Akatombo Web Log
Friday, April 30, 2004
Usability Issues on Japanese websites
We are going to be writing an article on common usability problems on Japanese websites in the near future. Some of the main items for discussions are:
- Use of English for parts of the website crucial for navigation
- The use of frames
- failure to specify language encoding
If you are using a Japanese website, and find something that is confusing, please take a moment to leave us a comment on this post. Let us know the url of the site, and what was confusing to you. We really appreciate your help!
Thursday, April 22, 2004
CEATEC 2004 Site - First Stage up
The first stage of the CEATEC JAPAN 2004 website has gone live in English. The German, Korean, French, Spanish, and Chinese versions will be up soon. This is a collaborative effort with a couple of other companies and there are some things that we would definitely like to improve, but we’d really like your input and suggestions.
Please take a look at the CEATEC website as if you were a potential exhibitor, and tell us what improvements would make the site more effective for you. We will release these requests for comment each time we release a new version with a new target audience. You suggestions will be considered deeply and acted upon, so please let us know what you think.
Tuesday, April 20, 2004
Heard (may not be exact wording) on a Diner’s Club card commercial:
“The world is open for business, you have the key.”
This seems like a strange slogan to us. What kind of open businesses generally require keys?
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