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Presented By Justin Weaver on February 22, 2011. Top Ten Guidelines for Homepage Usability Written By “ Jakob Nielsen”. What it was about?. Why Homepages are so important 10 Ways to increase usability of your website Make the sites purpose clear Help users find what they need

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Presented by justin weaver on february 22 2011

Presented By Justin Weaver on February 22, 2011

Top Ten Guidelines for Homepage UsabilityWritten By “Jakob Nielsen”


What it was about
What it was about?

  • Why Homepages are so important

  • 10 Ways to increase usability of your website

    • Make the sites purpose clear

    • Help users find what they need

    • Reveal site content

    • Use visual design to enhance the design


Make the site s purpose clear explain you and what you do
Make the Site's Purpose Clear(Explain You and what You do)

  • 1. Include a One-Sentence Tagline

    -State your purpose/goal for new visitors

  • 2. Write a Window Title with Good Visibility in Search Engines and Bookmark Lists

    - Use title tag with COMPANY NAME

  • 3. Group all Corporate Information in One Distinct Area

    - Helps stay organized and recruitment



Help users find what they need
Help Users Find What They Need

  • 4. Emphasize the Site's Top High-Priority Tasks

    - Get them started in the right direction

  • 5. Include a Search Input Box

    - Helps users find information that’s not in the open.



Reveal site content
Reveal Site Content

  • 6. Show Examples of Real Site Content

    -Don’t just explain, demonstrate

  • 7. Begin Link Names with the Most Important Keyword

    - Easier to find information that relates or interests them.

  • 8. Offer Easy Access to Recent Homepage Features

    - Helps make navigation easier



Use visual design to enhance not define interaction design
Use Visual Design to Enhance, not Define, Interaction Design

  • 9. Don't Over-Format Critical Content, Such as Navigation Areas

    -Users don’t come to your site for pictures

  • 10. Use Meaningful Graphics

    - But present them neat and organized



Conclusion
Conclusion

  • Follow the 10 guidelines for Homepage usability to help make your website look as professional as possible

  • Make life easy for the user, will help give you and your site a good reputation

  • Any Questions??


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