Conversion Design Resources

A collection of our favorite websites, organizations, blogs, and other sources of information related to Conversion Design, Usability, Internet Marketing, SEO, and Social Media.

Boxes and Arrows: Boxes and Arrows is a peer-written journal devoted to providing innovative resources for information about a variety of design topics including information architecture, interaction design and graphic design. This resource offers case studies, articles, interviews, stories, methods and deliverables for access and use.

Digital Web: Digital Web is an online magazine providing quality educational and informative material about website design, development, and information architecture.

Information Design: Info Design: Understanding by Design is maintained by Peter J. Bogards and is devoted to helping people understand information design. The website offers a blog, newsletter, and other publications. Marketing Sherpa offers a collection of websites and email newsletters for Internet marketers. The website includes research studies, statistics, case studies, instructional how-to's, samples of work, reports, and articles.

UsabilityNet:This website project promotes usability and user-centered design. This collection provides valuable information for usability practitioners and managers including tools, methods, guidelines, basis tips, forums, organizations, journals, and many other resources.

Usabilitygov: This website offers resources for designing and developing "usable & useful Web sites." The website is managed by federal agencies and the U.S. Department of Health and Human services. Resources include basic usability guidelines, usability methods, and research based guidelines. There is also a link to statistics on user behaviors, demographics, and trends.

Usability Professionals Association (UPA): UPA is an association dedicated to promoting usability concepts and supporting usability specialists. The website is contains vast information about the field of usability and user-centered design. This website by Jakob Nielsen, a leading expert in usability, is an excellent resource for all usability trends, best practices, and news.

Search Engine Journal: Excellent resources related to search engine optimization and search engine marketing.

Search Engine Watch: Search Engine Watch is an exceptional source of information, resources, news, events, and tips about search engine marketing. Subscribe to their daily or monthly newsletter or browse through the SEW blog.

SEO Chat Forums: Online forums for topics, information, and discussions related to search engine optimization.

SEO Roundtable: SEO Roundtable reports on the latest and most interesting discussions taking place at search engine marketing forums.

STC Usability SIG: A website from The Society for Technical Communication that provides a collection of usability resources including Topics in Usability, The Usability Toolkit, and The Usability Bookshelf.

Yahoo! Search Blog: Search Blog by the people at Yahoo!

Webword: Webword is the website of John. S. Rodes providing information and resources about usability and user experience research. You can browse reports, sign up for the email newsletter, or read through the blog.

Web Style Guide: Web Style Guide is a website containing information about basic website design principles and standards.

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI): W3C WAI's website offers information, guidelines, and strategies for making the Web accessible to people with disabilities.

Conversion Design Tools

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