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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

Liquid Design for the Web

This article originally appeared in the August 30, 2001 issue of DisplaySearch Monitor, published by DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in flat panel display market research and consulting. The editors of that site would like to note that they will be transitioning their site to a liquid layout in the near…

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Tags: css, design

Inside the evolt.org Rebuild: The HTML and CSS

It’s been three months since evolt.org rolled out its new design. People have been asking what we did, why we did it, and how we did it. I’ll try to address these questions in the context of the HTML, the CSS, and the overall site design. (Nobody seems to care…

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Tags: css, design, html, standards, usability

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