Usability is about making a website as user-friendly as possible. Websites that are slow to load, ugly to look at, and difficult to navigate will drive visitors away therefore it is an essential factor to consider.
Web accessibility is designing a website that everyone can use, including people with disabilities. Websites that are well designed will work with assistive technology, e.g. screen readers for people who are blind.
Consistency means common user interface elements (Company Logo, Site navigation etc) are in the same place, so when visitors navigate through the website they know where the elements will be found.
We are a small group of students from Northumbria University tasked with creating a website to portray the ideal browser experience. We aim to address a few major elements within a website, such as accessibility, consistency, perceivability, learnability, predictability and feedback. We then aim to link all these features into our own web page to create the ideal user experience.