Deliver First Class Web Sites: 101 Essential Checklists

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Deliver First Class Web Sites: 101 Essential Checklistsis the only organized and easy-to-use compilation of guidelines, checklists and tips for building modern, best-practice Websites.

Drawing on dozens of books, studies, and research papers, this book distills not-so-common wisdom into 500 digestible guidelines & checkpoints that can be quickly applied to any Web Development project. Organized by chapter, the guidelines cover everything ...

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Overview

Deliver First Class Web Sites: 101 Essential Checklistsis the only organized and easy-to-use compilation of guidelines, checklists and tips for building modern, best-practice Websites.

Drawing on dozens of books, studies, and research papers, this book distills not-so-common wisdom into 500 digestible guidelines & checkpoints that can be quickly applied to any Web Development project. Organized by chapter, the guidelines cover everything from color usage & navigation, to accessibility, usability and webpage architecture.

By following all the guidelines, you will develop 100% best-practice Websites, ensuring their projects are built "the right way" from the start. This means the final Website will be:

  • Cross-browser & Cross-platform compatible
  • Easy to update & maintain
  • Usable by even novice Internet Users
  • Accessible to disabled visitors
  • Search-engine friendly

As a bonus, all the checklists are downloadable in PDF format, so you can print them out and use them over and over again in all your Web Development projects.

From the Publisher:

Want to learn how to make your web sites usable and accessible? Want to ensure that your sites meet current best practice, without spending hours trawling through incomprehensible specifications and recommendations from dozens of different books, research papers, and web sites? Want to make sure that the sites you build are "right the first time," requiring no costly redevelopments?

Look no further: Deliver First Class Web Sites: 101 Essential Checklists is a comprehensive coverage of current best practice with over 100 checklists, containing over 500 individual checkpoints that cover areas such as design, usability, project management, SEO and much, much more.

Deliver First Class Web Sites: 101 Essential Checklists is a complete compendium of best practices drawn from the author's own experience and dozens of expert third-party references. It's the ultimate roadmap for web developers, project managers, and anyone involved in the process of building web sites. Each checkpoint is accompanied by an explanation and references as required, making this the most comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide to delivering high quality web sites.

Free access is provided to downloadable PDF versions of the checklists-streamlined to contain the checkpoints only, without explanations or references-for you to print and use in your own web projects.

Who Should Read This Book?

This book is ideal for anyone involved in the process of building web sites. Whether you're a web developer, a project manager, or you're looking to commission someone to build web sites for you, the information contained in these checklists will prove invaluable. You don't need any technical experience to benefit from this book.

Editorial Reviews

"This book is highly recommended for all web designers and developers. Depending on the level of knowledge that each of us possesses, we may get a lot or a little from this book, but whatever we end up with will have been worth our time and money." - BlogCritics.org

"It neatly consolidates a considerable amount of worthy advice culled from the author's research and decade in the trenches of the Internet." - Slashdot.org

"This is a very useful book for anyone who is planning a new site, managing others who are responsible for building a site, or bringing an older site up to current best practices." - Virgina DeBolt (webteacher.ws)

Drawing on dozens of books, studies, and research papers, this book distills not-so-common wisdom into 500 digestible guidelines and checkpoints that can be quickly applied to any Web Development project. All the checklists are downloadable in PDF format.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780975841907
  • Publisher: SitePoint
  • Publication date: 6/11/2006
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Let's get started ... but how? 1
2 What to find out : initial questions to answer 17
3 Preparing Web site content 33
4 Managing all the content 45
5 Web site usability : focusing on the user 61
6 Color 79
7 Information architecture 93
8 Navigation 115
9 Best coding practice : W3C standards and recommendations 147
10 Creating accessible Web sites 173
11 Web site optimization 199
12 Search engine optimization 219
13 Design 239
14 Testing 257
15 Preparing for launch 281
16 Post-launch follow-up 295
A Ecommerce checklists 317
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