Read this list. Love this list. You dare not ignore this list. News sites are often the biggest offenders of this list.
Among the lessons:
Fancy formatting and fonts are ignored. Why? Because users assume they are ads and donâ€™t have the information they need.
Navigation tools work better when placed at the top of the page.
People generally scan lower portions of the page. […] Give readers something to latch onto when theyâ€™re scanning your page.
Many more here.
And, on an unrelated sidenote, the Audacity 1.3.4 Beta was released with improvements galore. Audacity is the cash-strapped news operation’s audio editor of choice due its many great features and low, low price of “free.”
Hat tip to Download Squad on both items.