Even Google's not immune to bad design

28 May 2009 - 10:27am
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Sharon Greenfield5
2008

Looking for a place to post the ole resume. Someone mentions Google
Page. Googled that:
http://pages.google.com/

I read:
"We are no longer accepting new sign-ups for Page Creator because we
have shifted our focus to developing Google Sites, which offers many
of the capabilities of Page Creator along with..." etc. along with
paragraphs of more information about the change.

'Fine', I think as a user. 'I'll use Google Sites, whatever'. But
nowhere on the page is a link to Google Sites.
My impulse to move forward and solve my immediate user goal is stifled.

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28 May 2009 - 12:02pm
Sean Bentley
2008

True, should have a link at the top level.

But if you click "Learn more", the 4th question addressed gives the url http://sites.google.com

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Looking for a place to post the ole resume. Someone mentions Google
Page. Googled that:
http://pages.google.com/

I read:
"We are no longer accepting new sign-ups for Page Creator because we
have shifted our focus to developing Google Sites, which offers many
of the capabilities of Page Creator along with..." etc. along with
paragraphs of more information about the change.

'Fine', I think as a user. 'I'll use Google Sites, whatever'. But
nowhere on the page is a link to Google Sites.
My impulse to move forward and solve my immediate user goal is stifled.
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28 May 2009 - 1:46pm
Fredrik Matheson
2005

Happily, Google Sites seems to have been designed with great care for the
details. Not that it *looks* designed at all, of course.
Note the iPhone-like page scrolling actions – when you scroll on a page
you're editing, the top menu with your info etc disappears, but the bar
holding save/cancel etc sticks to the top. Nifty.

28 May 2009 - 10:58am
Anonymous

Give them time. I'm sure as soon as they develop a "user
satisfaction vs user interaction" algorithm everything will be just
fine. ;)

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28 May 2009 - 6:28pm
Murray Eaton
2009

Im assuming they have changed this page as the word "Google sites"
is now linked to the URL required.

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