# Usable websites are self-evident

When users have landed on websites for the first time, they'll quickly scan and make an attempt to understand what's going on in the website. When websites are not usable, this process of understanding will be painful.

Whilst unusable websites would normally raise a lot of questions in the users' head, usable websites will give understanding. The users will feel that they just get what's going on in the website. Usable websites are self-evident. This means anything that could be made obvious should be made obvious.

# References

Krug, Don’t make me think (p.11)

For instance, it means that as far as is humanly possible, when I look at a Web page it should be self-evident. Obvious. Self-explanatory.

Krug, Don’t make me think (p.13)

When you're creating a site, your job is to get rid of the question marks.