Don't make me think!: a common sense approach to Web usability

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New Riders, 2006 - Computers - 201 pages
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Five years and more than 100,000 copies after it was first published, it's hard to imagine anyone working in Web design who hasn't read Steve Krug's "instant classic" on Web usability, but people are still discovering it every day. In this second edition, Steve adds three new chapters in the same style as the original: wry and entertaining, yet loaded with insights and practical advice for novice and veteran alike. Don't be surprised if it completely changes the way you think about Web design. Three New Chapters! Usability as common courtesy -- Why people really leave Web sites Web Accessibility, CSS, and you -- Making sites usable and accessible Help! My boss wants me to ______. -- Surviving executive design whims "I thought usability was the enemy of design until I read the first edition of this book. Don't Make Me Think!showed me how to put myself in the position of the person who uses my site. After reading it over a couple of hours and putting its ideas to work for the past five years, I can say it has done more to improve my abilities as a Web designer than any other book. In this second edition, Steve Krug adds essential ammunition for those whose bosses, clients, stakeholders, and marketing managers insist on doing the wrong thing. If you design, write, program, own, or manage Web sites, you must read this book." -- Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing with Web Standards

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An excellent introduction to creating usable websites. - Goodreads
The book itself is designed so it is easy to read. - Goodreads
There are pictures on almost every page. - Goodreads
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There is a connecting theme in my reading list. Wolf's Proust and The Squid explores the unnatural heavy lifting in learning to [deep] read, and if you followed my reference to Nick Carr's "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" you know it is at risk. This book is about how you manifest web design for Google-trained, hyper-ADD society. 

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The book didn't deliver to the hype that I felt it had when it was recommended to me. If you know even a little bit on the subject of accessibility/usability, more than half of this book will already ... Read full review

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MAKING SURE YOU GOT THEM RIGHT
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LARGER CONCERNS AND OUTSIDE INFLUENCES
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Advanced Common Sense - Who we are
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Derek Powazek - Hey Apple, Donít Make Me Think
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Steve Krug Interview - Don't Make Me Think - Web Usability
Steve Krug, the author of Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, is a highly respected usability consultant, and he has worked with ...
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Godbit Project | Don't Make Me Think
I just finished reading the second edition of Steve Krugís Donít Make Me Think. The book is short by design which makes it an easy read. In the words of
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About the author (2006)

Steve Krug is a usability consultant who has more than 15 years of experience as a user advocate for companies like Apple, Netscape, AOL, Lexus, and others. Based in part on the success of the first edition of "Don't Make Me Think," he has become a highly sought-after speaker on usability design.

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