Robert Denton

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Posts tagged: Usability

A List Apart Needs a Redesign — IMHO

Monday, July 12th, 2010

I love A List Apart. The publication has always set the standard, in my view, for solid web publishing, standards, practices, methods, and tutorials with clear navigation and clean, readable design. I don’t know it’s the prevalence of other reading devices in my life (iPhone, iPad, Instapaper, Google Reader) from which I consume a lot […]

UI problem or PEBKAC?

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Accidental e-mail congratulates 7,000 on admission to UC Berkeley law school – Computerworld I have no idea what mass email tool Berkeley Law School uses but this is a telling tale. Are there enough warnings in the UI to prevent a user from accidentally committing to a grave error? Or, does the problem exist between […]

Accessibility When? Accessibility Where?

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

ALAMEDA COUNTY / Blind student sues Target over firm’s Web site / It lacks software that allows access to visually impaired Basically an online retailer is being sued because their site does not meet accessibility standards that allow a blind person to participate. I knew it would be coming sooner or later. So where does […]

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

Page Source Order & Accessibility Study on some current usability practices and how they actually work in the field.

Two things about meta-data

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Google and the Meta Description Tag – Update Here is a write up about an experiment to peek into the Google algorithm with regard to meta-description tags in web pages. It’s a good resource. Speaking of meta data, why doesn’t this place date their content? I can’t stand not knowing when the content was published. […]

Good article on usability and CMS

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

Applying Usability Principles to Your CMS A well written article about many issues, all surrounding adoption or continued use and improvement of the CMS experience. There are nuances that speak volumes about our lack of process in choosing a CMS.

Better Desktop

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

Better Desktop Novell works on a better Linux desktop and shows results. How nice.