One of my favorite blogs is Let the Good Times Roll by Guy Kawasaki, author of Art of the Start.
In a recent post, Guy included a link to what he considers the best photo storytelling blog entry that really shows “the power of the medium.” Be sure to take a look at The Amateur Gourmet.
Here’s a simple set of guidelines to check from the Web Credibility Project at Stanford University.
The Government Domain column in LLRX.com “The Cream of the Federal Web Site Crop” by Peggy Garvin discusses the best of them and why usability is so important to having a good website. She ends the column with a site recommendation “that may restore your faith in government websites.”
Usability.gov from the Department of Health and Human Services is a “resource for designing usable, useful, and accessible web sites and user interfaces.” The site began as a project of the National Cancer Institute to find evidence-based usability guidelines so that they could make cancer information easily available to the public. The product, Usability.gov, is available to the public as well as federal web developers. Several of the World Usability Day panelists remarked that a plus to working in government is that they can “steal,” or adapt, the work of their federal colleagues for their own projects, and agencies actively share their solutions within the federal community.
Web usability expert Jakob Nielsen asked his Alertbox readers to nominate the usability problems they found the most irritating. He says none of the Top Ten Web Design Mistakes of 2005 nominated by his readers are new and makes the point that because these continue to be so common, it makes sense that people continue to complain about them the most.