Website testing comes in many varieties: card sorting prototype testing pre-launch testing post-launch testing in-person or virtual, and others that I can’t even remember at the moment. I’ve been doing a lot of testing lately, and I’m loving it! Why? Because I’m learning so much from our volunteer participants than I could even imagine learning […]
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I just read a great post by Abby The IA about using social media to create products or processes. I’m hoping that she’ll forgive me for borrowing her thoughts, but I can’t help it. She’s got some great ideas here and I’m using some and will use more as I work on training materials for […]
Choosing a URL for a new site seems easy; until you try to do it. SEO, length, simplicity, ambiguity, spelling, and politics all enter into the decision. Here are some notes on things to consider when choosing a good URL.
I recently studied a number of blogs and sites talking about placement and design of search boxes and buttons. While there is very little data on why decisions were good or bad, there are plenty of opinions as to what makes a good button/box and placement good or bad. Search Box Location The one point […]
I just read The Four-Letter Word that Makes You and Your Work Irresistible on the ChangeThis site. (By the way, the word is “love.”) I would highly recommend taking a few minutes to check out Change This. There are some really good thoughts about life. Anyhow, the passion the author calls for seems as if […]
Although this blog doesn’t deal with Web projects in particular, it concerns a lesson anyone who works on a team has learned or will learn one way or another. I’m taking an online class in technical writing that requires me to coordinate my work with two other people in a different time zone. Coordination has […]
Planning your website strategy can help smooth the path of your IA and wireframe because you’ll decide ahead of time WHY you’re doing what you’re doing.
Ah, the joys of agency life! I enjoyed my years as an editor for AgencyND, and never saw myself doing anything else. That is, until a few years ago when I was told I would be supporting the Web developers by teaching something called Conductor (the University’s proprietary content management system). Yeah. Right. Me. Web. […]