Presentation on theme: "Steve Krug Don’t Make Me Think 5 Guidelines to Web Designing."— Presentation transcript:
Steve Krug Don’t Make Me Think 5 Guidelines to Web Designing
Guideline 1 Don’t Make Me Think This is the number 1 principle to follow Make a web page easy to understand Users shouldn’t have any questions when browsing a web page Make things clear and easy to read so the user does not have to guess about things The user will want to continue use of this web page if it is easy for them to control and comprehend
Guideline 2 How the Web is Used Users want to skim a document for what their looking for fast and easy Users use key words and phrases to get where they want/need to go Keep in mind users don’t always look for the best choice just the first practical choice Users may or may not be computer friendly so if you want your page to be effective in someone's life; make it easy to use
Guideline 3 Billboard Design Users like organization and knowing what goes with what Make title blunt and easy to find Keep the users focus by labeling different parts of a web page Keep the web page design simple, so the user is not distracted by unneeded distractions, like colors or art Users like obvious decisions
Guideline 4 How to Know What is What? Users like to click and click fast Knowing what is next without thinking is like giving candy to a baby; enjoyable and stress free Make sure your clickable are fast at working, users don’t like to wait Keep in mind clicking it the most used feature on a web page so it should be the easiest Users like simplicity
Guideline 5 Unnecessary Words Users have the ability to scan documents very quickly for what they are looking for Cut out the middleman of words and only use as many words as necessary to explain things Users don’t want to read extra, just want they need to know The trick is cut out half of anything you write, this will ensure minimum use of words Simplicity is the key
Those are the 5 Guidelines to follow! Contact Information Written by: Danielle Smith Final Project: Programming for the Web 215 Thanks for Viewing!