Congratulations! This is a free usability
review from UsabilityInstitute.com. "Usability" refers
to how easy and effective it is to use a Web site. Although it involves
how a site looks (graphic artwork), it is primarily concerned with
how a site works, what you click on, what happens, and whether the
site does its job.
this review is all you need to improve your site. If that's the
case, great. Please mention UsabilityInstitute.com if you talk
with others who need help with their site. (Bookmark
- On the other hand, if you would like to put some of these recommendations
into action on your site, or get a more detailed analysis, contact
Involve is a suggestion system based on GenericDB,
a free database framework for Microsoft ASP technology. I use it
on my own OfficeSwap.com and PuzzleSwap.com.
This is a great opportunity because most of my recommmendations
apply to many GenericDB sites, my own included. Because most of
the recommendations require intermediate coding, it's not a simple
matter of text changes... otherwise I could cite my own site as
a glowing model, but I can't. It's also been hard to separate myself
enough to see some of the issues, the classic perspective problem
So with that introduction, here's my review.
It's entirely graphical since that's the most direct way to put
the recommendations in context. Two notes: I saved the main
page until last, and the functionality to add a suggestion was
"out of scope" for the review.
The recommendations are presented and worded
very briefly—for the owner of the site, and graphics from other
sites are overlayed for reference. They might take a little studying
for others to understand.
Hope this helps and let
me know what you think,
Jack Bellis, UsabilityInstitute.com