The Floppy Disk Icon means “save” for a whole generation of people who have never seen one.
Web site usability is based on the factors that make it easy for a visitor to your website to accomplish his goals. For example, if someone wants to find your customer service contact information then a website maximized for usability will allow that information to be found in as few clicks as possible.
Just so you know the origins of this list, they actually were written up by this great UX expert named Jared Spool, and then it was expanded upon by this other UX designer, Masha Krol, who actually received a comment from Mr. Spool himself about Mrs. Krol’s take on his list:
Keep reading to see the list, and the link!
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Here’s an awesome article from 2 years ago, but it still holds true today. Here’s a list of the 10 points it makes about designing a user experience coming from Susan Weinschenk, a psychologist who wrote the book Neuro Web Design: What makes them click?
Read more in depth about each of these bullet points here at UX Magazine.