Monday, May 14, 2007

Web 2.0 hysterics

The BBC is covering Jakob Nielsen's commentary on Web 2.0. Nielsen is one of the gurus of web design and I've pulled out a couple of comments below, not in their original order.

"The idea of community, user generated content and more dynamic web pages are not inherently bad in the same way, they should be secondary to the [basic\ things sites should get right."

Good practices include making a site easy to use, good search tools, the use of text free of jargon, usability testing and a consideration of design even before the first line of code is written.

"They should get the basics right first," he said. "Sadly most websites do not have those primary things right."

[T]he rush to embrace Web 2.0 technology meant that many firms were turning their back on the basics.|Web 2.0 distracts good design, BBC|
I really enjoy playing with all the Web 2.0 toys, but the proliferation of userids and passwords in my life is beginning to overwhelm even me...

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