Tag: usability

How To Locate & Fix Usability Problems

Website performance is measured via user-related metrics. Load times, access to information, page behavior, all these things affect the user experience. When it comes time to improve these features you’ll get the most benefit from drafting a strategic plan.

Building Websites with a Focus on Usability and User Experience

The total number of usability designers worldwide is small but growing. Most designers consider themselves an expert in specific fields like graphic design, icon design, website layouts, animation, or mobile applications. But when it comes to UI design the most important part always boils down to the user experience. A sumptuous user experience is created…

Why You Should Stop Using CAPTCHAs

There are few amongst us who won’t have, at some point or another, filled in a CAPTCHA code. CAPTCHA stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart” and they are most commonly used to stop automated submissions of web forms, such as registration or contact forms. CAPTCHAs are widespread, but…

Bing vs Google: A Usability Face-Off

We all know Google and Bing, and probably use one or both of them on more or less a daily basis. Search results are generally the defining factor that makes us have a good experience, and I suspect most of us don’t give too much consideration to the usability of the services. However, with hundreds…

10 Free Online Books for Web Designers

There’s a never ending supply of information out there for us web designers. If there’s something we need to learn, we can find it in one form or another. Sometimes it may be on a blog or it could be in a book. While you may have to shell our some money for a good…

30 Website Navigations that Make You Wanna Click It

The navigation might be the single most important aspect of a web design’s usability. Without a navigation, you would be stuck on the home page for a very long time. I believe a navigation or menu must be easy to use, but this doesn’t mean it has to be boring. In fact, it helps to…

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