December 14, 2004 at 12:41 PM
Something happened today that seems to happen about once every few weeks. I decided to share my experience with you, the reader, so you can learn what NOT to do. So I am sitting there reading through about 600 blog feeds, skimming for gems. After several clicks and much reading I find what looks like a good article about a good topic. One of those best practices sort of things. So I click. My mistake. The best practice article I am sure would have been a good read... provided I could find the article buried in the page. There were so many graphical ads, text ads posing as content, and widgets that I literally could not find the content. I gave up. I don't care how good the article is or how many other bloggers are blogging it. I don't event want to link it. I don't want to expose you, the reader, to such hideous design and IA. So what's the spin on all of this? The article was about how to not clutter your web page. Do as I say, not as I do. For those wishing to glean a few tips on how to avoid clutter, I, instead, point you to (and ask you to) Keep it simple, stupid!.
*sigh. Unfortunately, I've seen it. It's... it's... horrible. Sadly, the comment I left pointing out the, um, dissonance involved was deleted by the moderator. Oh well.
I think I saw the same link and I too soon gave up looking for the content...