Tag: Usability

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.

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

The main objective of usability reviews and functional testing is to help your online business succeed and meet all of your goals. Often, a company simply doesn’t know how to be successful online because their staff isn’t experienced with all the skills necessary to be and remain competitive. Usability is an important business decision if revenue is expected to come from a web site. It is used to determine what is wanted and needed by a business. Usability input isRead more…

Yesterday a colleague asked me to find information on software application response times. I responded with some qualifying questions to refine my assistance but what it boiled down was this: the corporate powers wanted to know how much they could fudge things so that an ecommerce software application could roll out into “production” even though it wasn’t ready to effectively respond to customers. Could this be a problem and if yes, who says so? Selling Customer Experience Most online marketersRead more…

Just when I was seriously considering not writing articles for other publications for awhile, something happened. I wrote an article that poured out in one take for Search Engine Land’s newly renamed “Search and Usability” column and delivered it way past my deadline. Turns out, it was a hit. I’d been pondering lately how hard it can be to describe what online marketers and web site designers and developers do for a living. Ask 10 of us what we doRead more…

This caught my attention. Google May Penalize Your Site for Having Too Many Ads published in SearchEngineWatch states Google is looking at penalizing ad heavy sites that make it difficult for people to find good content on web pages, Matt Cutts, head of Google’s web spam team, said yesterday at PubCon during his keynote session. The key point Google appears to want to make is that anything that prevents people from reading content concerns them. The article goes on toRead more…

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