Improving Web Usability

Usability Study

Overview of the Nielsen Study

Findings

Search Engines

Scrolling

Structure

Page Layout

More on Page Layout

Homepages

More on Homepages

Facts from the Study

Interior Pages

Writing

Headings

Lists

Text

Text

Relative Font Sizes

Background

Links

More on Links

Why use CSS

More on why to use CSS

How CSS improves Usability

Hiding Text

Page Summary or Skip to Content
#Page_Summary {
	position: absolute;
	overflow: hidden;
	width: 0;
	height: 0;
  }

Other thoughts on Usability

Accesskeys

Announcing Accesskeys

HTML Code:
<a accesskey="g" href="alttags.html"> <em>G</em>raphics </a> <em>G</em>raphics   
The following CSS code will underline the text and make the font the same weight as the rest of the text.

CSS Code:
a em {
font-style: normal;
font-weight: normal;
text-decoration: underline;
} 
Auburn Usability - http://www.auburn.edu/academic/disabilities/usability/alttags.html

Getting people to think about usability

Developing Web Standards

Book Resources

More Book Resources

Web Resources