web design, usability & SEO

Welcome to uzaBee, a blog about all things UX, SEO & general Web Design

Welcome to uzaBee, a blog about all things UX, SEO & general Web Design

I have finally managed to get this blog up and running again, with a name change and a new look.

Usability and User Experience in web design is still somewhat in it’s infancy, new buzz words keep cropping up all over the web, techniques and methodologies go in and out of fashion very quickly and common web-wide standards for website usability are as of yet non-existant.

It is a great time to be working in this particular field, be it through industry, academia, freelancing or just from a personal interest point of view.

I will be posting all of the most interesting articles I have found and find concerning UX, SEO and Web Design on this blog.

 

K.

Tina Roth Eisenberg: Second Thoughts

My favourite designer/blogger!

“Tina Roth Eisenberg is the creator of popular design blog ‘swissmiss’. Originally from Switzerland she studied design in Geneva and Munich, before moving to New York where she worked for several prominent design studios including Thinkmap, where she helped design the award-winning Visual Thesaurus. Her design studio, also called swissmiss, produced work for the Museum of Modern Art and the Food Network. Now, no longer taking on client work, she focuses on personal projects including running the swissmiss blog, organising the global monthly CreativeMornings breakfast lecture series, running an online temporary tattoo shop and being the brains behind a to-do app called TeuxDeux.”

Read the full interview here. Via johnsonbanks.co.uk

Should Links Be Opened in New Tabs?

I linked to a previous article on this subject in December. This new article seems to lean towards keeping the user/visitor on the same page when clicking a link. As I stated in my previous post I am against links opening in the same page, obliging visitors to use the browsers back button, something which I had been told was a sin in web design lectures!

I do agree however with Tom in the sense that there are many different types of links and that from a user experience perspective we need to rethink how they are handled. keeping a user on a specific page may result in an e-commerce transaction being completed where as opening in another tab may result in a lost sale. Should internal links open on the same page and external ones in a new tab? Should internal and external links be treated the same?

I am very tempted to carry out a user experience study on this, I think the results could be very interesting, If I do I will post all the details on here.

Read Tom’s article here. Via: managewp.com