Having a high level of usability in products creates engaged users, but there are some challenges involved. The issue product developers commonly run into is getting people to talk about the usability of products in a structured and descriptive way. Traditional forms of critique such as "crappy" and “slow” are not useful for designers. They need more specific information that will help them produce actionable tasks to improve the product. We use usability heuristics to establish a framework for feedback.
Mistakes are a fact of life on websites, and if you’re a content marketer like me, the whole world is watching you make them. Typos, convoluted copy, calls to action that just don’t drive traffic … they all call for change. And if you’re stuck with a legacy CMS, that change isn’t going to happen anytime soon.
Six years ago, I started my website using WordPress. As front-end development changed over the years, my way of working with projects changed too. I eventually came to the conclusion that most of my issues could be solved by changing my tech stack and switching away from Wordpress.
When I first started to redesign my company website, I was very excited to use ReactJS to build the front-end app the React way. But soon I realized, in the excitement of using the new JS library, that I had neglected the content part. How would I get dynamic content onto my site? Not wanting to develop a backend app with Rails or NodeJS, I would rather use an existing solution for my CMS.
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