Website Usability
2.5K views | +0 today
Follow
Website Usability
All about making websites easy to use
Curated by Jean Schiller
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Suggested by Julien Rio
Scoop.it!

10 steps to creating an efficient website

10 steps to creating an efficient website | Website Usability | Scoop.it
Nowadays all companies have their own website. Some build it in-house, others use agencies to handle it. In both situations you will need to have a clear agenda if you don’t want to lose yourself in
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jean Schiller
Scoop.it!

Writing Hyperlinks: Salient, Descriptive, Start with Keyword

Writing Hyperlinks: Salient, Descriptive, Start with Keyword | Website Usability | Scoop.it
To help users quickly find what they need, anchor text should stand out from the body content and accurately describe the page that it refers to.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jean Schiller
Scoop.it!

Ten practical tips to implement Responsive Design [Infographic] - Smart Insights Digital Marketing Advice

Ten practical tips to implement Responsive Design [Infographic] - Smart Insights Digital Marketing Advice | Website Usability | Scoop.it

Responsive Design (RWD) is a key trend in creating effective online customer experiences driven by the need to cost-effectively build sites across desktop, tablet, phablet and smartphone.

I featured it at #13 in the digital marketing techniques that would be important in my 2014 digital marketing trends post and Smart Insights readers voted investment in mobile as the second trend with the most commercial potential for 2014.

To help marketers to create effective experiences we have featured many articles discussing best practice, examples and implementation for responsive design on Smart Insights through 2012 and 2013 which I thought it might be helpful to collect together here:

An Introduction to Responsive Website Design for MarketersPlanning your RWDCase Study on Oxfam in Ireland on RWDRWD vs Adaptive DesignParallax web design examplesGoogle’s changing recommendations on SEO for mobile

I hope there will be more discussion in 2014 about adaptive designs too since there are limitations of simple “one-size fits all” RWD implementations in terms of speed, experience and conversion that can be overcome through an adaptive design based on tailoring for specific device types. So I’m hoping to publish more articles on this – do let me know if you have strong thoughts on the best way to implement adaptive so we can move away from the simplistic Responsive = 100% good type thinking.

Collecting these resources together for anyone planning a site redesign project was prompted by this useful and stylish infographic from Splio that gives useful tips on how to implement responsive design. I hope that’s helpful too!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jean Schiller
Scoop.it!

Content Strategy for Mobile Web Design - SitePoint

Content Strategy for Mobile Web Design - SitePoint | Website Usability | Scoop.it
There’s no getting away from it, mobile internet is not going away any time soon and for those designers that have been avoiding it, now’s the time to face it.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jean Schiller
Scoop.it!

Five Guidelines to Make Product Experiences Instantly Gettable | Continuum

Five Guidelines to Make Product Experiences Instantly Gettable | Continuum | Website Usability | Scoop.it
Guidelines for making a product experience intuitive.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jean Schiller
Scoop.it!

The Secret to Building Large Websites: Website Architecture - Six Revisions

The Secret to Building Large Websites: Website Architecture - Six Revisions | Website Usability | Scoop.it
To build big time websites, you need to plan big. This guide provides an 11-step website architecture process you can adapt in your projects.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jean Schiller
Scoop.it!

Why it’s so hard to be customer-centric | Gerry McGovern

Jean Schiller's insight:

Unengaged employees and their disloyal customers ...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jean Schiller
Scoop.it!

Should Your Website Be Using Adaptive Design?

Should Your Website Be Using Adaptive Design? | Website Usability | Scoop.it
Your customers need different things depending on which device they use.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jean Schiller from Usability and User Experience
Scoop.it!

Top 10 Mistakes in Web Design (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

Top 10 Mistakes in Web Design (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox) | Website Usability | Scoop.it
The 10 most egregious offenses against users. Web design disasters and HTML horrors are legion, though many usability atrocities are less common than they used to be.
more...
Emily's curator insight, February 25, 2013 4:47 PM

It is important to consider all demographics when considering your website usability. The internet is very diverse, therefore keep it simple! In order to create your website in a way which it is usable to all people, it is important to understand what not to do first!

Meagan Cooper's curator insight, March 3, 2013 2:41 PM

I thought this scoop had really good insight on the mistakes people make when designing a website. i believe that keeping it simple is the best choice to make when making choices on website usability. I know if i go to a website i want it to be as easy and unstressful as possible. Reading about the top 10 mistakes in web design will make sure that any person creating a web page doesn't make the same mistakes as others have in the past, aswell as help optimize visitors to their website.

Cody Davis's curator insight, March 11, 2013 11:20 AM

This is a great Scoop that i looked into and readed over. This gives your the top ten insights on what not to do for the web design. Some of the mayjor mistakes is bad search, Size of your font, not changing color of visible links and not answering questions. You can also go in to great depth and detail on how you can make sure you will not do this mistakes.

 

Scooped by Jean Schiller
Scoop.it!

When You Shouldn’t Use Fitts’s Law To Measure User Experience

When You Shouldn’t Use Fitts’s Law To Measure User Experience | Website Usability | Scoop.it
The key statement of Fitts’s Law is that the time required to move a pointing device to a target is a function of the distance to the target and its Continue reading → (When You Shouldn’t Use Fitts’s Law To Measure User Experience
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jean Schiller from Content curation trends
Scoop.it!

How we read, not what we read, may be contributing to our information overload

How we read, not what we read, may be contributing to our information overload | Website Usability | Scoop.it
A new study finds that the use of computers and Facebook are more associated with information overload than the use of television and iPhones.

Via Guillaume Decugis
more...
ReViTaL KleiN's comment, December 19, 2012 12:38 PM
מעניין
Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, December 29, 2012 12:36 AM

Interesting points!

ben bernard's comment, January 9, 2013 11:41 PM
thanks ! http://www.scoop.it/t/direct-marketing-services my newly made scoop.it :)
Suggested by Richard Boss
Scoop.it!

Website Usability: Virtual Elephants of the Internet Room

Website Usability: Virtual Elephants of the Internet Room | Website Usability | Scoop.it

Imagine a reputable tool provider creating a complete, all-in-one handheld device for carpenters and DIY specialists alike. However, imagine, upon placing it in one’s hand, immediate confusion sets in. The maze of intricate parts intimidates the user, ultimately rendering the device literally useless.

more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by Witmer Group
Scoop.it!

Your site is so pretty, it’s a shame it doesn’t work.

Your site is so pretty, it’s a shame it doesn’t work. | Website Usability | Scoop.it
As marketers we all strive for a balance of function and aesthetics in our website.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jean Schiller
Scoop.it!

Top Task Analysis: evidence over opinion | Gerry McGovern

Top Task Analysis: evidence over opinion | Gerry McGovern | Website Usability | Scoop.it

Sometimes the thing you think absolutely won’t work does work. You need to be able to accept evidence that goes against your opinion.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jean Schiller
Scoop.it!

How to Make Your Form Error Messages More Reassuring - UX Movement

How to Make Your Form Error Messages More Reassuring - UX Movement | Website Usability | Scoop.it
Filling out web forms isn't always an easy task. No matter how simple you make your form, users will make mistakes. When these mistakes happen, do your form error messages give users a feeling of worry or comfort?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jean Schiller
Scoop.it!

The Anatomy of a Successful Responsive Website [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Anatomy of a Successful Responsive Website [INFOGRAPHIC] | Website Usability | Scoop.it
With a societal shift toward mobile, webmaster tool WhoIsHostingThis? has some tips for responsive web design, to ensure your content looks good everywhere.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jean Schiller
Scoop.it!

Accessibility expert warns: stop using carousels | News | .net magazine

Accessibility expert warns: stop using carousels | News | .net magazine | Website Usability | Scoop.it
Jared Smith slams UI elements that are detrimental to users
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jean Schiller
Scoop.it!

When the UI Is Too Fast

Users might overlook things that change too fast—and even when they do notice, changeable screen elements are harder to understand in a limited timeframe.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jean Schiller
Scoop.it!

Ergonomics Theory in Computer Mouse Design

Ergonomics Theory in Computer Mouse Design | Website Usability | Scoop.it
In this reprint from The Ergonomics Report, Peter Budnick sets out to document the underlying ergonomics theories behind the design of various styles of the ubiquitous computer mouse.
Jean Schiller's insight:

An interesting look back.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jean Schiller
Scoop.it!

Kao: An Experiment in User-Experience Engineering | Hattery

Kao: An Experiment in User-Experience Engineering | Hattery | Website Usability | Scoop.it
Cristobal Chao, our engineering intern, discovers that sometimes you need to create a new tool for the job at hand.
more...
Emily's curator insight, March 26, 2013 11:55 PM

This article is very useful in helping website designers make their website easy to use, and overall adding value to the consumers experience.

Scooped by Jean Schiller
Scoop.it!

Users Prefer Facebook when Sharing Product Information

Users Prefer Facebook when Sharing Product Information | Website Usability | Scoop.it
Companies need to know where their customers get their information on products prior to purchasing them in order to monitor those channels for insights and brands’ image and to see whether they can improve their presence and offer support and/or...
more...
Emily's curator insight, February 25, 2013 4:45 PM

In this day in age, website usability has become much more friendly. With websites such as Facebook, the majority of the North American population uses these sights, therefore they are familiar with them making them much more user friendly. Therefore, when trying to convey information it is best to do it on a popular sight, which most people already are familiar with using.

Sarah Miller's curator insight, March 11, 2013 11:02 AM

For websire usability I found that the most common form of transferring information between people was to use social media websites.The most common website being Facebook. This is because Facebook is still the most popular social media website of out the hundreds that are currently out there. It is easiest on Facebook to share information and for thousands of people to see what you have shared and to like it. 

Scooped by Jean Schiller
Scoop.it!

How to Conduct Usability Studies with Disabled Users | Research Report by Nielsen Norman Group: User Experience Research, Training, and Consulting

Accessibility #design used to be about Section 508 compliance. But what about your testing #UX and accessibility?
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jean Schiller from Emotional Design
Scoop.it!

Wireframe Sketch Sheets | MediaLoot

Wireframe Sketch Sheets | MediaLoot | Website Usability | Scoop.it
These PDFs are perfect for anybody who does a lot of sketching on random sheets of paper. Included are 10 printable templates for website designs, and iPhone and iPad app mockups.

Via Alexis Brantes
more...
No comment yet.