- Paperback: 216 pages
- Publisher: New Riders; 2nd edition (August 28, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321344758
- ISBN-13: 978-0321344755
- Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1,124 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Steve Krug is a usability consultant who has more than 15 years of experience as a user advocate for companies like Apple, Netscape, AOL, Lexus, and others. Based in part on the success of the first edition of Don’t Make Me Think, he has become a highly sought-after speaker on usability design.
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Almost all of us have gone to a website that's hard to use or bought a product that required serious thinking to figure out how to use it. Krug uses plain language to describe how to make things easy to use, which makes life a lot easier for product users.
But I found a good deal of valuable information that I can instantly apply to my daily work, including my copywriting. Copywriters and designers almost always disagree which is more important, words or graphics. Of course, I vote the former and most if not all designers vote the latter.
But this book took no sides. It is something that both the graphics folks and we in marketing can adapt to our daily efforts to make the web useful. After all, we all want that. So there's no disagreement there.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who has anything at all to do with a Web site. No matter if it's a one-person show or a corporate site, this book will be of value to you.
It's extremely well written. It's lively and entertaining and just full of information that you can immediately put to use.
Susanna K. Hutcheson
Creative Director and Owner
If you are new to web usability, or if you're a "one stop shop" or a "one-man show", I highly recommend this book. If you're new to web development, I HIGHLY recommend this book - I wish I had learned about usability from day one!
If you're already familiar with web usability or work as part of a team, this book may not be as useful as some of the other books out there.
The only thing that kept this book from getting five stars is that the first 40 or so pages fell out of the binding (but stayed together, thankfully.. I was sort of able to glue them back in) within the first few days. I did leave the book open which placed stress on the spine, but still... I've never had that happen to me with any book before. Hopefully a future version will solve this little problem.
This book is well written, easy to read, and has plenty of examples. Even seasoned players will find it useful if only as part of their conceptual framework, and to say "Amen brother" from time to time.
My only problem is with the book physically, sheets have begun to fall off and I'm the only one that's read it... Poor usability when you're trying to read and hold the book together...
I was in the advertising business for 30 years, and was something of a direct-response expert, so I was confident that I could design an effective landing page. Have you read Dunning and Kruger's "Unskilled and Unaware of It"?
Unfortunately, I designed my website before reading the book. But the day after I finished reading, I started to rework everything. The new site is going to go live in a few weeks. There isn't a single thing I didn't change.