Tag Archives: web

Moving on from Composition Forum

I’ll be moving on from Composition Forum after the next issue is published. Continue reading

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Goodbye, Delicious

Goodbye to Delicious after six+ years and 3000+ links. Continue reading

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More lllinois ethics silliness

A new Illinois ethics law: reporting communication surrounding procurement. Nobody wants to take responsibility for it, and the web app designed for it is mediocre at best. Continue reading

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Go on OJS

On converting Composition Forum to OJS, which is fully underway with the recent publication of our Spring 2011 issue Continue reading

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Aw, snap

Aw, snap: a funny/good browser bonk image from Chrome Continue reading

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ATTW: Usability Testing and the Templated Web

Good things about the CFP for ATTW 2011, and my proposal, “Usability Testing and the Templated Web.” Continue reading

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Nielsen on kids (and summarized too)

In “Children’s Websites: Usability Issues in Designing for Kids,” Jakob Nielsen compares web usability for children and adults, finding some interesting differences, particularly in repeated tasks and revealing personal info. Bonus: the report is also a quick summary of Nielsen’s work as a whole. Continue reading

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Typology of English studies web sites

Building a typology of web sites in English studies, to help consider a research project to evaluate the overall quality of the field’s web presence. Continue reading

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New WIU website

An xkcd strip about university web sites provides an opportunity for me to consider Western’s redesign. The new WIU web site is much improved, but still needs work. In particular, adoption of conventions radically different from the norm raises questions about usability. Continue reading

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