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Web Usability Tip: less graphics in a web page please!

February 18, 2010

web usability


In the following video on Web usability, I talk about how fancy images can actually hurt your web pages in terms of ease of use. Watch the video for details:

About Web Usability

Making a website more user friendly is a tricky thing, because often times what looks good (in terms of design) actually gets in the way of the user – beautiful graphic often times makes the page more confusing. So, the tricky part is to make it look good while keeping it simple.

My Web usability tips:

  • Pictures should NOT be links to click on.
  • Use text links that stand out.
  • Use icons and images that provide information about the links around it.

There is much more to be said about this.

Stefan Mischook