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Assess Your Publication's Value and Impact

The next time your boss asks you, "So what has the publications done for us lately?", have some of the following measurements to hand over.

Sinickas, Angela D. Sinickas Communications (2000). Articles>Business Communication>Newsletters>Bandwidth


Broadband Reality Check!

I just can't escape those shrieking ads and articles: 'Everyone has broadband – or at least, they're getting it next week!' Because of this overwhelming hype, many Web developers and content pros currently seem preoccupied with learning how to produce broadband content....I must admit that I've been lulled into the broadband fantasy to some extent, too. I live in a very 'wired' town (Boulder, CO), and we currently have both DSL and cable modem connections at our home. So I've been sucking down a lot of broadband content lately. I've gotten very spoiled! However the vast majority of Internet users (even in the US) cannot get broadband.

Gahran, Amy. Contentious (2000). Design>Web Design>Usability>Bandwidth


Calculate Web Page Display Speed

Calculates the size of a web page and estimates its download time at various connection rates. It also gives you recommendations on how to improve page display time.

IAsummit (2004). Design>Web Design>Assessment>Bandwidth


Cost-Effective Website Acceleration

This three-part series outlines a common sense, cost-effective approach to Website acceleration according to the two simple laws of Web performance.

Powell, Thomas A. and Joe Lima. SitePoint (2004). Design>Web Design>Usability>Bandwidth


Download Speeds And Usability

Obviously it isn’t true that download times don’t matter. Presumably the research methods used to arrive at such conclusions are flawed in some way – or alternatively Jared is so keen to convey the importance of other factors than simple speed of download (a noble aim in itself) that he is willing to inaccurately dismiss download speeds as completely irrelevant. Either way, this kind of statement is hardly a good advertisement for the usability industry.

Farrell, Tom. Frontend Infocentre (2001). Design>Web Design>Usability>Bandwidth


Five Ways the Face of the Web will Change

The web is pretty ubiquitous; it’s basically everywhere you go nowadays, from our phones to our computers giving us an almost constant connection to the net. The internet itself has close to 2 billion users, which is quite a few people. Prevalence is predicted to spread, with countries even making broadband a legal right.

Webtint (2009). Articles>Web Design>Planning>Bandwidth


How Genre Choices Effect Learning in a Digital Environment   (PDF)   (peer-reviewed)

Makes the argument that research into the impact of media on learning often misses the impact of genre choices on learning. The article presents a series of studies that imply that genre choices are more important than media choices.

Hailey, Christine E. and David E. Hailey. Journal of Engineering Educators (2003). Academic>Education>Multimedia>Bandwidth


The Need for Speed

Every Web usability study I have conducted since 1994 has shown the same thing: users beg us to speed up page downloads. In the beginning, my reaction was along the lines of 'let's just give them better design and they will behappy to wait for it.' I have since become a reformed sinner since even my skull is not thick enough to withstand consistent user pleas year after year.

Nielsen, Jakob. Alertbox (1997). Design>Web Design>Usability>Bandwidth


Optimización de Páginas Web Para Su Impresión

Los usuarios odian leer en pantalla, por lo que muchas veces preferirán imprimir los documentos web para que su lectura les resulte menos tediosa. En este trabajo comentaré tres posibles técnicas de optimización para la correcta impresión de documentos web, indicando las ventajas e inconvenientes de cada una.

Hassan Montero, Yusef. Nosolousabilidad.com (2003). (Spanish) Design>Web Design>Accessibility>Bandwidth


Telephone-Based Access to the Internet

The rapid growth of Web services has led to a situation where companies and individuals rely more and more on material that is available on the Internet and intranets. Internet access is no longer limited to personal computers and powerful workstations in the office, but is reaching into the home, as well as on the road. A new class of electronics devices with Internet access capability called 'Information Appliances' was recently born. This Internet access capability is embedded in devices such as televisions, set top boxes, home game machines, telephone-based terminals, PDAs, car navigation systems and cellular phones. As mobile phones become available for everyone as commodities, successful telephone based access to internet is becoming more and more important to improve individual productivity. However, hardware restriction, narrow bandwidth restriction and accessibility requirements are serious obstacle to the success of telephone based access to the Internet.

Wu, Xue. Universal Usability (2001). Design>Web Design>Accessibility>Bandwidth


Ten Ways to Speed Up the Download Time of Your Web Pages

Do you like to wait for pages to download? Neither do your site users.

Moss, Trenton. Webcredible (2004). Design>Web Design>Usability>Bandwidth


Universal Usability Guidelines for Users with Slow Connections

Since the beginning of 'age of the Internet', the load time of Web pages has been the major concern among the designers and the users. Analysis of traffic patterns of the web sites has shown how the users get frustrated about slowness of the connection. WWW, which stands for 'World Wide Web', has been pronounced as 'World Wide Wait' by many users. Web designers often want to use graphics, animation, and even sound and video to represent or enhance web site content. However, these can generate longer waiting times unless the users have a high speed connection and research shows that web users don't like to wait. Tenth Georgia Tech GVU WWW Survey (1998) showed that slow ads, speed of the Internet and graphics are among the problems that the users complained most.

Ayan, Necip Fazil. Universal Usability (2001). Design>Usability>Accessibility>Bandwidth


Planning for Performance

Page-load times in the ten-second range are still common on modern mobile networks, and that’s a fraction of how long it takes in countries with older, more limited networks. Why so slow? It’s mostly our fault: our sites are too heavy, and they’re often assembled and delivered in ways that don’t take advantage of how browsers work.

Jehl, Scott. List Apart, A (2014). Articles>Web Design>Mobile>Bandwidth

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