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The Anatomy of a Perfect Website | Infographic from OrphicPixel

Posted on 02 Mar 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Anatomy of a Perfect Website | Infographic from OrphicPixel

I actually learned something from … who knew?
Took some time to explore Pinterest’s Design section and was quite taken by the infographic below (aren’t infographics mesmerizing? Especially the way these long skinny ones look on Pinterest? I find them almost magical. But maybe I’m just easily swayed). I was struck with how ostentatious this title was and, quite honestly, it is overkill: it’s not a total anatomy (I was thinking it would actually show a map or something) and far from perfect. I guess it still hooked me in, though.
A more accurate title: good-looking killer factoids to consider for your website.
Key takeaways for me (to save you a wee bit of scrolling):

  • people can’t find the info they’re looking for on a website 60% of the time according to User Interface Engineering, Inc. research
  • Top three most hated website thingies: 1 Pop-Ups in front of windows; 2 slow loading; 3 no close button
  • No huge surprise, English is the top language at 68%. After that the languages are pretty bunched up. 2nd place is Japanese at 6ish%.
  • Arguments for SEO: after a search, 42% click on the top link, then 8% on second link. 62% click on the first page of search results.
  • Social Network ranking (May 2011 study based on time spent): 1 FB; 2 Blogger; 3 Tumblr; 4 Twitter; 5 LinkedIn [note: Pinterest became a player after this study was done and initial reports suggest people spend lots of time there. At least for now…]
  • 80.4% of sites that use analytics use Google Analytics
  • a nice quote: “Everything is designed. Few things are designed well.” Brian Reed



A question that’s becoming a reality, but I don’t think we’re quite there yet: who uses websites anymore?

Source: Orphic Pixel is a dude named Mars, a do-all web guy based in Muscat, Oman.
His website tagline “one dot can cause you a lot” doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me here but might mean more where he is.