I have been asking the resources I mentioned in my presentation Successful sites: Web User Experience standards, so they are here:
Example separating presentation and content (CSS): CSS Zen Garden.
Mobile versions of Gmail and Facebook.
HTML validator W3C: W3C HTML Validation Service
Validator Accessibility: eXaminator
Text-only browser: Lynx Viewer
Other: Validating Tools for Designers and Developers
To evaluate the usability heuristics: Heuristic Evaluation Tools for Designers and Developers
Videos on Accessibility: How to navigate the blind or with reduced visibility?
Video of the Martian: What is Usability?
My proposed redesign of SenaVirtual.edu.co.
Learn the Web Standards
Join the Colombian Community Usability: Usarte.org
I also remind you of the list of resources that had collected for my other talk: Web Standards and Accessibility in Colombia.
Usability in the Email
And you must take into account in your Web Usability projects, you must also keep it for your projects with email. If! These bulletins or newsletters periodically send to your customers.
How? Taking into account these Guidelines: 2008 Email Design Guidelines, published by Campaing Monitor.
Yes of course. Here are some design guidelines, but if you read carefully you will see that also serve to make your communications more usable.
Do not waste your time readers: So straight to the point and if your newsletter is a large first step includes a table of contents.
Permits matter: Do you have permission to send email to each of your customers? Also remind them who you are and why they should believe you.
The content beats permission: In addition to having your permission, you should give your customers relevant information.
Make easy off your list: do not have to write to those not interested.
Blocking images is common: Many email clients and sites block images by default, so your message should not be relied upon.
Use tables: Desafortudamente CSS support is not adequate in mail clients. So use tables to layout.
When you use styles, use them inline: For the same reason above.
Do not forget to text-only version: Many of your customers prefer.
Know the laws of your country email: Because there are laws that control and are different in each.
Test, test, test: As you must test, test and test your Web site, just go with your emails.
This is a summary of guidelines. You should take the time and read the entire article on your blog where you can find more details and examples of each item.
Additionally, I recommend the excellent Gallery Emails in HTML and text-only templates for emails where you will find great inspiration
Webelo: Assessment Tool Web Accessibility Eclipse
Eclipse is an environment (IDE) Open Source Development, originally created by IBM, which is very popular with developers / Java, C and C ++ Web, just to mention a few projects you can work on it.
The news today, thanks to the blog of Alan Chuter, is launching the first trial of TBCAs Webelo (Accessibility Tools Framework).
“Webelo is a collection of components for Eclipse that allows Web content creators and developers of Web applications to conduct assessments of the accessibility of their work. Webelo approaches the Mozilla browser component to evaluate the structure tree created by the browser once the source code received from the server. it comes with a package of rules based on the Checklist Accessibility IBM. it’s a very preliminary English documentation is not complete version of a product in development. ”
So if you’re using Ellipse, you can now begin to assess the accessibility of your projects.
Accessibility in Colombia
The sensitization process on Accessibility in Colombia has been long. Gradually this issue, which should be a high priority, is being reported today and invite them to read some articles that have been recently published in two of the most important media in the country.
On the one hand, in the blogs section of El Tiempo, Mario Carvajal write a very good article entitled Web Accessibility in Colombia: wrong, wrong, wrong.
On the other, in El Pais, published an interesting story about digital inclusion: In-redados, where tell the story of Sandra Solano, a deaf who loves chat.
Return on WebMonkey
It has become a classic of development: WebMonkey: The Web Developer’s Resource, “a free public resource for web developers, where developers, designers and programmers as you write the articles, tutorials, code snippets (code snippets) and other contributions “.
Since version 2.0 beta respecting includes blog and invites us to write articles (in English) to do part of this “new” community of Web development.
My memories WebMonkey back many years, when I read one of the first articles on user experience I found on the Web: Information Architecture Tutorial. What’s more, at that time there was not even used thermal User Experience. In any case a classic among classics.