The Barnes & Noble Review
The legendary Jakob Nielsen has returned to tell you everything significant that's been learned about web usability since his 2000 classic Designing Web Usability revolutionized the field.
This book's every bit as indispensable as the last one. As before, while Nielsen (and new coauthor Hoa Loranger) may occasionally infuriate you, this book's recommendations are based on immense amounts of user research. Ignore them at your peril.
You'll find proven best practices for navigation, site organization and search, link design, improving content and readability, page design, layout, graphics, multimedia, sound, and e-commerce product catalogs. (Dos and don'ts are illustrated through sites ranging from Burger King to the House of Blues to the U.S. Social Security Administration.) Equally important, as per the title, you'll find a realistic methodology for prioritizing usability issues -- so you can deliver maximum improvement for minimum cost. Bill Camarda, from the May 2006 Read Only