3 Ways to Improve Your Web Usability Mojo

In cult favorite films like Rocky or The Karate Kid, the hero underwent a training regimen that improved their skills that enabled them to succeed. (Well, Rocky in the first film lost). But thank goodness that it doesn’t take a massive training like that to improve your knowledge on web usability.

Web designers and developers can do three simple steps to improve their working usability skills:

  1. Know Your Users – This step puts almost everything into context. By using any available method to elicit feedback from the target users, you can have a better what they really need to do effectively on the website.
  2. Design For the Users – Upon having a better idea what the users need,  the next step is to make it more easy for them to complete their tasks. Let’s take an online store for example: Place critical links in easier to access areas and make prioritized buttons like checkout or emptying the cart more conspicuous.
  3. Test! – A wise man said that simple testing beats zero testing any day, so try to test your design. It doesn’t have to be an elaborate lab set-up, but having an open mind get weird and unexpected from a user helps.

By doing those the simple things, your web usability will definitely be better. How much better? Well, that’s up to you. :)

  • In order to improve your web usability mojo we have to increase our knowledge on web usability. There are three simple steps for a web designers and developers to improve their working usability skills. We should know our user very well and we should design the website especially for them so that they may not leave away from your website and finally we should test our website whether it is working or not. To make a better result you can put extra steps to make your website more attractive to the users.

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  • kennyhemphill

    I agree. Too many designers and developers build sites for themselves, rather than their users. And only by knowing who your users are and how they use the site, is it possible to know what they want and understand how to give it to them.

  • kennyhemphill

    I agree. Too many designers and developers build sites for themselves, rather than their users. And only by knowing who your users are and how they use the site, is it possible to know what they want and understand how to give it to them.

  • rob

    wow nice tutorial – thanks for sharing! – website design company

  • Since there are more and more people on the web everyday, a company must think how easy is this for Joe Q Public to use. If the little grandmother in her house has to call in help to use it, then you have lost another customer.