Website UX checklist

From Simson Garfinkel
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When building a website:

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  • Displayed URLs (especially in user-generated content) should automatically become clickable links. Typically the links should open in another window, so that the user is not taken away from your website.
  • Be sure that text is legible:
    • Do not display dim text on a dark background.
    • Do not display grey text on grey.
    • Do not display light text on a light background.

Examples: Screen Shot 2020-06-25 at 2.56.18 PM.png

Icons

Icons are fun, but most people don't know what your icons mean. Use icons with titles: Screen Shot 2020-06-25 at 3.06.53 PM.png

Don't use icons without titles. If you must, use tooltips. This website used neither: Screen Shot 2020-06-25 at 3.07.16 PM.png