The personal brain-dump of Garrett Coakley

Web Design Practises


This is a new site on the block, that grew out of Heidi Adkisson's Master Thesis "Identifying De-Facto Standards for E-Commerce Web Sites".

It's aim is to help designers and developers to understand and identify some of the 'de-facto' standards that we use on the web today.

That's not to say these are "THE RULES!", as Heidi herself explains on the about page:

"The data presented on this site are intended to inform design decisions, not dictate them. Common practice does not necessarily equate with best practice—and the relationship between consistency and usability on the Web is remains a lightly researched area. A goal of this site is to encourage and highlight related empirical research. You’ll find throughout the site links to related studies."

Hat Tip: The Web Standards Project