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Category: Usability
Posted by: yiorgos
GUI guidelines as dictated by Yahoo

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Category: Usability
Posted by: yiorgos
Curious? Use this tool to find out how a site looks in Safari. It will display the whole site (no scrolling) into either a PNG or a JPEG. Very handy, and a lot cheaper than splashing $3,000 to see how a site looks like on a machine.
Category: Usability
Posted by: aozman
Usability and accessibility are all the rage right now and that's great because it's slowly making the web a better place. Unfortunately....
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Category: Usability
Posted by: aozman
Study on Internet users.
Summary: The Internet is growing at an annualized rate of 18% and now has one billion users. A second billion users will follow in the next ten years, bringing a dramatic change in worldwide usability needs.
Category: Usability
Posted by: aozman
Usability testing is a great technique for ensuring that the web site you develop is one your users will like, understand and yes, even use. Specific techniques for testing and evaluating usability will be the topic of future columns, but this one takes the view that a good understanding of basic usability principles can help you create a site that's close to perfect first time. Furthermore, when you come to actual usability testing, the process will be shorter and the usability analyst's requests for change fewer. You'll make a friend in the usability team and dramatically reduce your redesign and rework time.

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Category: Usability
Posted by: aozman
Acquiring some basic usability skills will do more than make the usability people like you. The general notion of understanding users and responding accordingly underlies much of the fundamental work of marketing, improving and even selling. Usability skills can be called on in discussions of any of these areas and will always look good on your CV, and an improved awareness of usability will contribute towards reduced redesign and faster time to market. The following skills will go a long way to making your life easier:

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Category: Usability
Posted by: aozman
Heuristic evaluation is a widely used and popular usability evaluation technique. It's the process of judging the extent to which various elements of an interface comply with recognised usability principles (or 'heuristics'). It's a systematic process of inspection intended to identify specific usability problems which you can then address throughout the iterative design of the product. You can carry out heuristic evaluation on design specifications or even paper mock-ups with good effect for this reason it is often employed very early on in the design cycle before a complete product exists.

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