Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability / Edition 2

Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability / Edition 2

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by Steve Krug
     
 

Five years and more than 100,000 copies after it was first published, it's hard to imagine anyone working in Web design who hasn't read Steve Krug's "instant classic" on Web usability, but people are still discovering it every day. In this second edition, Steve adds three new chapters in the same style as the original: wry and entertaining, yet

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Five years and more than 100,000 copies after it was first published, it's hard to imagine anyone working in Web design who hasn't read Steve Krug's "instant classic" on Web usability, but people are still discovering it every day. In this second edition, Steve adds three new chapters in the same style as the original: wry and entertaining, yet loaded with insights and practical advice for novice and veteran alike. Don't be surprised if it completely changes the way you think about Web design.

Three New Chapters!

  • Usability as common courtesy — Why people really leave Web sites
  • Web Accessibility, CSS, and you — Making sites usable and accessible
  • Help! My boss wants me to ______. — Surviving executive design whims

"I thought usability was the enemy of design until I read the first edition of this book. Don't Make Me Think! showed me how to put myself in the position of the person who uses my site. After reading it over a couple of hours and putting its ideas to work for the past five years, I can say it has done more to improve my abilities as a Web designer than any other book.

In this second edition, Steve Krug adds essential ammunition for those whose bosses, clients, stakeholders, and marketing managers insist on doing the wrong thing. If you design, write, program, own, or manage Web sites, you must read this book." — Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing with Web Standards

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321344755
Publisher:
New Riders
Publication date:
08/26/2005
Series:
Voices That Matter Series
Pages:
201
Sales rank:
208,381
Product dimensions:
6.78(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Ch. 1Don't make me think!10
Ch. 2How we really use the Web20
Ch. 3Billboard design 10130
Ch. 4Animal, vegetable, or mineral?40
Ch. 5Omit needless words44
Ch. 6Street sings and breadcrumbs50
Ch. 7The first step in recovery is admitting that the home page is beyond your control94
Ch. 8"The farmer and the cowman should be friends"122
Ch. 9Usability testing on 10 cents a day130
Ch. 10Usability as common courtesy160
Ch. 11Accessibility, cascading style sheets, and you168
Ch. 12Help! my boss wants me to ööööö .180

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