CraigsList is an extremely popular web application used by tons of people in many different countries. People often wonder about the lack of design, but just about everyone I have come in contact with knows about the site, has used it more than once, and has good things to say about it. This week, I’m going to discuss the current CraigsList design, ways it could be improved, and how to better leverage its data so that it’s more accessible and approachable by everyone who uses it.
My friend Robert Hoekman recently wrote a new column about CraigsList and how it measures up against the principles of application design mentioned in his new book, Designing the Obvious. This column is a follow-up to his.