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Learning lessons from public bodies’ websites

There is a bit of a theme to this week’s articles – how public bodies’ websites are performing. Here we see one organisation doing a fantastic job, and one organisation doing a terrible job. Then there is a report on…

The usability of photos and URLs

Usability mistakes to avoid when using photos in your website There is often a temptation to use photos to brighten up a page without giving much thought to whether it helps serve a real purpose, or whether it might…

Multiscreen; writing for the web

Windows on the web This article is about multiscreen, the increasingly common phenomenon whereby web users begin a task on one device and complete it on another. It is interesting to note that the most common device to…

Accessibility

This week’s theme is accessibility – making the web easy to use for all. Seniors as web users Jakob Nielsen’s latest ‘Alertbox’ usability report. We probably don’t have many users aged 65 and over, but we do have a…

Social media and Tumblr

Teens, social media, and privacy This is quite lengthy, but may be of interest to those with an interest in social media and how young people behave online. Universities turn to Tumblr to reach prospective students The…

Redesign projects

The theme of this week’s links is redesign projects. Redesigns are painful. Users find it unsettling when a familiar website radically changes its design, even if the new design is a great improvement. But…