10 things a web designer would never tell you

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A tongue in cheek presentation about bad practice in web design.

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  • Thanks for this. I will put in front of a few who ought to take note.
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  • Hi Paul. I totally agree about 'design is pointless' in fact.. Web designers have only 2 jobs: 1) To attract target visitors, then 2) To give those target visitors a fulfilling experience. Everything else is incidental.

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10 things a web designer would never tell you

  1. 10 things your web designer does not want you to know Paul Boag (boagworld.com)
  2. X boagworld.com/websiteownersmanual/
  3. The customer is always right
  4. take back control
  5. 10 ways
  6. 1. Request Speculative Design
  7. no excuse never pay never too busy unconstrained
  8. 2. Don’t worry about users
  9. obsessed tell users the big squeeze
  10. 3. Use instinct, not testing
  11. testing - why? to make money you know already hours vs. years expensive home based
  12. 4. form a committee
  13. other opinions not the designers form a committee design on fly compromise a tolerable design
  14. 5. be obsessed with detail
  15. devil in the detail designer too ‘arty’ micro manage pixel pushers
  16. 6. enforce style guides
  17. designers ignore print vs web (BS) ego is the reality a firm hand colour - pantones fonts - use flash logos
  18. 7. use all of the homepage
  19. most important users stop here users do not click maximise content lost in the crowd?
  20. 8. remember the fold
  21. limited space users do not scroll a myth? the boss test
  22. 9. only test in IE6
  23. hours of testing a scam! IE dominates business uses IE6 compatible upgrade notice
  24. 10. seo is more important
  25. design is pointless search matters tricks/techniques google guidelines a sacrifice repeat traffic?
  26. the moral of the story... Avoid speculative work Be flexible over style guides Obsess over users Relax about the homepage Always test There is no fold Avoid design by committee Provide browser support Use all your designers skills Its not just about SEO
  27. thanks

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