Weblog usability: the top ten design mistakes
Categorised under: Weblogs
Jakob Nielsen has written an article on the usability of weblogs, providing some guidelines on better practices. To quote:
Descriptive headlines are especially important for representing your weblog in search engines, newsfeeds (RSS), and other external environments. In those contexts, users often see only the headline and use it to determine whether to click into the full posting. Even if users see a short abstract along with the headline (as with most search engines), user testing shows that people often read only the headline. In fact, people often read only the first three or four words of a headline when scanning a list of possible places to go.