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Analysing search engine keywords
Wordtracker is a online tool for analysing how often people search for specific keywords at a number of search engines, and how many competing sites use those keywords.

Wordtracker is a commercial tool, but they have a limited free trial version, which will analyse you queries against Altavista only.

Links:
The online search engine tool Wordtracker

Henrik Olsen | May 11, 2003

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New Version of DENIM Available
Berkeley's Group for User Interface Research have released version 1.1 of DENIM, a visual prototyping system for early stage website design.

The two changes of note are that the input system (SILK) is much more responsive and you can now print the prototypes.

DENIM is designed for sketching of prototypes - a graphics tablet is highly recommended.

Links:
The DENIM website at guir.berkeley.edu
Previous posting - DENIM, a Sketch-based Web Site Prototyping Tool
Previous posting - Extraordinary prototyping tool

Tim Lucas | April 30, 2003

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Accessibility Extension for Dreamweaver MX
UsableNet and Macromedia have released a accessibility extension to enhance the current options that come with Macromedia Dreamweaver MX.

The extension combines Section 508 with W3C priority 1 & 2 accessibility guideline testing and repair advice.

Links:
Download the accessibility extension for Dreamweaver

Henrik Olsen | April 16, 2003

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Google diagnostics with Poodle Predictor
To quote one of my colleagues: "Usability begins at the search engines."

Richard Bennett and his mates have developed a tool, which will let you see pages as Google does. It gives you a rough idea of how a page's listings will look, which links Google will find, and how efficient the HTML coding is at feeding Google the right keywords.

Links:
The article Poodle Predictor - See your site like Google does
Poodle Predictor
About Poodle Predictor

Henrik Olsen | April 09, 2003

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A test of screen recording systems
Karl Fast has made a thorough test of three screen recording systems to decide which is most suitable in usability testing settings.

His conclusions:
"ScreenCam had the best performance of any program tested, but the lack of support for Windows 2000 and XP makes it hard to recommend."

"Camtasia offers the best blend of performance, features, and ease of use among the programs tested." "The only drawback is price, but at $150 it’s still within the range of almost every budget. Highly recommended."

"My first impression of HyperCam was that for $30 I was getting what I paid for. But once I fiddled with it and found the "secret" of using Camtasia’s TSCC codec, I was entirely satisfied. Unless you need the extra features of Camtasia, HyperCam will probably do the job..."

Links:
The article Recording Screen Activity During Usability Testing
Lotus ScreenCam
TechSmith Camtasia
Hyperponics HyperCam

Henrik Olsen | April 06, 2003

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Wireframing tool for Dreamweaver
For those who prefer to design prototypes in HTML, Eric Ott’s wireframing extension for Dreamweaver might be useful. Using this tool, you don’t have to struggle with tables to design your page layouts, since it relies on layers. You drag-and-drop interface elements from the objects tool bar onto the pages.

According to Eric Ott, the extension adds the best of Visio and Illustrator in Dreamweaver. I would love to do prototypes in HTML, but I still find Visio more effective.

Links:
Download the Wireframing extension (search for Wireframing)

Henrik Olsen | Febuary 10, 2003

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The Userati
Chris McEvoy, the guy who claims to love HCI but hate web usability, has a nice feature at his site called Userati. Through Google, he tracks references to celebrities within the interactive design community, such as Jakob Nielsen, Lou Rosenfeld and Henrik Olsen (how this punk ended up on this list, I don’t know…).

More interestingly, he also tracks articles, and has lists of most recent and most popular articles featured at popular usability and web development related sites. Quite neat…

Links:
Chris McEvoy’s Userati

Henrik Olsen | Febuary 05, 2003

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Optimizing sites and images for colour-blind viewers
With the online tool Vischeck you can test how a site or an image will look for colour-blind viewers. Vischeck even offer a free service, which will optimize images for viewing by colour-blind people. You’ll also find a lot of interesting and educational background information there. The site is worth a visit.

Links:
The site Vischeck

Henrik Olsen | January 19, 2003

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designers on design

This collection of pithy quotations related to usability, communication and design were collected by colleagues on *a* usability discussion list and are loosely grouped by topics.

This is akin to the growing IAwiki IA commonplace book (linked to on guuui previously).

Links:
the wall of pith
IA commonplace book

ben HyDe(Sign) | January 15, 2003

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wiki's
WikiWikiWeb or what

the future of online collaboration?
the web as it was intended?
or anarchic chaos?

decide for yourself via some notable wiki's:

ward cunningham - wiki creator

iawiki - rather relevant

meatball wiki - on a mission to build "an intercommunity"

flash coders - focused community

Patterns Of Cooperative Interaction - "seeks to specifically address how similar findings from different ethnographic field studies of
work and technology can be extracted from those studies and compared and contrasted"

ben HyDe(Sign) | January 10, 2003

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