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    • How To Fix Bad UI Why UI Makes A Difference Steve Zehngut Zeek Interactive @zengySaturday, March 24, 12
    • UI, UX & UsabilitySaturday, March 24, 12
    • From Wikipedia: User Interface - The aggregate of means by which users interact with the system (e.g., all the means of input and output)Saturday, March 24, 12
    • From Wikipedia: User Experience - The architecture and interaction models that impact a users perception of a device or system (“all aspects of the user’s interaction with the product”).Saturday, March 24, 12
    • “So it seems like UI would deal with the ‘how’ of creating an interface (implementing shiny controls, that sort of thing) and UX would deal with the ‘why’ (creating a good experience for the user).” Source: http://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/7174/difference-between-ui-and-uxSaturday, March 24, 12
    • From Wikipedia: Web usability is an approach to make web sites easy to use for an end-user, without the requirement that any specialized training be undertaken.Saturday, March 24, 12
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    • Jakob Nielsen http://useit.comSaturday, March 24, 12
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    • How To Develop a Sh*tty WebsiteSaturday, March 24, 12
    • Don’t plan. “Let’s start coding immediately!”Saturday, March 24, 12
    • Defend to the death every development and design decision. “Don’t tell me how to do my job!”Saturday, March 24, 12
    • Stick with a broken design. “The client signed off on this and we have a deadline to hit.”Saturday, March 24, 12
    • Shove everything above the fold. “No one scrolls these days.”Saturday, March 24, 12
    • Put 50 links in your navigation. “I want every user to be able to find everything right at the top.”Saturday, March 24, 12
    • Allow endless changes from the client. “Wouldn’t it be great if...”Saturday, March 24, 12
    • Common MistakesSaturday, March 24, 12
    • Inconsistent LayoutSaturday, March 24, 12
    • Inconsistent FontsSaturday, March 24, 12
    • Inconsistent NavigationSaturday, March 24, 12
    • Poor Color ContrastSaturday, March 24, 12
    • Too Many ColorsSaturday, March 24, 12
    • No Clear CTAs (Calls To Action)Saturday, March 24, 12
    • Deviating From the Familiar Browser InterfaceSaturday, March 24, 12
    • Long Load TimesSaturday, March 24, 12
    • 404 ErrorsSaturday, March 24, 12
    • Poor Mobile ExperienceSaturday, March 24, 12
    • My ProcessSaturday, March 24, 12
    • Questions To AskSaturday, March 24, 12
    • Who is the audience?Saturday, March 24, 12
    • What are the goals of the site? Traffic? Uniques? Length of Stay?Saturday, March 24, 12
    • What is the budget?Saturday, March 24, 12
    • What is the timeline?Saturday, March 24, 12
    • Tools of the TradeSaturday, March 24, 12
    • FireFox Plugins Firebug Web DeveloperSaturday, March 24, 12
    • XScopeSaturday, March 24, 12
    • Color Schemer StudioSaturday, March 24, 12
    • CSS Generators http://css3generator.com http://www.css3.meSaturday, March 24, 12
    • Site SamplesSaturday, March 24, 12
    • Huff Po http://huffingtonpost.comSaturday, March 24, 12
    • Toastmasters http://toastmasters.orgSaturday, March 24, 12
    • Mike Ferry http://mikeferry.comSaturday, March 24, 12
    • Coming Out Support http://comingoutsupport.comSaturday, March 24, 12
    • Essence Expressions http://essenceexpressions.comSaturday, March 24, 12
    • Catholic Radio Dramas http://catholicradiodramas.comSaturday, March 24, 12
    • Web King http://webking.comSaturday, March 24, 12
    • BooksSaturday, March 24, 12
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    • What Can You Do Differently?Saturday, March 24, 12
    • Ask questions.Saturday, March 24, 12
    • Listen.Saturday, March 24, 12
    • Be open to criticism.Saturday, March 24, 12
    • Solicit other opinions.Saturday, March 24, 12
    • Beta Test.Saturday, March 24, 12
    • Revise and refine. Do it early and often.Saturday, March 24, 12
    • Steve Zehngut steve@zeek.com http://facebook.com/zengy Twitter: @zengySaturday, March 24, 12