If a user finds a site hard to use they will often choose to turn to the competition rather than struggle to overcome the obstacles they are facing. Generally the usability on this site is excellent. However, three issues should be addressed. Delivery address One minor but very frustrating issue with the checkout form is the need to enter address information twice. Even if you do not check the box marked "Check if you require goods dispatched to an alternative address" you are still required to enter the delivery address.
Small problems like this can prove incredibly frustrating and should be avoided if possible. Deteracat Another potential cause of confusion is the sudden appearance of a link back to Deteracat on both the checkout and credit card pages. We have no problem in principle to the advert for Deteracat on the right hand side of these pages as cross selling is a good idea and one that should be encouraged.
Our concern rather, revolves around the "continue shopping at Deteracat" button in the main body of the page. This immediately generates doubt in the minds of users at a critical stage in the buying process.
The user is left wondering if they have selected the right products or whether they have been transferred to another site. We understand the motivation for this approach and the ability it gives the user to purchase products from both sites at the same time however we believe that the confusion this causes outweighs the benefits. Addressing user concerns One final issue with regard to usability is the "how to buy" section.
It is good practice to have a section that addresses many of the frequently asked questions users have regarding online purchases, but we feel that there is still room for improvement. More information needs to be provided within this section with regard to security. Users are hesitant to give credit card and personal details unless they know it is secure.
Although you do provide this information on the credit card page this is late on in the process and after the user has already given you significant amounts of information. On a similar vein it would also be wise to provide some form of privacy statement here.
Again we are aware that this information is available from the footer but we do not believe this gives the information the prominence it deserves.
Finally we believe that the how to buy section should include information on delivery times as this is another common question and a significant number of users will be unable to view the flash animation on the homepage.
In short there needs to be greater emphasis placed on answering users queries and that this section may need a name change to accommodate this kind of information. Accessibility It is easy to dismiss accessibility as being an issue solely about the disabled however the truth is that it is a much broader issue than that.
Accessibility refers to ensuring a web site is accessible to the widest possible audience including disabled users, those with poor vision or motor skills such as the elderly, and those working within various technological constraints. The opportunity provided by the school and community hospitals gave her a chance to practice in real life situations The main reason I chose this challenging task is because I am a new computer owner and this has forced me to truly learn how to use the internet.
The list that was given out in class was a helpful start. I did manage to link to other sites by simply "playing" on the computer and typing in key words. The following sites are the ones I have chosen to report on. Instructions Do the preparation exercise first. Then do the other exercises. Preparation A website review Technology review: www. The site is of the greatest utility for undergraduates seeking the most important primary source documents of the war, and for teachers seeking an easily accessible document collection for use in courses.
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Personalize Your Review for Your Niche The company asked you to do a product review because of your personal writing voice and your audience reach.
They are very time intensive if you do a good job. If your audience is a group of website developers or other group of information technology professionals, you should delve a little deeper in your analysis of the website. One is keyword density and the other is link popularity. State a feature, and then ask yourself "So what?
Along with the basics discussed in the previous steps, you should discuss: color schemes, alignment and visual organization; marketing capabilities and branding; functions of widgets, forms and html; browser capability and resolution. As a writer, I know how to word the negatives to lessen their impact while still showing that I see the service objectively for its pros and cons. It does this by selling items such as clothing, footwear and accessories.
Summary As with all ecommerce sites there are two key factors that dictate its success or failure. Generally the usability on this site is excellent.
The user is left wondering if they have selected the right products or whether they have been transferred to another site. Visitor conversion In many ways TrapAWasp is an example of good design.
The site is generally well designed, has few significant usability problems, and addresses most of the major questions raised by users considering purchasing online. Message Board seeding Another very effective approach is to take part in message boards on related subjects such as gardening. The following sites are the ones I have chosen to report on. An added bonus is that my readers, mostly homeschool moms, will also be seeing through that same lens.