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Heartbleed (hopefully) had us all changing our passwords. A lot of passwords. It was a grim reminder of just how terrible so many password policies are, but that’s beside the point. This is great: It was so frustrating to have 1Password generate a password for me only to find out that the established password policy […]
Icons have always fascinated me. I think they fascinate everyone to be honest. When used well, an icon (and only an icon) can effectively replace a label, which inherently de-clutters what you’re looking at, all the while giving you an aesthetically pleasing alternative. It’s funny, some icons we see very consistently in 2014 have been […]
LukeW | Data Monday: Physical Device & Viewport Sizes. Very interesting account of the current landscape of tablet devices and how Apple’s iPad Mini stands out in the crowd. I’ve been thinking a lot about this stuff lately, as I’m sure we all have. I think we can all agree that responsive Web design is […]
Windows 8 — Disappointing Usability for Both Novice & Power Users Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox. I grabbed a copy of Windows 8 for browser testing for a number of reasons, primarily after discovering that there are differences between IE10 on Windows 7 and Windows 8 in a touch environment. While I realize those differences won’t really […]
Lightbox is a great image display technique for the modern Web, just be sure it’s still usable!
When developing a full Flash website, it is very important to provide an effective alternate site for viewing. SWFAddress helps extensively with exactly that.
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?