Tag: shari thurow

Web site information architecture is an additional skill web designers may not have that you may need to outsource for. Information architecture is tied to usability testing and how humans search, sort, classify and order things. This is not the same as site architecture that SEO’s use in their work. Shari Thurow describes what information architecture is for web design, why its so important to design and how it relates to user centered design.  She offers logical examples and aRead more…

True story. I was asked to quote on an SEO job for a web site completely built in Flash with AJAX and JavaScript for an extra added thrill. They had $500 to spend. Most of you would decline and so did I, but not before we got into a bit of a discussion when the agency insisted I was wrong about engines and Flash. For their company name, their site comes up in the number one spot. This, they sayRead more…

In the space of a few days, two separate articles were published on the same topic, but from different perspectives. The writers discuss Usability/User Experience, Project Management and Search Engine Marketing practices, where they collide or fit like a glove. Each article is eye opening for those of you who work in enterprise development. You know the politics and difficulties in something as basic as communication between departments and the different skills and practices brought to the table. In orderRead more…