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  • A replacement for the printed pathfinders that sat in the corner of the library on a rack or display.\n\nBut much more if integrated into library website and building (QR codes)\n
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  • http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/2008/01/31/10-principles-of-effective-web-design/\n\nHow do users think?\n\nMost users search for something interesting (or useful) and clickable; as soon as some promising candidates are found, users click. If the new page doesn’t meet users’ expectations, the Back button is clicked and the search process is continued.\n\n\nUsers don’t read, they scan.\nWeb users are impatient and insist on instant gratification. \nUsers don’t make optimal choices. \nUsers follow their intuition. \nUsers want to have control. \n\n1. Don’t make users think\n2. Don’t squander users’ patience\n3. Manage to focus users’ attention\n4. Strive for feature exposure\n5. Make use of effective writing\n6. Strive for simplicity\n7. Don’t be afraid of the white space\n8. Communicate effectively with a “visible language”\n9. Conventions are our friends\n10. Test early, test often\n
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  • People don’t go to web sites to see how it looks- They want content\nSave the readers’s time\n\n
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  • Beginning LibGuides

    1. 1. Beginning LibGuides OLA 2012 March 28, 2012 by Roy Degler
    2. 2. So, What are LibGuides?
    3. 3. Basic Web Design Concepts
    4. 4. If you are concerned with how it looks...
    5. 5. If you are concerned with how it looks... You’ve got it WRONG!!!
    6. 6. Content
    7. 7. Simple
    8. 8. White Space
    9. 9. Give Them What They Want
    10. 10. Make them want it!
    11. 11. Short Lists limited options Read More . . . .
    12. 12. Find Journal Articles MLA International Bibliography is the largest, most comprehensive database to search for articles. Humanities International Complete is a database covering 2,300 journals in several humanities fields, especially literature, history, philosophy, religious studies, etc. Project Muse provides full-text access to 43 journals published by The Johns Hopkins University Press and other university presses. See more Journal Article Sources . . .
    13. 13. Getting Started
    14. 14. The Dashboard
    15. 15. Be a real person!
    16. 16. Creating Guides
    17. 17. Plan Ahe ad
    18. 18. Boxes
    19. 19. Exploring Boxes Time
    20. 20. Listening Time
    21. 21. Pages
    22. 22. Putting it all together
    23. 23. Settings and Configuration
    24. 24. Where do we go from here?
    25. 25. What else would you like to know?

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