"Regardless of what you think of the design—there's a proverb attributed to Picasso that sums it up nicely:
Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.
Within one's own institution, I think the acceptable limit of copying is extended. In…"
"I wasn't meaning to criticize. :-)
The biggest one that strikes me right off are the horizontal layout of links on the right. People scan lists, links, etc. in a more vertical manner, following an F pattern."
"Well it's been up at least a year (since it was reported "stolen" a year ago) and I would hope they did some kind of conversion impact tracking of the new layout.
What sorts of usability issues are you seeing?"
"Also interesting to me is that the homepage design was copied by our own bookstore, without our (Public Affairs Office) knowledge or input:
We're not sure if they did it because they thought it was a good solution…"
"Thanks Eric. :-) I was just about to point out that usability and accessibility aren't the same. I've spent several years reading research on usability, and while a relatively small percentage may not find trouble with the site's…"
"While I like the design of Brown's homepage, I am also not a typical web user. I'm guessing that none of the folks on this site have the same issues with usability as most of our users. Susan makes a great point regarding the usability of…"
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