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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.
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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an ambitious book, but I think it falls short of the mark in virtually every respect.
First of all, aesthetically it is a wreck. Read more
This book is helpful for new website owners, but the quality is not great. The author's chatty manner makes it an easy read, but the grammar and style can be distracting. Read morePublished on May 3, 2010 by Sharece Bunn
In contrast to most web books, this guide takes the perspective of the owner, rather than the developer. Read morePublished on March 30, 2010 by Gary L. Sprung
Your website can have a dramatic impact on your sales. If your website is working well, your sales can grow but, if not, your site might just be a waste of time and money. Read morePublished on January 1, 2010 by David Salahi