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  • Event: Persuasive Design

    Speaking of designer's guide for research, there are many ways to learn more about how to create your Web site so that it not only looks nice, but serves the needs of those that use it.

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  • Webcast: 5 Critical User Experience Design Trends for 2008

    Human Factors International (HFI), a company dedicated to software usability, presents Trends in user experience design: What you need to know in 2008 that can help your business. This free, live webinar is scheduled for Thursday, February 7 at 3:30 pm ET (US).

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  • SharePoint Gets (Still More) Accessible with Accessibility Toolkit

    SharePoint Server 2007 has announced the Accessibility Toolkit for SharePoint 1.0, better known as the AKS Solution. Microsoft partnered with accessibility technology vendor HiSoftware to build the toolokit. It provides files, programs and utilities that enable SharePoint Server (MOSS) and SharePoint Services (WSS) sites to follow the accessibility guidelines

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  • Gilbane: Hot Banana is Top Banana for Usability, Integration

    It's all about Gilbane this week, of course. The latest news from the Boston conference relates to Hot Banana's Web CMS, which topped the poll for Overall Ease of Use in Gilbane's "Survey on Web Content Management User Experience."More than 20 top Web CMS products were

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  • Webcast: The Value of Usability Scorecards and Metrics

    No matter how you feel about measuring your site's stats, whether you think it to be an unfortunate driver of style over substance or as the gold standard of usability, the truth is that user experience (UX) metrics are factored into most marketing and design strategies.

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  • Embrace Your Inner Usability Expert with Advanced Common Sense

    For those of you who are forced to think on a regular basis about making websites appeal to users, Advanced Common Sense offers a temporary reprieve. Your users and your brain will thank you. Advanced Common Sense is a company whose founder -- and usability consultant -- Steve Krug offers

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  • Gerry McGovern Hits Canada to Discuss Effective Websites

    Our very own Gerry McGovern will be conducting a masterclass called Creating Customer-Centric Websites. If you want to catch it -- and we're definitely biased in that direction -- mark your calendars for November 28-29, and prep for a visit to the auditorium at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa.

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  • Creating Scenarios Brings Life to Your CMS

    During a short-lived stint as a science major in college, I used to write my biology labs in the narrative format, rather than using the mandated department guidelines of appropriate lab-speak. I did this because I took pity on the teacher's assistant, who'd be grading report after report, and who

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  • Gilbane Hosts Webinar on Improving CMS Adoption Among Minions

    Some time ago Forrester pointed out that the biggest obstacle to "realizing ROI with (Enterprise) web CMS projects" is the failure of users to adopt the product and integrate it into their daily work lives. Does that sound surprising? Probably not.

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  • Beauty and Brains: Voices That Matter Offer it All

    As a designer seeking to improve my skill-set, I appreciate a conference that realizes that I am a one-woman show: Usability specialist, content manager and information architect all wrapped into one, with a bit of SEO and flash mixed in for good measure.

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  • Homebrew is for Beer, Not Content Management

    At the outset, building a Web Content Management System from scratch can seem like a good idea. And frankly, for some of us techy types, building such a thing can sound like a lot of fun as well. After all, commercial content management systems are expensive and require a lot

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  • Web Usability Lets Users Get What They Want

    Reporting live from Web Content 2007 here in Chicago, I attended (rock star and creative director of Duo Consulting) Yvonne Doll's Designing Content for Usability session this morning. Yvonne stated her case clearly, reminding those on hand that all website projects succeed or fail for the same reason -- communication.

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  • W3C Makes Progress with AJAX Standards

    In a move that will likely earn the exultations of many a web developer, the W3C's Web API working group has published the First Public Working Draft of a specification that focuses on what are being called Progress Events.When a web application downloads data on demand, progress events can

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  • Why Simplicity is Essential to Web Design

    A simple website charges you less time. A complex website charges you more time. Time is your most precious resource.Simplicity is highly overrated, according to Donald Norman, a design thinker I very much admire. "I'm a champion of elegance, simplicity, and ease of use," Norman writes. "But, as a business

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