[thelist] What makes a good web site?

Matt Warden mwarden at gmail.com
Wed Oct 18 07:01:07 CDT 2006

On 10/18/06, Christian Heilmann <codepo8 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Do you have a URL?
> >
> > http://www.useit.com/alertbox/9703a.html
> >
> > I agree with the requirement for fast download speeds.  Your web site is
> > a shop window.  If, when you walk along the high street, a shop window
> > does not immediately grab you interest, you move onto the next shop.
> >
> > Personally, when I'm browsing through search results, I give each page a
> > quick scan, and I decided within seconds whether to pursue that route
> > any further.  If the page hasn't even loaded during that time, it's a
> > definite no.
> This is a very good example and making results pages faster is quite a
> job. I just learnt recently, too that the perceived speed of a site is
> as important. This means that the site does not only have to load fast
> but also should be available for interaction as soon as possible. This

Do you guys see tabbed browsing affecting any of this? I personally
throw 5-6 interesting search results into tabs (with super dragandgo
or whatever the firefox extension is). So I don't usually switch to
the first tab for 10 seconds or so, at least. IE7 will have tabbed
browsing (right?), so it will become more mainstream.


Matt Warden
Cleveland, OH, USA

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