10 Killer Ways to Boost Your Site’s Usability

August 17, 2009
  1. Make the most important links large and easy to read.
  2. Create multiple access points to important content like subscription options.
  3. Eliminate unnecessary obstacles like captcha systems or mandatory logins.
  4. Move your advertisements so that they don’t get in the way of the content.
  5. Place a link to the home page on every page in case a user gets lost.
  6. Provide a clear and complete about page and contact page.
  7. Don’t clutter your sidebar with unnecessary links or widgets.
  8. Provide targeted content and links in the post footers.
  9. Use a large, comfortable font and provide space between each paragraph.
  10. Conduct simple, old-fashioned usability testing.

by Nicholas Z. Cardot

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