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It’s official. I’m no longer offering any usability or search engine marketing consulting services, after a decade of performing customized services. I came on the Internet web design scene in 1995 as a newly single, divorced mom of two young children. My story feels old now and retold many times. The short version is that I had no job, had to move out of my house since I couldn’t afford to stay there, refused child support and alimony and otherwiseRead more…

For my friends who devour case studies in Human Factors and new thinking in web design, here are some of my more recent finds. Service Design Elements that comprise Service Design as a discipline. Introduction to the Fundamentals of Motivation There is little escaping the fact that our motivations or how we explain and conceptualise them digs deeper into our own psyche and that of our societies than very often as designers we are prepared or entitled to look. FurthermoreRead more…

Update from John Mueller from Google – “5:09 PM It’s still up and running – the counts are being worked on. We use it on all our blogs as well :-)?” If you didn’t get the memo or have the ability to read Google’s universal mind, their free RSS and email subscription service is no longer available. Cre8asiteforums Moderator, Barry Welford, sounded the alert: Your Feedburner Subscriber Stats = 0 :should You Worry? We’re seeking alternatives to Feedburner in thatRead more…

While I’m in the process of bulldozing this site, I found two very cool Usability finds too good not to share if you love freebies. Visit  Download Free UX Books Free UX Research Tools by ZURB Thanks ActualInsights for aiding and abetting my UX addiction.

If you are a regular here and wonder why the design keeps changing, well. Welcome to The Experiment. I’ve been trying all kinds of software and themes, testing conversions and ease of use of everything.  This latest one is a basic WordPress Theme, which I’ve never tried before. The lessons I’m learning along the way have been incredible, humbling and funny.  Every tidbit of this ongoing experiment offers me a more intimate perspective of what many of you go throughRead more…

Two hurdles web designers face when designing web sites are how to setup the information architecture and from there, create easy to understand navigation. Hopefully, an easy to understand navigation scheme also means easy to use. But, should we really have to THINK about navigation? I don’t want to. I want to be able to scan words that tell me where I am, where to go, what happens when I get there, and why I should take a few extraRead more…

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