Blogs and Usability

By Deane Barker on February 21, 2003

Something to consider: Blogging has taken off, and blogs are some of the most popular sites on the Web. Why is this? Could it be because they’re so friggin’ usable? A blog has all the latest content on the front page. Users can instantly see what’s new. The layout is common — descending order by time — so users know where to find everything. Blogs are about content, not design. And content drives traffic. Perhaps some artsy Web-page designers could take a hint from this.

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