usability

usability testing mobile for cats

Other common sources of irritation were the pointless presence of instructions as well as any other use of the English language. While human users rarely read instructions, the users in this study didn’t read at all. (there are definitely some user experience and usability points being made here… despite the obvious fun of the whole article – enjoy!) http://www.nngroup.com/articles/mobile-usability-cats/

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This is from an Adobe press/news release about the 21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act of 2010 which is intended to “increase access to video programming on television and the internet, require as access to the user interfaces used to access information online via smart phones, and require access to on-screen menus for DVD players and set-top boxes.” Specifically, the bill establishes that: 1. ...

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social networking, library services & web usage – a survey

Interesting survey of 330 students at the University of Michigan; the social networking question was just one question out of the survey. The rest of the survey is kind of interesting, too! ———————–QUESTION: If you could contact a librarian via Facebook or MySpace for help with your research, would you? If not, why? Data/Analysis A total of 23% of respondents stated that *yes* or *maybe* ...

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CSS generator for tables

Until IE becomes more standards compliant and all browsers began adhering strictly to the w3c coding standards, it will be nearly impossible to create one set of coding that renders beautifully across the various browsers. Many people do use one style sheet, but then include code specifically to work around junky IE. Anyhow, until that time, tables are still not such a bad idea for ...

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