The User Is Out There

The User Is Out There

Kim built her first website in 1995, launched Cre8pc.com in ’96 and Cre8asiteforums in ’98. After working as a user interface engineer and being trained in software functional testing from 2000 to 2002, she became a usability fanatic and began consulting independently. In 2012, she sold Cre8asiteforums to Internet Marketing Ninjas and formed her LLC, Creative Vision Web Consulting, from which she consults for client companies large and small.

The User is Out There is Kim’s weekly column, where she’ll guide you through the labyrinth of usability, user experience, conversions, accessibility and mobile design. For more of her thoughts on these topics and more, check out her website, The User Is Out There.

Growing Emphasis on Accessibility and Inclusiveness

There is growing interest in web accessibility around the world, with more companies seeking to make their web properties inclusive and user friendly for all people. Perhaps it’s to increase conversions, or create an ethical brand, but whatever the driving force behind the increase in accessibility testing and need for…

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Finding Website Performance Pain Points

In life, the only things we can be sure will certainly happen are death, taxes and website and software performance pain points. If you rely on tools to test your website or application, you may never find what confused your users. Tools can show where problems are found within the…

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US Budgets up to 18 Million to Educate Businesses On Being Accessible

Congress intends to revise the Americans with Disabilities Act so it is legal to NOT do business with disabled persons without first getting an education on the subject. Being accessible is now optional. Should someone file a civil complaint, their journey begins by waiting for the business to first learn…

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SEO, Documents and Search Engines

The term “SEO” may conjure up negative reactions for some and rightly so, if the only experience someone has with an SEO are outdated, high priced practices that produced temporary solutions. Optimizing for a search engine isn’t the goal anymore.  It never really was.  Few people truly grasped the reality…

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