That scold Jakob Nielsen and his 10 Weblog Design Mistakes

February 4, 2008

This was written back in the pre-history of blogging (October of 2005) but, as usual, the man makes some very sound points.

You may love him or you may hate him, Jakob Nielsen can be a polarizing figure in web design circles. But his work always makes you think and reconsider your position. Here’s the short list of 10 Weblog Design Mistakes and the link to read the entire article here.

    1. No Author Biographies
    2. No Author Photo
    3. Nondescript Posting Titles
    4. Links Don’t Say Where They Go
    5. Classic Hits are Buried
    6. The Calendar is the Only Navigation
    7. Irregular Publishing Frequency
    8. Mixing Topics
    9. Forgetting That You Write for Your Future Boss
    10. Having a Domain Name Owned by a Weblog Service


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