Anything that isn't usable is pretty useless, so avoid creating websites without considering usability.
In honour of the RSI Awareness Day, here is a nice tip for reducing the risk of getting wrist, arm, and neck pain from using a mouse.
Microsoft has decided to make the jobs of many Web professionals a lot harder by using Word instead of IE to render HTML in Outlook 2007.
Alan Cooper describes how lack of interaction design makes software and high-tech products hard to use.
Screenshots from 8 browsers on 4 operating systems showing the effects of CSS applied to form controls.
A rant about some of the trends that I find really annoying about the Web in 2006.
Many sites use link phrases that are anonymous and meaningless. Help improve the Web by making yourself and your clients think before you link.
If you want to make your design look its best at a certain width, optimise it for that width. But there is little reason to constrain the site to that width.
A new version of the Vägledningen 24-timmarswebben (Swedish Guidelines for public sector websites) has been published, and I had the honour of being invited to write parts of it.
Designers that create fixed size layouts seem afraid to let the page scroll. Afraid to let the Web be the Web and behave like the Web.
Jakob Nielsen and Hoa Loranger revisit usability guidelines from the 1990s and reapply them to the Web of today.
Using select boxes for hundreds of options is not very user friendly, but is there a better way of presenting long lists of options?
The recent design trend of light text on dark backgrounds is reducing the readability and usability of many sites for certain people.
A rewrite of my article on the methods you can use to make users aware that a website contains information in more than one language.
Don’t fight browsers by overusing CSS hacks and changing the appearance and behaviour of form controls.
A list of ten huge mistakes no web designer or developer should be caught making.
Do not use flag icons to indicate language choice. Instead use the name of the language as text in the language itself.
In the latest builds of WebKit, single line text inputs can be heavily styled with CSS. Use with care.
How bad is it really to use an invalid target attribute to make a link open in a new window?
Don’t let yourself be blinded by the buzzwords and hype that the so-called Web 2.0 consists of. Create usable websites instead.
Five actions you can take to improve areas where the quality of many websites deteriorates over time.
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