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See Your Website with the Eyes of a First-Time Visitor: Peek

See Your Website with the Eyes of a First-Time Visitor: Peek | Web Resources | Scoop.it

See and hear a 5-minute video of a real person using your site. It's super fast, and totally free.


Via Robin Good
Margaret Waage's insight:

Testing for user experience #tool #web

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Robin Good's curator insight, February 13, 2014 12:29 PM


Peek is a new online service which allows you to get a real human to visit your site and to record a custom video in which your site is explored with the eyes of a first time visitor and with the recording of his own voice recounting his first time impressions.


The result is invaluable for any serious web publisher wanting to improve the organization, usability and design of its web site.


To use Peek you only need to type the URL of your preferred web site, and then wait for an email that will provide you a link with the video.


Your response time may vary, but in my case I got the video in less than hour. The clip is 6'+ minutes long and provided me immediately with lots of useful insight about what I could improve right away. 


Free to try and for three verifications every month.


Extremely useful. I'd say invaluable. Every web publisher should try it once. 



Try it out now: http://peek.usertesting.com/ 




Farid Mheir's curator insight, February 14, 2014 11:37 AM

A great way to use crowd to perform a very important task. Could this not be applied to more than just websites? 

Patrice Leroux's curator insight, July 28, 2014 9:14 PM

Intéressant comme concept.

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The Design Editor for Print and Web: Lucidpress

The Design Editor for Print and Web: Lucidpress | Web Resources | Scoop.it

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Margaret Waage's insight:

I'm testing this right now...looks like a wonderful tool. 

Many thanks!!

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Robin Good's curator insight, October 27, 2013 3:09 PM



Lucidpress is a web app which allows you to design, layout, format and publish most any type of document or publication without needing to buy an expensive software program.


The key advantage of Lucidpress is that it offers one editing environment to prepare both print and digital publications for the web or mobile devices.


Final work can be exported to high quality PDF files, or to JPG, PNG or PDF files for individual pages. 


Lucidpress integrates with Google Drive and it allows to easily import texts, images as well as video clips from YouTube. 


My comment: There is certainly a need for an easy-to-use web-based design environment for pubs of all kinds which Lucidpress attempts to intercepts. The design app is quite powerful and well designed but unless you are a designer you are going to be disappointed with the results. Available templates are few and very old-fashioned. This is probably the area where Lucidpress has the maximum opportunity for improvement. Integrating quality design into the service and non-design customers will do the rest. 



Free to use.


Try it out now: https://www.lucidpress.com 


Tutorials: http://support.lucidpress.com/categories/20121236-Tutorials 








helpingmedia's curator insight, November 2, 2013 11:30 AM

This looks really intuitive. A simple interface with stunning results. Would be great for journaists producing updates for tablets, smartphones or email newsletters.