No Code Required

1st Edition

Giving Users Tools to Transform the Web

Print ISBN: 9780123815415
eBook ISBN: 9780123815422
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 5th April 2010
Page Count: 512
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No Code Required presents the various design, system architectures, research methodologies, and evaluation strategies that are used by end users programming on the Web. It also presents the tools that will allow users to participate in the creation of their own Web. Comprised of seven parts, the book provides basic information about the field of end-user programming. Part 1 points out that the Firefox browser is one of the differentiating factors considered for end-user programming on the Web. Part 2 discusses the automation and customization of the Web. Part 3 covers the different approaches to proposing a specialized platform for creating a new Web browser. Part 4 discusses three systems that focus on the customized tools that will be used by the end users in exploring large amounts of data on the Web. Part 5 explains the role of natural language in the end-user programming systems. Part 6 provides an overview of the assumptions on the accessibility of the Web site owners of the Web content. Lastly, Part 7 offers the idea of the Web-active end user, an individual who is seeking new technologies.

Key Features

The first book since Web 2.0 that covers the latest research, development, and systems emerging from HCI research labs on end user programming tools

Featuring contributions from the creators of Adobe’s Zoetrope and Intel’s Mash Maker, discussing test results, implementation, feedback, and ways forward in this booming area

*Companion Web site features video demonstrations of each system (


Practitioners, researchers, and students in end user programming, human computer interaction, web design user experience design, software and web interaction/interface designers, information design, information architecture, usability engineers, web application designers

Table of Contents

Foreword Preface About the Editors Contributors Part 1 Introduction Chapter 1 End User Programming on the Web Chapter 2 Why We Customize the Web Part 2 Customizing and Automating Chapter 3 Rewriting the Web with Chickenfoot Chapter 4 A Goal-Oriented Web Browser Chapter 5 Collaborative Scripting for the Web Chapter 6 Highlight: End User Re-Authoring of Existing Web Sites Chapter 7 Mixing the Reactive with the Personal: Opportunities for End User Programming in Personal Information Management (PIM) Part 3 Mashups Chapter 8 Clip, Connect, Clone: Combining Application Elements to Build Custom Interfaces for Information Access Chapter 9 Intel® Mash Maker Chapter 10 Programming by a Sample: Leveraging Web Sites to Program Their Underlying Services Chapter 11 A World Wider than the Web: End User Programming Across Multiple Domains Part 4 Visualization and Exploration Chapter 12 From Web Summaries to Search Templates: Automation for Personal Tasks on the Web Chapter 13 The Temporal Dimension in End User Programming for the Web Chapter 14 Subjunctive Interfaces for the Web Part 5 Natural Language Chapter 15 Sloppy Programming Chapter 16 Going beyond PBD: A Play-by-Play and Mixed-initiative Approach Chapter 17 Knowing What You’re Talking About: Natural Language Programming of a Multi-Player Online Game Part 6 Accessibility Chapter 18 Social Accessibility: A Collaborative Approach to Improving Web Accessibility Chapter 19 TrailBlazer: Enabling Blind Users to Blaze Trails Through the Web Part 7 User Studies Chapter 20 The Web-Active End User Chapter 21 Reuse in the World of End User Programmers Chapter 22 Mashed Layers and Muddled Models: Debugging Mashup Applications Chapter 23 How the Web Helps People Turn Ideas into Code References Index


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"The web is becoming not only a venue for people to receive information but increasingly a place for them to create new forms of information and to share them. The transition in the role from being a passive consumer to an active consumer as well as contributor is made possible by exactly the kind of work described in this book." -- Dr. Margaret Burnett, Dept of Computer Science, Oregon State University