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How Many Users Support JavaScript?

This is one of those posts I started back in mid-October and sat on, suspecting that there would be more follow-up, backlash, challenges, and general bickering. There has been some, but then it died down a bit. And then I remembered I should post this. The Yahoo Developer Network posted…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, JavaScript, standards, usability, UX

More on Hover vs. Touch

If you are an avid reader of my blog (and you are, aren’t you?) then you might recall when I wrote the article UX Challenges in Touch Interfaces over at evolt.org. I discussed how users have become accustomed to using mice and developers have become accustomed to designing for the…

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Tags: accessibility, mobile, touch, usability, UX

UX Challenges in Touch Interfaces (at evolt.org)

This article was originally posted on evolt.org, an online resource for web developers, maintained by web developers. I have granted evolt.org the right to use this article on their web site, and they are the only entity with the right to reproduce it. As mobile devices have been taking over…

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Tags: accessibility, mobile, touch, usability, UX

TED Talk: The Future of UI

John Underkoffler is the science adviser who was behind the user interface ideas used in the movie Minority Report. In his TED talk, he shows examples of interfaces made up of real-world objects, providing interaction far different than what we know today. Given the success of the Wii, multi-touch interfaces,…

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Tags: touch, usability, UX

Luke Wroblewski on Mobile First

Dan Benjamin and Jeffrey Zeldman interview Luke Wroblewski about the evolving nature of the web as mobile devices start to dominate the stats of some sites (5 by 5: Episode 6: Mobile First, 51:37). They bounce around discussing issues from design to technology while Luke peppers the conversation with statistics…

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Tags: browser, design, mobile, standards, touch, usability, UX

Remote User Testing Article at ALA

A List Apart has posted an article this week by Nate Bolt titled Quick and Dirty Remote User Testing. He is a co-author of Remote Research, published this year by Rosenfeld Media.In the article he discusses techniques and tools for conducting remote UX, usability and design testing. While he is…

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Tags: design, usability, UX

Facebook Privacy UI Redesign Ideas

Facebook has been taking a (well-deserved) beating lately for all its privacy (or lack of) controls. No longer is Facebook getting beat up in the world of blogs and tech journals, now it’s taking fire from the likes of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and even has…

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Tags: Facebook, privacy, social media, usability, UX

History of Eye-Tracking as Research Tool

If you’ve ever wondered what eye-tracking is and where it came from, there is a historical breakdown in the article A Brief History of Eye-Tracking over at UX Booth. The article covers eye-tracking as a research tool, not as a user interface input method, something I think is worth mentioning…

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Tags: usability, UX

Against Vertical Navigation

There is a well written post over at Smashing Magazine by Louis Lazaris titled The Case Against Vertical Navigation. I have made this argument to my own clients (and other web professionals) many times, often with feedback that implies the client knows how users actually surf. This article wraps up…

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Tags: design, usability, UX

ALL-CAPS: Harder to Read?

Susan Weinschenk, Ph.D. wanted to write an article about why it’s harder to read text set in all-caps than text set as mixed case. The argument for this has centered around how people read words — recognizing a word shape from its letters, whereas an all-caps word has no unique…

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Tags: accessibility, design, fonts, typefaces, usability, UX, WCAG

New Tool for Determining Browser Viewport Size

Nine years ago I had become fed up with trying to explain to clients, users, friends, co-workers, and strangers that screen resolution, browser chrome, and browser size combine to create some unique viewport sizes. What this meant was that whether a user had a display at 640×480 or at 1,024×768…

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Tags: browser, Google, usability, UX

10 (Obvious) Usability Crimes

Having stumbled across the article “10 Usability Crimes You Really Shouldn’t Commit, I can see that the suggestions are pretty obvious, and the number 10 is probably more arbitrary than based on some natural break in severity. However, there are some things in the article I have been repeating for…

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Tags: accessibility, usability, UX

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