Jakob Neilsen has a great article on Web Design Standards. You often hear me discuss things along these lines at the application and HTML layer — HTTP and (X)HTML/CSS standards. I agree with what Jakob is saying: designers must consider how people will use their site, not just how they want them to use their site.
Why Websites Should Comply With Design Standards
One simple reason:
- Jakob’s Law of the Internet User Experience: users spend most of their time on other websites.