Archive for July 24th, 2005

Wot no body { background-color:white; } ?

Sunday, July 24th, 2005

Yesterday I had a good day at opentech which was good fun and met lots of intersting folk, but I missed an opportunity to ask a Yahoo Search bod - Jeremy Zawodny why their search site didn’t bother setting a background colour, so instead, I’m going to start what’s hopefully not a regular look at sites which fail…

All of the major brands on the web other than Amazon failed to do the most basic QA on their sites, and all of them suffer from developers who don’t really know the common pitfalls of designing. I don’t know why this is, but please sort it out, it really looks bad for your brand - go back to your style guides, and read the bit where it says white backgrounds…