[thelist] Usability Critique - http://documents.pape.com/

Joel joel at spinhead.com
Sun Jan 6 13:51:27 CST 2002


> From: Joel
> Very nice. Everything was clear and understandable,
> easy to use. One issue - it took a while before I
> noticed the tools in the upper right (search, cart,
> etc.) Perhaps something to draw attention (subtly) to
> this area?

ok, excellent observation.  i'm not sure, short of abandoning the
and iconic navigation, how to subtly draw attention to the tools.  any

Joel> Perhaps initially, text labels, with the option to turn them off?
Or maybe put that whole task bar on a raised 'button' to give it just a
hint of prominence.

[ . . . ]

what did you think of the different search results displays?  in case
didn't notice, you get an alternate search results display if you check
"show only thumbnails" checkbox.  i'm curious what you think of that and
ability (if your browser is capable) of adjusting the number of columns
break the results into based on the width of your browser window.

Joel> Nice touch; useful. I broke it, though. Links to screen shots:
Joel> http://members.evolt.org/spinhead/pape_error_lg.gif
Joel> http://members.evolt.org/spinhead/pape_error_sm.gif

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