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Fabienne

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Random questions about websites in general:

What annoys you about some websites?
What are "must-haves" within a website?
Do you prefer the home page to feature many links, pictures, blinking etc, or a simpler format?

Thank you,

Fabienne
 

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I like frames. I dont like having to hit <back> over and over to get to options/menu

I dont like overly artistic sites where it's hard to navigate because of the barrage of graphics/images that fly around the screen

I dont like "cool intros" since I never watch them and just hit <skip> Thumbs down on music without a button to turn off sound.

simple is king. less is more.
 

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There's tons of good usability info out there. Googling &quot;web page usability&quot; or &quot;web site usability&quot; is a good start.
 

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No blinky. I like a good site map.
 

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Originally Posted by LabelKing
I don't.

It's too flashy.

But, sir, your car is flashy!
 

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The fewer bells, whistles, and dancing bullshits the better, presuming that you're actually trying to communicate information about yourself/a product/service etc. However, if the point is to make more of an aesthetic impression (e.g., gallery sites,) then I think that Flash can be quite effective.
 

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if justified by the content, a good search function is a &quot;must have.&quot;
 

Kent Wang

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I have nearly a decade of working experience developing web sites. Keep it simple. Citibank is an example of what not to do; you're just inundated with options when you first load up the page. Frost Bank does a much better job. No Flash. Almost always unnecessary and annoying, expensive to build and doesn't work on at least 10% of your viewer's browsers. To toot my own horn, I think my own website is a good example of simple, effective design.
 

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Originally Posted by LabelKing
It's discreetly flashy.

If I wanted flash, I would have gotten the W111 coupes.


Indeed...
 

Nick M

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I hate hate hate it when you click to launch a site, and the window that pops up covers your entire screen, including your taskbar.

It's a website, not an "immersive experience".
 

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