Saturday, April 28, 2007

Son of Web Pages That Suck: Learn Good Design by Looking at Bad Design

“Web Pages That Suck” is a long-running Web page that points out major design gaffes. This book collects many of the site’s more notable inclusions, with explanations of why certain things just don’t work. Most of the advice is pretty sound: with cautions against such cloying features as theme music and excessive animations. The author, Vincent Flanders, does begin to sound dated, though, when he rants against tools like style sheets that have evolved to fix many of the other complaints he points out.


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