Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
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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Review: Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web UsabilityUser Review - Jen Serdetchnaia - Goodreads
The book title pretty much says it all. Quick essential read that craftily toes the line between widely applicable philosophies (ie stakeholder priorities are not necessarily good for UX, users often ... Read full review
Review: Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web UsabilityUser Review - Jakelene - Goodreads
Required reading for work, but still a very valuable book. I think Krug's other book, Rocket Surgery Made Easy will be a better reference for me, as I'm specifically testing website usability. Read full review
CHAPTER 8The Farmer and the Cowman Should Be Friends
CHAPTER 9Usability testing on 10 cents a day
CHAPTER 10Usability as common courtesy
CHAPTER 11Accessibility Cascading Style Sheets and you
CHAPTER 12Help My boss wants me to _____
CHAPTER 6Street signs and Breadcrumbs
CHAPTER 7The first step in recovery is admitting that the Home page is beyond your control