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Susan and Victor have written the 'Junior Woodchucks Guidebook' of Web applications: Everything you need to know is in there, including tons of best-practice examples, insights from years of experience, and assorted fascinating arcana. If you're writing a Web application, you'd be foolish not to have a copy.

--Steve Krug, author of Don't Make Me Think A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

Web sites are so nineties. The cutting edge of Web-design has moved to Web applications. If you are, like many Web designers, struggling to create dynamic, highly-functional Web-based applications, you need this book. It describes how Web applications differ from Web sites, and provides excellent guidance for common Web-application design problems, such as navigation, data input, search, reports, forms, and interactive graphic output.

--Jeff Johnson, Principal Usability Consultant, UI Wizards, Inc., and author of Web Bloopers and GUI Bloopers

User interface designers have been debating among themselves for years about how to design effective Web applications. There were no comprehensive references that covered the myriad topics that emerged in these debates until Fowler and Stanwick took on the challenge and wrote Web Application Design Handbook, the first comprehensive guide to building Web applications. This book tackles design problems faced by every Web development team with uncommon wisdom, clear prose, and detailed examples. Key topics include: modifying the browser interface to meet application security and efficiency requirements, searching, sorting, filtering, building efficient and usable data input mechanisms, generating reports, preventing errors, and using creative visualization techniques to optimize the display of large sets of data. This thorough work should be a primary reference for everyone designing Web applications.

--Chauncey E. Wilson, Principal HCI Architect, WilDesign Consulting

Every so often you run into a book and say to yourself: 'It's so obvious that this book should be read by every developer, so why wasn't it written years ago?' This is one of those books.

--Scott Ambler, author of The Object Primer: Agile Model Driven Development with UML 2

The standards for usability and interaction design for Web sites and software are well known. While not everyone uses those standards, or uses them correctly, there is a large body of knowledge, best practice, and proven results in those fields, and a good education system for teaching professionals how to. For the newer field of Web application design, however, designers are forced to reuse the old rules on a new platform. This book provides a roadmap that will allow readers to put complete working applications on the Web, display the results of a process that is running elsewhere, and update a database on a remote server using an Internet rather than a network connection.

Web Application Design Handbook describes the essential widgets and development tools that will the lead to the right design solutions for your Web application. Written by designers who have made significant contributions to Web-based application design, it delivers a thorough treatment of the subject for many different kinds of applications, and provides quick reference for designers looking for some fast design solutions and opportunities to enhance the Web application experience. This book adds flavor to the standard Web design genre by juxtaposing Web design with programming for the Web and covers design solutions and concepts, such as intelligent generalization, to help software teams successfully switch from one interface to another.

* The first interaction design book that focuses exclusively on Web applications.

* Full-color figures throughout the book.

* Serves as a cheat sheet or fake book for designers: a handy reference for standards, rules of thumb, and tricks

Synopsis:

Delivers a thorough examination of best practices and proven results for many different kinds of applications, including porting existing applications to the Internet from a PDA or Web-enabled cell phone, plus a quick reference for designers looking for fast solutions to enhance Web applications. Original. (Advanced)

Synopsis:

"Susan and Victor have written the 'Junior Woodchucks Guidebook' of Web applications: Everything you need to know is in there, including tons of best-practice examples, insights from years of experience, and assorted fascinating arcana. If you're writing a Web application, you'd be foolish not to have a copy." --Steve Krug,

Table of Contents

Contents

Chapter 1: What is a Web Application?

Chapter 2: The Browser Framework

Chapter 3: Data Input

Chapter 4: Data Retrieval: Search

Chapter 5: Data Retrieval: Filtering and Browsing

Chapter 6: Data Output: Reports

Chapter 7: Data Output: Printed Forms

Chapter 8: Interacting with Output

Chapter 9: Designing Graphs And Charts

Chapter 10: Graph Types Based on Use

Chapter 11: Designing Diagrams

Chapter 12: Diagram Types

Chapter 13: Designing Geographic Maps

Chapter 14: Interacting with Geographic Maps

Chapter 15: Types of Maps

Appendix A: Web Application Design Worksheets

Appendix B: Quality Testing

Appendix C: Usability Testing

Appendix D: Design Checklists

Glossary

References

For Further Reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9780080481708
Publisher:
Morgan Kaufmann
Subject:
Computers : Internet - World Wide Web
Author:
Fowler, Susan
Author:
Stanwick, Victor R.
Author:
Susan L. Fowler
Author:
Fowler, Susan L.
Author:
Victor R. Stanwick
Author:
Stanwick, Victor
Subject:
Computers : Web - General
Subject:
Internet - World Wide Web
Subject:
Social Aspects - Human-Computer Interaction
Subject:
User Interfaces
Subject:
Web - General
Subject:
Internet-Web Publishing
Subject:
Computers : Social Aspects - Human-Computer Interaction
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Computers : User Interfaces
Publication Date:
July 2004
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » Social Aspects » Human and Computer Interaction
Computers and Internet » Graphics » User Interface
Computers and Internet » Internet » General
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web » Site Design
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web Publishing

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"Synopsis" by , Delivers a thorough examination of best practices and proven results for many different kinds of applications, including porting existing applications to the Internet from a PDA or Web-enabled cell phone, plus a quick reference for designers looking for fast solutions to enhance Web applications. Original. (Advanced)
"Synopsis" by , "Susan and Victor have written the 'Junior Woodchucks Guidebook' of Web applications: Everything you need to know is in there, including tons of best-practice examples, insights from years of experience, and assorted fascinating arcana. If you're writing a Web application, you'd be foolish not to have a copy." --Steve Krug,
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