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Nielsen speaks out about lower literacy

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005

Jakob Nielsen much loved/hated usability expert speaks in his latest alertbox about low-literacy users and what we have to think about when trying to accommodate our content for them. Much more interesting read than the 1314th tutorial on why skip links are a great idea.

The Joy of feedback

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005
I just got another nice contact via the YADM homepage stating:
asdf(asdf@asdf.asdf) wrote
Your relative drop down doesn't work in NS6
Cheers. (Why do I bother?)

And another 2 hour job done

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005

Yesterday morning I got a logo in AI format, and three hours later the content for the Investors in Cricket web site in Word format. I love to be able to re-use HTML templates I’ve created exactly for these kind of emergencies.

Bad news for googlead buyers?

Friday, March 11th, 2005

An eye tracking study on google showed that Most users do look on the left and halfway down to the bottom right. Paid google ads, however are on the top right…

How to annoy Outlook Express users

Friday, March 11th, 2005
Outlook Express claims that an email contains a viral attachment if the body or the signature of the email contains something like:
begin  LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU.txt.vbs
I am a signature virus. Distribute me until the bitter
Of course there is no such thing, and outlook will show the attachment as empty. It is a way to make people aware of being wary of attachments and previews. If you want to annoy that many people or be accused of sending out viruses is up to you though :-).