Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Pearson Education, Aug 5, 2009 - Computers - 216 pages
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!
"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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No earth-shatteringly new revelations (as the book was published in 2000, and is now quite dated), however some common sense advice to usability design and usability testing. Read full review
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This book was suggested as a good resource for me, as I'm in the process of re-designing my company's website. It was very useful, and would have been even more valuable if I wasn't working with a web ... Read full review
FOREWORD By Roger Black
How we really use the
Billboard Design 101
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THINGS YOU NEED TO GET RIGHT
The first step in recovery is admitting that
MAKING SURE YOU GOT THEM RIGHT
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