Designing Web Usability by Jakob Nielsen (Author)
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.
Don’t Make Me Think! A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
by Steve Krug (Author), Roger Black (Foreword)
Topics covered: User patterns, Designing for scanning, Wise use of copy, Navigation design, Home page layout, Usability testing
More Eric Meyer on CSS
by Eric Meyer (Author)
Each project is laid out in an easy-to-follow, full color format complete
with notes, warnings, and sidebars to help you learn through example rather
than theory. Some of the concepts covered include:
• Converting an HTML-based design to a pure positioning layout
• Styling a photo gallery
• Using background images to achieve cross-browser translucency effects
• Using lists of links to create tabs and drop down menus without the use of
• Styling weblog entries, and placing them in a full-page design
• Creating a design for the CSS Zen Garden
Paper Prototyping: The Fast and Easy Way to Design and Refine User Interfaces (Interactive Technologies)
by Carolyn Snyder (Author)
Book Description: The practical guide on using paper prototyping when designing user interfaces
Real Web Project Management: Case Studies and Best Practices from the Trenches
by Thomas J. Shelford (Author), Gregory A. Remillard (Author)
Issues covered include:
* The Web project manager–definitions and responsibilities
* The project team–assembling and tips for effective collaborative communication
* The project–defining and planning, plus managing change in any type of environment
* The Workflow–processes and analysis
* The design and build phases–managing and quality control
* The delivery of a completed project
Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide
by Eric Meyer (Author)
* HTML with CSS
* Selectors and structure
* Text manipulation
* Colors and backgrounds
* Boxes and borders
* Visual formatting principles
* CSS2 preview
* CSS case studies
Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web
by Christina Wodtke (Author)
Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web introduces the core concepts of information architecture: organizing web site content so that it can be found, designing web site interaction so that it’s pleasant to use, and creating an interface that is easy to understand. This book will help designers, project managers, programmers, and other information architecture practitioners avoid the costly mistakes of the past by teaching the skills of information architecture swiftly and clearly. Use this book and you will pass the usability inspection with flying colors!
Designing with Web Standards (2nd Edition)
by Jeffrey Zeldman (Author)
Topics covered: Why Web standards (such as XHTML, CSS, ECMAScript, and DOM) are good for everyone, and why site designers and browser makers should move towards standards compliance.
The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web
by Jesse James Garrett (Author)
The Elements of User Experience cuts through the complexity of user-centered design for the Web with clear explanations and vivid illustrations that focus on ideas rather than tools or techniques. Jesse James Garrett gives readers the big picture of Web user experience development, from strategy and requirements to information architecture and visual design. This accessible introduction helps any Web development team, large or small, to create a successful user experience.
Homepage Usability: 50 Websites Deconstructed
by Jakob Nielsen (Author), Marie Tahir (Author)
Topics covered: Design guidelines, convention usage, screen real estate, navigation, content presentation, search facilities, links, graphics and animation, advertising, news, customization, and customer feedback.
Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites
by Louis Rosenfeld (Author), Peter Morville (Author)
The new edition is thoroughly updated to address emerging technologies — with recent examples, new scenarios, and information on best practices — while maintaining its focus on fundamentals. With topics that range from aesthetics to mechanics, “Information Architecture for the World Wide Web” explains how to create interfaces that users can understand right away. Inside, you’ll find: An overview of information architecture for both newcomers and experienced practitioners The fundamental components of an architecture, illustrating the interconnected nature of these systems.
Web Standards Solutions: The Markup and Style Handbook
by Dan Cederholm (Author)
This book is your essential guide to understanding the advantages you can bring to your web pages by implementing web standards and precisely how to apply them. Web standards such as XHTML and CSS are now fairly well-known technologies, and they will likely be familiar to you, the web designer—indeed, they are all around you on the Web.
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