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Is there any wiki for best usability practices?

In the ideal scenario it would have best practices categorized by web site topic/ web site audience/ specific shopping flow/ specific interface element function (e.g. best practices for breadcrumb navigation/ for footers/ for contact forms/ etc) and so on?

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It appeared to me, maybe the keyphrase would be "wikis for usability patterns"? But as I am not a geek I am not quite sure about the meaning of "pattern" in this context. (I asked here: stackoverflow.com/questions/14094185/pattern-good-practice but they closed the question). –  drabsv Dec 30 '12 at 20:22
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do you mean something like Quince? –  Igor Gubaidulin Jan 3 '13 at 8:18
    
I did take a look at usability pattern repositories but I am looking for something more comprehensive - a knowledge base, where you could look up best usability practices for specific site topics, for example: university web sites. Then you would be able to select a specific user task on the site - e.g. figuring out the admissions procedures and then you would be able to see a list of selected best practices for that purpose. In other words, UI pattern repositories list solutions only, whereas I am looking for repositories listing specific UI goals (problems), as well. –  drabsv Jan 3 '13 at 18:30

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  • Quince - my favorite, a rich UX patterns (±90) explorer. The information about problem, solution, rationale, implementation, examples and sources is provided.
  • UI Patterns - a UX patterns (±60) explorer with information about problem, solution, rationale and examples, and UI design screen shots focusing on specific aspects of UI.
  • Elements of Design - a different type of web design showcase focusing on specific aspects of web design such as headings, footers, search boxes, buttons, and so on.
  • Pattern Tap - big collection that provides design inspiration to user interface (UI) designers.
  • Yahoo! Design Pattern Library - library, which shares user interface patterns with the web design and development community. For today, there're 59 UI patterns.
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What are these? Why are you suggesting them? What do each of them provide? Just leaving a list of links with absolutely no context isn't really much help as an answer, it's just some links. This provides even less information than just doing a google search would do (where you'd at least get a description of the links). Can you expand your answer and say why you have suggested these items? –  JonW Jan 3 '13 at 8:40
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Thank you for recommendation. Answer was corrected. –  Igor Gubaidulin Jan 3 '13 at 11:59

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