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The Ultimate Reduction Usability Test  (View post)

Michel [PersonRank 0]

Thursday, May 12, 2005
15 years ago



Blogoscoped after :)

flickr.com/photos/telendro/134 ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Nice :)
Does that mean you never click on "Forum"?

Michel [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

I usually click on the link that is at the end of each post, that perhaps should go directly to its (own) forum thread.

PD: Sometimes I want to "post reply" and the forum creates another thread. I dont know if it is my fault...

Ades [PersonRank 6]

15 years ago #

I agree with Michel.

One should scan through all threads with the same title to read other people's comments about the same entry.

Second, one should manually find the correct thread to add comments.

Maybe you could correct these, Philipp. Just suggestions...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I wanted to correct this for a long time, I will do this within the next days. Then, when you click on "comment" it will open the correct thread if it exists.

SuperJason [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

[Wow]

That is really interesting. I think this is a good method for determining the effectiveness of your layout. Imagine everyone doing this, and see what you are left with.

That seems to be how Google operates.

Dave [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

search.yahoo.com brings you somewhat closer to what you want...

I end up reading many blogs (or sites in general) in my RSS reader and don’t see a lot of the ads and other stuff around. Very convenient! If the feed has full text that is. Oh wait, you don’t. ...

Amy [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

How you do that??

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I used PaintShop Pro 4 for the image retouching.

Andreas [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

I’m actually reducing sites with to much clutter for real: The firefox extension greasemonkey (greasemonkey.mozdev.org/) in combination with platypus (platypus.mozdev.org) make it quite easy. There isn’t too much difference between your photoshopped amazon image and the site that appears in my browser.

dnl2ba [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

[moved]

Michel, good call. :)

This sounds like a call for a Greasemonkey script to strip those sites down. If you don’t want to write one, get Platypus, which will let you edit a live web page WYSIWIG style and save the changes as a Greasemonkey script.

platypus.mozdev.org/

Lenwood [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

That's a very interesting point, and I agree. Most sites couldn't be reduced as much as you did in your post, but you said that. Greasemonkey is supposed to help with that, but who want to learn another web tool? Web developers should focus on making sites relevant, instead of putting everything they can on the page. There are a lot of techies (myself included, in my weaker moments) that want to put everything they can on the screen.

Davezilla [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Clean out your GMail Spam folder. Seriously. That's 90% of your clutter. ;^)

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