Web Application Design Handbook - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781558607521, 9780080481708

Web Application Design Handbook

1st Edition

Best Practices for Web-Based Software

Authors: Susan Fowler Victor Stanwick
Paperback ISBN: 9781558607521
eBook ISBN: 9780080481708
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 23rd June 2004
Page Count: 658
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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


Description

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

Key Features

  • 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 of the trade.
  • Applicable to new Web-based applications and for porting existing desktop applications to Web browsers.

Readership

Interaction Designers working on new web-based applications or porting existing applications to the internet.


Details

No. of pages:
658
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Morgan Kaufmann 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Morgan Kaufmann
eBook ISBN:
9780080481708
Paperback ISBN:
9781558607521

Reviews

“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 “Web Application Design Handbook is beautifully produced with full-color screen shots on almost every page. The writing is clear and straightforward. The authors speak directly to their readers.” — Janice Redish - Technical Communication “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.” — Paper Clips “Web Application Design Handbook is a panoramic book covering a lot of territory from how to design graphical user interfaces for Web applications to a discussion on the types of information visualization that are possible ... it provides a good overview on the techniques used to create Web applications, especially helpful for the novice Web designer who is tasked with building useful and effective Web applications ...” — Robbie T. Nakatsu, Department of Finance/Computer Information Systems, Loyola Marymount University


About the Authors

Susan Fowler Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Fast Consulting, Staten Island, NY, U.S.A.

Victor Stanwick Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Fast Consulting, Staten Island, NY, U.S.A.