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One for the bin,
This review is from: Web ReDesign 2.0: Workflow that Works (2nd Edition) (Paperback)
This comment is about the 1st edition (note: it has the same dimensions but is a shorter book and consequently is a lighter weight).
As a physical entity, I think it is the worst-designed book I've ever tried to read.
It is fantastically heavy (THUMP!!! as it hits the floor), yet the pages are flimsy and, being landscape format, hang down under their own weight. I guess they expected me to read it flat on a table, with flat lighting so that the sheen of the paper doesn't reflect light. Additionally, the font sizes are too small and the colour contrast not strong enough for the font.
As a guide to web redesign, well, puleeease! OK, I am biased because my wrist is still aching from holding the book, but the authors and various contributors spent so many pages in the introduction blowing the trumpet for the authors and the virtues of the book that, by the time we got to some substance, my only reaction was "I've read this before, and more clearly explained, in several other cheaper and shorter books." I saw two illustrations of redesigns but couldn't make out what I was supposed to be looking at/for because the text was too small and in white on a light blue background, and the layout was confusing with no clear reading route to follow.
A terrible book. I would give it zero stars if I could.
Try "The Elements of User Experience", "Don't Make Me Think!" and "Designing with the Mind in Mind".
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Initial post: Feb 22, 2013 10:23:37 AM PST
D. Garza says:
The format is truly miserable. The flimsiness, heft and awkward horizontal formatting makes the book nearly impossible to read.
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