Though its purpose is to target web design guidelines for government websites, this publication has long been a resource for everyone.

Download free: Research-Based Web Design & Usability Guidelines to view and print Guidelines Book by section

or buy the print version at the US Gov Bookstore for $25 US

This resource now contains 209 guidelines for effective Web design and usability and covers a wide range of Web site design issues, including home page design, page and site navigation, graphics and images, Web content organization, and effective Web content writing. Each guideline includes a “Strength of Evidence” rating that indicates how much research there is to support that guideline. It also includes a “Relative Importance” rating that shows how important that guideline is to the overall success of a Web site.

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Kim Krause Berg’s long background in web design, SEO and usability includes software application functional and user interface testing, accessibility, information architecture and persuasive design. She shared her passion for Usability and SEO through her site and private consulting at Cre8pc for 17 years. Kim founded Cre8asiteforums in 1998. In the fall of 2012 she sold her forums to Internet Marketing Ninjas and retired from private consulting to join their Executive Management team where she continues her work in usability testing, customer experience and conversions design.

My Online Course: Web Site Usability 101


American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)

Information Architecture Institute

Usability Professionals Association (UPA)