Category: usability

New post: A note on SEO

Because I’ve gotten so many questions about this, I’ve finally decided to take the time to write up my thoughts on the fear-mongering spam email messages website owners often receive. A note on search engine rankings and optimization (SEO)

What is design? (voicemail fail edition)

I was talking to a client on the phone earlier today who told me that the last time they called (and I hadn’t been able to answer), my provider played a recorded message to the effect that “the number they’d called was not in service” or that my number “does not exist in the system”… Read more »

PDFs make your website harder to use

Summary — Publishing PDFs on your website may save you time and effort, but your users pay a heavy price. With rare exceptions, it’s not worth the trade-off. When it comes to publishing on the web, PDF files are rarely the answer. “PDF?” is the question. “No” is the answer. Almost always. For every complex… Read more »

The frustrations of carousels

This is too good not to share: shouldiuseacarousel.com (Spoiler alert: no, you shouldn’t.)

iCloud migration resources

Like many people, I’ve had some issues with the migration from MobileMe (and .Mac before that and iTools before that) to iCloud, and as I happen to be the sort of person people come to with questions about this, I thought I’d collect a few useful links here: iCloud Forgets to Keep it Simple by… Read more »