Paul Stephenson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 65% (13 of 20)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,901,244 - Total Helpful Votes: 13 of 20
Search Me: The Surprising Success of Google by Neil Taylor
6 of 11 people found the following review helpful
As stated in the introduction, this book is neither a user guide nor a history. That said, it then wastes several pages detailing usage tips (including how to google for the author!), and a whole chapter (2) providing a potted history.
The 17 pages of Chapter 3 form the core of the book with a brand dissection of Google's logo, name, look and feel, tone of voice and brand architecture. Chapter 4 provides an additional 30 pages of waffle on the 'brand principles' (company vision and ethos).
In Chapter 5 entitled ‘Brands like Google’, the author manages to name-drop at least one ex-client (did I mention he used to be a brand consultant? Don't worry,… Read more
CIW Foundations Exam Cram (Exam Cram (Coriolis Boo&hellip by C. Miller
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This book is excellent preparation for the foundations exam. I used it as my only preparation, and I passed!
There are some small errors here and there which annoyed me as they seemed to contradict what you had previously learned. I also thought that it covered the networking aspect in more detail than was required for the exam, but this may be just my experience.
Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server: Building Knowl&hellip by Emer McKenna
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A book of two halves, 5 April 2002
If you have read all the MS blurb on SharePoint Portal Server, there is little that the first half of this book adds. However, this weakness is more than made up for by the second half, which looks at the technical nitty-gritty of the application, how it works and how it can be customised. Be aware though that it is tough going unless you are already familiar with MS XML, OWA and CDO in its various guises. This book is not suited to those looking for a Beginners guide or introduction to SharePoint.
Criticism 1: When the authors try to be light hearted or use humour to illustrate a point, it just doesn't come off - leave the funnies for Dummies books.
Criticism 2: Just because you… Read more

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