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page background. See backgrounds
page titles
in browser title bars, 109
lacking, 107
not prominent enough, 107, 109
placing prominently near the top, 110
pages. See Web pages
pale colors. See also color
difficulty in distinguishing between, 265
patterned backgrounds
avoiding the use of, 256
with poor contrast, 256
text on, 255
patterns, providing for data fields, 128
"payees", creating and managing a list of, 73-77, indicating the current page on the navigation bar only, 110
perceptual bleeding from the background into the text, 256-257
permanent content, no such thing as, 34
persistent cookies, 53
Piles of Irrelevant Hits blooper, 178-182
Pitsco-LEGO Dacta website
catalog order form omitting the District of Columbia, 66
District of Columbia included on their PLD store site, 66, 68
hidden "click here " link, 237
product catalog descriptions with no selection information, 25
Pitsco-LEGO Dacta's online store, inconsistent label alignment, 143
pixels (px) as the font size unit in style sheets, 254
placeholder page, 42 See Pitsco-LEGO Dacta's online store
Pointless Choice blooper, 57-62
no significant difference, 57
points, 254
poor contrast with patterned background, 256
poor labeling of forms, 151-152
poor layout of forms, 152-153
poor usability, effects of, 4
poorly indexed data, 178
pre-release testing of this book, 303
precision, 178
preferences, forgetting the user 's stated, 46-47
presumptions, involving user choices, 129
previous page, losing data on return to, 47, 48
PriceWaterhouseCoopers' website, 14, 15
privacy policy, ambiguous or conflicting, 28-29
processing transactions, Web not designed for, 53
product categories, naming consistently, 215-216
product pages, generating automatically from product databases, 132
prominent page titles on pages, 110
prose text. See also text
avoid centering, 260
avoiding long passages of, 196, 198
minimizing in websites , 238
proximity, associating objects based on, 142
registration process requiring the same 12-digit control number, 46
requesting users to select secure protocols, 58
pseudo-Latin text for mocking up websites, 39, 14, 16 See PriceWaterhouseCoopers' website

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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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