Web Usability For Dummies goes beyond the current best-sellers by going beyond usability analysis and offering readers real, hands-on methods for improving site usability and testing usability. This guide covers the essentials a Web designer needs to know to create an effective and usable page or site. The book empowers shows you how to overcome design problems, analyze your own design, and test usability with real users.
About the Author
Richard Mander, PhD, is a principal of Zanzara, a Web design and usability firm whose clients include Microsoft, Apple, Sun, and Schwab.
Bud Smith is author of the bestselling Creating Web Pages For Dummies.
Table of Contents
PART I: Introducing Web Usability.
Chapter 1: Making Your Site Usable.
Chapter 2: Studying Your Users.
Chapter 3: Setting Goals for Your Site.
PART II: Designing Usable Sites.
Chapter 4: Organizing Your Site.
Chapter 5: Creating Site Navigation.
Chapter 6: Taking Navigation to the Next Level.
PART III: Creating Usable Web Pages.
Chapter 7: Designing Usable Web Pages.
Chapter 8: Designing Web Pages by Type.
Chapter 9: Designing Great Content Pages.
PART IV: Reaching a Broad Audience.
Chapter 10: Broadening Your Site's Appeal.
Chapter 11: Testing, Testing, Testing.
Chapter 12: More Usability Testing.
PART V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 13: Ten Do's and Don'ts.
Chapter 14: Top Ten Steps to a Usability Study.
Chapter 15: Ten Cool Tools for Usability.
Chapter 16: Ten Resources for Usability Pros.