Drupal is doing it, WordPress is doing it, Amazon has been doing it for years, and now Joomla is doing it. They’re all doing Usability Testing — and no wonder. Usability Testing is probably the most underrated and overlooked method for improving the user experience of a site. It’s also the most powerful and the [...]
Sometimes I do wonder if some companies are run by monkeys. Take CA ( ca.com), for example. I won’t go into why their products are some of the worse I’ve ever used, why their customer support is beyond a joke, how their anti-virus messed up my computer for months, and why they acquired a great [...]
If you happened to upgrade your Firefox recently, and you’ve been using the Web Developer Toolbar, you’ll have had a nasty surprise. The toolbar didn’t make it through the upgrade. That’s really bad news. For developers like me, the toolbar has been a huge timesaver. This is what it does: Reveals the CSS of any [...]
I love Facebook. The site has revolutionized the way we keep in touch with friends and family, especially when they’re scattered across the country or around the world. But every time the service unleashes new changes, I roll my eyes and shake my head. Most of those changes do the opposite of what they’re supposed [...]
This is the presentation I gave at the CMS Expo last week. Enjoy! Visit UsabilityTesting.tv for “Expert Usability Testing”. To watch the Usability Testing video of JoomSuite click here.
Website real estate is so important. You want to make the most of each of your pages, especially the area “above the fold” that users can see before they scroll down the page. Joomla’s new login module though is HUGE. In fact, at 159px X 258px, it’s about 43 percent taller than the old version! [...]