Ascending the Reforged Portal
Goals of Good Web Site Design
The Obsidian Portal is a huge success in terms of many of its basic “mission goals”, particularly in supporting effective use of its “back-end” database for individual campaigns. But there are many ways that it falls short, including some very basic best practices of web design. Here is my un-professional recounting of some, that I have read the pros emphasize over and over.
h3 Website Design Should Strive For Consistency in lay out, cueing, and iconography.,
Site Navigation Should Be Clear and responsive to task and actor.
h3.Pages and Actions should be focused and evaluated for ease of use and success in meeting mission needs.
h3.Mobile and Touch devices have distinct needs and approaches.
h3.Help should be omnipresent, accessible, and contextual.