Web Style Guide: Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites

Web Style Guide: Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites

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by Patrick J. Lynch, Sarah Horton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300076746

ISBN-13: 9780300076745

Pub. Date: 02/28/1999

Publisher: Yale University Press

Written for web site designers in corporations, government, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions, the book explains established design principles and covers all aspects of web design - from planning to production to maintenance. The guide also shows how these principles apply in web design projects whose primary concerns are information design, interface…  See more details below

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Written for web site designers in corporations, government, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions, the book explains established design principles and covers all aspects of web design - from planning to production to maintenance. The guide also shows how these principles apply in web design projects whose primary concerns are information design, interface design, and efficient search and navigation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300076745
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.27(w) x 10.33(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


1 Process 1
2 Universal Usability 51
3 Information Architecture 71
4 Interface Design 95
5 Site Structure 121
6 Page Structure 151
7 Page Design 171
8 Typography 205
9 Editorial Style 231
10 Forms and Applications 249
11 Graphics 267
12 Multimedia 301 Abbreviations 315 References 317 Illustration Credits 327 Index 329

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Web Style Guide: Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I refer to this book frequently because in my opinion, Lynch and Horton did a fantastic job focusing on the aesthetic aspects of web design, as opposed to the technical (html) aspects. 'Web Style Guide' takes you on a step by step journey through the web design process, starting with 'concepts and ideas' and ending with 'finished products'. During the journey, heavy emphasis is placed on defining the attributes one would find in a well designed website. Narratives are always accompanied by useful examples that demonstrate the concepts they are presenting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Web Style Guide: Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites is a book that describes in great detail, how to start coding, and create and design your own website. It is written by Patrick J. Lynch and Sarah Horton, and they talk about all kinds of ways to understand technology and interpret it on your own. They introduce the book by saying that it is meant for people who want to “publish durable content on the Web.” This means that the book is written for people who want their ideas to be heard and understood online, and for their words to stand out.  They also include many images that correspond to the instructions that they give or the topic that they are discussing. The images and illustrations are very informative, because they show you the layout and designs of web pages and give the reader a further explanation about what the authors are saying. There are a few main topics discussed in Web Style Guide. Some of these are the process of designing a web page and deciding what you want to do, interface design focusing on communication, site design, page design, typography, editorial style, web graphics, and multimedia. All of these topics, or categories, are organized into chapters and the authors go into great depth with details on each topic. The book was written in 1999, so it is relatively current. However, a lot has happened with technology over the past couple of years, so there may be information un-included in the book that have happened recently. Overall, the book is very informative and I really enjoyed it.