Jens Oliver Meiert

March 2007

25 Excellent Usability/UX Articles and Resources

Today I thought I’d share some of the most valuable usability and user experience articles and resources I know, in a somewhat wild mix. Since there’s presumably enough to read and talk about later, please welcome a few great articles and research papers…

Post from March 30, 2007, filed under and .

Photos Make Websites More Credible

An important finding of Stanford University’s work regarding web credibility is that photos can make websites more credible. A study by B.J. Fogg et al. showed how “a photograph of an author had significant effects on how people perceived [credibility]”…

Post from March 28, 2007, filed under and .

CSS Practice: Pseudo-Namespaces in Complex Projects

Working in complex projects or in projects that don’t provide a good overview of forthcoming page types and elements may require a defensive strategy for writing CSS. Such a defensive strategy rests on certain safety measures to ensure better maintainability…

Post from March 21, 2007, filed under .

Why I Love DreamHost

No kidding. Unconditional love. Almost.

Post from March 13, 2007, filed under .

“Valid CSS” and Similar Claims Are Unprofessional

You know them. “Valid CSS” here, “Valid HTML” there, coronated by a “WAI AA” button. When these website claims hold true, that’s a great thing. Unfortunately, those compliance and quality claims have no place on professional websites.

Post from March 9, 2007, filed under .

Hire Only Web Designers with a Website

…is a good rule of thumb when you need a web designer or developer. Though it’s not necessarily the most important criterion, the benefits are obvious. Web designers who also own websites are more likely to be close to the medium…

Post from March 6, 2007, filed under and .

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