Website design and usability

A few technical details about how this site is written.

It won't escape your notice that this site is 'low tech' in design with almost everything in basic HTML and CSS, the reason for this is to maximise usability and performance.

Here's my quick checklist of web design issues...

The basics


Performance Issues

Technical issues


The Design of Everyday Things - by Donald A. Norman
Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability by Steve Krug - Jakob Nielsen
Dotcom-tools - Web page speed test/waterfall chart.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 - W3C
websiteAdvantage - View HTTP Request and Response Headers
Five Second Test

“Anyone who slaps a 'this page is best viewed with Browser X' label on a Web page appears to be yearning for the bad old days, before the Web, when you had very little chance of reading a document written on another computer, another word processor, or another network” ~ Tim Berners-Lee in Technology Review, July 1996

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