Friday, November 16, 2007

Good UI: Amazon logo


I noticed a really nice touch today in Amazon's recently released UI: when you mouse over the logo on any page but the home page, the logo changes to a button and adds the text "homepage."

This is smart.

While having your logo link to your home page is a web standard (although it's surprising how many sites forget to add this basic functionality), I've never seen anyone call it out to the user specifically. It always feels like a gamble when I go to click on a logo, hoping that it's a link to "home." Amazon tells me exactly what is going on.

More sites should do this.
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