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100 Things to Do to Make a Better Site
- List of several (actually, eight) ways to make a more user-friendly site. Also has other reader comments on the same topic.
7 Debilitating Diseases of Business Websites
- Illnesses make websites inefficient. The cures, by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson:Web Marketing Today, Issue 41, February 1, 1998.
A Heuristic Evaluation of a World Wide Web Prototype
- Experiment by the Bureau of Labor Statistics(BLS)finding a large number of usability problems that were identified and suggestions for correction.
A Style Guide for Those With No Style
- Crafting A Nifty Personal Web Site: Basic tips on building web pages. Especially useful is the section on "How Not To Be Annoying", (aka Make It Usable!).
A leading independent Internet agencies :Web Solutions
- Based in Hong Kong, Web Solutions designs and produces excellent web sites at very affordable prices
Abacus Web Usability
- Consultants to help you improve the user friendliness of your web site.
- A guide to creating accessible web pages and downloadable documents. From the University of Newcastle, Australia.
- Guidelines written for webmasters, communicators and marketers to assist with website design for maximum usability for seniors and older internet users.
- Jakob Nielsen's bi-weekly column on current issues in Web usability, focusing on simple and minimalist design based on real user needs.
All Things Web: The Usable Web
- Tips and techniques for building reader-friendly Web pages.
- The place to find out how to make your web site viewable, usable and informative for the majority of your visitors. Their web page viewer allows you to see your page as it might be seen by visitors with different browsers.
Art and the Zen of Web Sites
- Suggestions and guidelines for putting together a usable and attractive web site.
Bandwidth Conservation Society
- A resource for web developers with an interest in optimizing performance, but still maintaining an appropriate graphic standard. (requires frames)
Beta Research, Inc.
- Consulting and research in human factors, ergonomics, usability, and safety in product and system design. Located in Los Gatos, CA.
- European-based user experience consulting. Including articles and news about Web usability.
Building a Better Corporate Intranet
- An extensive paper describing a recent redesign of MITRE Corporation, a Center for Air Force C2 Systems, corporate intranet to improve the system's usability.
Building a Better Interface
- To help bring you up to speed on the current state of the art in Web site usability, Dan Shafer interviewed three of the smartest people on the subject: Jakob Nielsen, David Kleinberg, and Jared Spool. For good measure, he throws in his own thoughts on the topic.
CNN.com - Analysis: Web sites are locking out the disabled
- Office buildings have wheelchair ramps and TV has closed captioning, but many Web sites are inaccessible to people with disabilities. Things don't have to be that way. Dated August 7, 2000.
- Coordinating business objectives and user needs with web design and business software development.
Comparison of Usability Evaluation Methods
- A listing of the most popular methods for determining usability, including the advantages and disadvantages of each.
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