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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For instance, MSNBC's menus are a powerful and slick navigation device that let
users get to any story in the site quickly. But the lines between items add a lot of
noise. Graying the lines would make the menus much easier to scan. Hea«h ...
One common approach is using pulldown menus.6 There's no doubt about it:
pulldowns definitely save space. Unfortunately, they suffer from several problems
: > You have to seek them out. You have to click on the pulldown to see the list, ...
Menus on the top work better than menus down the side. Frames, pages that
scroll, etc. are either good or bad, black or white. The problem is there are no
simple "right" answers for most Web design questions (at least not for the
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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
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A nice overview of basic usability principles for building user interfaces. The call for do-it-yourself user testing is extremely important, though ignored or unknown to many companies. The sense of ... Read full review
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