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This year my family went out in all directions for Thanksgiving. My husband, Eric, and I went to my Mom and Dad’s for dinner. Not 5 minutes into the meal, Dad asks, “What is it. Again. That you do again?” My sister, her son and my mom also had “some idea”. Eric took a stab at it. After his elevator speech, my Dad pauses from his turkey to say, “You call it Usability. What is that, exactly.” So I wentRead more…

I would like to thank Intuit for their hard work in bringing me new clients. It came as quite a surprise that you support my web site usability and SEO services. Imagine my surprise when I flipped on the boob tube for several minutes while making tea from the comfort of my (very busy!) home office and there you were, all professional sounding like, with your (dare I say it?) sly and devious commercial to small biz web site ownerRead more…

As someone who is technically blind without my eyeglasses or contacts for correction, sometimes I feel like the forgotten user. The spectrum of usage for sight usability seems to be there is the perfect experience designed for those with 20/20 vision and on the other end, tools and code to make web pages accessible to those who can not see. I’m in the in-between stage. With correction, I can fumble my way through. I have bi-focal contact lenses in bothRead more…

I’ve been studying physics. For me to understand any of the science and newer theories, such as “string theory”, I try to picture it in my head. Have you tried to imagine what a blown apart atom looks like or the so-called “11 dimensions” that string theory strives to prove? Why do I even care? Have you noticed how one dimensional social networking is? Or how the sense of Time feels awkward when you crank up Twitter and see commentsRead more…

As more and more people jump on the SEO and Usability bandwagon and write about it, a few different arguments are presented. In some, one set of skills is more important than the other, or “first”. For others, one can’t live without the other. Still others think they have a purpose together and create new terms for practicing it. I’ve written extensively over the years on the relationship between SEO and web site usability. Five years ago I felt thatRead more…

Today’s travels took me to: No Nonsense Debra – Will The Real Search Engine Blog Please Stand Up? Come on guys, you want us to follow your webmaster rules then make it official by posting them in one place, on your company blogs. Let’s get rid of the FUD, the crude, and the mud associated with near-miss comments by people trying to share. No Nonsense Aaron – Why SEMPO is Worse than the Defunct Search Marketing Associations SEMPO saved myRead more…

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