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The Blueprint of an Optimal Blog Design [Infographic]

by Wendy Neal - on Jan 2nd 2015 - No Comments
The Blueprint of an Optimal Blog Design

I frequently write and speak about SharePoint site design and usability.  This stems from my passions on web site design and usability in general. The following infographic from QuickSprout focuses on blog design, however many of these tips apply to web site design as well.  And several of these tips touch on things that I regularly...

My slides for SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities #SPSTC

by Wendy Neal - on Nov 24th 2014 - 2 Comments

On Saturday, November 22 I presented a session at SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities called “25 Usability Tips for SharePoint 2013/SharePoint Online Sites.”  I want to thank everyone who attended my session, it was definitely a packed house! I have a passion for web site usability in general, and over the years I’ve noticed...

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities #SPSTC

by Wendy Neal - on Nov 18th 2014 - No Comments

I’m very excited to be speaking at SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities this Saturday, November 22 in Bloomington, Minnesota. When I first heard that it was scheduled for the end of November this year, I wondered what I was getting myself into.  Even though they got a lot of snow in the past couple of weeks, it turns out the weather...

Creating user-friendly forms in SharePoint – Part One

by Wendy Neal - on Jul 27th 2014 - 4 Comments

List and library forms in SharePoint aren’t the most user-friendly straight out of the box, unless you know how to configure them correctly.  In my recent presentation for SP24 (Top 20 Usability Tips for SharePoint Sites) I talked about a lot of things that site owners could do to make their sites more friendly for their users....

11 Characteristics of a User-Friendly Website

by Wendy Neal - on Jun 21st 2014 - No Comments

I found this great article on website usability that I wanted to share. Several of these tips I mentioned in my presentation for SP24:  Top 20 Usability Tips for SharePoint Sites – specifically the sections on information architecture, navigation, formatting, and usable forms. Keep reading to learn more. Web Design-11 Characteristics...

#SP24 session slides and SP24 Rewound

by Wendy Neal - on May 13th 2014 - No Comments

I just realized that although I uploaded my slides for SP24 to Slideshare shortly after the conference, I failed to update my blog with the details.  Well below are the slides for my session called Top 20 Usability Tips for SharePoint Sites. And also in case you missed my presentation on the day of the conference, the SP24 organizers...

SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2013 Wrap Up #spschicago

by Wendy Neal - on Nov 4th 2013 - No Comments

SharePoint Saturday Chicago was held at the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown Chicago on November 2, 2013.  There were some great speakers lined up, as well as the one and only Dux Raymond Sy (@meetdux) presented the keynote speech.  If you weren’t able to make it in person, you can view his entire recorded presentation...

MetaVis SharePoint MVP Webinars Series – SharePoint Site Usability and Design Tips for Non Designers

by Wendy Neal - on Jun 6th 2013 - No Comments

Yesterday I had the great privilege of presenting a webinar with Dave Coleman (@davecoleman146) as part of the MetaVis SharePoint MVP Webinar Series.  I presented a session called SharePoint Site Usability and Design Tips for Non Designers, which was a slightly modified version of the session with the same name that I presented at SharePoint...

SharePoint 2010 Usability Report Card

by Wendy Neal - on Feb 26th 2013 - No Comments

Many people complain about the usability and lack of user-friendliness of SharePoint, so I thought I’d examine the interface against standard website usability principles and see how it stacks up. Before I get started, I want to highlight a great book on website usability titled “Don’t Make Me Think” by Steve...

My Slide Decks from SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities #SPSTC

by Wendy Neal - on Nov 4th 2012 - 1 Comment

SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities was held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 in Bloomington, Minnesota.  There was a huge turnout once again; I haven’t heard the final tally but I believe there were over 450 attendees. I had the privilege of presenting two sessions, one solo and the other one with my friend Kerri Abraham (@KerriAbraham). ...