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Narain is the founder & CEO for 360 Degree Interactive, a web services firm based in Chennai, India. This blog is about his personal views on Web 2.0, RoR, Social networking,Digital media, interactive advertising, SaaS, Service Oriented Architecture, India Inc, rural education, Web standards, mobile 2.0 and more.

Tuesday, August 31

Visual Google & Ideologies of Web Design

just come across this nifty small add-on webservice from ggler. It does a commanding job. All it does is using google's search algorithm, it takes the search results from google supliment with the thumnail view of the website in the search.

Good tool for usage from the designer's perspective.

Ideologies of Webdesign:

The master is back. I am talking about Jacob Nielson of UseIt. This time on alert box he counters the user-centric design over a designer-centric design aptly titled "Mastery, Mystery, and Misery: The Ideologies of Web Design". read the full article here and a small excerpt below

The original ideology of hypertext and the World Wide Web, as expressed by Vannevar Bush (1945), Ted Nelson (1960), and Tim Berners-Lee (1991) makes individual users the masters of the content and lets them access and manipulate it in any way they please. User empowerment requires perfect usability and simplicity: only if users know what every design element means will they feel in control of the medium.

Search engines are the archetypical embodiment of the mastery ideology. They place users firmly in the driver's seat and take them where they want to go. You can get anywhere on the Web using a subservient interface that accepts any words you throw at it and serves up a simple, linear list of rank-ordered choices.

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