Have you ever tried to understand how IE8 behaves when searching? As a non-IE user I am used to going to the top right box, type a word and receive instantly the page with the search results. I work mostly with Mozilla and sometimes with Opera and Chrome (when I’m in a hurry and I need a page to load fast, I admit). So for me, as a user, the entire search process is transparent. I don’t even pay much attention to what search engine each of them uses. I know they are going to return some results and I’m always in a hurry.
I’m seeing a lot of websites lately that open their homepage with a big “Welcome” title. The beauty of this title is that usually somebody decides it is so important that it also deserves to be a H1 heading.
From the marketing-girl’s perspective – or the PR-guy if you want – probably welcoming your visitors with such a nice and polite heading is the good thing to do. And when a programmer like me decides your welcome does not worth the H1 and lowers its importancy to H3 (because I’m not allowed to delete it completely) then the war inside the company is about to begin.
Being a lazy person, I always wanted to have a translate feature in my broswer so I won’t have to google-translate everything. When it finally was included in the Chrome browser I discovered that at first it was annoying and that the Options button in the right is not the best choice they could have made from the usability point of view.
I develop websites for foreign clients. At first I am not interested in reading their website cause I just want to take a look at the layout, at the menu, at the images and to asses the general look and feel of the website. So I browse the website and with every new page I check the same message pops-up.
Anyone thinks the language redirect that some companies provide is simply annoying sometimes?
Take for example the three IT giants that probably did some usability testing involving the language redirect.
knows even better than I do that I want to go on Google.es and that I want it to search in the Spanish pages.
Tweet I have recently discovered an interesting blog and while reading one of its posts I firmly believed Julio, the author, read my mind. I translated it with his help and with the help of Alex & Gillian Meldrum and here it is for you to read and enjoy. When quoting for work, we seem [...]