Web Design Podcast (8) – Jakob Nielsen

Paul Boag

This week usability guru, Jakob Nielsen, has released his top ten web design mistakes for 2005. Paul and Marcus review the article and provide their own unique perspective on the great man of usability!

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Below is a brief outline of the things covered in this week’s podcast as well as links to some of the sites mentioned:


Our thanks to Nick for providing this brilliant example of a site that fails to give the user any idea what it is about…visit periscope now

Thanks too go to Ed for spending us our first MP3 question. If you would like a question answered on the boagworld.com podcast send us an MP3 to paul@boagworld.com.


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Over the coming week we will be doing an interview with Jeremy Keith of WASP. We are delighted to have Jeremy on the show and can’t wait to do our first interview!

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We do not have much in the way of notes for this weeks feature as it was a review of Jakob Nielsen’s "Top Ten Web Design Mistakes of 2005". We suggest you read the article and decide for yourself if you agree or not!