homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.167.185.110
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Home / Forums Index / Code, Content, and Presentation / HTML
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: incrediBILL

HTML Forum

This 61 message thread spans 3 pages: < < 61 ( 1 2 [3]     
build for slow guys, not fast guys
usability, modem, dsl, compatibility issues
papercut




msg:597216
 9:39 am on Dec 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

i have a long standing rule that i believe follows general usability theory: build a site for the lowest common dominator.

graphic heavy, flash based sites, mutli-layered sites seem to be ignoring the reality: most surfers are still using modems. 56k with a subpar connection at that.

as designer its seems its our job to build with the slowest surfer in mind, not the fastest.

every site should load with a modem in less than 40-55 seconds.

 

Eric_Jarvis




msg:597276
 1:09 am on Dec 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

Penguinsnob...I'm still a punk at heart...I think blindingly fast IS cool...so in your situation I'd go for an index page with a single blindingly impressive but simple image...a stylish colour scheme and some pretty css "rollovers" for navigation...and try to make something very simple but striking...then the graphics can come in on the "inside" pages when people have made a specific choice to see them

I try to keep index pages below 20k including images and css...normally I'm not so worried once people are into the site...though fast is ALWAYS good [1]

[1] we used to do a version of the Bill Broonzy somg Key To The Highway in my first band back in 77-78...same number of verses as Eric Clapton did on the Layla album...he took around 6 minutes to do it...it took us a little over two and a half

IMO fast is cool :)

This 61 message thread spans 3 pages: < < 61 ( 1 2 [3]
Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Code, Content, and Presentation / HTML
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved