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Thoughts on Muse (Obvious Pun Avoided)

I downloaded and installed Adobe’s new web design tool, Muse (code name) (also at Adobe Labs) out of morbid curiosity. Just like Adobe Edge (which refuses to launch), I had very little expectation that this would be a fully-developed sales-ready product. Instead of getting into extensive detail about the quality…

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Tags: accessibility, Adobe, css, design, html, JavaScript, SEM, SEO, standards

The evolt.org Logo Using Only CSS

This article was originally posted on evolt.org, an online resource for web developers, maintained by web developers. I have granted evolt.org the right to use this article on its web site, and it is the only entity with the right to reproduce it. While spending some time hacking through experiments…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, css, design, html, standards, W3C

Trying Google Font Previewer

I’m going to make the assumption that if you are reading this you have at least a passing interest in typography on the web and have heard about Google’s new font preview tool. There are already plenty of articles talking about how easy it is, how Google hosts the typefaces,…

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Tags: browser, Chrome, css, design, Firefox, fonts, Google, html, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, standards, typefaces, WOFF

Luke Wroblewski on Mobile First

Dan Benjamin and Jeffrey Zeldman interview Luke Wroblewski about the evolving nature of the web as mobile devices start to dominate the stats of some sites (5 by 5: Episode 6: Mobile First, 51:37). They bounce around discussing issues from design to technology while Luke peppers the conversation with statistics…

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Tags: browser, design, mobile, standards, touch, usability, UX

Remote User Testing Article at ALA

A List Apart has posted an article this week by Nate Bolt titled Quick and Dirty Remote User Testing. He is a co-author of Remote Research, published this year by Rosenfeld Media.In the article he discusses techniques and tools for conducting remote UX, usability and design testing. While he is…

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Tags: design, usability, UX

Against Vertical Navigation

There is a well written post over at Smashing Magazine by Louis Lazaris titled The Case Against Vertical Navigation. I have made this argument to my own clients (and other web professionals) many times, often with feedback that implies the client knows how users actually surf. This article wraps up…

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Tags: design, usability, UX

ALL-CAPS: Harder to Read?

Susan Weinschenk, Ph.D. wanted to write an article about why it’s harder to read text set in all-caps than text set as mixed case. The argument for this has centered around how people read words — recognizing a word shape from its letters, whereas an all-caps word has no unique…

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Tags: accessibility, design, fonts, typefaces, usability, UX, WCAG

24 Ways Is Back Over 24 Days

If you were paying attention any of the last few years, you may have noticed that the 24 Ways web site is set up to run as an annual advent calendar for web geeks. Each day the site posts a new article dealing with some aspect of the web, ideally…

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Tags: accessibility, css, design, html, standards, usability, UX, W3C

“Myth of Usability Testing” at ALA

There is a very good article over at A List Apart today titled “The Myth of Usability Testing.” The article starts off with an example of how multiple usability evaluation teams, given the same task and allowed to run at it as they saw fit, had far less overlap in…

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Tags: design, usability, UX

Personas in Comic Format

For developers, and clients, struggling with the concept of personas, there is a very easy to read primer in the form of a comic over at the ThinkVitamin blog in an article titled “How to Understand Your Users with Personas.”The concept of personas was first introduced in the book The…

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Tags: design, usability

Developer Discusses Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

Sabrina Dent, a web designer hailing from Ireland, has blogged about her struggle with dyslexia and dyscalculia and web applications today in the post, “Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Design“. For some context, she links to the Wikipedia article on dyscalculia and highlights the bits that apply to her:An inability to read…

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Tags: accessibility, design, usability, UX

Quick Color Class

This article originally appeared in the December, 2002 issue of DisplaySearch Monitor, published by DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in flat panel display market research and consulting. This article also appears on evolt.org for the benefit of anyone without a subscription to DisplaySearch Monitor. I have granted evolt.org the right to…

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Tags: css, design

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