He warned that the rush to make webpages more dynamic often meant users were badly served.
He said sites peppered with personalisation tools were in danger of resembling the “glossy but useless” sites at the height of the dotcom boom.
Yet, the trend I see with Web 2.0 designs is that they’re often much cleaner and leaner than most current websites.
Many have opinions on what Mr Nielson had to say:
- Jakob’s Rule for Web 2.0: KISS
- Jakob Needs A Makeover; And A ‘Fun’ Gene Implant
- A Quick Comment on Web 2.0 and Jakob Nielsen
- Web 2.0 Bad for Websites?
- Jakob Nielsen vs. Web 2.0
What do you think? Is Web 2.0 good or bad for websites and website users?