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I have two goals for 2014. First, I hope to write and publish Intertwingled. If all goes well, both book and e-book should be on shelves by end of summer. For now, I slog through snow and solitude, with miles to go before I sleep. Second, I plan to hike the Grand Canyon rim to rim twice: South to North, a day of rest, then back. It will be hard, but I look forward to it, immensely.

Search: EServer Technical Communication Library Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume and quality of traffic to a web site from search engines via "natural" ("organic" or "algorithmic") search results. Typically, the earlier a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine. SEO may target different kinds of search, including image search, local search, and industry-specific vertical search engines. 404 File Not Found: Citing Unstable Web Sources Contextual Enquiry - A Primer Designers who don’t understand their users frequently develop products that are difficult to use and understand, do not meet real-world requirements, or provide irrelevant functionality. The best way to get to know users is to spend time with them, in their own environments, watching them do the things that your Website is going to support or enable. Of course, you can just go out and visit a few users informally, and that in itself will provide valuable information. Jakob Nielsen on Usability and Web Design June 4, 2017 Typing a password takes twice as long on mobile than on desktop. Follow these 12 guidelines to make registration and login less painful on mobile devices. June 4, 2017 Modal ads, ads that reorganize content, and autoplaying video ads were among the most disliked. Web 2.0 free buttons maker! - (Custom icon font and background, Search Box  Problem The users need to find an item or specific information. Solution Offer a search From Fluid Project Wiki - Fluid Project Wiki The Fluid wiki is the primary hub for project work at all stages of Fluid projects. The wiki acts both as an archive to older work, as well as an active working space for presenting, discussing, and refining ideas and drafts. For information on getting involved, visit collaborate » Daily Standup Meeting

IA & UX - Louis Rosenfeld An introduction to personas and how to create them » Step Two Designs, Tina Calabria Written by Tina Calabria, published March 2nd, 2004 Categorised under: articles, intranets, usability & information architecture, websites Before embarking on any intranet or website design project, it is important to understand the needs of your users. It is then possible to identify the features and functionality that will make the intranet or website a success, and how the design can support users with different goals and levels of skill. There are many ways to identify the needs of users, such as usability testing, interviewing users, discussions with business stakeholders, and conducting surveys. However one technique that has grown in popularity and acceptance is the use of personas: the development of archetypal users to direct the vision and design of a web solution.

Make It Difficult to Read Every article I read on writing content for the Web revolves around one key idea: make the content easy to read. It’s all about making it scannable, writing great headlines and headings, and using simple and clear language. But before you follow that advice you need to answer this: why? Why make the content easy to read? Why not ignore readability and just focus on your own particular style? Or perhaps even make it more difficult to read? Usability Usability is the ease of use and learnability of a human-made object. The object of use can be a software application, website, book, tool, machine, process, or anything a human interacts with. A usability study may be conducted as a primary job function by a usability analyst or as a secondary job function by designers, technical writers, marketing personnel, and others.

Findability Findability is a term for the ease with which information contained on a website can be found, both from outside the website (using search engines and the like) and by users already on the website. Although findability has relevance outside the World Wide Web, it is usually used in the context of the web. Heather Lutze is thought to be the creator of the term in early 2000s.[1] The popularization of the term "findability" for the Web is usually credited to Peter Morville. In 2005 he defined as: "the ability of users to identify an appropriate Web site and navigate the pages of the site to discover and retrieve relevant information resources", though it appears to have been first coined in a public context referring to the web and information retrieval by Alkis Papadopoullos in a 2005 article entitled "Findability"[2][3]