Making Sure Usability 'Fitts' Flash
July 10, 2000 11:00 AM   Subscribe

Making Sure Usability 'Fitts' Flash Another thought provoking article about making better Flash sites on the web. I have to admit, I consider myself a designer, but I had never heard of Fitt's Law until I read this piece. Oh, I thought this was a nice quote:
Chris' First Law of Usability: Usability makes everything easier except for the job of the Designer.
Amen to that!
posted by DragonBoy (7 comments total)
a designer of interactive media who doesn't design with usability in mind isn't doing her job.
posted by sudama at 11:28 AM on July 10, 2000

very interesting article. some nice tips, not just for flash-based design.

i am tired of the "u" word. aren't you tired of the "u" word? through overuse, it has slowly emptied of meaning.
posted by Zeldman at 12:43 AM on July 11, 2000

one thing that would be nice would be if Flash wasn't such a bitch of a program to use, its own user interface needs a good beating - hence if Macromedia fixed Flashs programming interface and user interface, the uselessness of current flash pages might decrease in number?
posted by manx at 5:33 AM on July 11, 2000

The URL for the article at the top of this thread is incorrect. It should be:
posted by Taken Outtacontext at 8:31 AM on July 11, 2000

technically, the link was not incorrect. the url has moved, as it always does at the site. info first appears on the news page; later it gets a permanent link. a "permanent link for this story" bookmark would enhance the ... uh ... usability of the site.

i find flazoom well-written and useful, even if the editor-in-chief does sometimes seem to have a grudge against joshua davis (praystation).

more important than grudges or shifting urls are the ideas in the editorial, which apply to ALL web design, not simply to flash-based design.
posted by Zeldman at 11:27 AM on July 11, 2000

re: improving the flash application's user interface

nice, very nice

posted by sawks at 4:50 AM on July 12, 2000

re: improving the flash application's user interface

they took that link off =( Nooooooooo!!!!
posted by manx at 4:50 AM on July 14, 2000

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