UX = GestaltUsability + Interface + Aesthetics that are appropriate to their context
User ExperienceGood UX means users are happy, and makes businesses more successful. Clarity Utility UX Clear Context Goals Quality Thoughtfulness Charm Content
UX is theestablishment of a philosophy of how to treat people-Whitney Hess
How to Improve UX with your WP Site (one philosophy) 1.Know your users and anticipate their needs. 2.Be responsive 3.Provide feedback at points of interaction 4.Create opportunities for delight 5.Promote clarity 6.Simplify 7.Be appropriate & responsible
Be appropriate and responsible:Choose an appropriate THEME PATTERNto match information scent/user needs Blog Magazine Portfolio
Blog Chronologically Driven No landing pages without hacking it Do your users care about the latest posts?
Magazine Landing/ Category Pages More Images Sidebar widgets Invite repeat visits by conveying affordances
Portfolio List driven Highly visual Good for e-commerce or those not content-driven (showcases)
ResourcesPlug-ins:Search Suggesthttp://yoast.com/wordpress/search-suggest/Search Excerpthttp://scott.yang.id.au/code/search-excerpt/#toc-abstractBreadcrumbshttp://mtekk.us/code/breadcrumb-navxt/Hacks:Change “Leave a Reply”http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-to-change-wording-of-leave-a-replyCustom 404http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/wordpress/how-to-create-a-custom-error-404-page-for-wordpress/
ResourcesTypography:Font Squirrel @font-face kitshttp://www.fontsquirrel.com/Google web fontshttp://www.google.com/webfontsColor:http://kuler.adobe.com/Themes:http://themeforest.net/ Use original photographyUX Resources: whenever possible.Whitney Hesshttp://whitneyhess.com/blog/UX Boothhttp://www.uxbooth.com/
Anne Milesowner and Toad-in-Chief atRed Toad MediaFormer board member ofLouisville Women in TechnologyFormer President of Women in Networking 2 (WIN2).Just published a contribution for Smashing Magazine,one of the top web design blogs in the world.
Let’s build a better web.Thank you.You may download this presentation athttp://www.redtoadmedia.com/goodies.php