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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I think there's a lot more leverage for most people in understanding these
principles than in another laundry list of specific do's and don'ts. I've tried to boil
down the few things I think everybody involved in building Web sites should know
Before you even begin designing your site, you should be testing comparable
sites. They may be actual competitors, or they may be sites that are similar in
style, organization, or features to what you have in mind. Use them yourself, then
The problem is that except in a few specific cases — which I'll get to in a minute
— Web sites don't really need much sizzle. Yes, looks do count. Yes, it has to
look presentable, professional, and attractive. But "flashy"? "Engaging"? Almost ...
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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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