Ten Mistakes in Site Planning

In Webreview, Steve Franklin suggests ten steps to include in your Web site planning process. There are many layers of design, from graphics to layout to information architecture to usability. But before you can start refining the details, it's best to make sure you've cleared your site of the ten most common flaws. Once you know your goals and agree on your audience, your energy should be focused into making good design decisions that meet your objectives. Hard and fast rules like "don't use frames" aren't going to apply to every site of course. But whenever you decide to go against convention, be sure you are doing it for the right reasons, and that your organization will benefit from the design decision.