[thelist] Re: is web design dead?

Kevin B. O'Brien ahuka at ahuka.com
Tue Jul 25 15:44:56 CDT 2000

At 04:38 PM 7/25/2000 +0100, martin burns said something remarkably like 
(but somehow subtly different from):
>I think he's wrong about the blue (It's been a *long* time since that's 
>been a standard. Actually it's been a good while since I saw a commercial 
>site using them at all), but the underlining's important. Unless of 
>course, having an element of discovery is part of your intention.

That's been my experience as well. I have done some user testing, and for 
most people underlined is the key. It doesn't matter what color, I have 
seen people try to click on anything that is underlined.

Nielsen has given the results of his usability testing. While I may have 
missed it, I have not yet heard anyone who objects to his conclusions cite 
their user research. I hope they will do so, since such data is invaluable 
to us all.

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