More Than Screen Deep
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) of the National Research Council convened a steering committee to evaluate and suggest fruitful directions for progress in user interfaces to computing and communications systems. A very informative site.
A guide to creating accessible web pages and downloadable documents. From the University of Newcastle, Australia.
Guidelines written for webmasters, communicators and marketers to assist with website design for maximum usability for seniors and older internet users.
Jakob Nielsen's bi-weekly column on current issues in Web usability, focusing on simple and minimalist design based on real user needs.
Alertbox : Top-10 Guidelines for Homepage Usability
Following key guidelines for homepage usability is well worth the investment.
All Things Web: The Usable Web
Tips and techniques for building reader-friendly Web pages.
alt tags - Muddling Through
Web site designers should think hard about how to keep users from muddling around on their sites. "Users muddle when it isn’t clear what they are supposed to do in any given situation."
Web page viewer presents a site as it might be seen by visitors with different browsers.
Art and the Zen of Web Sites
Suggestions and guidelines for putting together a usable and attractive web site.
Web design 'causes confusion' - Web designers are not on the same wavelength as surfers when it comes to creating sites, says a US study.
News weblog covering web usability in Europe.
Business Benefits of Accessible Web Design
Describes the many business and technical benefits that are realised by applying the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to Web applications.
Comparison of Usability Evaluation Methods
A listing of the most popular methods for determining usability, including the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Conference on Usability Tools and Techniques
A summary from the conference sponsored by AT&T Labs. The goal is to develop software tools and techniques for evaluating the usability of web sites.
Croc O' Lyle
Weblog by a practicing User Experience Architect. Usually about usability, design information architecture and e-business.
Showcases examples of poor web interface design from real web sites. The aim is to teach good (user-centered) design by showing what not to do.
Designing a More Usable World
Trace Research and Development Center at the University of Wisconsin. Excellent guidelines for universal web design.
Designing Information-Abundant Web Sites
This article is extracted and adapted from Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction 3rd edn., Reading, MA: Addison Wesley (forthcoming). Longman Publishers, Copyright 1998.
Don't Link to Us
Highlights stupid linking policies by linking to web sites that attempt to impose substantial restrictions on other sites that link to them.
Provides design and usability information and advice on how to convert browsers into buyers and keep them, analysis and trends. Free fortnightly newsletter.
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