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What’s the Conversion Cost of Ineffective Site Search?

Usability Sciences presents the Solutions Series of webinettes, the second of which focuses on “Site Search”—the process by which website users arrive at what they seek. A survey of 22,000 retail shoppers shows that visitors who use a site’s search function convert at three times the rate of visitors who browse. Site search can be… read more

Jakob Nielsen, Responsive Web Design, and Compromise

Arguably nobody on the planet stirs up the design community better and more frequently than Jakob Nielsen.  His recent article, Mobile Site vs. Full Site, has already generated a lot of controversy. Designers and content strategist have leveled numerous criticisms (here and here for example) of Nielsen’s recommendation to provide separate mobile-optimized sites that cut features and cut… read more

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