As the owner ofa small web design & development business, I recommend this book...,
This review is from: Make Your Small Business Web Site Work: Easy Answers to Content, Navigation, and Design (Hardcover)
As the owner of a small web design & development business, I certainly can recommend "Make Your Small Business Website Work." I think it's great on a number of levels: It's permeable by both the small business owner with little previous understanding of web fundamentals as well as a relevant, gentle re-articulation of important principles for the more seasoned web designer/developers of the world.
This book is incredibly well-structured (love the web-like navigation on every page) and revolves around providing real world critiques of existing sites within the headings of Planning, Organizing, and Presenting. Each critique includes screenshots, interviews with often both design team and client, as well as superb little sidebars that pithily summarize the strengths and weaknesses of the site in question. From larger e-commerce concerns like Fresh Direct to smaller more personal promotional sites, this book really does provide a conversational, common sense overview of the knowledge one needs to establish a dialog with a designer or development team. It gives the reader a strong set of tools to embark on creating a successful site of their own
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