Category: Web Design

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…

I was struck by Jordan Kastler’s The Hidden Cost Of Cheap SEO & Social Media Labor because I wrote about this in the 1990′s. In fact, my article caught the eye of a local newspaper reporter who later interviewed me about my new business and rather forceful writings. He promoted what I wrote about Yahoo! where I stated, “Anyone who says they can get you into Yahoo!’s directory for free is flat out lying.” The original premise of the firstRead more…

Have I got the list of lists for you. Are you looking for the very best list of authoritative standards sites? One of my most favorite persons, “iamlost” (sure, he has a real name but this one is so cute) just posted the list to beat all lists at Cre8asiteforums. It goes into web site standards, web best practices, server stuff, Internet stuff, database goodies and organizations. Bookmark and feast on A Site List For Web Standards And Best Practices

For many years I’ve been tutoring students at the Search Engine College who wish to learn more about web site usability and user friendly design. While the Search Engine College focuses mostly on search engine marketing practices, owner Kalena Jordan wanted a course in web site usability to support and compliment the other courses.  She recognized early on the value of a user friendly, easy to use web site and marketing it to both people and search engines. The courseRead 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…

While more web site development companies understand why human factors web design contributes to long term business and brand success, there are still those not investing and taking risks. In my latest column for Search Engine Land, I describe the risks of not performing site testing during the developmental stages of web site design. The testing I recommend is not just on functional or server performance. I would like to see every department, from search engine marketing, to software applicationRead more…

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