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The Unusually Useful Web Book by June Cohen

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top 10 reasons web sites fail

Sadly, there are a lot of ways for web sites to fail. They may fail to make money or attract an audience; they may fail to work properly. Or they may fail, as many do, to launch at all. So as you build your site, beware the perils that can ruin your plans. We've made these mistakes so you don't have to.

  1. Sabotage by co-workers. Don't laugh! The biggest obstacle most web developers face isn't technology or funding or bandwidth; it's people. People and their petty office politics. If your project doesn't have support from key people in the organization, you'll almost certainly find yourself sabotaged—whether it's by the engineer who won't give straight answers, the manager who won't commit resources, or the CEO who says, ...

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