[thelist] What makes a good web site?

alan herrell - the head lemur headlemur at lemurzone.com
Wed Oct 18 14:29:10 CDT 2006

> 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.
> Thoughts?

Tabbed Browsing is for geeks. Nobody else cares.......
Okay not entirely true. I have around 150 desktops across a dozen or so 
companies. I have almost all of them on Firefox, and there are only 3 
that use tabbed browsing.

It is not because they are not with it, or gerbils are smarter, but it 
is because they select a site and there they go. Most folks, I have 
found, work sequentially, rather than multi task, especially on the web.

Part of it is the way software works on computers. Just about every 
program we use outside of the browser requires us to perform a task in a 
linear order. Even developers and pixel mechanics work this way despite 
the ability to tab. Tabbing is more productive in getting stuff up and 
ready, but we still have to one at a time, click or tab through things.

As far as what makes a good website, that hasn't changed since animated 
gifs and horizontal rules.
*What gets the client the maximum result at the lowest possible cost.*

alan herrell - the head lemur
raving lunacy

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