Tuesday, 28 June 2005

The Guardian On The Web

Recently the Guardian had an interview with web design self-publicist Jakob Nielsen. Naturally someone parodied the interview.

Personally, I don't quite get why Jakob is famous as a usability, er, expert: I guess he talked loudest and most and is a Doctor. He also looks geeky and sort of respectable at the same time, which can't hurt.

His own website, though, is ugly and unreadable. It must minimally meets some criteria and does no more. To be fair the content is good and in some cases, like Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design, excellent, considered stuff despite his occasional lapse into being merely opinionated.

By the way is it only me or does "The Guardian On The Web" sound like the title for a fun bit of pulp SF?

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