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Safeway.com's home page, duplication on, 102
San Francisco Superior Court website, juror information, 89-90
San Mateo County (California) Department of Transportation's TransitInfo search page, incorrect GUI toolkit jargon, 201, 202
SBC website
improved search controls on, 165
"literal text" versus "boolean" expressions, 161
scannability as a goal, 199
scenarios, describing task performance, 79
Sciencenter.org, patterned blue background on all pages, 256
screen pixels, 254
screen resolution, text size dependent on, 251
scripting language, required to set input focus in a text field, 140
scripts
checking browser version, 254
running, 63
SDExpo.com, hidden "click here " link, 237
search bloopers, 159-192
Search box, placing one on a page, 169
search controls. See also controls
avoiding jargon for, 165
baffling, 161-166
competing, 167-170
guidelines for designing, 164-166
keeping simple, 164
unique, 163-164
unusual, 163-164
search criteria
combining, 187, 188
reviewing, 189
search functions
costs of multiple, 169
providing identical, 57
tailoring to a site's content, 165-166
search methods , 178
Search Myopia: Missing Relevant Items blooper, 175-178
search order, 182
allowing users to specify, 185, 186
poor, 180, 181
search results, 2
emphasizing distinguishing data for, 173
ordering arbitrarily, 184
ordering of, 182
poor ordering of, 180, 181
search terms, displaying in editable form, 190
Search Terms Not Shown blooper, 189-190
searching, on the Web from the beginning, 159, 160
Sears.com
labeling image links as links, 226
simple search controls, 164
secure e-commerce functions, 33-34
"secure" protocols versus " insecure ", 58
security, requiring multiple levels of, 52
self-links
disguised, 112
in the navigation bar, 112-113
missing from navigation bars, 113-116
semantic tags, varying font sizes, 253
SeniorNet.org, "Enlarge Text" button, 251-253
seniors, websites intended for, 251-253
sentence case, 217
sentences, ending some with periods, 214
session cookies, 53
session IDs in the stuffed URL approach, 54
SFGov.org/juryduty. See San Francisco Superior Court website
SGI.com. See Silicon Graphics customer service home page
Shades Of Beige: Color Differences too Subtle blooper, 265-268
SharperImage.com
electronic products page of, 26, 27
task-focused search functions, 166
"Show All" option in Greyhound.com's departure -time menu, 66
Sibelius.com
appropriate default, 61, 62
error message with no navigation links, 116-117
mandatory choice, 148, 149
meaningless download locations, 58
Silicon Graphics' customer service home page
improvements to avoid the organizational chart blooper, 89
multiple links for customer support, 84, 87
SiliconValley.com, similar looking search results, 171, 172
single radiobutton, 146, 147
"single source" approach to content description, 30, 32
site architects , responsibility of, 283
site could figure it out type of pointless choice, 59-60, 61, 63
site lexicon. See also keyword lexicon
constructing, 211
creating, 214
developing, 205
Site Reflects Organizational Chart blooper, 84-89
site visitors , referring to as users, 207
SIwafer.com. See International Wafer Service website
SKU number, 209-210
slacvm.slac. stanford .edu, 6
Slims nightclub website, publicizing an event with incomplete directions, 35, 36
Slip.net, no default values, 128
sloppy writing, 217-220
software text, assigning the writing of, 206
software version, providing appropriate default for download, 61, 62
solid backgrounds, 256
solutions, providing for errors, 205
Sony Product Registration page, intolerant text field, 125-126
Southwest Airlines' website
error message providing a solution, 205
forgetting stated values from one page to the next , 46-47
spaces, nonbreaking, 235
spacing, reducing multiline link ambiguity, 235
spam, default option to receive, 136
Speaking Geek blooper, 199-206
special-purpose Search boxes, designing to look different from general Search boxes, 170
spellings
adding all plausible for keywords, 189
finding nothing with legitimate , 187
spurious search results, 179
Stanford University Bookstore website
example of too much text, 196
improved Checkout page, 198
menus with no defaults provided, 131
redesigning the Shopping Cart page with a checkbox, 135
State menu defaulted to Alabama, 136
Stanford University's website
About Continuing Studies page, 40, 41
"click here " link, 238
displaying editable search terms, 190, 191
textual links not underlined , 222
stateless system
problems of propagating data through, 53
the Web as, 51
stealth duplicate links, 93-95, 174, 238
strongly typed online forms and control panels, 123
stuffed URLs, 54
style guide, developing or adopting, 217
style sheets, defining font sizes, 254
stylistic consistency, 217
stylistic inconsistencies, 214
subfields, segmenting text fields into, 128
Submit script, triggering, 53
subsites, websites segmented into, 113
subtle color differences, avoiding, 267
Sun.com, avoiding multiple competing navigation schemes, 92


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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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