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Top Ten Web Design Mistakes of 2003 is Jakob Nielsen’s list of popular things to get wrong in 2003. Let me add a couple of things:

  • Still designing and building new websites like it’s 1998, using things like frames, “best viewed in browser x”, “best viewed at a resolution of x by y pixels”, presentational HTML with six levels of nested tables and a zillion font tags, and no doctype.
  • “Fly-out” DHTML menus. So incredibly annoying and difficult to use.

I’m sure there are plenty of other examples of common mistakes.

After reading Nielsen’s “Top Ten” article, I noticed that I had completely missed his previous Alertbox, Automated Email From Websites to Customers. Also a very interesting read.

Posted on December 22, 2003 in Usability

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