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Steve Krug on DIY usability testing

Steve Krug on DIY usability testing

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Widgets “You are Here” indicator a way of indicating the current location (or view area) when looking at an overview map, site map, navigation bar, etc. The indicator can be as simple as a dot, a bounding rectangle, an arrow, or a hilited item. “You… Box · Intro to CSS 3D transforms Cube objects are easy enough to generate as we only have to worry about one measurement. But how would we handle a non-regular rectangular prism? Or, as the kids say, a box.

Web Advent 2012 / Dealing with Email Image Blocking You probably get a lot of email and even more newsletters. My HTML email newsletters are all mixed in with my plain-text emails, and when I’m going through my inbox, it’s a quick and efficient process. I want to be able to get the point of each email quickly. When I open an HTML email and see rows of blank outlined boxes, I immediately think, “this isn’t relevant or necessary to me; moving on.” I very rarely decide to turn the images on. One alarming statistic found that 30% of recipients are unaware that images are even disabled in the first place!

Agile Web Development That Works Agile web development is not a specific process, action, or a daylong exercise. Agile is a mindset, an attitude with which a project is undertaken. It means streamlining the project, taking away time-sucks, performing frequent sanity checks, and making sure that you’re not spending excessive time on things that don’t add value to the project. Responsive Navigation Patterns Update: I’ve also written about complex navigation patterns for responsive design. Top and left navigations are typical on large screens, but lack of screen real estate on small screens makes for an interesting challenge. As responsive design becomes more popular, it’s worth looking at the various ways of handling navigation for small screen sizes. Mobile web navigation must strike a balance between quick access to a site’s information and unobtrusiveness.

Data collection for usability research Taking notes in usability tests Anyone who has ever conducted a usability evaluation of a web site, software application, or consumer product, knows that human behaviour research often produces reams of data that can take significant time to analyse. To be productive, researchers must organize and reduce these data so that they can quickly perform their analysis and proceed with improving the product. People who are new to the field tend to take notes on paper or on a computer. Unfortunately, this approach can make data compilation cumbersome.

Transit - CSS transitions and transformations for jQuery What about older browsers? Transit degrades older browsers by simply not doing the transformations (rotate, scale, etc) while still doing standard CSS (opacity, marginLeft, etc) without any animation. Delays and durations will be ignored. // Delegate .transition() calls to .animate()// if the browser can't do CSS transitions.if (!$.support.transition) $.fn.transition = $.fn.animate; Fallback to frame-based animation

HTML_CodeSniffer – Check Any HTML With The Given Web Standard HTML_CodeSniffer is a bookmarklet to check if a web page validates for the selected standard. The bookmarklet is open source, has a slick interface and currently comes with a set of 3 standards that enforce the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. It displays the errors, warnings + notices and their details can still be viewed within the bookmarklet. The standards and their rules are hosted in the GitHub repository, so, once a new standard or rule is added by the developer, the bookmarklet will auto-update.

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