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Book or brochure?,
This review is from: The Big Red Fez: How To Make Any Web Site Better (Paperback)
I find it difficult to believe so many people liked this book:
The author starts off with 'bad' examples that admittedly have been made on many websites, but are really to obvious to put in a book of which the author is claimed to have 'inimitable wisdom' (back cover).
Then, towards the end, more examples of 'good' design are given, and most of these did not impress me at all. At some point I even got the feeling this was some sort of brochure (given its size, you can hardly call it a book) written to advertise the websites of Godin's friends and clients.
The enormous amount of research the author must have done is nicely summarized in this quote from page 105: 'Find the sites on the web that are working and copy their organization.'
If you're looking for a good book on this subject, look up Steve Krug or Jakob Nielsen.
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Initial post: May 31, 2010 9:28:59 AM PDT
Ian B. Glasby says:
I couldn't agree more. The "book" is only 110 pages, half of which are black and white screenshots of websites that are hard to read. The other pages are barely half full and are simply critiques of web sites. I felt very ripped off by it.
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