[LINK] Counter-productive bells and whistles
Mon, 29 Oct 2001 13:01:27 +1100
Re the increasing prevalence of web-sites to accidentally preclude
access by all manner of users who aren't using precisely the browser
version and config that the naive designer thought everybody used ...
Jakob Nielsen thinks the same as we do; but has phrased it in a
manner that has a better chance of getting through to suits (:-)}
>Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2001 18:47:33 -0600
>Subject: Alertbox: Poor Code Quality Contaminates Users' Conceptual Models
>To: "Alertbox Announcement List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>From: email@example.com (Jakob Nielsen)
>Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox for October 28 is now online at:
>Software bugs and system crashes result in huge productivity losses and
>undermine users' ability to form good models of how computers work.
>Website designers can help improve user confidence by prioritizing quality
>and robustness over features and the latest technology.
Roger Clarke http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/
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