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Design of Sites, The: Patterns for Creating Winning Web Sites

ISBN: 9780131345553 | 0131345559
Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Pub. Date: 1/1/2007

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<>Praise for the second edition ofThe Design of Sites "In my worldwide IBM marketing role, I have the benefit of working with some of the finest international interactive agencies and internal Web teams. As I readThe Design of Sites,[I see] the insight from years of professional advice has been put to paper. Nowhere have I seen such a practical, effective, and easy-to-use book to solve and avoid Internet design issues. I keep a copy of the book handy to remind me of the things I forgot and to gain fresh perspectives. It never fails to deliver." -John Cilio, marketing manager, IBM System x & z Storage Synergy "The Design of Sitesartfully brings forward the original intent of Christopher Alexanderrs"s pattern language into the user experience design arena. It is a valuable and comprehensive reference." -George Hackman, Jr., senior director of User Experience for User Interface Guidelines, Patterns and Standards, Oracle Corporation "The Design of Sitesis one of the best tools I have in my usability toolbox. [These] Web UI design patterns make it easy for me to show my clients how to get the most usability bang for their buck." -Claudia Alden Case, usability consultant and interaction designer, Alden Case Enterprises, Inc. "If only biology class had been like this. Lucid text, bulletproof content, and a comprehensive taxonomy thatrs"s just as much a source of inspiration as it is a production tool. This is a really, really good book. If you build Web sites, read it." -Marc Campbell, author ofWeb Design Garage Praise for the first edition ofThe Design of Sites "Stop reinventing the wheel every time you design a Web site!The Design of Siteshelps you rethink your Web sites in terms of genres and patterns. Once you have identified the patterns and applied the best practices for those patterns as outlined in this book, you will reduce your design effort by 50 percent . . . at least!" -Pawan R. Vora, vice president, Information Architecture, Seurat Company "The content [inThe Design of Sites] could make a novice into a seasoned professional over a weekend. Many companies pay a fortune for the information contained in the bookrs"s primary chapters." -John Cilio, marketing manager, IBM System x & z Storage Synergy "This book has many handy checklists for what you should and should not do in creating a conventional Web site. Just following the authorsrs" suggestions would put your site in the top few percent for readability and usability." -Jef Raskin, creator of the Macintosh computer and author ofThe Humane Interface "Now thatThe Design of Siteshas made its appearance, we won't have to put up with those poorly designed Web pages. These authors have captured patterns from successful Web designers, including their own experience in consulting and teaching, and have made this information accessible to all of us. The book is readable yet full of worthwhile information--a valuable addition to any Web designerrs"s bookshelf." -Lin

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