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Web Dogma, Eric Reiss, FatDUX, CEE-SECR 2017

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October 20, 2017

Web Dogma, Eric Reiss, FatDUX, CEE-SECR 2017

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October 20, 2017
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  1. Eric Reiss SECR 2017 20 October 2017 St. Petersburg, Russia

    Trancendental? Time-tested? Tarnished? Trash? The Web Dogma – 10 years later
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  8. The Hives - Sweden

  9. “Links should be blue and underlined” “Flash is 98% bad”

    “Text should be no more than 10 lines” But fashions change...
  10. Do design rules stifle creativity? You tell me....

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  13. My questions back in 2003: Is fashion avoidable in a

    design philosophy? Does technology always drive design?
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  15. dog·ma noun 1 : a tenent or code of tenents

  16. My concept Create a set of best practices that transcend

    both technology and fashion
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  25. 1. Anything that exists only to satisfy the internal politics

    of the site owner must be eliminated. 1.
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  30. That was then. But what about now?

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  47. Ten years ago: It was about fighting internal politics. Today:

    Same same. Plus even more lawyers and sex.
  48. 1. Anything that exists only to satisfy the ego of

    the designer must be eliminated. 2.
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  50. That was then. But what about now?

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  53. Ten years ago: It was about improving usability by reducing

    the effects of designer ego. Today: Same same. Plus even bigger egos. And even more arrogance.
  54. 1. Anything that is irrelevant within the context of the

    page must be eliminated. 3.
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  56. That was then. But what about now?

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  64. Ten years ago: It was about feng shui. Today: Same

    same. Plus eliminating dark patterns.
  65. 1. Any feature or technique that reduces the visitor’s ability

    to navigate freely must be eliminated. 4.
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  68. That was then. But what about now?

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  74. Ten years ago: It was about navigation. Today: Same same.

    Plus ergonomic and paywall issues.
  75. 1. Any interactive object that forces the visitor to guess

    its meaning must be eliminated. 5.
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  79. That was then. But what about now?

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  82. Ten years ago: It was about eliminating guesswork. Today: Your

    guess is still as good as mine.
  83. 1. No software, apart from the browser itself, must be

    required to get the site to work correctly. 6.
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  86. That was then. But what about now?

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  91. Ten years ago: It was about eliminating extra software Today:

    Less of a problem today, but still there. The problem has moved to mobile, where services require proprietary apps for non- responsive sites.
  92. 1. Content must be readable first, printable second, downloadable third.

    7.
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  94. That was then. But what about now?

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  100. Ten years ago: It was mainly about getting rid of

    PDFs. Today: Same same. Adobe has more clout than I do.
  101. 1. Usability must never be sacrificed for the sake of

    a style guide. 8.
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  109. That was then. But what about now?

  110. 2009 2010 2012

  111. Ten years ago: It was about getting ad agencies to

    understand. Today: Smite them down, oh Lord. Let the geeks inherit the earth!
  112. 1. No visitor must be forced to register or surrender

    personal data unless the site owner is unable to provide a service or complete a transaction without it. 9.
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  124. That was then. But what about now?

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  126. Ten years ago: The marketers were gathering unnecessary data. Today:

    Same same. Plus inconvenience at the touch of a finger!
  127. 1. Break any of these rules sooner than do anything

    outright barbarous! 10.
  128. George Orwell Author: Animal Farm, “1984”

  129. Ten Sixty years ago: George was damned smart. Today: George’s

    intellect is timeless.
  130. Does the Web Dogma still work? I leave that up

    to you to decide.
  131. But one thing is beyond discussion: If we do not

    demand better websites and apps, we will never get them. Don’t just prevent bad things from happening, you can make wonderful things happen.
  132. Спасибо!

  133. The FatDUX Group ApS Strandøre 15 2100 Copenhagen Denmark Office:

    (+45) 39 29 07 07 Mobil: (+45) 20 12 88 44 Twitter: @elreiss [email protected] www.fatdux.com Eric Reiss can (usually) be found at: