My Wimpy Rant
Since everyone hates Common Look & Feel guidelines (CLF) so much, why don’t we do something about it? Personally, I think it was worse before we had any guidelines, but maybe we’ve matured since then.
I agree it breaks some obvious UX and IA best practices, so I’m going to take up the charge to gather and document these gaps, with your help.
Call to Action
I invite you to submit your comments below about how exactly CLF guidelines contradict research-based usability guidelines.
Please provide supporting links or documentation with your comment, whether that be your own usability testing, client research or those of an expert.
Y’all have shared enough opinions. This time it’s gotta be fact based. Let’s see if we can influence CLF guidelines for the better.