“We’ll use your site, but first we have to trust you.”
UX Mag offers quick tips on how to design appropriate web user experience for the growing Baby Boomer market.
- Educate your Boomer user before asking them to dive in.
- Be reassuring – remind them how secure your site is, offer a heads up of what sort of information they’ll be expected to give – be nice, hold their hand.
- Clear, simple, fairly static design is best – give lots of margin for shaky-handed, tired-eyed error.
- Big text
A quick, short read on good practise for styling text:
And something more recent from Smashing that uses more big words:
The title is sort of misleading.
Making a site look good with just text is a form of design. And there are simple enough guidelines out there that we can easily take ‘programmer design’ to the next level.
- Maintain strong colour contrast that’s easy on the eyes
- Consider text size for readability
- Use text size, alignment, colour and style to show content hierarchy
- Include whitespace and negative space to draw attention to your text
A cheatsheet on design principles – good tidy summary of things to keep in mind when doing front-end stuff.
Admittedly, I’ve no context for this one. I was googling ‘eyeflow’ for some research and came across the PDF. Looks like it belongs a TAFE type of college.