Condomunity has an excellent article about writing good headlines and includes a cautionary tale about the cost of writing a dull headline (hint: lots of lost traffic).
I’ve often wondered why there are no good tools for easily developing information architectures and producing wireframes. Visio tends to be the standard, although I regularly use PowerPoint due to its ubiquity. Read More
Yes, it’s great to get your article on the front page of Digg’s design section — you get a huge traffic spike; hopefully your site stays up; you get a bunch of snarky comments — but it’s not exactly easy to do. Read More
The following is a paid review. Please note: my time is being paid for but my opinions are my own.
Keyword research is an essential element of search engine optimization. Not surprisingly, there are many tools to help make this process easier and more effective, some free and some paid.
There are a number of readability testing tools available on the web.
I was recently looking for a good online readability tool to use and as I was reviewing them I thought it would be helpful to write up my research. I found 12 tools worth checking out. My comparison of them is below.
I just discovered that Sarah Horton, one of the writers of the “Web Style Guide”:www.webstyleguide.com/ has published a book on designing usable web sites — Access by Design.
Even better, the “book is available online for free”:universalusability.com/access_by_design/ in the form of a very usable web site.