Archive for the 'usability' Category

The select element, a tale from my past

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Gary wrote a post entitled Forget Select – it is Browse, Browse, Browse in which he was surprised by the results of a usability test involving a select list, or more specifically users ignoring the select. I was not surprised by the results of Gary’s test, and for a long time have only used select […]

Warning: your mouse movements are being recorded

Friday, April 20th, 2007

I just signed up for RobotReplay beta, a service that captures visitors every mouse movements, click and keystroke and it is free service at the moment.

I do not want to track your every mouse move, click or keystroke on this site, I know what most the problems are with this site and will fix it with the next redesign. What I really want to do is have a good look at RobotReplay, because it could be very useful for a couple of upcoming projects …

Adventures in getting online home insurance quotes (in Australia)

Friday, July 21st, 2006

I had interesting time trying to get home and content insurance quotes online. Most of Australia’s major insurance companies and brokers have online applications to provide quotes online. The problem is that of the six I tried, five demanded that I use Internet Explorer. Most required IE 5.0 though one wanted me to upgrade to the latest and greatest Internet Explorer 4.0. …

Perth WSG March meet

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

Another event to plug, you will find the offical information over on the Web Standards Group and organiser Kay provides more details on her standards blog, including almost saying nice things about me ;-).

I will be doing a presentation on the button element, going into more detail that what I have already done here. Do not worry if you are not located in this obscure corner of the world called Perth, Western Australia. I will post the presentation here and the scary part is that it should be podcast as is happening with most WSG events.

Lesson learnt from downloading fonts from a German website

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

You get reminders on usability from the strangest places