Usability in Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Pages

When I think of usability, my thoughts primarily revolve around the ease of use of a system — how it works, what works and what doesn’t. There’s a lot more to it than that.

Usability in Icons

In many apps, icons are used to illustrate a specific function — it can be used for everything from information to actions. But if the user doesn’t understand the icon, what’s the point?

8 Advice about Usability Testing

When studying for my Bachelor’s degree in Medialogy, usability testing was an important step in each iteration of our projects. In this article, I’m going to introduce you to some of the things I learned doing usability testing. This will not teach you about how to perform an actual usability test, but rather help you to create the best circumstances for your test.

CSS3 is Not Freaking HTML5

So, there’s been quite a buzz about HTML5 lately. New semantic elements, native audio and video tags, the canvas element, etc. It’s all good. However, some people seem to have a hard time distinguishing between HTML5 and CSS3. And between HTML5 and jQuery. Not Flash. They know that HTML5 is not Flash.

Should Comment Forms Have More Fields?

Often, when you visit a website, you’ll want to leave a comment there. To do that, you’ll of course write some text in a comment form. But most comment forms, regardless of their design, look the same. Sure, some do add that hated captcha field, but still, most comment forms are the same.

5 Ways to Make Money with Your Blog

Maintaining a blog can be quite a job. Writing new, interesting articles and providing resources for your visitors can be a hassle, even though you enjoy every part of it. I am sure you’d like to earn a little something after your effort. This post looks into some easy ways to start monetizing your blog.

5 Cool Ways to Add Graphs to Your Website

Graphs, charts and diagrams can be used to visually describe data. Visualizing data is very important, as it helps the reader to understand the data even better. And even though some people might prefer viewing data in a table, I think we are many who feel more comfortable in viewing data graphically. Fortunately for us, there are several ways you can implement data into a graph on a website.

Adding Custom Google Maps to Your Website

Maps are often placed on a company website to help customers find their way there. For that, Google Maps is excellent. But wouldn’t it be nice to add your company logo, parking lots, train stations, etc. to the map, to help the customer even more? It is very simple, and in this article I am

8 OS X Apps With Beautiful Icons

There are a lot of cool Mac applications out there, but unfortunately only some of them has beautiful icons. I’ve tried to collect some apps that I believe have pretty icons. Just like the interface means a lot to the user experience, I actually think the icon does as well. Some software developers understands this, and some unfortunately don’t.

Which Social Networks Are You Part Of?

Social networking has eventually become crucial for surviving (!), and it seems there are endless posibilities as to finding the right ones to be part of. For me, it all started with Facebook about two years ago. My friends tried to convince me to sign up, and I finally gave in. Since then, Facebook has developed in to a commercial monster, and I hardly log on anymore.