Putting the answer to a typical user's main question in big red type at the top of your homepage would guarantee high usability, right? Wrong — at least for the U.S. Census Bureau's homepage, where 86% of users failed to find the country's current population when it was presented in large red numbers.
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I've been Stumbling since I got back from Guides tonight (the internet can help a person waste far too much time). This article's kinda interesting - I found the statistic on the page straight away but only because I knew I was looking for something that looked like an ad.