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Website Owner's Manual 1st Edition

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About the Author

Paul Boag has been guiding clients through the process of developing websites for over a decade and has worked with a wide cross section of clients from both the commercial and public sectors. He currently runs a web design company called Headscape. When not doing client work he speaks on the subject of web design both in the UK and abroad. He also hosts the longest running and most popular web design podcast over at boagworld.com. Between speaking enagements Paul writes articles for a number of web design publications.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Manning Publications; 1 edition (December 11, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933988452
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933988450
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,731,190 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Paul Boag's "website owner's manual" is a resource for everyone on a website project team. In it, he champions a refreshingly straight forward approach to planning and designing, building and marketing, and owning and maintaining websites.

According to Boag in a recent article on [...], successful websites begin with business objectives, calls to action and a clear idea of user tasks. What impressed me most is how perfect the concepts in this "owner's manual" are for the business owner considering a new website or website redesign, maybe for the first time.

The logical "road map" presented here for managing a successful website project can painlessly add value to any project when team members, especially stake holders and managers are exposed to it before a project begins. I consider the first 2 chapters on planning a "must read" for all prospective website owners.

The "website owner's manual" makes a great recommendation for new clients or even a gift to help them prepare for a successful website project.
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By gf on February 17, 2013
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Although it is starting to show its age, Paul Boag's Website Owner's Manual is still an excellent guide for anyone that has input or insight in their organization's website. Where it excels is in the plain language descriptions of the topics that teach you the jargon that all the designers and programmers are throwing around. Tie it in with the podcasts from the author's website and you get a comprehensive overview of all the parts that make your website work - and what core values to apply to each one so you do it right.

At 4 years old, however, it could use a second edition. Many of the details are starting to get dated and many current trends such as web browsing on tablets and the need for responsive design were unheard of at the time of its publication. Paul is still actively writing for smashing magazine and other on-line publications, I wish he would incorporate some of those into a nice update.

BTW the included e-book version downloaded from the publisher was a nice extra.
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Though this isn't the most polished book (more the editor and publisher's fault than the author's), it packs a lot of information into easily-digestible portions. I highly recommend it to anyone working with a web designer to develop a site, or whose job it is to grow and maintain a site. For designers and developers, reading this book can improve your understanding of and communication with clients.
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Since the development of HTML there have been innumerable guides to web development aimed at teaching the technical skills to construct an esthetically pleasing website. But little has been said, up until now about constructing and maintaining a website congruent with the individual's or organization's goals whether they be political influence, increased sales, or establishing communication with a user community. This excellent and reasonably compact (260 pages) guide is directed at the individual responsible for establishing and building community around a website that meets the owner's strategic goals, whether they will develop the skills to design that site within the organization itself, or will contract with appropriately skilled individuals. The issues addressed here are definitely strategic and project oriented, not Rich Interaction Tools, AJAX, or CMS-based. The author draws on significant advisory experience in enabling organizations to meet their business goals or strategic intentions for a site, in forming a vision for the site, selecting a design consultant, establishing readership and search metrics, setting cost goals, and most importantly in creating engaging sites that satisfy the organization's need.

Each phase of website development is explored from the point of view of the client individual or organization, whether it is establishing strategic goals to be met by the site, preparing a brief for the designer, making design review decisions based upon defined objectives rather than individual taste, interacting with Search Engine Optimization consultants, etc.
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I borrowed this book from the library first, but for months after I returned it I still found myself thinking about it and wishing I had it to reference when strategically overhauling websites for clients. I think the information in this book is great.
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