Last updated on 17 April 2010 by Dani Iswara
This post may answer some of your questions. Or just explain my reason to do this and that. Some of them are recommended by common users. But the rest are my choice.
What is it all about?
Title and tagline or description sounds clear, I think. This is just my unnecessary note. Nothing important here. Find more on About page. You do not have to trust me either.
I am not a web designer nor developer. Just a simple blogger. Bad Internet connection is my friend. Low bandwidth design, call it that way. Less images, simple user interfaces, minimalist layout. The layout is consistent on each page. Boring is my fellow. I do accept that.
Simple. No need a special treatment for the small screen. No matter what Web browsers do you use. Some old and non standard browsers should in replaced now.
I do not need a fancy menu and technology for a usable navigation. Redundant menu is placed. The navigation is still usable while CSS off. Sometimes,
h1is not always in the first position. Navigation menu is, especially the ‘skip to main content’.
Firefox ColorChecker is my partner for the color. Dark text on pastel now recommended by WCAG 2.0. I knew contrast is not about color only. No multimedia content right now. Not yet. If any, background and foreground sounds or other multimedia format should be clear and easy to understand.
Feeds syndication on address bar is enough. Since this is only my unnecessary note, you do not have to follow me by e-mail. For the discussion inside the post, users have a choice to subscribe or not.
Font of choice, paragraph, readability
Easy to read, resizeable, left-aligned, 2-3 types of fonts, legible line-spacing, proper white space. Verdana and sans-serif fonts are my choice for the desktop. Tahoma for the small screen. Serif is great also in bigger size or as a special text.
What page do you need?
Custom 404 is available
At least, users have another choice. Where should they go to find the content. Do not leave users get lost in the way alone.
What is the purpose of words count?
Hi, this page contains amount of words. Short page. Sometimes they are long and expensive for your bandwidth. Do you still want to read it?
Clear and descriptve anchor texts
No hidden permalinks or hidden business to shoot users. Links will be easy to find, understand and use.
Users may find a logical hierarchy here.
h1is the title of each page and post. Followed by h2 and h3. That is enough.
No pop-ups and open in new window
Your back button is still safe. No hidden action without the warning. You may choose to open in new tab manually, depend on users choice.
Do not find the answer? Ask me! :)