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tabbed pages, simulating onscreen, 273
tabbed panels
designing for the Web, 276
not provided as a standard HTML control, 273
with poorly separated labeled tabs, 274
Tab key, moving the insertion point, 128
tab labels. See also tabs
connecting to corresponding panels, 276
not connected to the corresponding panel, 274-275
not separated, 274
separating, 276
table cells , making left alignment the default for, 260
tabs. See also labeled tabs
current not indicated, 275
designing for the Web, 276
flaws exhibited by, 274
marking the current, 276
navigation bars simulating, 233, 234
task analysis, performing before Web page design, 78-79
"Task Completed" pages with no way out, 117-118
task flow
agonizing, 73-78
bloopers likely to degrade, 78
task-focused search functions, 166
task-support bloopers, 43-79
technical jargon, avoiding for search controls, 165
technical writers
assigning to write software text, 206
making responsible for text, 211
putting in charge of reviewing all text, 217
responsibilities of, 283
TechReview.com, inconsistent label alignment, 143
telephone calls, volume increased by conflicting information, 28
templates, generating pages from, 141
ten-point minimum font size , 253
terminology, design rule for, 213
terms, mapping one-to-one onto concepts, 213-214
Terrible Tabs blooper, 273-277
testing
category names on representation users, 28
category schemes on typical users, 24
for identical options, 60
releasing Web applications without, 283
text for readability, 253
text on users, 206
of this book, 303
websites for organizational artifacts, 88
websites for usability, 37
text
avoid centering, 260
avoiding embedding in images, 253
avoiding long passages of, 196, 198
camouflaged, 255-257
centering, 258
as the dominant form of information on the Web, 195
ensuring the legibility of, 254
examples of cutting needless, 198
minimizing in websites, 238
on patterned background, 255
poor contrast with the background, 255-256
providing too much on websites, 196-199
pseudo-Latin for mocking up websites, 39
repeating in adjacent links, 196, 197
repurposing for the Web, 230
with the same color as the background, 255
size dependent on operating system and browser, 249-251
size dependent on screen resolution, 251
styles of capitalizing, 217
testing for readability, 253
tiny, 246-253
underlined non-link, 226-228
text and writing bloopers, 195-220
text fields. See also data fields
augmenting with data choosers , 123, 124
ensuring input focus for specific, 141
intolerant, 124
overuse in Web forms, 122
structuring, 128
text input focus, setting, 139
text labels, accepting clicks only directly on, 230-234
text-only duplicate links, 101
text-only links as the exception to multiple navigation schemes, 92
text resolution, 254
"text search" versus "keyword" search, 161
textual links, 222-224
with alternative designs, 240
in navigation bars, 232
scannability of, 196, 197
underlining, 222, 225
textual summary of an organization's purpose, 19
ThePattySite.com, legal disclaimer in fake Latin filler, 40
ThisDayInMusic.com, invalid default date value, 138
ticket-ordering form, resetting, 47, 48
TicketMaster.com, dead-end paths on, 72, 73
TicketWeb.com, one radiobutton, 147
tiny fonts
excuses for displaying, 251
in forms, 247-248
in links, 248-249
Tiny Text blooper, 246-253
title case, 217
titles. See page titles
Too Much Text blooper, 196-199
toolkits. See user -interface toolkits
TowerRecords.com, text input focus not set, 139
transactions
requiring data for the current, 56
Web not designed for processing, 53
Transitlnfo.org. See San Mateo County (California) Department of Transportation's TransitInfo search page
travel-time menus
with complete options, 66
lacking important options, 64
Travelocity.com
making all active buttons look fully saturated , 272, 273
travel-time menus from, 64, 65
using color saturation to focus users' attention on buttons, 269-270
triple negative in an error message, 196
true duplicate links, 93, 95-96, 101, 174-175
type-in fields. See also data fields; text fields
providing user-friendly, tolerant, 127
when okay or even necessary, 124
Typos And Grammos: Sloppy Writing blooper, 217-220


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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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