A popular social media tool redesigns

Today as I opened my Twitter account I found that the company is "redesigning" some of there interface. Kudos to Twitter! As they note, "Besides hiding the icons until you need them, we've done many things to try and make the look of the page less cluttered -- like lightening the lines between posts and spacing things out more" (http://blog.twitter.com/2008/09/changes-afoot.html, 2008). Changes to web designs that increase functionality, reduce visual overload for the user, and make things mor...
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Web designs that help us locate information

Web design and usability author Steve Krug does a nice job of discussing the importance of good web designs. In his book, "Don't Make Me Think", Krug expounds on the importance of clean navigation, clear purpose, and concise language. As he notes, most users come to our websites to find what they need and essentially "satisfice". I'm reminded of his wise words when I stumble into a Facebook page -- cluttered with varied boxes of information, advertisements, and in many instances --lots of pictu...
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