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"Usability" has become the watchword of contemporary Web design, and with good reason. But until now, books on Web usability have focused chiefly on response times, compatibility, and other technical matters, providing only limited guidance on design issues. This book takes Web usability a step further — and shows how good visual design can make a site not just usable, but user-friendly.

Using hundreds of real-world Web examples, interface expert Luke Wroblewski explains how to enhance usability by applying the principles of visual communications to site design. Good visual design, he demonstrates, can make a sites organization crystal clear?and convey its personality or "attitude" in an instant. Offering lots of specific design recommendations for text, links, images, navigation, forms, home pages, dynamic content, and Web services, Site-Seeing delivers the insights and advice you need to boost a sites visual appeal?and take Web usability to the next level.

Synopsis:

This text contains what you need to know about planning and organizing a user-friendly site; three facets of usability; implementing a site design; working with dynamic content; moving to online services. The book is packed helpful tips, sidebars, and illustrative examples in full colour.

Synopsis:

Discover how visual organization can clarify Web site elements and simplify interactions

Synopsis:

"A Visual Approach to Web Usability" takes a fresh approach to the hot topic of Web usability. The book shows readers how to apply good visual communications principles to make their Web sites more user-friendly.

Synopsis:

Although Web usability has received lots of hype, especially during the dot-com meltdown, the focus has been mostly on technical issues. Usability experts stress the pitfalls of frames and too many images on Web pages. They recommend editing out unnecessary words and writing in a non-linear style-all valuable advice, of course. But less frequently do they highlight the importance of the visual presentation of Web pages.

The Web is a communication medium that does most of its talking visually. What you see on a Web page tells you what you might find within the site, how to get there, and why it might interest you-not to mention the instinctive emotional response that shapes your Web experience. As a result, Web usability issues are communication issues. Easy-to-use sites are those that communicate quickly and effectively.

Site-Seeing takes a fresh approach to Web usability by applying visual communication principles and decision-making to Web design. Specifically, readers will learn the key concepts behind visual organization, look and feel, technical considerations, and clear planning that stem from audience awareness. Through numerous, full-color examples author Luke Wroblewski deconstructs "the good, the bad, and the ugly" of Web design.

The visual presentation of a site does more than merely making it pretty. It organizes information according to function. It creates distinct and appropriate personalities. It provides emotional impact and attachment. In short, it engages the audience-and keeps them coming back.

About the Author

Luke Wroblewski heads the interface design and new media design and development efforts at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). At NCSA, he redesigned the Kellogg Company's intranet, codeveloped the Open Portal Inter-face Environment (OPIE), and spearheaded many other Web and interface projects. He has also taught Web design courses at the University of Illinois and presented papers on interface design at professional conferences.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: THINK BEFORE YOU...COMMUNICATE: THE PLANNING STAGES.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764536748
Subtitle:
A Visual Approach to Web Usability
Contribution:
Goggin, Nan
Contribution by:
Gunji, Jennifer
Contribution by:
Goggin, Nan
Contribution:
Goggin, Nan
Contribution:
Gunji, Jennifer
Author:
Wroblewski, Luke
Contribution:
Gunji, Jennifer
Author:
Goggin, Nan
Publisher:
Wiley
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Design
Subject:
Internet - Web Site Design
Subject:
Web sites
Subject:
Human-computer interaction
Subject:
Web site development
Subject:
Data Processing - General
Subject:
Web - Page Design
Subject:
Data processing
Subject:
Web sites -- Design.
Copyright:
Series Volume:
Bd. 1
Publication Date:
20080505
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.96x8.00x.93 in. 2.25 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Wiley Publishing - English 9780764536748 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This text contains what you need to know about planning and organizing a user-friendly site; three facets of usability; implementing a site design; working with dynamic content; moving to online services. The book is packed helpful tips, sidebars, and illustrative examples in full colour.
"Synopsis" by , Discover how visual organization can clarify Web site elements and simplify interactions
"Synopsis" by , "A Visual Approach to Web Usability" takes a fresh approach to the hot topic of Web usability. The book shows readers how to apply good visual communications principles to make their Web sites more user-friendly.
"Synopsis" by , Although Web usability has received lots of hype, especially during the dot-com meltdown, the focus has been mostly on technical issues. Usability experts stress the pitfalls of frames and too many images on Web pages. They recommend editing out unnecessary words and writing in a non-linear style-all valuable advice, of course. But less frequently do they highlight the importance of the visual presentation of Web pages.

The Web is a communication medium that does most of its talking visually. What you see on a Web page tells you what you might find within the site, how to get there, and why it might interest you-not to mention the instinctive emotional response that shapes your Web experience. As a result, Web usability issues are communication issues. Easy-to-use sites are those that communicate quickly and effectively.

Site-Seeing takes a fresh approach to Web usability by applying visual communication principles and decision-making to Web design. Specifically, readers will learn the key concepts behind visual organization, look and feel, technical considerations, and clear planning that stem from audience awareness. Through numerous, full-color examples author Luke Wroblewski deconstructs "the good, the bad, and the ugly" of Web design.

The visual presentation of a site does more than merely making it pretty. It organizes information according to function. It creates distinct and appropriate personalities. It provides emotional impact and attachment. In short, it engages the audience-and keeps them coming back.

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