Tag: Web Design

I’m about to try something new and I’m very excited! Having attended several webinars and webcasts presented by my industry peers, I was invited to do one myself for the American Marketing Association. You Are Invited! How User Centered Web Design Techniques Enhance Online Marketing How User Centered Web Design Techniques Enhance Online Marketing is completely free. I’ll do a 40 minute training with slides that contain how-to, tools and book recommendations, followed by Q&A. Wed, Jun 15, 1 -2Read more…

Before you began a new web site design, did you pause for a moment and think about your goals?  When you first sat down to consider your plans, did you think about your business requirements?  Why do you want a web site? What do you hope to accomplish?  How will you do this? Web Site Requirements Some example business requirements may be: 1. Increase the amount of qualified Search Engine traffic. 2. Increase the number of new visitors (and perhapsRead more…

As a user advocate, one of my personal concerns with web design and programming is making web sites and applications accessible to everybody. That includes disabled persons and those who rely on mobile or smaller devices to use the Internet. It’s a very hard sell. While I always plant seeds with my clients, it’s a rare one that wants to purposely go over their code to be sure it meets disability standards (aka “Section 508″ and “PAS 78″). Or, someoneRead more…

Have you ever sat around a large table with a group of people working on a giant jig saw puzzle? Some people are really good at it. They understand the puzzle. Others are content to find border pieces. It takes patience. It brings the group together while they put it all together. What if you have the chance to build your own house? You’ll hire an architect who listens to your goals, likes, dislikes and dreams. From that a planRead more…

The article I wrote last year for Website Magazine made the SEMMY Finals in the Design and Usability category. It’s time now for readers to vote on the 4 articles chosen by judges. The article is Everyday Usability – 14-Point Checklist for Success User behaviors change and evolve and it’s up to website owners to adapt. Constant attention must be given to how users and search engines interact with your site to ensure that you not only attract visitors, butRead more…

I’m always asked how to explain web site usability and why a site owner should bother investing in user experience design. What would make an impact on users? Understanding, in-depth, who web site visitors are is a good place to start. When we use the Web, we agree to an Internet, computer based experience. We may spend so much time with the journey itself that we never reach our destination. User experience design aids and supports findabilty and usability. ConsiderRead more…

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