I was fortunate to hear a lot of buzz around HTML5 in early 2009 through the various vines of the web knowledge world. At the time I thought that it sounded like a fantastic solution to a lot of problems I was having in my day to day work, but that it was something, like CSS3, which needed to be used with caution. Given the (lack of) support for it, I concentrated my efforts on other aspects of development and shelved my enthusiasm for a time when I could give it a little more attention.
Today I'd like to say a few words about what isn't needed on a website, and about how leaving out some of the things that you think might be needed can actually make for a better user experience. But first, you'll need to have a look at a favourite site of mine. I've been visiting this particular site for months, and if you're at all into web development you've probably already seen it. The site is 'Today's Guardian' (or Observer, on a Sunday), created by Phil Gyford using the Guardian Open Platform. It's a brilliant example of how a great interface combined with a 'less is more' attitude to page content can result in a really great user experience.
Posted by: Mette Terkildsen
When we are using the expression “Is the glass half full or half empty?” we quickly divide people into two groups the optimist and the pessimist. Everyone sees a situation differently, it is the same when we are looking at a glass with water, beer or wine, and everyone will see it different.