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This section of our site provides a variety of free resources covering User Interface Design, the Web and Windows, that we and our clients find useful. Information will be added at monthly intervals.  If you have information that you think should be included, please let us know.

User Interface Design and Usability
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GUI Designers Internet Services Briefing:  Provides an introduction to the essentials involved in setting up an internet web site, and our web services.
Download the 290 Kb Microsoft Word 7 Document or  Download the 246 Kb Acrobat PDF file.
GUI Designers Intranet Services Briefing:  Discusses our experiences in setting up successful intranets for a range of corporate clients.
Download the 113 Kb Microsoft Word 7 Document or Download the 105 Kb Acrobat PDF file.
GUI Designers Capturing User Requirements: View the second section of our GUI Design for Windows workshop in a new browser window.  Further sections will be added at regular intervals.
GUI Designers Introducing User Centred Design: View the second section of our GUI Design for Windows workshop in a new browser window.  Further sections will be added at regular intervals.
GUI Designers Understanding Usability: View the first section of our GUI Design for Windows workshop in a new browser window.
GUI Designers User Interface Design Bibliography:   Contains a summary of the books that we recommend to clients who want to learn more about user interface design and usability.
GUI Designers The Reuters Usability Group - Virtually Global;  A paper presented by GUI Designers at CHI 96 describing the integration of Customer Centered Design into a large corporation.
ACM SIG CHI SIG CHI: The leading international compute human interaction interest group running a large yearly conference.   This site provides access to many resources, including on-line papers, and conference proceedings. (Displayed in a new browser window)
IBM IBM Ease of Use:   Big Blue's views on User Centered Design.  An interesting web style guide and some useful questionnaires. (Displayed in a new browser window)
Microsoft Microsoft Usability Group:   A source for all things Microsoft regarding usability.
Yale Yale's Web Style Guide:   An excellent resource both for understanding the issues that need to be considered when designing a web site, and for guidance on addressing the issues. (Displayed in a new browser window)
Sun Sun's Web Style Guide:   Showing its age a bit, but still provides useful information on web page design. (Displayed in a new browser window)

 

  Web and Windows Resources

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Macromedia Flash Home: Everything you need to get you started with Flash: great example sites, tutorials and 1 month trial downloads of the authoring software. (Displayed in a new browser window)
Funduc Software Search and Replace for Windows 95/NT.  A truly excellent piece of shareware with a good user interface.  Performs search and replace operations across directories.
www.funduc.com.
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UsableWeb www.usableweb.com:  A really useful resource providing a wide variety of information on Usability issues and the Web. (Displayed in a new browser window)
perl.com Perl Language Page:   Lots of news and background information about the Perl language. (Displayed in a new browser window)
javasoft Javasoft Home:   Everything you could want to know about Javsoft's "pure" Java. (Displayed in a new browser window)
internet.com Web Reference:  News, information and links that cover most things of interest to Webmasters and designers. (Displayed in a new browser window)
 

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