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The mobile web trouble users

A usability study by Jakob Nielsen shows that people using websites on their mobile phones suffer from old-time usability issues, such as slow download time, bloated pages, and difficulties using the browsers.

To improve usability of mobile web browsing, Jakob Nielsen recommends that big and rich sites provide different websites tailored to each type of mobile device on the market. Sites that need to serve mobile devices but can't afford building many different versions should supplement the main site with a single scaled-back mobile-optimized design, recognizing that it will serve high-end phones poorly.

The study reveals that people have problems with all kinds of mobile devices. Even the iPhone isn't perfect, though it is, as Jakob says, "the first mobile Internet device worth criticizing."

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  • Mobile Web 2009 = Desktop Web 1998 Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - February 17, 2009

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Top Ten Web Design Mistakes 2005

It's time for Jakob Nielsen's Top Ten Web Design Mistakes. In 2005 Jakob has asked his readers about their opinion. Here's the result:

#1 Legibility problems due to small fonts and low contrast
#2 Non-standard links that violate common expectations
#3 Flash with no purpose beyond annoying people
#4 Content that is not written for the web
#5 Bad search
#6 Browser incompatibility
#7 Cumbersome forms
#8 No contact information or other company information
#9 Layouts with fixed width
#10 Photo enlargements that doesn't show the users the details they expect

Links:

  • The article Top Ten Web Design Mistakes of 2005 Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - October 03, 2005

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Technography

At thecounter.com you'll find some statistics on browser usage. The statistics are based on the users of the counter.com statistic tool.

You'll find statistics on:
- JavaScript (88%)
- Java (87%)
- Operation Systems (63% Windows 98)
- Browsers (MSIE 5.x 62%)
- Screen resolution (52% 800x600 / 3% 640x480)
- Colour depth (52% 16bit)
- Visits by domains
- Visits by weekday

Links:

  • Statistics from thecounter.com Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - February 12, 2002

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