Articles published in 2009

10 most popular usability articles in 2009 (23-Dec-2009)

Overview of the 10 most popular articles on usability and information architecture on The Web Usability Blog in 2009.

4 product comparison best practices (22-Dec-2009)

Comparing products is one of the top tasks on the web. Make it easy for users to compare your products or services. 4 best practices.

Google by marketing managers (18-Dec-2009)

What would Google look like if marketing managers and CEOs got involved? Probably a lot different than today’s simple focus on search… Warning: the video may shock sensitive viewers.

Homepage focus: Google (18-Dec-2009)

Google’s new homepage focuses 100% on search. Tools and advertising programs are not prominently displayed. A classic example of knowing what your visitors’ top tasks are and acting on it.

Choose images carefully (11-Dec-2009)

The wrong images can give people the wrong idea about your company…

Usability and copywriting article roundup (09-Dec-2009)

Great articles on usability and copywriting, some quotes and a handy tool to check what your mailings look like in different mailclients.

From Cultuurweb to 300% more visitors (29-Nov-2009)

Usability improvements increased UiTinVlaanderen’s visitor numbers with 300%. The website also finished 2nd in 2 categories at the Usability Awards 2009.

Plan België: Usability Awards 2009 jury prize government or non-profit website (25-Nov-2009)

The website of Plan België, winner of the jury prize for ‘Most user-friendly government or non-profit website’ at the Usability Awards 2009, charmed the jury with its good looks and user-friendliness. The copywriting is adapted to the web and the calls to action are focused on the site’s top tasks.

Ancienne Belgique: Usability Awards 2009 jury prize commercial or corporate website (22-Nov-2009)

The website of Ancienne Belgique, winner of the jury prize for ‘Most user-friendly corporate or commercial website’ at the Usability Awards 2009, stands out because of its clean design and well-integrated community features.

Flash websites: not the best idea (14-Nov-2009)

Especially if they take more than 1 minute to load. Sony Vaio bites the dust big time.