[thelist] RE: common key to good sites

Alan McCoy a.r.mccoy at larc.nasa.gov
Thu Jan 27 15:53:14 CST 2005

IMHO, there's no *one* ingredient that makes or breaks a site. It's a 
combination of several factors supporting one another.

- Content: Yes, content *is* king...as long as it is relevant, useful, 
and to the point.
- Efficiency: The user should be able to find what they need quickly, 
then move on to something else. Having to spend time figuring out 
navigation and structure kills the experience.
- Knowing the User: A site that knows who its target audience is and why 
they're there in the first place has won half the battle. Knowing who 
your users are directly affects efficiency.
- Attention to graphic design concepts: Balance, focus, flow...all of 
these should be thought through when designing the layout. No one has a 
good time on a site that's hard on the eye.

That's my list...hopefully others have more good ideas.

Alan McCoy
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>What do you think is the One Common Key Ingredient that makes a web or
>blog site successful?

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