A co-worker sent this out yesterday, and just had to post it here on Keefr.com as well:
Posts Tagged ‘User Experience’
I tweeted a link out to this article a few days back, but thought it was worth posting here as well. I’m a big proponent of optimizing the crap out of your site. Google Page Speed and YSlow are your friends. Anything you can do to make you sites load faster is completely worth it. The faster a site loads, the better. Period.
It seems though that users expectations are even a higher standard — the blink of an eye:
Great little article about user experience. As you can tell from the headline/title, it’s all about making developers realize they’re as much a part of user experience design as the designer is. It honestly can be applied to anyone on the web project team though. My interactive team all seem to be good at putting themselves in this role as projects are being wireframed, designed, developed and tested.
Smashing Magazine does another great in-depth writeup. This one is on the evolution of the log-in on sites. They’ve put a lot more thought and analysis into it than most designers, developers and web site owners tend to do.
I feel like I’ve been posting a lot of mobile-related posts on Keefr.com lately—maybe because they’re becoming more and more commonplace— a must for most web sites to have a scaled down presentation for devices not tied to a desktop, or a laptop for that matter. It could also be related to the fact that professionally, I’m being involved in more and more mobile-related projects. Then again, that could be related to the first point. Ahhh! Vicious cycle!
Anyway, Smashing Magazine does a fine job laying out and explaining guidelines to make the most out of your mobile UX.
I’ve become a pretty regular blog contributor for the Centerline Digital blog. I just wanted to share a post that showed up a few weeks back regarding an annoying trend on the web recently that harkens back to the dreaded days of pop-up and pop-under ads:
ySlow has always been a great tool for analyzing your sites’ speed, and where it can be improved. Google’s new tools that are integrated in with Google Analytics seem pretty promising as well. If you already are signed up with Google Analytics, all you have to do is opt-in to start using their Site Speed Analytics report.
I spent a lot of time at my previous job working with landing pages — all of which had some sort of signup forms. There are a ton of places where users can abandon the signup process, and this article from Smashing Magazine has a great number of ideas for minimizing that.
Found this cool little site last week that lets you check out the relative site speed of web site. The waterfall visualization is pretty cool and telling as well.