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This guide segments discussions of Web usability into page, content, site, and intranet design. This breakdown skilfully isolates for the reader many subtly different challenges that are often mixed together in other discussions. For example, Nielsen addresses the requirements of viewing pages on varying monitor sizes separately from writing concise text for "scannability". Along the way, the author pulls no punches with his opinions, using phrases like "frames: just say no" to immediately make his feelings known. Fortunately, his advice is some of the best you'll find.
One of the unique aspects of this title is the use of actual statistics to buttress the author's opinions on various techniques and technologies. He includes survey results on sizes of screens, types of queries submitted to search portals, response times by connection type and more. This book is intended as the first of two volumes--focusing on the "what". The author promises a follow-up title that will show the "hows", and based on this installation, we can't wait. --Stephen W. Plain, amazon.com
Topics covered: Cross-platform design, response time considerations, writing for the Web, multimedia implementation, navigation strategies, search boxes, corporate intranet design, accessibility for disabled users, international considerations, and future predictions.
Great book and gives a grounded understanding of Web Usability and UX. However, as this was written in 1997, it is a little outdated and the website examples are basic at... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Daniel Reed
Designing Web Usability by Jakob Nielsen.Did the job of informing me on web designing and everything that goes with it.Published on 12 Feb. 2013 by BERNARD CLARKE
Good book. You can think it's an old book, but Usability is always on top. Give it a chance. read it.Published on 10 Feb. 2012 by Amazon Customer
This book explains the rudiments of usability on the web with examples of best practice. Anyone developing projects for the web should heed the advice in these pages. Read morePublished on 14 April 2003 by Zabaman
If you are planning to design a website for your company, or indeed if your company already has a web site, you must read this book. Read morePublished on 17 Dec. 2002 by P. Jones
I manage a web site for large company and this book is our Bible. It is probably the most insightful book on web design I've ever read read. Read morePublished on 25 Jun. 2002
If everyone who ever made a website read this book before they started hacking code, Webland would be a much better place for all of us. Read morePublished on 10 Jan. 2002 by Tom du Pré
...This is the web design equivalent of 'What they don't teach you at Harvard business school'
As a designer, you must read this before commencing on any serious design. Read more
Don't you get tired of reading all those books that warble and and on until you get lost and wonder what it was the author was actually trying to say? Well I do! Read morePublished on 20 Jun. 2001