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27/10/2011

It’s the Little Things – Auto Focusing on Search Fields (don’t do it)

http://blog.monkeydo.biz/post/11996243067/auto-focusing-on-search-fields-dont-do-it

15/09/2011

Do users change their settings? » UIE Brain Sparks

http://www.uie.com/brainsparks/2011/09/14/do-users-change-their-settings/

21/02/2011

The latest tests on ABtests.com

Learn. Share. Improve your conversions today.

The latest tests on ABtests.com

16/01/2011

Information Architects – iPad: Scroll or Card?

How do you navigate content on the iPad? Scroll or flip? In 1987, the biggest neck beards in tech held conference on the Future of Hypertext and there were two camps “Card Sharks” and “Holy Scrollers” and they had an epic fight over the following question: Should you scroll or flip pages on the screen? Who won the fight?

Information Architects – iPad: Scroll or Card?

10/11/2010

Managing Facebook Like. Or not. – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report

Variations could certainly make Facebook’s hypothetical best-practice like management page easier, faster, or more pleasant to use. But they are pretty much beside the point, as Facebook does not provide a like management page when I click that stupid link.

Managing Facebook Like. Or not. – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report

26/10/2010

Top five usability myths demolished | Econsultancy

I guess it’s grumpy old man time but I am really beginning to get hacked off with general ignorance (with apologies to Stephen Fry) about usability. So rather than just grumble in the corner, I have decided to demolish five of the most persistent myths about usability.

Top five usability myths demolished | Econsultancy

14/09/2010

Perception and the design of forms – Part 5: Proximity – Formulate Information Design

This is the fifth article in our series about visual perception and the design of forms

Perception and the design of forms – Part 5: Proximity – Formulate Information Design

19/08/2010

NVDA

NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) is a free and open source screen reader for the Microsoft Windows operating system. Providing feedback via synthetic speech and Braille, it enables blind or vision impaired people to access computers running Windows for no more cost than a sighted person. Major features include support for over 20 languages and the ability to run entirely from a USB drive with no installation.

NVDA

24/06/2010

UX Myths

UX Myths collects the most frequent user experience design misconceptions and explains why they don’t hold true. And you don’t have to take our word for it, we’ll show you lots of researches and articles from design and usability gurus.

UX Myths

08/06/2010

Heatmaps, hot or not? Free alternatives for Crazy Egg – paul olyslager

The heatmap is a graphical overlay of your website which points out what content is hot and what not. This is mainly done by tracking the mouseclicks of the visitor.

Heatmaps, hot or not? Free alternatives for Crazy Egg – paul olyslager

08/06/2010

5 quick and easy ways to improve your website’s usability – paul olyslager

The ultimate goal of usability tests is to obtain the necessary information which will give you the possibility to make an interface so simple and intuitive in use that people can work with it without thinking.

5 quick and easy ways to improve your website’s usability – paul olyslager

07/06/2010

jQuery Accessible Tabs – How to make tabs REALLY accessible – web output

jQuery Accessible Tabs uses a very simple and flexible HTML markup as it’s base to build upon. All it needs it’s a wrapper containing Headlines and content elements one after the other. This provides a nice non-javascript fallback that does not look like something is missing or broken.

jQuery Accessible Tabs – How to make tabs REALLY accessible – web output

01/06/2010

Low cost usability testing – UserTesting.com

For $39 you get: * Video of a visitor speaking their thoughts as they use your site * Written summary describing the problems they encountered

Low cost usability testing – UserTesting.com

31/05/2010

Usable Efficiency

Improving websites and the way you build them

Usable Efficiency

30/05/2010

Modern Sitemap and Footer

review 20 websites (from big corporation to small portfolio sites) who organized their footer cleverly to enhance usability.

Modern Sitemap and Footer

27/05/2010

Design View / Andy Rutledge – Design Psychology

The left-to-right and top-to-bottom real estate that fills the browser window on a computer monitor is a delicate and treacherous space.

Design View / Andy Rutledge – Design Psychology

25/05/2010

A List Apart: Articles: Responsive Web Design

Responsive web design offers us a way forward, finally allowing us to “design for the ebb and flow of things.

A List Apart: Articles: Responsive Web Design

20/05/2010

Pointer Events & Disabling Current Page Links | CSS-Tricks

The big idea here is that you can tell a link not to behave like a link (do nothing when clicked) using the pointer-events CSS property.

Pointer Events & Disabling Current Page Links | CSS-Tricks

18/01/2010

25 User Experience Videos That Are Worth Your Time – Smashing Magazine

We’re all mostly accustomed to educating ourselves by reading articles. Rare are the opportunities to attend conferences or watch live shows on subjects that we’re interested in. That’s why we are presenting here phenomenal videos and related resources on the topic of user experience (UX) by different presenters at different events.

25 User Experience Videos That Are Worth Your Time – Smashing Magazine

06/01/2010

Eyetracking Web Usability – review : Cennydd Bowles on user experience

Time to pick sides: Jakob Nielsen has written an eyetracking book. I can scarcely think of a more divisive pairing: mention either within earshot of a UX aficionado and you’re in for impassioned advocacy or scornful ridicule.

Eyetracking Web Usability – review : Cennydd Bowles on user experience

23/09/2009

We are Colorblind » Patterns for the Color Blind

About 8% of the male population has some sort of color blindness. The color blind have the inability to clearly distinguish different colors of the spectrum, they tend to see colors in a limited range of hues. Because of this, the color blind have trouble with a lot of websites.

We are Colorblind » Patterns for the Color Blind

22/09/2009

Colour Contrast Analyser for Web Pages – Resources – Vision Australia Website

It is a tool for checking foreground & background colour combinations to determine if they provide good colour visibility. Determining “colour visibility” is based on algorithms suggested by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C):

Colour Contrast Analyser for Web Pages – Resources – Vision Australia Website

07/09/2009

A Website Usability Study | Webdesigner Depot

Apple vs. Microsoft – what about their websites? How do they both compare, and more important, which one is better and more usable?

A Website Usability Study | Webdesigner Depot

28/08/2009

hi.antonia

antonia hyde’s blog

hi.antonia

26/08/2009

Better Practice Checklists & Guides

- Department of Finance and Deregulation, Australia – Better Practice Principles, Guides and Checklists have been created to help executives, business managers, web managers and others quickly improve their understanding of a range of issues associated with the provision of services online. The documents are produced by areas in AGIMO in collaboration with government agencies.

Better Practice Checklists & Guides

26/08/2009

Web Guidelines Quality Model

A sustainable, accessible web for all: The Web Guidelines quality model Government bodies and companies are facing the challenge of creating websites that are optimally accessible to people as well as browsers and search engines. The Web Guidelines aid in that process.

Web Guidelines Quality Model

18/08/2009

Why browser zoom shouldn’t kill flexible layouts

All the major browsers now have zoom functions built in, which may make it seem like there’s no longer any need for liquid or elastic layouts. Not so.

Why browser zoom shouldn’t kill flexible layouts

10/08/2009

Information Architects » Blog Archive » The 100% Easy-2-Read Standard

Most websites are crammed with small text that’s a pain to read. Why? There is no reason for squeezing so much information onto the screen. It’s just a stupid collective mistake that dates back to a time when screens were really, really small. So…

Information Architects » Blog Archive » The 100% Easy-2-Read Standard

28/06/2009

Learning the World

blog of Martin Kliehm

Learning the World

19/03/2009

Skills for Access : The Comprehensive Guide to Creating Accessible Multimedia for e-learning

This web site provides you with a comprehensive resource on issues relating to multimedia, e-learning and accessibility. Whether you’re new to e-learning, want to know more about specific accessibility issues, or are an expert multimedia developer, we believe you’ll find information relevant to your needs.

Skills for Access : The Comprehensive Guide to Creating Accessible Multimedia for e-learning

03/03/2009

Accessibility Tips

A collection of tips, guidance, advice and practical suggestions in developing accessible websites

Accessibility Tips

16/02/2008

Welcome to myguide

learning home page

Welcome to myguide

16/02/2008

HumanITy – Home

“In our tenth year working for eInclusion”

HumanITy – Home

13/01/2008

Accessibility Resources

Accessibility Resources

15/12/2007

Blindness | Critique Wall.com

public service message on color blindness.

Blindness | Critique Wall.com

27/11/2007

What does Accessibility mean? – Snook.ca

Accessibility and Usability What does Accessibility mean?

What does Accessibility mean? – Snook.ca

03/11/2007

Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design

Boxes and Arrows is devoted to the practice, innovation, and discussion of design; including graphic design, interaction design, information architecture and the design of business …

Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design

08/10/2007

Jeffrey Zeldman: King of Web Standards

Jeffrey Zeldman: King of Web Standards As a pioneer of standards-based design, he helped put an end to the browser wars and made Web sites available to all

Jeffrey Zeldman: King of Web Standards

21/07/2007

FoldSpy

| Home | Find the fold, increase ad revenue, find real browser sizes, dimensions

FoldSpy

26/05/2007

Comparison Between Left- and Right-justified Site Navigation Menus: Kalbach and Bosenick: JoDI

Web Page Layout: A Comparison Between Left- and Right-justified Site Navigation Menus

Comparison Between Left- and Right-justified Site Navigation Menus: Kalbach and Bosenick: JoDI