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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

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Henrik Olsen - October 03, 2005

See also: Forms (30)  Text (24)  Links (19)  Search (27)  Flash (6)  Browsers (3) 

 

COMMENTS

ummm isn't this website fixed width?

nick fox | October 04, 2005

 

Damn, I'm exposed...

Henrik Olsen | October 09, 2005

 

I have issues with#9 - fixed width layouts.

Fixed width layouts are goooood. Imagine guuui.com stretched out on a 1920 x 1200 screen (what I'm on). It would be completely impossible to follow a line of text from one side of the screen to the other, and "land" at the beginning of the next line with your eyes. (hope you get what I mean).

And this happens waaaay too often for me (I like to have my windows maximized). Several news-sites are terribly difficult to read, because they DON'T fix the width.

Horrible idea.

Tom Vonsild Jensen | October 17, 2005

 

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