iPad usability

In May, Jakob Nielson did a second round of iPad usability testing. The results are interesting to anyone doing or thinking about iPad development. This is my favorite quote.

I thought I’d driven a stake through splash screens many years ago and eradicated them from the Web, but apparently splash screens are super-vampires that can haunt users from beyond the grave. Several new iPad apps have long introductory segments that might be entertaining the first time, but soon wear out their welcome. Bad on sites, bad in apps. Don’t.

You really can’t say this enough, can you?