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Uncomplicating the Web

Nick Finck

March 1, 2005 at 2:04 PM

D. Keith Robinson has an excellent post on Guidelines For An Uncomplicated Web which covers the philosophy of keeping it simple. The have been a few exceptions to this that I have ran into over my career. One of which is when an industry is known for busy sites with lots of features. The IA I created for the site was naturally simplistic and to the point. The client rejected it and proceeded to add "busy" back into the architecture. After the project has moved out of my hands I realized that simple may just have been too much of a shock to users of sites within this specific industry. It's the whole fear of change catch 22. Do we try to be like everyone else and fit in, or do we stand apart and lead the way for everyone else?

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