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- Jonathan Christopher
I wasn’t even front ending a site when I started thinking about Suckerfish Dropdowns, but once I started I couldn’t stop. Where the heck did they come from? Are they really something we should be consciously implementing in modern Web design?
Input Helpers in Pods really enhance the usability of Pods in WordPress. They work to modify data represented to the user in such a way to make it more useful or more valuable. I think that’s an important factor to take into account when setting up a Pods powered WordPress site for your clients.
Lightbox is a great image display technique for the modern Web, just be sure it’s still usable!
Link text can have a great effect on the overall effectiveness of any link. Take into consideration both usability and SEO when writing your link text.
Silverback is usability testing software from the group at Clearleft. Here are my initial thoughts on the application itself.
Are dropdown navigations on websites a usability nightmare? Is there a better way to implement a comprehensive site navigation?
Designing the Obvious can be put in same ring as the excellent resource Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability by Steve Krug, Defensive Design for the Web by Matthew Linderman with Jason Fried, as well as Prioritizing Web Usability by Jakob Nielsen and Hoa Loranger.
User style sheets can sometimes interfere with author CSS. Most commonly, users don’t create their own style sheet due to the requirement of a working CSS knowledge. Automated scripts adding custom style sheets for users changes things up a bit, however.
Source order is often overlooked, but can have disastrous effects on usability.