Web usability myths debunked by Six Revisions

There are lots of preconceived ideas about web usability - we encounter them during client meetings all the time. Fortunately, current research is correcting these deep rooted misconceptions. provides 10 Usability Tips Based on Research

Six Revisons

This article is a wonderful resource that can set the minds of worried clients at ease. It deals with many of the issues that concern web clients. How many clicks deep should content be? The dreaded “content must be above the fold” and other unfounded concerns.
  1. Forget the “three click” rule
  2. Enable content skimming - use an F-shaped pattern
  3. Speed up your site - don’t make visitors wait
  4. Make content easily readable
  5. Don’t worry about the fold and vertical scrolling
  6. Place important content to the left
  7. Whitespace of text affects readability
  8. Small details make a big difference
  9. Don’t rely on search as a crutch for bad navigation
  10. Your home page isn’t as important as you think

Sep 18, 2010

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