Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Paul Boag on content management systems

Paul Boag - who wrote the excellent "Website Owners Manual" - has written a number of articles on his views about content management systems (CMS). I've pulled together links to several of his articles that have provided me with some food for thought.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Why people leave your website

A nice little article, including video footage, which highlights 5 common usability problems. I particularly like the points that are the real fundamentals, underlining what happens when you're not 100% clear about what your site is there to do.

Practical website development podcast - Boag

Paul Boag's latest podcast series is an excellent listen. Week by week he is covering all the key tasks and considerations when undertaking a website redesign, and practically applying it to an overhaul of his own site - www.boagworld.com.

Web strategies that don't work

In his article, "5 popular web strategies that don't work", Scott McDonald outlines some common approaches often adopted at the outset of website projects. See how many are familiar to you...

Reporting usability problems - 10 tips & facts

If you've ever conducted your own usability tests and then reported on your findings,  then this article will be worth a read (and bookmarking for future reference).

Usability vs business interests

A really interesting article packed with examples in which Jeff Sauro discusses situations where improved usability doesn't necessarily help a business achieve its goals.

Scenarios & personas

Kim Goodwin discusses how scenarios help bring your personas to life, and encourage stakeholders to engage with them.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Field studies - benefits & costs

Jared Spool writes about field studies - how he's used them, their benefits and the overheads involved.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Steve Krug blog

Steve Krug - author of probably the two most accessible and enjoyable books about usability - has started blogging.