Not everyone is a user interface designer, but that doesn't mean that usability isn't your concern. Usability affects everyone, and some small changes can make a big difference. We'll start by out covering some of my personal usability pet peeves to get the conversation started. We'll talk about how to do usability testing, and then, as a group, we'll analyze the usability of some real world sites (from completely embarrassing to innovative). If you'd like, we can even take a look at your site.
Beth Tucker Long is a PHP developer and co-organizer of Madison PHP. You can find her on Twitter (@e3betht) or on her blog (http://www.alittleofboth.com). Beth is a firm believer in promoting community and mentoring. She runs Treeline Design, a web development company, and Playlist Event Music, a DJ company, along with her husband, Chris.
Location and Parking Info:
To park, enter the Visitor's Parking lot off of Hoffman St. (The Visitor's Parking Lot is labeled with a V on this map: http://madisoncollege.edu/files/users/CLWalker4/truaxparkingmap.pdf ). To get into the parking lot, push the buzzer and let the attendant know you are attending the Madison PHP meeting. We will meet in the Health Education Building, which is the blue building labeled "C" on the map. We will be on the third floor in Room 309.