Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design

Usability expert Jakob Nielsen has released his Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design for 2006. Here’s a summary:

  1. Bad Search
  2. PDF Files for Online Reading
  3. Not Changing the Color of Visited Links
  4. Non-Scannable Text
  5. Fixed Font Size
  6. Page Titles With Low Search Engine Visibility
  7. Anything That Looks Like an Advertisement (except text-only)
  8. Violating Design Conventions
  9. Opening New Browser Windows
  10. Not Answering Users’ Questions