Usability Tips for Your Website/Blog

Tom of I’d Rather Be Writing—the ‘technical communication’ blog—has just written-up twenty usability tips for your blog.

I’ve been doing research on what distinguishes good blogs from poor ones, especially by reading “lessons learned” posts by bloggers. I’ve come up with 20 principles I think are worthwhile.

  • Encourage comments
  • Include an About page
  • Keep posts short and to the point
  • Link abundantly
  • Include a list of related posts beneath each post

The Resources section towards the end of the post links to a wealth of further information. Reading this, I was put in mind of Seth Godin’s recent call for web podiatrists.