Before you can design avant-garde Web pages, you have to know what the rules are before you try to break, bend or amend them.
A behavioral research, usability testing, and customer experience evaluation firm.
Good usability is vital to the success of any web site. This site has downloadable sets of web evaluation tools to assist in analysis of a web page based on numerous usability guidelines. Registration is required (free).
A weekly column by Adam Baker that discusses web usability, interface, and interaction design. Includes previous columns for review.
Provided by the National Cancer Institute. Includes information and resources on making web sites and other user interfaces more useful, usable, and accessible. News and current publications and additional links are provided.
List of several (actually, eight) ways to make a more user-friendly site. Also has other reader comments on the same topic.
Jakob Nielsen shares his thoughts on usability.
Showcases examples of poor web interface design from real web sites. The aim is to teach good (user-centered) design by showing what not to do.
Suggestions and guidelines for putting together a usable and attractive web site.
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) of the National Research Council convened a steering committee to evaluate and suggest fruitful directions for progress in user interfaces to computing and communications systems. A very informative site.