Normally I’d post something like this in the miniblog but it’s too good to ‘lose’ in there.
If you are at all interested in web design you’ll know the name Jakob Neilsen, he’s been around since the dawning of (internet) time. Many other designers take umbrage at the things he says, whilst agreeing that he means well. One of the main gripes, and rightly so in my opinion, is the usability and design of his own site.
So it was with great pleasure that I read the recent post over at Design by Fire: Design Eye for the Usability Guy. In it, several ‘leading lights’ in the web design arena provide a reasoned and well thought out re-design for Jakob Neilsen’s site.
If you are considering doing ANY kind of design on your site, I suggest you read the article as it gives a fascinating breakdown into the processes and thoughts used by the designers involved. If nothing else it should give you a few ideas of your own.