7.15.2009

A Little Web Usability Hint...

I make mention now and again that I design things for money occasionally. This is a bit of an understatement - I'm actually a goddamn design genius. And part of being a genius is that you know everything there is to know about everything that could possibly have anything to do with your field of geniusness - in this case, design. And because I'm a goddamn design genius, I wouldn't expect the rest of the world to know this little tip on web usability that I know because of my goddamn geniusness, so I'm going to do all you folks a favor and share with you some FUCKING GENIUS.

If you sell something on a website - let's call it EnergyCircle.com - and you tell me it's "in stock, ready to ship", when I try to order 6 of them, you should let me order 6 of them, instead of telling me my maximum quantity I can order is 0:



The alternative? DON'T TELL ME THEY'RE IN STOCK AND READY TO SHIP IF THEY'RE NOT IN STOCK AND READY TO SHIP.

I know it takes a motherfucking design genius like motherfucking me to know this shit, so I'm okay with sharing my deepest most well-guarded design secrets with you. Now go forth and prosper, and quit being such a night-light cock-tease.

Assholes.