Chapter 1: Content Bloopers

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Overview

The Web is about content, first and foremost. Web analyst Jakob Nielsen writes :

Ultimately, users visit your website for its content. Everything else is just the backdrop. The design is there to allow people to access the content . ( Nielsen,1999 )

It doesn't matter whether a website is easy or difficult to use if it provides nothing useful, entertaining, up-to-date, or trustworthy. Few people will go there, and the few that do won't return.

To reflect the primacy of content on the Web, I begin with a chapter about bloopers in Web content. These are bloopers in the information a site provides-about products, services, or the organization itself. They are therefore more concerned with information design or information architecture (Rosenfeld and Morville 2002) than they are with Web design per se. Nevertheless, content is so important on the Web that any book about Web design mistakes must discuss problems of content.

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Hilary B. Pric. Reprinted with Special Permission of King Features Syndicate.


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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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