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Designing for the Web

  • Joel Spolsky

Abstract

The Web is an incredibly diverse medium. It’s impossible to provide hard-and-fast rules that apply equally to a toy store, a movie site, a newspaper, a graphic designer’s portfolio, a teenager’s journal, and the IBM full-text database of all patents issued since 1971. Many of the books about Web usability seem to assume you’re making a corporate site or an e-commerce site. So they are full of rules like “Flash is Bad!” which are just too single-minded to possibly be correct for the wide variety of Web sites out there.

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© Joel Spolsky 2001

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  • Joel Spolsky

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