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Selected Print and Web References (from Web Usability and Online Writing Lab (OWL) Design, Erin Karper) General references Nielsen, Jakob. Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity . New Riders Publishing: 1999. ISBN: 156205810X Nielsen, hailed as a guru of web usability, presents lucid and comprehensive information about designing usable websites. Pearrow, Mark. Web Site Usability . Charles River Media: 1999. ISBN: 1584500263 Pearrow's book is also another good general resource about web usability. http://www.useit.com/ Jakob Nielsen's website has all sorts of articles and links about usability and usability testing. http://www.usableweb.com/ This site is a clearinghouse for 1423 links related to all aspects of web usability. http://usability.gov/ This site presents research on all areas of usability and explains some interesting solutions. Web usability Appearance in different browsers http://www.delorie.com/web/ This site offers links that let you see how your page would appear in various browsers and monitor sizes. Web-safe color http://www.lynda.com/hex.html This site explains the basics of web-safe color and offers some sample palattes. Optimizing images http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/99/15/index0a.html?tw=design This article explains the basics of why and how to optimize your graphics for the web. Checking for load time and speed http://www.tracert.com/sm.html
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This site allows you to see how long it would take for your page to download at various speeds. Site validators http://validator.w3.org/ This site will check the HTML of your site to see if there are any problems with it. Access by the disabled http://www.w3.org/WAI/ This site offers information and resources for making your site accesible by the disabled. http://ppewww.ph.gla.ac.uk/~flavell/alt/alt-text.html This article offers information about using ALT tags to help provide alternative content for visual images. Usability testing
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