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Re: User friendly 404s reconsidered

From: Jesper Tverskov <jesper@tverskov.dk>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 08:04:30 +0200
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Orion Adrian writes:

I believe that there is a target complexity for every situation that is the
right amount for your target audience.
... Some features work best when they exist either everywhere or in most
places.
... My suggestion is to leave the back link in there.
_ _ _ _ _

At my website the search engine is never more than one click away. I have
even implemented Alt+4 to get to it, the "standard" access key to get to a
search engine (nobody knows about it). Can you ask for more? Why have search
on every page? Blind people have to listen to all that crap and keyboard
users need to tab through it.

I will certainly continue to go for lightweight pages with as little noise
as possible, with full focus on the main task ahead.

Orion is even in favor of "Back" links in error messages. "Back" links
should almost never be used. We have that functionality in the browser, and
in the keyboard. 

Best regards,

Jesper Tverskov
www.smackthemouse.com
Received on Tuesday, 25 July 2006 06:04:32 GMT

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