Designing Web Usability
New Riders, 1999
1. udgave, 1999, 420 sider
Creating Web sites is easy. Creating sites that truly meet the needs and
expectations of the wide range of online users is quite another story. In
Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity, renowned Web usability guru
Jakob Nielsen shares his insightful thoughts on the subject. Packed with
annotated examples of actual Web sites, this book sets out many of the design
precepts all Web developers should follow. 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.
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.
This text is a turorial and exposition of the principles of web site design. It
is designed to help the reader build web sites that stand out and covers: page
design; multimedia design; site design and intranet design.