Web Usability

I just found a new weblog about Web Usability-accessibility and usability services, that is well written and a good source for keeping updated about accessibility issues. There has been an interesting discussion about usability in the school forum – AID Creative Forums > Multimedia & Web Design Department > Web Design > The End of Usability Culture, and I think this is another good resource concerning these issues.

Basically, Jacob Neilson, the usability guru, is not exactly the popular guy these days. And as Aaron suggested that form of usability is probably not intact today. But keeping the web designed for the user is never dead, as we have no one else to design for. I am hoping all student developers will become very serious about accessibility issues. We try to teach strong well-formed standards based web design concepts, which if followed, keeps your sites accessible and more usable than most. The article “Accessible Forms” located at http://www.usability.com.au/resources/forms.cfm is a good explanation of why some of the tedious tags are necessary in forms. The article and the blog also has great resources to link to as well as tools used for accessibility.

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