eBid Widgets, by Kimbo! is an independent technical support resource for online buyers and sellers using the eBid.net auction site. In this blog you will find updates, news, thoughts, hints, and general blather. Welcome aboard!
Friday, November 20, 2009
A Picture Paints - Navigation by Icon
I'm a creature of words*. I know this, I know I find writing and typing easier than some (though I'm under no illusions about being a literary genius!) and I read quickly and copiously. Because of this I find my web sites tend to get rather wordy. Each time I have a new idea, I slap it in there, write a paragraph or two describing it. Link it about all over the place, and it all seems perfectly clear to me.
Of course, it's not. It's a mess. A textual mess with odd bits of useful info tucked into the gaps, shivering under the onslaught of verbiage. Oops, there I go again. So I've had a total rethink on the Widgets site and it is now waaaay more graphical. In fact, it is icon driven. The text is restricted to where it should be - explaining concepts, describing options. Navigation is now by icon. The site is clear, clean and easy to drive. I hope. I'm sure you'll tell me if I'm wrong.
*Which makes me wonder why more of them don't make it to bloghood. Note to self: ramble less, blog more!