September 19, 2014

Jakob Nielsen Discusses Mobile Web Site Guidelines

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Here’s the latest Alertbox newsletter article written by web usability guru Jakob Nielsen. It’s titled, “Mobile Site vs. Full Site.” From the Post: Based on usability testing of hundreds of sites, the main guidelines for mobile-optimized websites are clear: Build a separate mobile-optimized site (or mobile site) if you can afford it. When people access […]

New Online: Usability Testing Report of the The European Library Website Alpha Version (March 2012)

From The Report’s Executive Summary (via Europeana Web Site) In order to measure the quality of the new European Library portal, The European Library office conducted a series of usability tests in January and February 2012 on the alpha version of the website. Twenty volunteers — about 30% — from our partner network conducted the […]

Kindle Fire Offers ‘Disappointingly Poor’ Experience; 'Miserable' Magazines

Laura Hazard Owen at paidContent.org writes about Jakob Nielsen’s usability report about the Kindle Fire. As the headline indicates, Nielsen says the Fire has a lot of problems. The article also points out that Nielsen’s report doesn’t take into account technical issues that some users have with the device. From the Article: Will the projected […]