Archive for the ‘Usability’ Category

Today, all the code for creating clickmaps has been uploaded to sourceforge and made public under a GPL license. You can find it at Thanks to jerret, the code now uses RMagick calls and it’s usable with logs sporting more than ten thousand clicks per page.

The definitive heatmap

16, Aug 2006

After the interest shown about the clickmaps / heatmaps articles, I’ve decided to gather all the information into an easy to use system. What we are going to make is a complete solution that allows collecting, analyzing and showing the click information our users give us. Now, it works in web pages not center aligned […]

How to make heat maps

6, Aug 2006

NOTE: This post has been improved at The definitive heatmap There is not much documentation about creating heat maps. I haven’t been able to find an open source solution that, giving the coordinates, creates a heat map like those shown in Etre blog In the last post (part 1, part 2) we got a list […]

In the first part of Zero budget eye tracking, we wrote a small script to keep track of the clicks in a web page. A couple of days after, we already have some information to analyze. Keep on reading to know how…

Eye tracking is quite expensive. The hardware and software have astounding capabilities, but sometimes it’s hard to justify the expenditure. But there is a technique that can imitate it until certain point. You can find where your users are clicking using just a bit of javascript and server side programming. Find out how…