Ha, haaaa! Love it!
Ha, haaaa! Love it!
Loads of tips, tricks and links in this excellent article on sketching for web design by Steven White. Well worth bookmarking for future reference.
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
A must read, on so many levels. I could not recommend this article enough.
Enough said! Now click on the link and enjoy!
Excellent article, a very interesting read for all the “responsive” fans out there.
Read it here. Via: webdesignerdepot.com
Some very interesting methods for recruiting testers for usability projects. I find that a great way to get free or almost free test users is to have very good friends in academia, preferably lecturers/professors, who can tie in a relevant user testing session with a class project.
Read the article here. Via: abetteruserexperience.com
Brilliant advice advice on how sell the idea to clients, how to decide on which tools and techniques to use, some case studies to read through taken from the book “Smashing UX Design: Foundations for Designing Online User Experiences.”. Also included are free PDF’s from the book.
Read the chapter here. Via: smashingmagazine.com
Nostalgic, BUT it still won’t make me use IE. Also in the URL, the left a ‘d’ in where there shouldn’t be one!
Excellent informative blog post on what to avoid when using photographs or images on a website. Some very useful tips which could seriously effect the usability of any website where images are required.
Very interesting read. I am delighted that usability.gov came to the same conclusion as Jakob Nielsen did almost 13 years ago, that only 5 participants are necessary for viable usability tests.