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Subject: Re: UKNM: Poor web site design
From: Duncan Clubb
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 10:53:22 +0100

Jo Chipchase wrote:

> Ray Taylor wrote:
> >The question of good vs bad web site design comes up more often than
> >anything else on the list, but the thing that I find lacking in the
> >discussion is any question of objective criteria, methodology for assessing
> >web site effectiveness, or substantial research on the subject.
> >
> >All we get is "I like this", "I don't like this", (obviously from people "in
> >the know" rather than potential customers).
> >
> >Everyone has an opinion. Who's got the facts?
> I agree. If you asked Joe Public to assess some of the websites criticised
> on this list, I'm sure the feedback would be entirely different. Issues
> such as the pixel size of frames and the RGB background colour of certain
> pages would be unlikely to come into it...

Although, they do notice funny things like bad dithering effects, etc.

> You could perhaps say the same for website awards (e.g. Yell). I bet Joe
> Public would make *very* different selections to the new meeja folk who
> decide who to nominate... heh heh. :)

Good point - in fact, take a look at the Yell 'Internet mag readers award'
nominations and see if any of them appeared in any other category! Having said
that, the nice new meeja folk gave us two nominations, so I'll shut right up now.

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