Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Designing Web Usability

Designing Web Usability by Jakob Nielsen
Designing Web Usability
About Designing Web Usability: The practice of simplicity.
Jakob Nielsen
Published by New Rider, 2000
Paperback, 432 pages
ISBN: 156-205810-X

Usability rules the web. Users experience the usability of a site before they have committed to using it and before they have spent any money on potential purchases. The web is the ultimate environment for empowerment, and he or she who clicks the mouse decides everything.

In this landmark design reference, the world's acknowledged authority on web usability, Jakob Nielsen, shares the full weight of his wisdom and experience. From content and page design to designing for ease of navigation and users with disabilities, Jakob Nielsen delivers complete direction on how to connect with any web user, in any situation.

Through years of research and interaction with users, Nielsen has arrived at a series of principles that work in support of his findings:
1. the web users want to find what they are after quickly, and
2. if they don’t know what they’re after, they nevertheless want to browse quickly and access information they come across in a logical manner.

Reading this book may be the most cost-effective action you’ll ever take to ensure that your website still matters months and years from now. No matter your connection to the web – designer, business person, developer, analyst, investor, or simply, as we all are, as an interested user – this book will make you better at what you do.

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