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This guide segments discussions of Web usability into page, content, site, and intranet design. This breakdown skillfully isolates for the reader many subtly different challenges that are often mixed together in other discussions. For example, Nielsen addresses the requirements of viewing pages on varying monitor sizes separately from writing concise text for "scanability." Along the way, the author pulls no punches with his opinions, using phrases like "frames: just say no" to immediately make his feelings known. Fortunately, his advise is some of the best you'll find.
One of the unique aspects of this title is the use of actual statistics to buttress the author's opinions on various techniques and technologies. He includes survey results on sizes of screens, types of queries submitted to search portals, response times by connection type and more. This book is intended as the first of two volumes--focusing on the "what." The author promises a follow-up title that will show the "hows" and, based on this installation, we can't wait. --Stephen W. Plain
Topics covered: Cross-platform design, response time considerations, writing for the Web, multimedia implementation, navigation strategies, search boxes, corporate intranet design, accessibility for disabled users, international considerations, and future predictions.
I learned a lot from Jakob Nielsen's books. This is an excellent book as well. Usabilty is an area what changes every day, but certain things don't.Published 6 months ago by Maria Ujvári
This book has taken my design abilities to new levels. It help me understand why I am designing a website the way it is and not just repeating a similar pattern.Published 18 months ago by Adrian Davis
As a former marketing consultant and current Internet marketing manager who does a lot of web site work, I can definitely say that this is one of those classic books that is just... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Mark Harmon
I've had my copy since it was published in 1999. I pulled it off the shelf the other day to get into the Way Back Machine and, guess what? Read morePublished on December 23, 2011 by William Corsair
Nielsen explains how to design web pages and backs it up with
the results of real world experience. There are many critiques of
actual web sites.
This book came in pristene condition. It is out of print, but my instructor was AMAZED at what a nice book I received over the net. I've already sung the praises of Amazon. Read morePublished on October 14, 2009 by Jennifer S. Martin
This book is an excellent resource for basic web design. While it is an older book, it still has much to offer the beginner. The illustrations support the text and aid learning. Read morePublished on June 10, 2009 by Elizebeth A. Murray
Jakob Nielsen is the web usability guru and this is the best web usability guide. Read it!Published on May 30, 2009 by Dmitry N.
A web usability classic from 1999 from the perspective of the designer (not the software developer).
It is excellent in its reasoning; it is nearly ten years old. Read more