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Content Resources

Nielsen Norman Group
NN/g conducts groundbreaking research, evaluates user interfaces, and reports real findings.
How Users Read on the Web
Top 10 Guidelines for Homepage Usability
Great Summaries on ‘About Us’ Pages Engage Users and Build Trust

 

Hemmingway app
Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear. The app highlights lengthy, complex sentences and common errors.
Hemingway App

 

Grammarly
Grammarly's free writing app and grammar checker will make sure your messages, documents, and social media posts are clear, mistake-free, and impactful.
Grammarly

 

Smugmug
The university also maintains an archive of photos. Download password: bengalphoto2019
Smugmug

 

SiteImprove
SiteImprove provides quality checks (misspellings, broken links, readability, etc.) and analytics information (pageviews, visitors, etc.). Contact us to request an account.
SiteImprove

 

Accessibility
It is important to make accomodations for users with visual or hearing impairments.
Accessibility ResourcesRules about image description text
Example of a screen reader in use

 

Search Engine Optimization
Search engines look for specific things. Well written content is most important.
Google Primer (mobile app) - SEO lesson is under websites
MOZ SEO Learning Center
SEO Tutorials

CMS Resources

TerminalFour login
Login

 

CMS Tutorials
Tutorials made specifically for ISU.
CMS Tutorials

 

TerminalFour's Knowledge Base
Explanations of how things work and instructions for certain tasks.
T4 Knowledge Base

 

Image editing and resizing
If you don't have Photoshop, there are alternatives that offer simple editing options.
Be Funky
Pixlr Editor

 

Image Optimizing
You can shrink the file size of an image, making it load much faster on your page.
TinyPNG
Optimizilla