Category: Usability

Usability analysis and best/worst government websites

        Filed under: Government, Usability

Small Business Adminstration (SBA.GOV) So, I try to log into my account on SBA.GOV (U.S. Small Business Administration) Community of Practice website and, for some reason, my password doesn’t work. So, I ask for a new password and it sends me a link for my new password and warns me that it’s a one-time-only password. … Continued

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Programming Contest: Usability – Free Card Sorting Tool

Programming Contest: Usability – Free Card Sorting Tool

        Filed under: Usability, Web Design

Card Sorting As part of our Discovery process, we strive to engineer an information architecture that results in a website navigation system that is intuitive, efficient, and easy to use.  We want people to easily navigate the websites that we build.  One method that was developed a few years back is called Card Sorting. Programming … Continued

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paraplegic boy uses ipad

Parapalegic child uses iPad to communicate

        Filed under: Accessibility News, Usability, User Centered Design

The next time you are whining about your annoying kids or feeling sorry about how tough life is … think about this video about how a paraplegic boy uses an iPad to communicate with his family. Long story short, it’s about a really smart kid who, at about 2 months old, suffered this terrible disease which … Continued

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Google Chrome – good intentions, but not ready

Google Chrome – good intentions, but not ready

        Filed under: Startups, Usability

  Recently, Google launched a new web browser, which presumably aims to compete with Microsoft IE 8, Firefox, and Safari.  At first glance, Google Chrome is a joy to use.  It is fast and easy to download and install and once installed, browsing seems even faster.  It’s interface is nice and clean, just like Google … Continued

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Contact form issues

Contact form issues

        Filed under: Usability, Web Design

We have been having problems with not receiving emails through our contact form. The issue should now be resolved. If you sent an email and haven’t heard a reply, please send your email again. Also, feel free to send an email directly to support[at]blvdstatus[dot]com.


Audience and purpose, the fabric of website design

Audience and purpose, the fabric of website design

        Filed under: Marketing, Usability, Web Design

The two most important factors in web design and development are: Your targeted website visitors The purpose, mission, and goals of your website Every design decision that you make, with regard to your website, must apply these factors.  Otherwise, your website may just fail to launch. Who are your website visitors? It is absolutely essential … Continued