My blog’s usability

Use of Media:
•    Images: provides images and other media?: Unfortunately, no
•    Site: If mentioning a site: provides link/screenshot/logo of site?: When I mention a site, I’ll do that.
•    Video: If mentioning a video, embeds video?: No
•    Links/urls: If mentioning a link, provides url?: Nope!
•    Citations: If mentioning a blog/blogger, provide trackback?: When I mention a blog I’ll do that too!
•    Other Media: If mentioning a book, film, etc., provides link. (Author’s site, Amazon, IMDB, etc.): Nope

Scan-ability:
•    Is the text in large intimidating chunks or is it scannable/skimmable?  Are long entries divided with subtitles or images? (22-23): I’d like to think it’s scannable!
•    Are long entries portioned out into clearly defined areas? (36-37): Not exactly

Design:
•    Design: Does the overall design work for the site? (123-129) What strikes you about the site? (150)
•    Text/font: Is the text font, size, color clear and readable? : Yes, nothing, and yes
•    Color: Is the use of color distracting? Complimentary? (165): Neither here nor there
•    Noise: Busyness? (38, 183-184) Is there too much going on? Can it be minimized? Background noise? (38-39) Can it be minimized? : No, no, no, no, and no. At least I think so.
•    Do entries contain needless words? (45-49): Not in my opinion!
•    Is site navigation obvious? (54-63) Does it rely on conventions? (51, 54-63): Kind of.
•    Blog Title and Tagline: is tagline descriptive or engaging?  (14, 101- 106): Not really, I didn’t do one!
•    About Section: Is the blog concept clear? (101, 144 & 156) Do you understand the purpose of the site, do you “Get it?” Please see “happy talk” section, too. (46): I’d like to think so!
•    Structure/Organization: Amateurish vs. Professional: (Is the site sloppy or neat and clear? Disorganized or organized? Professional or unprofessional? : Haha, I’d like to think it looks neat and professional
•    (165 166)
•    Accessibility: Is appropriate “alt text” added to every image? (179): No

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~ by frankmc5 on September 17, 2009.

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