- Accidental Creative
- Adapting to Web Standards: CSS and Ajax for Big Sites
- Art of Non-Conformity
- Art of Readable Code
- Back to the User: Creating User-Focused Web Sites
- Beginning PHP6, Apache, MySQL Web Development
- Books to Read
- Born For This
- Complete E-Commerce Book
- Content Inc
- Core PHP Programming
- CSS3: Pushing the Limits
- Dealing with Difficult People
- Defensive Design for the Web
- Deliver First Class Web sites
- Design for Hackers: Reverse-Engineering Beauty
- Designing Web Interfaces
- Designing Web sites that Work: Usability for the Web
- Designing with Progressive Enhancement
- Developing Large Web Applications
- Eat That Frog
- Economics of Software Quality
- Elements of User Experience
- Epic Content Marketing
- Extending Bootstrap
- Flexible Web Design
- Flexible Web Layouts
- Inmates Are Running the Asylum
- jQuery Pocket Reference
- Letting Go of the Words
- Making Every Meeting Matter
- Manage Your Day to Day
- Official Ubuntu Book
- Organized Home
- PHP In a NutShell
- PHP Refactoring
- PHP5 CMS Framework Development
- PHP6 and MySQL Bible
- Responsive Web Design
- Responsive Web Design with HTML and CSS3
- Rules of Thumb
- Saleable Software
- Securing PHP Web Applications
- Simple and Usable Web, Mobile and Interaction Design
- Smart Organizing
- Submit Now: Designing Persuasive Web sites
- The Life-changing Magic of Tidying up
- UI and UX and Design
- Web site Usability
- Web Site Usability: A Designer's Guide
- Web Word Wizardy
- Work for Money, Design for Love
- Checklists I Have Collected or Created
- Color in Web Design
- Crafts To Do
- Database and Data Relations Checklist
- Ecommerce Website Checklist
- My Front End UI Checklist
- New Client Needs Analysis
- Newsletters I Read
- Style Guides
- User Review Questions
- Web Designer's SEO Checklist
- Web site Review
- Website Code Checklist
- Website Final Approval Form
- Writing Content For Your Website
- Writing Styleguide
- Writing Tips
- Complete Book of Potatoes
- Creating Custom Soil Mixes for Healthy, Happy Plants
- Edible Forest Garden
- Garden Design
- Gardening Tips and Tricks
- Gardens and History
- Light Candle Levels
- My Garden
- My Garden To Plant
- Organic Fertilizers
- Organic Gardening in Alberta
- Plant Nurseries
- Plant Suggestions
- Planting Tips and Ideas
- Root Cellaring
- Way We Garden Now
- Beautiful No-Mow Lawns
- Beginner's Guide to Heirloom Vegetables
- Best of Lois Hole
- Eradicate Invasive Plants
- Gardening Books to Read
- Gardens West
- Grow Organic
- Guerilla Gardening
- Indoor Gardening: The Organic Way
- Real Gardens Grow Natives
- Seed Underground
- Thrifty Gardening from the Ground Up
- Veggie Garden Remix
- What Grows Here
- Activities for Kids
- Baking & Cooking Tips
- Bertrand Russell
- Can I Get that on Sale?
- Cleaning Tips and Tricks
- Compound Time
- Crafts for Kids
- Household Tips
- Interior Design
- Latin Phrases
- Laundry Tips
- Learn Something New
- Links, Information, and Cool Videos - Stuff for My Kids
- Reading List
- Silly Sites
- Videos to Watch
- YouTube Hacks
- CSS Frameworks
- CSS Reading List
- htaccess files
- HTML Tips and Tricks
- Landing Page Tips
- Making Better Websites
- More Information on CSS
- MySQL and Databases
- Responsive Design
- Robots.txt File
- Security and Secure Websites
- Web Design and Development
- Web Design Tools
- Web Error Codes
- Website Testing Checklist
- Writing for the Web
- Writing Ideas for your website
- Animations and Interactions
- Being a Better Designer
- Bootstrap Resources
- CSS Preprocessors: Sass and Less
- CSS Tips Tricks
- Designing User Interfaces
- Font & Typographical Inspiration
- Fonts, Typography, Letters & Symbols
- Logo Designs
- Photoshop Tips and Tricks
- UX and UI and Design Reading List
- Web Forms
The typical user of the product may be different than the audience on the web.
Users do not think about site structure at all.
Every search for information is a new guessing game.
Navigation bars at the top and bottom did better. Users looked at the top and bottom for answers.
Need a clearer 'You Are Here' indicator for navigation.
site maps clarify where the links lead.
Many people would return to the home page upon getting lost, even if it had the sam navigational links as the page they were on.
Descriptive text links were better, especially if followed by a descriptive blurb.
People pick links based no their expectations of the page the link will take them to.
Avoid ambiguous link.
Too many links on a page causes confusion. Can help people by providing redundant links (different people use different words).
Embedded links can distract people who skim. Make sure the words in the link are clear.
Make sure a site search provides clear search results and the scope of the search is clearly defined.
Websites that sell products should help users make decisions.
People skim; help the skim.
More white page is not better - less success in finding info.
White space spreads out information and slows skimming.
Users look for the button at the bottom.
Animation makes it hard to concentrate.
Download time was not important. Quality of graphics has little impact on users ability to find and process information.
Designing for surfing versus designing for information retrieval.
Liking a site is not the same as using a site successfully.
Disliking a site - usability problem.
Ask yourself what are the obstacles to the users accomplishing their goals/ What do we change to remove those obstacles?
More readable (on a readability scale) the text, the less successful the site was for finding information.
http://www.uie.com (User Interface Engineering)
These are notes I made after reading this book. See more book notes
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