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  1. 1. USER EXPERIENCE FLIGHT CHECK WORDCAMP LA • 2011
  2. 2. WHAT DO YOU DO?DESIGNERS DEVELOPERS
  3. 3. SITE AS SOFTWARERelease worthyRespect users - even if it’s just you & your catFixes take time & moneyBuild with upgrades, new features in mindCut the right corners - aka ad hoc QA
  4. 4. WORKS AS EXPECTEDBlog, Website, Both, Who Cares?Snozberries taste like SnozberriesBe Yourself, Be Creative, Be CarefulExperience Extends to Content CreatorsURLs Are Your CurrencyTame Dynamic Plugins
  5. 5. BE FLEXIBLEEmbrace Constraints Your users are your usersPick your battles Evolution vs. revolutionDon’t give into dogma Iterate
  6. 6. KNOW YOUR USERSTailor content and experience to your usersYour users may include machinesRespect, Flexibility & ControlMobility - Is your content & culture mobile?Analytics are your friend
  7. 7. MASTER CHECKLISTBLOG SINGLE PAGESharing tools Comment GravatarsPermalink Structure Links to CommentPermalinked Elements AuthorPagination / Next & Prev Author CommentNumber of posts ColoringFeatured Posts PaginationAlt text Threading Discussion Beyond Blog
  8. 8. MASTER CHECKLISTCONNECTIONS ANALYTICSURL services Google AnalyticsSubscribe via email ChartbeatFacebook like Click TrackingSEO Tools 3rd Party StatsTwitter Flash video, JWPLayer,Trackbacks etc
  9. 9. MASTER CHECKLISTFALLBACKS WORST CASESearch box Image sizes breakingSearch results LayoutSmart 404 Garbage code in posts Empty sectionsRANDOM Overloaded sectionsAuthor linksPerformanceFavicon
  10. 10. MASTER CHECKLISTFEEDS & EXTRASFull PostsAuthorsCommentsPermalinksYahoo! PipesFeedburner
  11. 11. EXTRAS (FEEDS)RSS feeds more info: http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_FeedsCategory RSS Feeds:http:// example.com /category/categoryname/feedTag RSS Feeds:http:// example.com /tag/tagname/feedAuthor RSS Feedshttp://example.com/author/authorname/feed/
  12. 12. EXTRAS (PAGINATION)Pagination plugin example:http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-paginate/
  13. 13. EXTRAS (PERMALINKS)More info about permalinks:http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinkshttp://codex.wordpress.org/Settings_Permalinks_ScreenCommon pattern:http:// example.com /year/month/post-namehttp:// example.com /year/month/day/post-name
  14. 14. EXTRAS (EMAIL)More info on using Feedburner for Email Subscriptionshttp://bit.ly/qManJO
  15. 15. EXTRAS (TWITTER)More info on using adding twitter and facebook to your comments:http://bit.ly/oB5ZNP (twitter)http://bit.ly/oD5FaD (facebook)http://bit.ly/qqL04X (general social tool integration w/ comments)
  16. 16. EXTRAS (404 PAGE)More info on creating custom 404 pages:http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_an_Error_404_PageSample 404 pages:http://en.wordpress.com/askgsadkgadhttps://github.com/kgasdkgasdhttp://wufoo.com/404/
  17. 17. WPHAPPYHOUR.ORG Keep the conversations going! @jharr jeremy@voceconnect.com

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