All posts by Sebastian Preuss

Space templates in Confluence: Copy Page Tree as a workaround

When we speak with customers about which content they maintain and how it is structured in Confluence, we are frequently confronted with a demand that sounds trivial but cannot be implemented with in-house means. There are no templates for spaces that you can use when creating new spaces. A new space should include template pages, often with specific content or even with specific information architecture.

Five Second Tests: Measure Content Usability and Get a First Impression in Five Seconds

A usability test, that only takes five seconds? Admittedly, it is almost too good to be true. The reservation against Five Second Tests, a specific form of remote usability testing, is great by and large. Experts traditionally place a lot of value on a clean methodology and clean results. Skepticism toward a new and simpler method is understandable. The attractiveness of Five Second Tests lies undisputedly in its simplicity. Through a link, participants are referred to a page on which they are shown a screenshot of a web site for exactly five seconds. Following, they have to answer questions to this page. Finished.

Why Mailto Links Should Be Avoided On Websites

Numerous internet surfers probably know the following process: you’re surfing a website and you find a link with an e-mail-address. You click on the link, which begins your odyssey-like journey through the depths of your computer. Why? Because the link leads to the whirring of your hard drive, as the mail-client installed on your computer stirs to action (or, possibly, asks to be set up) and all sorts of additional windows begin to pop open on your screen. Even though you had just been comfortably surfing through the web, now you have to master strong currents as you fight off towering waves.