Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Card Sorting

I met with two coworkers today and drew up a list of categories and subcategories for a card sorting exercise at the next Website Team meeting. We've already done one exercise so I'm looking forward to this second attempt. After we try it out on the Website Team we plan to try it out on patrons.

I'm also reading a book called "CSS Mastery". Not even a little exciting, I'll tell you.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Catalog Search Widget Thingy

I implemented a Catalog Search Widget on PPLD's Catalog today. It's from Widgetbox. It allows you to install a Catalog Search Box on iGoogle, Blogger, Wordpress etc. There's one at the bottom of this blog.

I hope people use it.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Don't Make Me Think!

I read a rockin' book about web usability this weekend called Don't Make Me Think!, by Steve Krug. I found a handful of things I could implement immediately, and I'm excited about making an entire paradigm shift for the redesign. It was a real eye-opener. Especially the idea of making link names obvious and taking advantage of web conventions. Libraries are huge offenders on the link names.

I highly recommend this book to all web developers.