In this column, Ambrose Little and Charlie Kreitzberg discuss best practices, design patterns, and other considerations related to implementing a search feature.
Ambrose Little, Charles B. Kreitzberg
MSDN Magazine November 2009
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As devices converge, user experience design needs to change, too.
Dr. Charles B. Kreitzberg
MSDN Magazine April 2010
While style and slick visuals are important in Web site design, they shouldn't detract from a site's usability and functionality. Here are some hands-on tips for look and feel, readability, discovery of affordances, and more, with plenty of examples of good and bad design.
MSDN Magazine December 2009
This article explores techniques developers can use to gather information about and incorporate their users' mental models in their software designs.
Ambrose Little, Dr. Charles B. Kreitzberg
MSDN Magazine October 2009
This article describes methods for designing screens in a user interface and the technology frameworks that support screen design.
MSDN Magazine September 2009
This month's column describes the benefits and methodologies of usability testing.
Dr. Charles B. Kreitzberg and Ambrose Little
MSDN Magazine July 2009
This month the authors show you how to treat the user experience as an essential dimension of the development process while retaining the advantages of Agile.
MSDN Magazine June 2009
In this month's installment, learn how to achieve the most important outcome of all UI design: ensuring that your software is useful, useable, and desirable.
MSDN Magazine May 2009
A persona is a description of a fictional person representing an amalgamation of traits found in a segment of your users. Emplolying personas arms you with a powerful foundation on which to base design decisions.
MSDN Magazine April 2009
Good navigation makes for happy users, and happy users are good for your business. See what makes users happy this month.
MSDN Magazine March 2009
This month our usability experts explain what it takes to create informative, useful error messages.
Dr. Charles Kreitzberg and Ambrose Little
MSDN Magazine January 2009
A great user experience is more than just a pretty face. In this new column we'll look at some of the subtleties of building great user experiences.
MSDN Magazine December 2008
I've searched and seemed to find conflicting information. Is there any place that gives instruction on how to install SPF2010 and Search Express 2010 on the same server? I set up a single WFE with separate SQL backend farm for
SPF2010 testing, but then discoverd that Search Express was required to be able to add the PDF iFilter we use extensively in WSS 3.0. The one page I found in Technet that lists articles about "upgrade" doesn't have anything linked yet and various
forum entries appear to be contradictory. So can anyone tell me what the best practice is? Do I start over and just install Search Express and add my SPF site collections to it? Can I install Search Express and select existing
farm (the SPF one) rather than new farm as the installation instructions say? And if they really should be on separate WFE servers, how do I get the SPF sites to use the SSE search? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.