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Don't make me think! : a common sense approach to Web usability

Author: Steve Krug
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif : New Riders Pub., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Yesterday's Web looked far different from today's Web, and tomorrow's Web will look more different still. Amidst all of this change, however, one aspect of Web use remains the same: The sites that offer the best, easiest, most intuitive experience are the ones people visit again and again. To ensure that your sites provide that experience, this guide from usability guru Krug distills his years of on-the-job  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Krug, Steve.
Don't make me think!
Berkeley, Calif : New Riders Pub., c2006
(OCoLC)607585438
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Krug
ISBN: 0321344758 9780321344755
OCLC Number: 61895021
Description: xiii, 201 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Foreword / Roger Black --
Introduction --
Guiding principles. Chapter 1. Don't make me think! : Krug's first law of usability --
Chapter 2. How we really use the Web : scanning, satisficing, and muddling through --
Chapter 3. Billboard design 101 : designing pages for scanning, not reading --
Chapter 4. Animal, vegetable, or mineral? : why users like mindless choices --
Chapter 5. Omit needless words : the art of not writing for the Web --
Things you need to get right. Chapter 6. Street signs and breadcrumbs : designing navigation --
Chapter 7. The first step in recovery is admitting that the home page is beyond your control : designing the home page --
Making sure you got them right. Chapter 8. "The farmer and the cowman should be friends" : why most Web design team arguments about usability are a waste of time, and how to avoid them --
Chapter 9. Usability testing on 10 cents a day : why user testing--done simply enough--is the cure for all your site's ills --
Larger concerns and outside influences. Chapter 10. Usability as common courtesy : why your Web site should be a mensch --
Chapter 11. Accessibility, cascading style sheets, and you : just when you think you're done, a cat floats by with buttered toast strapped to its back --
Chapter 12. Help! My boss wants me to ----
: when bad design decisions happen to good people --
Recommended reading --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Steve Krug.
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Provides insights and practical advice for novice and veteran alike. This book discusses why people really leave Web sites; making sites usable and accessible; and, surviving executive design whims.  Read more...

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Excellent Book On Usability

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One of the first books I read on web site usablity and after reading several others it's still the most imformative.  When first designing sites you think about visual appeal without really considering how objects and layout impact the ability for visitors to find information.  It will change...
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