Everything You Know About CSS Is Wrong (IE8)

by Rachel Andrew and Kevin Yank Perhaps you’ll feel slightly uncomfortable about the example you will see—after all, haven’t web standards advocates like myself been insisting for years that you shouldn’t be using tables for layout? When released, Internet Explorer 8 will support many new values for the CSS display property, including the table-related values: […]

Three Important Usability Challenges for Designing Web Apps

Jared M. Spool, User Interface Engineering A benefit of joining the Hertz #1 Gold Club is a simplified experience for reserving a rental car. As a member, the web site remembers your billing information, frequent flyer preferences, and frequent cities you travel to, eliminating time consuming steps from the reservation system. This enhances customer loyalty, […]

How to Quantify the User Experience

Today’s “re-post” is about an article by Robert Rubinoff where he is presenting (as he call it) a “Quick-and-Dirty” methodology  for quantifying the user experience. I found it pretty simple and easy to understand for those interested in getting to know a bit more about what  “quantifying”  a website.  Robert Rubinoff Sitepoint April 21, 2004 Many […]

How to measure and manage the user experience

By Peter Hornsby UX MATTERS Published: May 11, 2009 …changing a software system in such a way that it does not alter the external behavior of the code yet improves its internal structure…you are improving the design of the code after it has been written.”—Martin Fowler The ability to take a broad view of the […]

Fast Path to a Great UX – Increased Exposure Hours

By Jared M. Spool Originally published: Mar 30, 2011 As we’ve been researching what design teams need to do to create great user experiences, we’ve stumbled across an interesting finding. It’s the closest thing we’ve found to a silver bullet when it comes to reliably improving the designs teams produce. This solution is so simple […]

Resources

by PAUL SHERMAN Looking for information on the Web about usability and user-centered design? Look no further. Well, you might want to look *a little* further… Accessibility – General IBM Accessibility Center Microsoft Accessibility Guidelines Microsoft Accessibility Site Index National Federation of the Blind W3C HTML Validation Service WAI Participation WAI Resources WebAIM: Web Accessibility in […]