Web Usability Tip: less graphics in a web page please!
February 18, 2010
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.