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*[http://usability.gov/guidelines/ Research-Based Web Design and Usability Guidelines]
 
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*[http://www.adaptivepath.com/publications/essays/archives/000328.php 90% of All Usability Testing is Useless]
 
*[http://www.adaptivepath.com/publications/essays/archives/000328.php 90% of All Usability Testing is Useless]
*[http://www.elsevier.com/framework_librarians/LibraryConnect/lcpamphlet5.pdf How to Design Library Web Sites to Maximize Usability]
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*[http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/lcp/0502/lcp0502.pdf How to Design Library Web Sites to Maximize Usability] - second edition (2007)
 
*[http://www.designforthelittleguy.com/study.pdf Sinking or Swimming:  The State of Web Sites in Ohio's Public Libraries]
 
*[http://www.designforthelittleguy.com/study.pdf Sinking or Swimming:  The State of Web Sites in Ohio's Public Libraries]
 
*[http://ricklibrarian.blogspot.com/2006/11/web-presence-for-internet-librarians.html Web Presence for Internet Librarians] Notes from a presentation given by Shari Thurow at Internet Librarian 2006
 
*[http://ricklibrarian.blogspot.com/2006/11/web-presence-for-internet-librarians.html Web Presence for Internet Librarians] Notes from a presentation given by Shari Thurow at Internet Librarian 2006

Revision as of 19:01, 20 July 2007

Contents

Library Website Hall of Fame

Is there a library website with which you are particularly impressed? You can put a link to it here -- with some comments if you'd like.

Academic

Public

Special

Successful Re-Design Projects

To view cached pages of a website's previous look, visit: WayBack Machine

Sussex County Department of Libraries, Georgetown, Delaware - New content added, overall design retooled, accessibility and usability incorporated.

Lessons learned: aadl.org 3.0 - overview of what it took to get a successful overhaul implemented.

UAA/APU Consortium Library '05 Re-Design - overview of process.

Allan Bean Centre Library: http://www.burwood.org.nz/library.asp. A special library in New Zealand for people with spinal injury, brain injury, strokes etc and their families.

University of Washington Libraries 2004 redesign - overview of process

Usability Tips

Accessibility

Accessibility Standards and Guidelines

Accessibility Tools

Accessibility Tips

Web Tools

Browsers

Editors

URL checkers

Cross-browser Checkers

  • BrowserCam -- I used this during a redesign process and it was well worth the $$

Blogs/Websites to Watch

Specific Blog Posts/Articles to Check out

Personal tools
Namespaces

Variants
Actions
Navigation
Toolbox