Tag Archives: Web Design

Web Designer’s Journal: Simplicity in Web Design

Recently, Google decided to show on its homepage colorful pictures as a background. Just like Bing does. A negative respond of the Internet was on an enormous scale. I was browsing many sites and I didn’t find any positive comment about a new (stolen from Bing) Google’s idea. What people love about Google is simplicity

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Web Developer’s Journal: CSS Reset

Web designers and web designers around the world are struggling with a cross-browser compatibility. To make web development process easier, experts have created something called CSS Reset. CSS reset is implemented in order to normalize most of the margin and padding-related differences across different browsers. This is a starting point for each HTML/CSS job. An

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Testing website on various browsers

Cross-browser testing is one of the most important part of modern website development. Instead of having many browsers installed on a computer, website designers use available cross-browser testing applications and services. Most of them are expensive, however there is at least one free alternative. First, let me list paid services: BrowserCam – $1,000/year BrowserLab –

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Is web ready for HTML5?

According to online ad network Chitika, 46% of all web users are already using HTML5-compatible browsers. HTML5 is being developed as the next major revision of HTML (HyperText Markup Language). It is a core markup language of the World Wide Web. HTML5 is the proposed next standard for HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0 and DOM Level

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Heuristic evaluation

Heuristic evaluation is done by looking at the interface and trying to find out what is bad and what is good about this interface. The goal of heuristic evaluation is to find usability problems. The more people evaluators the better. The single evaluator will miss most of the usability problems in an interface. Averaged over

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Paper Prototyping by Carolyn Snyder

Carolyn Snyder defines paper prototyping as a method of brainstorming, designing, creating, testing and communicating user interfaces. She simply explains how does it work. You meet members of your team to choose the type of user who represents audience for the interface. You also determine tasks you expect this user to do. Then you sketch

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Cognitive science by Donald Norman

Donald Norman, born December 25, 1935, is a founder of The Cognitive Science Society and specialist in cognitive science (cognitive science is the study of how information is represented and transformed in the brain). Donald Norman is considered to be the first to apply advanced human factors to design via cognitive design. Donald Norman is

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A Practical Guide to Usability Testing

During a design process of an interface, a designer should has a view of an potential user of the interface. There are some important factors to consider in developing a profile of a potential user. …such as: user’s work experience (kind of job, years of experience etc.) general computer experience (types of applications used etc.)

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Creating a model of a user (persona) for usability testing

All interfaces are created for specific audience. In order to create a user friendly environment, designers have to understand who they create an interface for. The easiest and most effective way is to create a persona, who will represent an average user of our product. It is like writing a script for a movie and

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Paper Prototyping

Paper prototyping is a method for designing and testing user interfaces. Because the prototype is on paper and it is easy to modify rapidly, it is a perfect method for brain storming and a very early usability testing. The paper prototyping was already used in early 1990s by companies such as IBM and Microsoft. According

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