.05 Seconds

Designers take note: Internet users judge Web sites in less than a blink. Computerworld:

In just one-twentieth of a second — less than half the time it takes to blink — people make aesthetic judgments that influence the rest of their experience with an Internet site.

Unfortunately, no tips there on how to make a positive first impression…

Music: African Head Charge :: Breeding Space

2 Replies to “.05 Seconds”

  1. Here’s one tip: no bloody Flash pages.

    I hate sites where you have to wait for Flash to load so you can click on menus, etc. They’re slow and it’s hard to get useful information from them quickly. Sites promoting new movies are particularly bad for this, as are the homepages of some graphic designers. I really hate it when I have to drag my mouse all over the page trying to find the desired roll-over menu.

  2. Vic, let’s not be too hasty to lay down the gauntlet against Flash. It should be used judiciously, is my motto – reserved for things that standard technologies can’t do. But there are a ton of things Flash can do that can’t be achieved any other way. When it’s cool, it’s *really* cool. But it certainly gets abused a lot.

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