22 Essential Tools for Testing Your Website’s Usability

A site’s ease of use, or its usability, is an integral part of its success, especially with websites becoming more and more interactive, complex and packed with features. User-centered design is all about building websites that fulfill the goals and desires of its users, and at the heart of this concept is that a user must be able interact with your website effectively.

Testing usability is an art and a science. There are many times when usability testers rely on qualitative measurements, intuition, opinions and feedback from users and experience. However, there are also factors you can test quantitatively to ensure that a site is usable.

In this post, we’ll discuss six crucial factors that affect usability. For each, you’ll be provided with some tips, tools and ideas on how you can measure these usability factors.

We’ll focus on practical usability testing, so the emphasis is on pragmatic and inexpensive strategies that most site owners can do. These things apply regardless of what type of website (blog, e-store, corporate site, web app, mobile device, etc.) you’re evaluating.


BNS attend South East Asian Sharepoint Conference 2011

Bitstop President Mr Wilson Lee Chua attended the South East Asia Sharepoint Conpference November 8-9, 2011 in Singapore. One of the featured speaker Ryan Duguid, Senior Product Manager, ECM and Compliance, Microsoft.

South East Asian Sharepoint Conference 2011 tackled different topics and idea’s from the featured speakers. The key notes for the two days conference are “Microsoft Vision” and “Tales from the Field: Your Checklist for Successful SharePoint Governance” respectively.

See the Full Agenda of South East Asian Sharepoint Conference 2011