Usability

Anything that isn't usable is pretty useless, so avoid creating websites without considering usability.

Print-friendly CSS and usability

A discussion on whether using CSS media types to automatically load a print stylesheet may break user expectations when printing web pages.

Posted on September 6, 2005

Make Your Site Mobile-Friendly in Two Minutes

Using server-side scripting to make your site faster on mobile devices.

Posted on August 15, 2005

Scrolling and Scrollbars

Don’t mess with scrollbars if you want your site to be usable.

Posted on August 13, 2005

Beginner’s Guide to Moderating a Usability Study

Good advice for usability testing.

Posted on June 26, 2005

Communicating error messages accessibly

How to present error messages in web forms.

Posted on June 25, 2005

Month Validator

A nice piece of JavaScript for month validating in forms.

Posted on June 13, 2005

Usability Week 2005 in Stockholm

I’m heading to Stockholm for a couple of days.

Posted on May 10, 2005

Usability testing without a budget

How to do usability testing of websites even if you have no time and no money.

Posted on May 2, 2005

Generic Form Validation Routine

Useful, unobtrusive, progressive enhancement ECMAScript.

Posted on April 27, 2005

Fixed or fluid width? Elastic!

A quick explanation of the concept of elastic width layouts.

Posted on April 25, 2005

AJAX and Accessibility

Make sure you consider accessibility before using Ajax.

Posted on April 8, 2005

Beatport 2.0 Comments

Comments on some problematic areas of Beatport, an online music store.

Posted on March 28, 2005

Screenfont.ca

All about fonts for captions and subtitles.

Posted on February 17, 2005

Designing URIs

How URIs affect sustainability, perception of stability, and ease of use.

Posted on February 7, 2005

Basics of search engine optimisation

Basic tips for Search Engine Optimisation: add quality content regularly and make sure your site is well-built.

Posted on February 3, 2005

Web Application Form Design

The pros and cons of different web form layouts.

Posted on January 30, 2005

Getting Lost in Cyberspace

A presentation on accessibility problems with site navigation.

Posted on January 16, 2005

Navigation blindness

How to deal with the fact that people tend to ignore navigation tools.

Posted on January 9, 2005

Accesskeys and keyboard shortcuts

Some thoughts on the implementation of shortcut keys on websites and in web applications.

Posted on January 6, 2005

Beware of Opening Links in a New Window

The top five reasons not to force links to open in new windows.

Posted on January 2, 2005

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