User Interface Web Resources

Usability

Jakob Nielsen's Useit.com
http://www.useit.com

Jacob Nielsen's site offers articles and resources in usability, tips on how to conduct user tests as well as his well-known and respected Alertbox column

Usable Web
http://www.usableweb.com

ZDNet Usability
http://www.zdnet.com/devhead/filters/usability

Designing Usable and Visually Appealing Web Sites
http://www.acm.org/sigchi/chi97/proceedings/tutorial/wn.htm

Web Review: The Navigation and Usability Guide
http://www.webreview.com

User Interface Engineering
http://www.uie.com

Web Site Usability, by Jared M. Spool

Human Factors International
http://www.humanfactors.com

Designing Visual Interfaces, by Kevin Mueller

The Design of Everyday Things, by Donald A. Norman

Web Standards and Validators

W3C
http://w3c.org/

Bobby
http://www.cast.org/bobby

Delorie HTML Purifier
http://www.delorie.com/web/purify.html

Net Mechanic
http://www.netmechanic.com/html_check.htm

Navigation

The Navigation and Usability Guide

 

Accessibility

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Guidelines: Page Authoring
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/

Techniques for an Accessible Web
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/techniques.htm

Web Page Accessibility Self-Evaluation Test
http://www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/dmd/access/testver1.htm

Yuri Rubinsky Insight Foundation: WebABLE!
http://www.yuri.org/webable/

Microsoft Accessibility and Disabilities Site
http://microsoft.com/enable/

ZDNet Accessibility
http://www.zdnet.com/devhead/filters/accessibility

Columns and Publications

Alertbox
by Jakob Neilsen
http://www.useit.com/alertbox

ZDNet Usability - Users First
by Jakob Neilsen
http://www.zdnet.com/devhead/filters/usability

UIETips (via email; archives available)
http://www.uie.com/

UI Update (via email; archives available)
http://www.humanfactors.com/subscribe.htm
http://www.humanfactors.com/Newsletters/pastissues.htm

User Interface Engineering's Eye for Design (bimonthly; subscription information)
http://world.std.com/~uieweb/free.htm

Browser Emulators

Browserola
Win 95 only; requires purchase and download
http://www.browserola.com

Backward Compatibility Viewer
http://www.delorie.com/web/wpbvc.html

Delorie Lynx Viewer
http://www.delorie.com/web/lynxview.html

Information Architecture

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, by Louis Rosenfeld, Peter Morville

Envisioning Information, by Edward Tufte

E-commerce Design

WilsonWeb - Designing a Business Web Site
http://www.webmarketingtoday.com/webmarket/design.htm

"Branding and Usability," User Interface Engineering's Eye for Design, January/February 1999

Why People Shop on the Web
Jakob Neilsen's Alertbox for Feb 7, 1999
http://www.useit.com/alertbox/990207.html

Trust or Bust: Communicating Trustworthiness in Web Design
Jakob Neilsen's Alertbox for March 7, 1999
http://www.useit.com/alertbox/990307.html

Web Usability Illustrated: Breathing Easier with Your Usable E-Commerce Site
by Eric Schaffer and John Sorflaten; published in The Journal of Electronic Commerce
http://www.humanfactors.com/ECJournal/JofEC.htm

Paper Prototyping

Users First: Prototyping Web Designs
by Jakob Neilsen
http://www.zdnet.com/devhead/stories/articles/0,4413,2190711,00.html

Using Paper Prototypes to Manage Risk
by Carolyn Snyder
http://world.std.com/~uieweb/paper.htm

"Paper Prototypes: Still the Simplest," User Interface Engineering's UIETips,
January 21, 1999

Paper Prototyping Tips (video)
http://world.std.com/~uieweb/tapedesc.htm

Product Usability: Survival Techniques (course)
http://world.std.com/~uieweb/tapedesc.htm

Do-it-Yourself Usability Testing

Free Web Usability Evaluation
by Human Factors International
http://www.humanfactors.com/Free_Intra_Evalu/intr_usab_eval.htm

Users First: Cheap Usability Tests
by Jakob Neilsen
http://www.zdnet.com/devhead/stories/articles/0,4413,2224316,00.html

Heuristic Evaluation
by Jakob Neilsen
http://www.useit.com/papers/heuristic/

Usability Professionals

User Interface Engineering
Boston, MA
http://www.uie.com

Human Factors International
Fairfield, IA
http://www.humanfactors.com

UserWorks
Silver Spring, MD
http://www.userworks.com