View Full Version : Entrance page: are warnings/notices necessary?
06-04-2008, 04:22 PM
Hey, quick curious question:
Just curious on how this goes about!
06-04-2008, 04:48 PM
Basically, as website owner you should think like a merchant: You want people come to your site and you want them to stay. And to make them stay you have to make their experience as comfortable as possible, and that means everything has to work without you knowing under which condition the visitor is browsing. As Steve Krug has accurately stated: “Don’t make me think. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don't_Make_Me_Think)”. Writing a warning about enabling JS etc. and requesting an action from the user to just make it possible for him/her to access and use the site is the exact opposite and totally counterproductive.
So, to do it right scrap such messages (and splash/entry pages in general) and code your site properly using progressive enhancement (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_Enhancement). Basically, your site has to work completely without any CSS, JS, and Flash, and all that stuff is only to be used to enhance the site/user experience.
06-04-2008, 04:57 PM
Yeah, i think the only reason there sould be som caution/warning statement on the front should be a disclaimer telling some one that they should be 18/21 or older to enter. Thats the only reason i could think to have something like that!
06-04-2008, 07:31 PM
Which are pretty pointless anyway, seeing as anyone underage was suddenly born on the 1st January.
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