You’re Getting There WSJ

September 15, 2010 § Leave a comment

When I visited the Wall Street Journal’s homepage for the first time I was a little surprised.  I expected more… elegance.  The website isn’t mediocre in terms of its coverage… obviously, but it’s usability leaves something to be desired. The stories featured on the homepage are organized chaotically.  I did go semi-crosseyed trying to find the different sections because they were pretty much clumped together and it seemed, to me, like a lot to take in at once, but some may disagree. One feature that I did find simple and easy to use was the navigation bar.  It didn’t give me the same dizzying feeling.  Basically the navigation bar is located at the top, containing the papers major sections.  When the arrows next to the

sections are clicked there is a drop-down menu where there are further topic choices within, along with columns, blogs, and discussions about that section.  Very well thought out, WSJ! Overall, the site isn’t horrible but has room to get better if it just cleans up its homepage!

-Dana

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