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Create a modular single-page app with Vue.js and Bluemix, Part 1: Develop and test the front end
In this two-part tutorial, build a simple but powerful single-page application with a responsive UI, and deploy your app in the cloud. In Part 1, develop the front end with the Vue.js JavaScript framework, using Node Package Manager (NPM) for dependency management, webpack as a build tool, and Foundation for the responsive UI. Learn Vue.js from basic principles to advanced usage, and use a modular design to support the application as it scales up. In Part 2, deploy the app to IBM Bluemix.
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Tutorial 03 Feb 2016
Notes from developerWorks Technology: Top Web development tutorials from 2015
The developerWorks Technology editor showcases the top tutorials published in 2015 for web developers.
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Tutorial 18 Nov 2015
Playful web development, Part 1: Manage user authentication with the Play Framework and Scala
Implement user management for your Play Framework applications and put your Scala skills to work. Pablo Pedemonte takes you through building a basic Play application that handles authentication and authorization. You can even use the application code as a starter for your own Play projects to shorten user-management development time.
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Articles 12 Nov 2015
Add interactive documentation to your JavaScript apps with Intro.js
Add easy-to-absorb, interactive user documentation to your JavaScript apps with Intro.js. Learn from a sample tour implementation how to demonstrate your application's features the modern way from within the app's UI.
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Articles 09 Oct 2015
Develop full-stack Java apps with Vaadin in the cloud
Use the Vaadin Rich Web Starter boilerplate to deploy a customized DB2-backed, three-tier order-desk web app to the Bluemix cloud in minutes.
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Articles 30 Sep 2015
Join the Web Components revolution with Polymer
The Polymer library uses Web Components technology supported by all modern browsers, including mobile browsers on iOS and Android. Add custom web elements that encapsulate a complete user interface including UI interaction handling, transition animation, and flexible CSS styling to your web applications or hybrid mobile apps.
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Tutorial 02 Sep 2014
HTML5 2D game development: Wrapping up the game
In this series, HTML5 maven David Geary shows you how to implement an HTML5 2D video game one step at a time. This installment concludes the series by rounding out Snail Bail with important features and some aesthetic polish. Learn how to replace the game's background, fine-tune gameplay, keep score, dim controls, monitor frame rate, track lives, display credits, tweet scores, and deploy the game to a server.
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Articles 23 Jul 2013
Working with jQuery UI themes
The jQuery UI is now the industry standard for theme implementation because of its support for widgets. Dive into the jQuery UI platform with Java architect Ken Ramirez to learn how to use jQuery UI's native themes and design custom themes for your site.
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Articles 04 Apr 2013
Introduction to jQuery Mobile
Get an introduction to the jQuery Mobile framework. Learn the basics of the framework and how to write a functional mobile web application user interface. In this article, an example guides you through basic pages, navigation, toolbars, list views, form controls, and transition effects.
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Articles 29 May 2012
Using Dojo to extend business processes to the mobile space
This article illustrates an example of how to build a simple mobile user interface that interacts with a business process. The implementation of the mobile UI uses Dojo with the IBM WebSphere Application Server Feature Pack for Web 2.0 and Mobile, and the sample business process is implemented with IBM Business Process Manager V7.5. The mobile web application built here renders with a native look and feel on webkit-enabled mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android, and RIM smartphones and tablets.
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Articles 14 Mar 2012
Get started with Selenium 2
Selenium is a well-known web application testing framework used for functional testing. The new version, Selenium 2, merges the best features of Selenium 1 and WebDriver (a parallel project to Selenium). In this article, learn how to make the easy transition from Selenium 1 to Selenium 2. Examples show how to use Selenium 2, how to test remotely, and how to migrate your written tests from Selenium 1 to Selenium 2.
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Articles 06 Mar 2012
Comment lines: Tools for modernizing enterprise applications and the way you develop them
The newly announced IBM Rational Developer for System z Unit Test can dramatically enhance the way you develop, maintain, and test mainframe applications. This article explains how this solution, along with other Rational Enterprise Modernization products, can be used in a typical scenario to transform an existing mainframe "green screen" application into a smartphone interface using modern techniques.
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Articles 21 Sep 2011
Create an ILOG Dojo Diagrammer application for touch-enabled mobile devices
This article introduces both Dojo Mobile and IBM ILOG Dojo Diagrammer, and explains how you can create a diagram application for mobile devices with the Dojo Toolkit and IBM ILOG Dojo Diagrammer. In addition, you'll see how the application can add custom actions invoked by a touch gesture.
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Articles 21 Sep 2011
Comment lines: You can influence WebSphere products through the Client Experience Program
The Client Experience Program for IBM WebSphere Products brings clients and IBM product development teams together to share information about products, usage experience, requirements, and best practices. Through no-charge activities and events, you can improve your understanding of WebSphere products and contribute feedback so that the products you use can continue to meet your future needs.
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Articles 03 Aug 2011
User interface design for the mobile web
Web application technology reduces the cost of creating multiplatform applications. Developers can create applications that run on mobile platforms that differ in development technology, user interface style, input mechanisms, display form factor, size, and resolution. To design applications that are easy to use, and that integrate well across diverse platforms and devices, you need to consider several factors beyond conventional web applications and native mobile applications. This article explores the usability challenges of the mobile web, and provides several best practices for designing mobile web applications.
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Articles 26 Jul 2011
Using the WebSphere Application Server Feature Pack for Web 2.0 and Mobile to view web application usage patterns and other analytics data
Knowing how users navigate and browse through your website can be valuable in guiding and justifying efforts to improve the site. For example, knowledge about page statistics might guide you to move the most frequently accessed pages to higher levels in the site, statistics on mouse clicks can identify rarely-used buttons, and long idle times could point to pages needing simplification. This article explains how to make use of new features in the Dojo Toolkit and IBM WebSphere Application Server Feature Pack for Web 2.0 and Mobile to generate analytics data, and offers advice on presenting the data in your own application.
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Articles 22 Jun 2011
Integrating WebSphere CloudBurst capabilities in an iPhone solution, Part 4: Extending classes to manage HTTPS syndication
This series of articles walks you through the process of creating a full client application for an Apple iPhone device that collaborates with an IBM WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance using a REST API. Using the vast REST-based APIs provided, WebSphere CloudBurst offers many integration opportunities for a Web 2.0 environment, such as with a smartphone. Building on the previous articles, Part 4 concludes this series showing how you can extend a class to manage the HTTPS protocol, including security management.
Articles 22 Jun 2011
CodeIgniter and Ajax using jQuery
Discover how easy it is to improve the usability of your CodeIgniter applications using jQuery. By leveraging the power of CodeIgniter's MVC-based framework and jQuery's support for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax) interaction, learn how to quickly and efficiently create more effective UIs.
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Articles 11 May 2010
Next-generation banking with Web 2.0
Web 2.0 brings innovative design ideas and methodologies to the financial industry and improves considerably the development of business applications in this competitive market environment. This article explains how Web 2.0 influences the design of financial applications. Examine trends in Internet banking and how Web 2.0 practices influence those trends.
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Articles 01 Dec 2009
Managing your private cloud, Part 2: Using the WebSphere CloudBurst REST API interface
Several interface options are available to help you to interact with the IBM WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance, which provides functionality for creating, deploying, and managing IBM WebSphere Application Server virtual systems in a private cloud. These interfaces include a Web 2.0 graphical user interface, a Jython command line interface, and an HTTP REST API. This article discusses the HTTP REST API, which provides a language-neutral interface that is ideal for integrating WebSphere CloudBurst capabilities into existing applications or user interfaces.
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Articles 04 Nov 2009
Using Apache Pivot to build an iTunes search client
Apache Pivot is an open source platform for building rich internet applications (RIAs) in a Java environment. It combines the enhanced productivity and usability features of a modern RIA toolkit with the robustness of the industry-standard Java platform. Apache Pivot applications take advantage of WTKX, an XML-based language for user interface design, which makes the application's output easy to visualize. In this tutorial, you will follow the implementation of a simple but practical Pivot application that allows a user to execute searches against the contents of the iTunes Store.
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Tutorial 13 Oct 2009
Creating a declarative XML UI language
Writing GUIs in program code can often lead to messy design choices, which in turn results in a blurring between business logic and UI code. Discover how to create a declarative XML UI tag set with an accompanying Java(TM) framework that parses, validates, constructs, and finally binds the declared GUI components to business logic at runtime.
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Articles 01 Sep 2009
Mashup security
The mashup development model enables a vast array of possibilities for the Web landscape. This openness, however, presents a plethora of new security vulnerabilities. Discover tips and techniques for addressing some of these problems.
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Articles 04 Aug 2009
Leveraging Amazon Web Services for enterprise application integration
Discover how to leverage XML and Amazon Web Services to integrate enterprise applications, and to build cross-platform application-integration capabilities using the Microsoft(R) .NET C#) and Java(TM) platforms.
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Articles 16 Jun 2009
Implement roles-based authorization
Learn how to implement a dynamic user interface through user authentication. Authentication is often the requirement for applications with multiple groups of users. Each group may require access to application functionality that may need to be withheld from other groups. The authentication mechanism must validate user credentials and control access to application functionality based on the user's credentials. This article shows how to implement a basic authentication mechanism using OpenLDAP and Tomcat. It compares the OpenLDAP and Tomcat implementation to an OpenLDAP and WASCE implementation. And finally, code examples show the implementation of the dynamic UI using Java code and JSTL.
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Articles 14 Apr 2009
Implementing Enterprise 2.0
The term Enterprise 2.0 is gaining traction in organizations across the globe. This article investigates the underlying concepts of Enterprise 2.0, its relationship with Web 2.0, and the various tools and services that apply to it. Examine the benefits of employing Enterprise 2.0 in your business, and explore some of the potential drawbacks associated with it. Use this article to help you decide how to best implement Enterprise 2.0 in your organization.
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Articles 17 Feb 2009
Creating mashups with JavaFX
Are you a Java developer who wants to leverage the open Web to create Rich Internet Applications (RIAs)? You are in luck. Now JavaFX empowers developers to leverage the Java platform to create RIAs. In this article, learn how you can use JavaFX to create mashups. See how JavaFX lets you tap into popular Web services such as Flickr and how you can use it to create interactive user interfaces. Along the way, get a taste of the new capabilities that JavaFX brings to client-side development.
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Articles 10 Feb 2009
Adaptive user interfaces for health care applications
Adaptive user interfaces assist users in accomplishing tasks in an application and construct a model of the user's preferences so as to serve them better in the future. Examples include systems that filter news stories, recommend products, and so on. This approach to personalized services is relatively new but has great potential for improving the effectiveness of human-computer interfaces. Health care is a significant area where adaptive user interfaces can be of great use. Health care users range from having little computer knowledge (for example, some nurses or doctors) to having expert computer knowledge (for example, system administrators). And, there can be many other distinguishing factors when it comes to patients. Therefore, adapting a computer application's interface to different types of users is important to improve the usability of such applications. Two major techniques used for adaptation are adaptive presentation and adaptive navigation. Adaptive presentation involves personalizing the contents presented to the user. Adaptive navigation involves customizing ways by which users complete their tasks in the application. These techniques can be used to enhance the usability of health care applications, thereby contributing to their success.
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Articles 20 Jan 2009
Localized client-side validation messaging using Ajax
When building a Web application that caters to users across the globe, there are two points to consider: internationalized/localized page content and validation of user inputs and message displays. While you can easily build an internationalized version of the page using resource bundles (locale-specific property files) on the server side, it is very difficult to display internationalized validation messages when the validation is being done at the client side. Using Asynchronous JavaScript + XML (Ajax) is one option to make your life easier. This article discusses using Ajax and resource bundles together to make the process of internationalized/localized client-side validation messaging a little easier.
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Articles 13 Jan 2009
Build a stylish image gallery using Lightbox 2 and JavaScript
The Web has increasingly become a medium for showing off art. From candid snapshots taken by an amateur photographer to professional art galleries, Web pages are primary vehicles for displaying images. But a beautiful image is hindered--or aided--by its frame. Using a simple JavaScript library, you can "frame" your online images beautifully and provide an intuitive user interface along the way.
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Articles 28 Oct 2008
Real Web 2.0: Practical linked, open data with Exhibit
In the previous installment of this column you learned about Linking Open Data (LOD), a community initiative for moving the Web from separated documents to a broad information space of data. That article covered the main ideas of LOD, and in this article you will see how to quickly put these ideas to use. Learn about the Exhibit Web library from the MIT Simile project, which allows you to construct functional and visually attractive user interfaces without much work, once you have good LOD available.
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Articles 13 May 2008
An introduction to RichFaces
Today's clients want and have begun to expect desktop features in browser-based applications. RichFaces is one of a new breed of user interface component suites available for Java Server Faces (JSF). Among other benefits, RichFaces provides built-in JavaScript and Ajax capabilities to meet those expectations. Joe Sam Shirah adds some new tools to your kit based on experiences with a recent field project, including general setup for using RichFaces with Facelets, and several specific component examples. Ed note: For details on migrating your web page components to RichFaces 4, see "Using RichFaces with JSF 2."
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Articles 25 Mar 2008
Web development tips: Pay attention to the CSS @media rule
The CSS "@media" rule is a useful way to target an HTML or XML document to an intended output device. Use of the "print" media is now fairly widespread, and provides a much cleaner means of creating printer-friendly pages than does a separate "printable version." The use of the "screen" media has been somewhat underused, perhaps because of an overly general assumption that screen is merely the "default rendering." However, in regard to positioning--especially absolute positioning--the screen media type has an important meaning that is not covered by media-free stylesheet rules.
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Articles 18 Sep 2007
Web development tips: Ten (or a few more) files every Web site needs
Regardless of what sort of Content Management System or Web application framework you might use to develop your Web site, there are some basics you should cover. A sophisticated user interface and rich content is great to have, but before you get to that, you should provide the basic files that users anticipate finding and that tell both humans and machines what your site does.
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Articles 11 Sep 2007
Real Web 2.0: Wikipedia, champion of user-generated content
Encourage user contribution to your Web site by learning from Wikipedia. Wikipedia builds on open source and respects the geographical variety and potential accessibility needs of its users. It provides tools to help users contribute, but also fosters an atmosphere where contributions are verified and discussed by the community.
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Articles 04 Sep 2007
The cranky user: What ever happened to Web engineering?
Does it ever occur to you that today's Web developers could learn a thing or two from traditional computer programming? The cranky user talks about the foundations of software engineering and asks where in the Web those best practices have disappeared to.
Articles 24 Jul 2007
Real world Rails, Part 2: Advanced page caching
Normally, user-related content defeats page caching because the content for each user is subtly different. Using JavaScript with cookies, you can use page caching even when you're displaying some custom user data. This article explores advanced page caching in Ruby on Rails.
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Articles 26 Jun 2007
The W3C Multimodal Architecture, Part 2: The XML specification stack
Gerald McCobb continues his introduction to the forthcoming W3C Multimodal Architecture with a survey of the many XML languages that you can use to author multimodal applications. He then shows how several specifications -- SCXML, XHTML, REX, and XML Events -- could work together in a complete multimodal application.
Articles 31 May 2007
The W3C Multimodal Architecture, Part 1: Overview and challenges
The W3C Multimodal Interaction Working Group has been refining its proposal for a Multimodal Architecture since 2002. In this first article in a three-part series, Gerald McCobb of IBM presents an overview of the group's progress. Get an early look at the emerging architecture and learn about the challenges Web developers should consider when deciding whether to implement it.
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Articles 08 May 2007
Take a legacy path to advanced GWT controls
The Google Web Toolkit (GWT) provides libraries and tools that let you develop Ajax applications in the Java programming language. Unfortunately, GWT's standard gallery of UI controls (widgets) doesn't provide the advanced features that modern enterprise applications require. This article shows a technique that addresses this deficiency. Find out how to give GWT controls advanced functionality with relatively simple coding by integrating a popular JavaScript grid component with a GWT application.
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Articles 24 Apr 2007
Implementing client-side interportlet communication with Dojo and WebSphere Portal
Cooperatively and dynamically update portlets in a browser, using the Dojo JavaScript toolkit to share data and events.
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Articles 14 Mar 2007
Develop Web applications for local use
Writing local Web applications can be quick, easy, and efficient for solving specific Intranet problems. Understand why a Web browser is sometimes a better interface than a GUI application, and when a CGI script may be the simplest and most elegant solution.
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Articles 27 Feb 2007
The cranky user: Do you really expect me to believe that?
Peter talks playground rules to corporate liars, big and small.
Articles 02 Feb 2006
The cranky user: Watchen das blinkenlichten
Usability suffers when the design of computer interfaces is driven by the need to make a good first impression. This month the cranky user talks about the relationship between form and substance.
Articles 03 Oct 2005
Ajax for Java developers: Build dynamic Java applications
The page-reload cycle presents one of the biggest usability obstacles in Web application development and is a serious challenge for Java developers. In this series, author Philip McCarthy introduces a groundbreaking approach to creating dynamic Web application experiences. Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) is a programming technique that lets you combine Java technologies, XML, and JavaScript for Java-based Web applications that break the page-reload paradigm.
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Articles 20 Sep 2005
The cranky user: Ergonomics, Part 2: Ergonomic devices
Following up on "Part 1: The science of not hurting the user," the cranky user looks at the various tools and devices marketed to solve ergonomic problems.
Articles 01 Jun 2005
The cranky user: Ergonomics, Part 1: The science of not hurting the user
With aching hands and wrists, the cranky user writes about ergonomics, from in-home doctor visits to the proper time for font smoothing.
Articles 04 May 2005
When Web pages don't work
Puzzled why your site is not living up to your expectations? The problem may not lie with your content or products, but rather in your site's user experience. Find out what common pitfalls to avoid by following a few simple guidelines to improve the user experience and transform surfers into customers.
Articles 09 Feb 2005
The cranky user: Everything's automated!
Today's user interfaces are so eager to please that sometimes they're downright pushy. In this month's The cranky user, Peter calls for more tough love in UI design and less overcompensation for user ignorance, confusion, and error.
Articles 13 Jan 2005
Quality busters: Make your error messages meaningful
Many applications treat users as if they were programmers. Messages that report errors are often cryptic, contain meaningless codes, and provide no help regarding what to do next. While the developers who wrote the application can use those messages, most users are left with one option: call the help desk. This article describes a more appropriate kind of error message for users: one that includes description, cause, and recovery steps.
Articles 20 Oct 2004
Quality busters: Don't violate the principle of locality
Modern applications are highly distributed, with components residing on many systems. These components consist of many application objects, such as program modules, databases, and configuration files. Improperly distributing application objects increases the number of necessary maintenance tasks; this in turn increases the likelihood that a task might be performed incorrectly, which increases the probability of an application failure. In this installment of Quality busters, you'll look at some of the ways in which application objects are improperly distributed.
Articles 06 Oct 2004
The cranky user: To err(or) is human
Writing informative, useful software error reports is the topic tackled by cranky user Peter Seebach.
Articles 06 Oct 2004
Quality busters: The files that ate the disk
Nearly every application creates by-products which must be managed. These by-products include log files, tracings for debugging problems, intermediate files, data transfer files, temporary tables, and more. Failure to manage these transient objects can result in the application's failure due to limited disk space or other resource conflicts.
Articles 23 Aug 2004
Quality busters: Forget the environment
The quality of an application depends on more than how well it satisfies user-functional requirements. Even an application that successfully makes it through development and deployment can encounter grumblings from users and system operators if it is hard to use, keeps failing, is difficult to diagnose, or consumes excessive resources. In addition to user-functional requirements, you must also consider how well the application satisfies the non-functional requirements and fits into the organization's operational environment.
Articles 10 Aug 2004
The cranky user: All I want is a quick, easy install, Part 2
Peter adds a few finishing touches to his thoughts on what does and does not befit a well-mannered software installer.
Articles 02 Jun 2004
The cranky user: Mixed signals on the high-tech highway
Mixed signals have become a fixture on the user landscape that most of you just ignore. Whether you're pressing Start to shut down a computer operating system or marveling at privacy-policy doublespeak, you've become so inured that you barely notice how exhausting and irritating it all is. Not so for the cranky user. This month's column reveals both the madness and the method behind the seemingly random insanity that most computer users are soaking in.
Articles 02 Apr 2004
The cranky user: You don't exist. Go away.
People were mistakenly declared dead long before people had computers. Frustration results when something or someone tells you that you don't exist, an experience the cranky user examines in this month's column.
Articles 02 Feb 2004
The cranky user: The importance of documentation
Computer documentation is shoddy, or more often absent. Missing information amplifies usability problems, leaving users stuck calling unfriendly technical support lines. In this installment of The cranky user, Peter Seebach explains what's missing in the documentation effort and why it is gone.
Articles 14 Nov 2003
The cranky user: Strategies for handling customer feedback
If your Web site doesn't include a feedback mechanism, it probably should. In this month's Cranky User column, Peter explains the importance of listening to the customer, and helps you develop strategies for dealing with the different types of feedback you will receive.
Articles 03 Jul 2003
Learn from your customers for usable Web apps
Usability consultant Paul Englefield takes you on a journey to demonstrate that listening to your customers is the only way to provide the ultimate usability when designing an e-commerce site or Web-based applications. Through examples, the article weaves user-centered design techniques into the steps of designing an effective business site, focusing on gathering data about your customers' (and their customers') usage behaviors, offers two design models, and demonstrates how to integrate customers' input into the testing and evaluation process.
Articles 10 Jun 2003
The cranky user: The cranky user recants
As time goes on, we all have to admit our mistakes; even columnists at respected Web sites like this one. Perhaps it's time I addressed a few of the gaffes I've made during the history of this column. Really, it's not that bad; one column of recanting for more than twenty columns that were entirely flawless. I hope this column is enlightening, as it's a bit hard to back down from my earlier positions. Luck being on my side, my readers will meet me halfway.
Articles 01 Apr 2003
The cranky user: Customer service -- it matters
Usability testing on phone systems is a valuable lesson for Web developers. After all, happy customers help with happy business growth.
Articles 10 Mar 2003
The cranky user: Pigeonholed
Web sites often try to categorize visitors, transactions, questions, and more. These categories can be unnatural or limiting to the user -- as well as annoying. How can online sites please their visitors, while extracting needed information from them?
Articles 01 Jan 2003
Experience remote usability testing, Part 1
Two Pervasive Computing specialists explain why and when remote usability testing is a benefit, illuminate application-sharing tools used for testing, and offer insights into their experiences and the sometimes hard lessons they've learned. (Part 1 of 2.)
Articles 01 Jan 2003
Crafting a wizard
Designing an effective wizard is no magician's trick. Even though wizards are intended to make complex tasks appear easy, shielding users from complex details is real work to designers and developers. This article will share 15 dos and don'ts gleaned from the author's experience to help you create a wizard that works.
Articles 01 Sep 2001
The cranky user: The Principle of Least Astonishment
When computers are at their most usable, we don't even notice them; when they are at their least, they astonish us. Here, Peter explores the Principle of Least Astonishment, and how it can help you develop better interfaces.
Articles 01 Aug 2001
Fly on the Wall
For developers to make products that delight customers, they need adequate information about who exactly the customers are and what their requirements are. The User-Centered Design (UCD) process provides numerous options for gathering both customer and user input, with wide variation regarding the time involved, labor required, overhead costs, and validity of the information collected. The "Fly on the Wall" (FOTW) technique is a low-cost, low-overhead method of collecting valid customer data. The method is illustrated here through a pilot study that used first-hand, unobtrusive observations by UCD practitioners to collect valid customer data in a timely, cost-effective manner in collaboration with development and marketing staff.
Articles 01 Aug 2001
The cranky user: Respecting user privacy, Part 2
In Part 1, we examined why it's important to have an effective privacy policy in place. Here, we take a look at best ways of earning the trust of your users through straightforward, clearly-worded policies that meet consumer needs.
Articles 12 Apr 2001
The user experience
In his first column for developers looking for insights into better application design, Dick Berry explains why look and feel is only the tip of the iceberg. Find out why starting with the user experience leads to better application design, whether for Web users or unplugged users.
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Articles 01 Oct 2000
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