Monday, May 14, 2007


Web 2.0 'distracts good design'

Nielsen: Making a site easy to use should be the first priority

Hype about Web 2.0 is making web firms neglect the basics of good design, web usability guru Jakob Nielsen has said.

He warned that the rush to make webpages more dynamic often meant users were badly served.

He said sites peppered with personalisation tools were in danger of resembling the "glossy but useless" sites at the height of the dotcom boom.

Research into website use shows that sites were better off getting the basics right, said Mr Nielsen."


Do you hear that, fucking internet? Looking good doesn't equal being good, so quit with the rounded edges and start with the doing something fucking useful.

1 comment:

Stereo Penguin said...

Man, I made a rant about this ages ago.....I miss the days of psychedelic monkees sites based on content and html, not slicketiness.