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User Experience Flight Check

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User Experience Flight Check

  1. 1. USER EXPERIENCE FLIGHT CHECK WordCamp Chicago
  2. 2. Launch Prep UX COUNTDOWN
  3. 3. Grant Hutchinson (splorp@flickr) Site As Software
  4. 4. ✓ Release worthy ✓ Respect users - even if it’s just you & your cat ✓ Fixes take time & money ✓ Build with upgrades, new features in mind ✓ Cut the right corners - aka ad hoc QA
  5. 5. Grant Hutchinson (splorp@flickr) Works As Expected
  6. 6. ✓ Blog, Website, Both, Who Cares? ✓ Snozberries taste like Snozberries ✓ Be Yourself, Be Creative, Be Careful ✓ Experience Extends to Content Creators ✓ URLs Are Your Currency ✓ Tame Dynamic Plugins
  7. 7. Grant Hutchinson (splorp@flickr) Know Your Users
  8. 8. ✓ Tailor content and experience to your users ✓ Your users may include machines ✓ Respect, Flexibility & Control ✓ Mobility - Is your content & culture mobile? ✓ Analytics are your friend
  9. 9. MASTER CHECKLIST
  10. 10. MASTER CHECKLIST Blog Single Page ✓ Sharing tools ✓ Comment Gravatars ✓ Permalink Structure ✓ Links to Comment Author ✓ Permalinked Elements ✓ Author Comment Coloring ✓ Pagination / Next & Prev ✓ Pagination ✓ Number of posts ✓ Threading ✓ Featured Posts ✓ Discussion Beyond Blog ✓ Alt text
  11. 11. MASTER CHECKLIST Connections Analytics ✓ URL services ✓ Google Analytics ✓ Subscribe via email ✓ Chartbeat ✓ Facebook like ✓ Click Tracking ✓ SEO Tools ✓ 3rd Party Stats ✓ Twitter ✓ Flash video, JWPLayer, etc ✓ Trackbacks
  12. 12. MASTER CHECKLIST Fallbacks Worst Case Scenario ✓ Search box ✓ Image sizes breaking layout ✓ Search results ✓ Garbage code in posts ✓ Smart 404 ✓ Empty sections Random ✓ Overloaded sections ✓ Author links ✓ Performance ✓ Favicon
  13. 13. MASTER CHECKLIST Feeds & Things ✓ Full Posts ✓ Permalinks ✓ Hitting the Yahoo! Pipe(s) ✓ Feedburner
  14. 14. WPHAPPYHOUR.ORG Keep the conversations going! happyhour@voceconnect.com
  15. 15. THANKS! @jharr jeremy@voceconnect.com

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