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In this article, we'll be focusing on web usability and more specifically, on the views of world renowned usability expert, Jakob Nielsen. He's been called "the guru of Web page usability" by the New York Times and "the king of usability" by...
Testing the usability of your site is one of the smartest things you can do. Usability involves making a website's interface easier to use and simpler to understand, so that the user's experience is as enjoyable as possible. The more usable...
Whether it's your portfolio, a blog, a marketing web site, or a collection of games, we all want to attract visitors to our website and to ensure that they have a pleasant experience. Usability measures the level of a user's experience and can...
Today we're going to compare the websites of two monumental companies: Apple and Microsoft. The two giants pride themselves for producing cutting edge consumer and business products, and are leading the developments in software and hardware....
Because the web is a changing and ever evolving organism, it’s important to build sites that can grow with it and easily ride the current instead of drowning when a new wave approaches. Clean markup and building with web standards not only...
Simplicity is key to any successful website or web app. If your site is too complicated, the user will have to go through too many hoops to find what they are looking for and won't even bother trying it out. The Jackson 5 got it right back in the 70's...
The everyday tasks in our lives are being revolutionized by technology. One task that technology is helping to simplify is shopping: the task of buying products in stores is just not as convenient as online shopping. With that in mind, it is...
How do you get your daily news these days? Well... you may be visiting your favorite sites and blogs, but that's inefficient since those blogs may not have any updates. Perhaps you subscribe to them using RSS, which delivers all the new articles...
What is simplicity? Simplicity is the quality of being natural, plain and easy to understand. It is not surprising then that simplicity is often thrived for in user interface design. Most people naturally dislike complexity in devices and...
I know, I know...none of us creative types want anything to do with coding past the very basic HTML/CSS we need to know to get our designs to the developers. Doing development is something for those programming grunts, those code jockeys, those...
Simply put, usability is making your website easy for your visitors to find the information they need when they need it. A common misconception about usability amongst web companies is that usability is expensive. Yes, there are multi-national...