Weblog usability


Jakob Nielsen, the usability guru, writes about weblog usability. This is good reading for anyone who runs a weblog, as it highlights common mistakes both in writing & linking as in navigation.

I just moved my blog from blogspot and settled on WordPress as my personal publishing platform.

What I notice now with the usability critic hat on, is that a lot of weblogs include bad practices in their default installations.

For example, in this blog if you click on any entry (in the now default Kubrick design you can’t even see that the title is clickable), you get on a page that has no link back to where you came from, no clear links back to front page and no breadcrumbs or anything like that. Sheesh, what usability is that.

I need to fix this in my own blog when I have time. I also think I have too many categories to choose from. I need to focus the topic of this weblog more on social software.

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