There are a lot of things that go into a usable site; according to
Jakob Nielson, who is a usability guru (,
speed is number 1. He has a lot of other ideas and I would highly
recommend his book Designing Web Usability: The Practice
of Simplicity ISBN 156205810X.

In addition to speed; it is important to spend some time
thinking about searching, navigation, and accessability. I
recall that he says 25% of all flash pages are ended before
loading. Similar figures were given for pages that take over
10 seconds to load. He also pointed out that something like
half of all users search rather than navigate.

My recommendation is to find a page you like and borrow the
ideas. Avoid sites listed at
when looking for ideas.

David Morris

>>> 01/13/02 07:15PM >>>
Yeah - let's do a green screen website.

Chris Bipes said:

>Too shay!  My sediments exactly.  All web designers should have a
>modem and nothing faster.  Before I got DSL that was the best dial up
>connection I could get living on the edge of town.   I hope David
>these comments in the new design.

Jeff Cosby said:

>I have no interest in snazziness, or fluff, or "wow way cool" in a
>site whatsoever.  I am interested in substance, speed, easy
>and general usefulness.  It could be entirely text with no graphics
>whatsoever as far as I am concerned as long as it provides answers or
>information on what I am looking for.

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