, 51
legibility, ensuring for text, 249-251
legible text, ensuring on all computers and browsers, 254
legitimate data, beware of rejecting, 127
lengthy links, 196, 197, 198-199
letter-case, making irrelevant, 128
lexicon enforcer, 214
lexicon of allowed keywords, 178, 182. See also site lexicon
"line-mode" browser, 5-6
link appearance bloopers, 221-244
link color change, preventing, 241-242
link colors, using nonstandard, 242
link labels
keeping short, 196
leaving underlined , 232
linking to content, 30, 32
links
avoiding long lists of, 198-199
between documents, 240
burying in text, 236-240
deceptive duplicate, 93-102
distinct, 93
distinguishing followed from unfollowed, 240-244
duplication of, 93
fulfilling the promise of, 106
graphical, 224
labeling as actions versus objects, 214
lengthy, 196, 197, 198-199
missing, 116-119
multiline, 234-236
not allowing to wrap, 235
presenting, 221
textual, 222-224, 225
tiny fonts in, 248-249
title case versus sentence case, 214
wrapped, 234-236
Links Don't Look Like Links blooper, 222-226
linnaean system, 21, 24
listservs, changing settings on, 151
"literal text" versus "boolean" expressions, 161
literature search of a website's subject, 24
LIU.edu. See Long Island University's website
LLBean.com
menu defaults provided by, 134
menus lacking valid defaults, 131-133
radiobuttons with no logical default, 129
sloppy vertical label alignment, 143, 144
login status, maintaining for each user , 52
logins
designing universal, 52
requiring repeated, 49-51
Long Island University's website
checkboxes misused as radiobuttons, 147
labels closest to the next checkbox, 142
radiobuttons replacing erroneous checkboxes, 149
Looks Editable but Isn't blooper, 149-151
"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet", searching for, 39
Los Angeles Times website
competing Search boxes, 167-168
false and true duplicate hits, 174-175
losing data, considering to be a showstopper bug, 52
Lost In Space: Current Page Not Indicated blooper, 107-111
lower case, 217
Lycos.com, similar looking hits, 170-171


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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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