Monday, April 17, 2006

[Tech] Web usability

Just thought I'd pass on a great site for web development. It's geared toward improving web usability. The articles are pretty interesting (from a technical standpoint) and informative.

It's mostly for commercial sites, but we all take our blogs pretty seriously and the lessons learned could help improve the quality of our sites. I know it's improved mine.

You can even subscribe to their newsletter for regular postings.

This Post was written by William from Never Trust a Skinny Chef...


paul said...

Ah, It's been awhile since I've heard anyone mention Jakob Nielsen. While many of his rules are important to consider, if everyone followed his findings to the letter, the web would be a very dull place.

Years before I had a food blog I wrote a "Jakob Nielsen's Cheesecake recipe" to express my opinion on his guidelines towards design.

I make fun of him still, and his findings are still based on studying people who've spent less than an hour on the internet, but I've quoted him countless times whenever a client wants to add another main link to a navigation that already has 8 or 9 of them, and his top ten mistakes of web design still need to be hammered into people's heads.

William Conway said...

Ok, that's the funniest thing I've ever seen. Cheesecake for web nerds.

It's true that if JN had his way, our blogs would look like plain text. But if you take his info with a grain of salt, I'm sure it'd help with the readability of our blogs.

Here's a link to the top 10 mistakes for everyone's reference.

William Conway said...
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William Conway said...

And here's one specifically for blogs.