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Content tagged as 'navigation'

Don’t Confuse Ability with Usability

posted on Jul 26, 2011.

Despite the visual and aural similarities between the words, ability and usability are not the same thing. In this post, we will examine the difference and consider why simply being able to do something in a website or application does not automatically result in a usable product or interface.

How HTML5 Changes the Way We Think of Navigation

posted on Feb 23, 2011.

The standard method of marking up site navigation and menus has pretty much unchanged for more than a decade now. With the arrival of HTML5, however, I believe that it is changing. In this article, we’re going to take a very brief look at the traditional way of coding menus, contrast it against what I believe to be the better HTML5 method, and even show you how to make it work in primarily-XHTML-based environments.

Thinking of Navigation as Navigation

posted on Oct 9, 2010.

Though it may be obvious and perhaps even cliched to say, navigation is an important aspect of web design. But, just what is navigation? In this article, we will look at navigation as navigation, discuss what it isn’t, address the problem of creativity and ultimately consider the larger implications of it all on our work as designers.

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