Are Error Messages Getting Too Cute For Their Own Good

I enjoyed this post by Golden Krishna on the Cooper blog about how error messages are becoming increasingly less useful in helping you identify what has gone wrong.

Fortunately, some suggestions on writing good error messages are included towards the end, including this one from UXmatters.

Posted on: January 19, 2012 | 3 Comments

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I couldn't agree more with this!

I really hate seeing cutesy error messages when something I need to do is malfunctioning. I'd also much rather some relevant information as opposed to a cute picture or funny tagline.

Great concept.

Agreed. There's a fine line between friendly layman terminology and actually explaining what the problem is without being geekazoid. Good article.

I am totallt agreed. i like your article , nice post .....

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