Today was an unlimited trip to the world of geekiness for me. Hooray.
Firefox is a pretty neat browser, and it's got some pretty neat plugins/add-ons. One of them is Greasemonkey
It's quite easy to make such a script, I made one
that enlarges the main posting field on the Add Submission page, and focuses on the submission title field... so one can write straight away, while the idea is hot.
The only downside noticed so far seems to be that loading the page takes longer. Other than that, it is an interesting toy to play with.
I found Dive Into Accessibility
, with many tips on how to make a website more readable even for those with very nonstandard ways of browsing. Since we want to simplify stuff, there is some inspiration here. (As a side note, some of the techniques described are noted to have a positive effect on Google.) I don't think we would need all of it - just a few things, and as a general inspiration.
And I also happened on Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design
. No, we are not all bad according to them. Some points:
- don't include a link to the homepage on the homepage (or other circular links for that matter)
- use headers
- cannibalize Top Ten Guidelines for Homepage Usability
- it's commercially oriented, and we've got some of that, but has some good poinst