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Building Social Web Applications: Establishing Community at the Heart of Your Siteby Gavin Bell
Synopses & Reviews
Building a web application that attracts and retains regular visitors is tricky enough, but creating a social application that encourages visitors to interact with one another requires careful planning. This book provides practical solutions to the tough questions you'll face when building an effective community site — one that makes visitors feel like they've found a new home on the Web.
Book News Annotation:
Himself a designer of social web products, Bell explains how to create a web site that supports social human behaviors in order attract and hold a virtual community. He strongly suggests that readers already have some experience in web development before trying this. His emphasis is on the analysis and planning before any code is written. Topics include planning the initial site, social network patterns, managing identities, making connections, writing the application, integrating with the rest of the web, and launching and marketing. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This timely book demonstrates how experienced web developers can use their skills to build community-driven sites — the Web's new killer app. Building a community site that not only attracts and retains a regular audience, but also gets users to interact, is hard work. This book walks web developers and project managers through the tools required to build community-driven websites, around content or around product, that make users feel like they've found a new home on the Web.
About the Author
Gavin Bell is one of a group of volunteers behind talkeuro.com, development notes for which are on betageek.co.uk. Gavin designs infrastructure web products at the BBC, having previously worked in academia, publishing, and advertising. In his spare time, he is interested in reactivating political debate as well as the future of social software. He writes widely, though intermittently, on takeoneonion.org.
Table of Contents
DedicationPrefaceChapter 1: Building a Social ApplicationChapter 2: Analyzing, Creating, and Managing Community RelationshipsChapter 3: Planning Your Initial SiteChapter 4: Creating a Visual ImpactChapter 5: Working with and Consuming MediaChapter 6: Managing ChangeChapter 7: Designing for PeopleChapter 8: Relationships, Responsibilities, and PrivacyChapter 9: Community Structures, Software, and BehaviorChapter 10: Social Network PatternsChapter 11: Modeling Data and RelationshipsChapter 12: Managing IdentitiesChapter 13: Organizing Your Site for Navigation, Search, and ActivityChapter 14: Making ConnectionsChapter 15: Managing CommunitiesChapter 16: Writing the ApplicationChapter 17: Building APIs, Integration, and the Rest of the WebChapter 18: Launching, Marketing, and Evolving Social ApplicationsColophon
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