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Design for Community Paperback – 9 Aug 2001

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: New Riders (9 Aug. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735710759
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735710757
  • Product Dimensions: 18.1 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 646,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Communities are part of all successful web sites in one way or another. It looks at the different stages that must be understood- Philosophy- Why does your site need community? What are your measures of success? Architecture- How do you set up a site to createpositive experience? How do you coax people out of their shells and get them to share their experiences online? Design- From color choice to HTML, how do you design the look of a community area? Maintenance- This section will contain stories of failed web communities, and what they could have done to stay on track, as well as general maintenance tips and tricks for keeping your community “garden” growing.

About the Author

Derek Powazek has been working the web since there was one. He¿s watched communities grow while working at HotWired and Electric Minds with virtual community pioneer Howard Rheingold. As Powazek Productions, he¿s created sites with community features for companies like Netscape and Nike. He¿s been tending the garden at the {fray} for four years, and his work has been honored by I.D. Magazine, Communication Arts Magazine, and Cool Site of the Year. Derek¿s work has been applauded in countless web design books, including Graphis Web Design Now, and O¿Reilly¿s Web Navigation book. He¿s also been profiled in Wired News, and has spoken about web design and community all over the country. This year in September, hundreds will gather for fray day 4, a real-life gathering of the fray.com virtual community.


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