Web Design and Usability

CSE 190 M (Web Programming) Spring 2007

University of Washington

References: J. Nielsen's Designing Web Usability (2)

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What is usability?


Visibility and feedback

visibility example

Common web usability problems

Content usability problems

Users do not read

too much text vs. better text

Link usability problems

Feature usability problems

Web design suggestions

More web design suggestions

Sites about web design

Writing for the web

Web pages that suck

What's wrong with each of these web sites?

Ajax usability

Gmail loading

Forms and usability

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)