10 Guidelines For Navigation Usability


When it comes to usability, ease-of-navigation should be a top priority for web developers. The number one most annoying feature of a website is improper or confusing navigation, leaving users lost and wondering what to do next. If you’re lucky enough, some users just might scour through the website to accomplish their purpose of visiting the website. However, most users … [Read more...]

(Usable) Content Is King


Let’s face it: you have heard the phrase “Content is King.” Bill Gates coined the phrase in 1996, when he predicted the role that content would play on the web. The popular adage has since grown to become a mantra of sorts for many SEO strategizers and Content Marketers — and with good reason. UX Designers, listen up: Gates’ widely accepted philosophy holds that content … [Read more...]

4 Tools For A Successful Usability Test


In this day and age of instant gratification, usability testing is often relegated to crisis situations when a website or an app does not perform to expectations. However, ask any conversion optimization expert and they’ll tell you that usability testing is not a complicated afterthought. It’s a necessary precursor to the launch of every successful online … [Read more...]

How To Use The System Usability Scale (SUS) To Evaluate The Usability Of Your Website


Is your website usable? If your job depends on getting a definite answer to this question, then you should start using the System Usability Scale. The System Usability Scale (SUS) was invented by John Brooke who, in 1986, created this ‘quick and dirty’ usability scale to evaluate practically any kind of system. The SUS has been tried and tested throughout almost … [Read more...]

Combining Content Writing And Design For Ultimate Usability


Let’s be real: Very few people outside the realm of design visit a site to admire the creativity found there. Even fewer people are interested in the web development practices that brought it to fruition. Most visitors care about content. They come for information. I am a content strategist, you know. I work with texts, and I hardly care about all those … [Read more...]

Usability And Jargon: Can The Two Coexist?


In today’s fast-paced, time is money world, jargon is a timesaving alternative. Acronyms litter our conversation, and everything has to be done by COP today. Of course, we all use jargon from time to time, but where is it most prevalent – lawyers? Doctors? Bankers? No, it’s the humble IT professional. A survey into jargon carried out by Six Degrees Group found that … [Read more...]

White Space – A perfect Option For Improving Usability In Web Designs


Good web design is a result of proper planning and analysis. With just about 10 seconds available for creating that visually appealing impression on site visitors, it is vital to pay attention to each individual graphic or textual element that needs to go into a website. Web designers are always on the look out for stunning options that can allow them to come up with a … [Read more...]