Barry Frost

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Tagged #usability

Creating Usability with Motion

Password Masking

Single-page site presenting a study into the effects of showing vs masking a password when entering it in an input field. In summary:

Clear text passwords do increase usability, but don’t force the change upon your customers. Offer it as an option and let them use it when they feel comfortable.

Simple SaaS remote usability testing. Used by Twitter, Carsonified, Zappos, etc.

10 words I'd ban from all websites

Welcome, please, click here, mandatory fields, etc.

"Mad Libs" Style Form Increases Conversion 25-40%

Worth testing - friendly way of getting sign-ups

Design Decisions: New signup form - (37signals)

Shorter, friendlier, “more” secure, clearer

New Service: Interface Evaluation (Usability Audit) - Bokardo

Lightweight evaluation service resulting in prioritised list of issues and advice on best practices

12 Excellent Examples of “Lazy Registration”

Describes the practice of not obstructing the user with signup forms and gaining trust/loyalty so that they want to add their details

Create with Context - How people really use the iPhone

Interesting to see how even expert users are confused - I’ve made a few of these mistakes too

Scannability Equals Profit

Helping people scan-read a page through columns, grids and whitespace

Silverback — guerrilla usability testing

£25 usability app for Macs by Clearleft. Uses iSight and exports to Quicktime

“Gorilla” Usability Testing

Review of Clearleft’s usability tool for Mac, Silverback

Web Form Design Patterns: Sign-Up Forms

International Address Fields in Web Forms

Account Sign-in: 8 Design Mistakes to Avoid

User experience design, research and strategy :: Flow Interactive

London-based UX agency. Worked with the Guardian, EasyJet and others

Adactio: Journal - Ignorance and inspiration

Depressing comments showing the lack of understanding among so-called web people towards accessibility.

Been lightboxed lately? - (37signals)

Usage of lightboxes certainly polarises opinion. It’s fast becoming the Marmite of web 2.0 ™©®

Blasting the Myth of the Fold - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design

“The next great frontier in web page design has to be bottom of the page”

A List Apart: Articles: Never Use a Warning When you Mean Undo

Try to avoid confirmations - always allow an undo.