Many people in the usability community regard Steve Krug’s book Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition as the laypersons usability bible. This book explains briefly and concisely everything one needs to know about getting started with web usability. For more advanced users, it’s a great refresher course.
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Load times are unavoidable in some circumstances. It is critical to be keep the user informed of what is happening and how much longer the process should take.
The 3-click-rule is the Freddy Kreuger of web design advice. You think it’s finally dead and then it comes back and starts slashing up sensible debate about usable design. I’m hoping to convince you to stop talking about the 3-click rule.
Keeping a website maintained and usable can be done in as little as an hour a month. Check out these tips for keeping on top of your site.
In this post I’m going to show you why you shouldn’t be using FeedBurner to distribute RSS Feeds via Email, and offer some alternatives to FeedBurner that do Email Syndication better.
If you implement the following tips, not only will your users be able to mentally picture where they are when they crash-land on any of your site’s pages, but they’ll be aware of the many other things around them in relation to the site’s structure.
What are you willing to give up for the sake of Usability? This article explores the idea of the impact of nostalgia in overcoming the desire for a more usable product.
Many websites try to win over a users heart through self-promotional welcome messages that often contain very little useful information. It’s no surprise that many (nay, everyone) will ignore this copy, but did you realize that useless fluff can actually prevent users from the actual important stuff?
Over centuries, doors and their locking mechanisms have evolved and changed with different purposes. This post outlines the evolution of this simplex everyday object.
Here are some quick tips to create a user friendly footer, including suggestions of relevant links and information that keeps to standard footer conventions.