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    Usability guidelines

    I am currently researching into usability guidelines and wanted to know if there are many conflicts between them?

    As an example, creating a site that's professional and eye-catching may conflict with efficiency as there may be more graphics.

    Can anyone think of any more usability guidelines that may conflict with eachother??

    Thanks


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    You might want to peruse Jakob Nielsen's site. For a lighter view on things, check out Vincent Flanders's Web Pages That Suck.
    "Please give us a simple answer, so that we don't have to think, because if we think, we might find answers that don't fit the way we want the world to be."
    ~ Terry Pratchett in Nation

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    Thanks but I have visited both of them already! I'm looking for some different ideas.

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    The main thing to look at when you are making a site is:

    [list=1][*]Can the person find the information they are after?[*]Do they need to search for information/navigation?[*]Is it laid out in a logical order?[*]Am I restricting the user in any way?[/list=1]

    You should answer them

    [list=1][*]Yes[*]No[*]Yes[*]No[/list=1]

    As long as you make the site user friendly and keep your colors/images reasonable, you should have no trouble.

    Eric
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    I am doing a project, not on how to create a usable website, but about how different usability heuristics can conflict such as integrated help and support for beginners versus simplicity. I need the problems rather than the solutions

    Thanks!

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    Hey Funkymonkey Junkie,

    I think I might have the right thing you are looking for!

    EyeTracker

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