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Don't Make Me Think! A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability / Edition 1
     

Don't Make Me Think! A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability / Edition 1

by Steve Krug
 

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ISBN-10: 0789723107

ISBN-13: 2900789723108

Pub. Date: 10/13/2000

Publisher: New Riders

Even if every Web site could afford a usability expert (which they can't), there just aren't enough of us to go around. So I tried to boil down what I've learned over the years (principles like "Don't make me think" and "Get rid of half the words on each page, then get rid of half of what's left") into a short, profusely illustrated book-one that even the guy who

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Even if every Web site could afford a usability expert (which they can't), there just aren't enough of us to go around. So I tried to boil down what I've learned over the years (principles like "Don't make me think" and "Get rid of half the words on each page, then get rid of half of what's left") into a short, profusely illustrated book-one that even the guy who signs the checks (the one who looks at the site when it's ready to launch and says "I hate green. And there should be more big pictures.") might read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900789723108
Publisher:
New Riders
Publication date:
10/13/2000
Series:
Voices That Matter Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
224

Table of Contents

Foreword by Roger Black
Read me first: Throat clearing and disclaimers

GUIDING PRINCIPLES
1 Don't make me think!
2 How we really use the Web
3 Billboard Design 101
4 Animal, vegetable, or mineral?
5 Omit [needless] words

THINGS YOU NEED TO GET RIGHT
6 Street signs and Breadcrumbs
7 The first step in recovery is admitting that the Home page is beyond your control

MAKING SURE YOU GOT THEM RIGHT
8 "The Farmer and the Cowman Should Be Friends"
9 Usability testing on 10 cents a day
10 Usability testing: The movie
11 On not throwing the baby out with the dishes
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