Category Archives: usability

usability testing mobile for cats

robinna/ April 1, 2013/ Technology, usability, Blog posts/ 0 comments

Other common sources of irritation were the pointless presence of instructions as well as any other use of the English language. While human users rarely read instructions, the users in this study didn’t read at all. (there are definitely some user experience and usability points being made here… despite the obvious fun of the whole article – enjoy!)

Blue beanie day – support web standards!

robinna/ November 30, 2010/ Technology, webdesign, usability, web 2.0+/ 0 comments

Our lives as users and coders would be much easier if ALL browsers supported web standards.Thus, arose the blue beanie day to show support for web standards.My haiku:New web journeys waitof Blue beanies sing; old mud walks to break internet You don’t even need to own a blue beanie either (tho I have several). You can fake it here.

robinna/ October 8, 2010/ usability/ 0 comments

This is from an Adobe press/news release about the 21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act of 2010 which is intended to “increase access to video programming on television and the internet, require as access to the user interfaces used to access information online via smart phones, and require access to on-screen menus for DVD players and set-top boxes.” Specifically,

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on web standards and accessibility

robinna/ December 1, 2009/ webdesign, usability/ 0 comments

To me, true accessibility is building one site that works for everybody, disabled or not, and whatever user agent or operating system they prefer. And that is the web I want to build and use. Yup. A good post on web standards and accessibility.

social networking, library services & web usage – a survey

robinna/ January 12, 2008/ Libraries, social media, 3D, usability/ 0 comments

Interesting survey of 330 students at the University of Michigan; the social networking question was just one question out of the survey. The rest of the survey is kind of interesting, too! ———————–QUESTION: If you could contact a librarian via Facebook or MySpace for help with your research, would you? If not, why? Data/Analysis A total of 23% of respondents

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CSS generator for tables

robinna/ January 2, 2007/ Design, webdesign, XHTML/XML/CSS, usability/ 0 comments

Until IE becomes more standards compliant and all browsers began adhering strictly to the w3c coding standards, it will be nearly impossible to create one set of coding that renders beautifully across the various browsers. Many people do use one style sheet, but then include code specifically to work around junky IE. Anyhow, until that time, tables are still not

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