Why Websites Are Getting Easier To Use

from the only-took-a-decade dept

After years of absolutely painful web surfing experiences, the BBC is suggesting that many websites are finally realizing that website usability is important. They point out that, of course, many web designers are still fascinated with the concept of making something look good, rather than making it useable. As a side note, this is the first mainstream article about usability I’ve seen in a long time that manages not to quote Jakob Nielsen.

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The Misanthrope (user link) says:

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Usability from a design aspect is only part of the problem. What these websites need to start paying attention to is we “freaks” who land at their sites using – God forbid – operating systems and browsers that don’t come from the Redmond Beast and are shut out of certain features – or the entire site. Where we once were a tiny enough percentage to ignore, the numbers are growing. And over here in LinuxLand we *can’t* surrender to IE. Not that we want to….

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