Web Application Design Patterns

Web Application Design Patterns

1st Edition - February 23, 2009

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  • Author: Pawan Vora
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780123742650
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080921457

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Ever notice that—in spite of their pervasiveness—designing web applications is still challenging? While their benefits motivate their creation, there are no well-established guidelines for design. This often results in inconsistent behaviors and appearances, even among web applications created by the same company. Design patterns for web applications, similar in concept to those for web sites and software design, offer an effective solution. In Web Application Design Patterns, Pawan Vora documents design patterns for web applications by not only identifying design solutions for user interaction problems, but also by examining the rationale for their effectiveness, and by presenting how they should be applied.

Key Features

  • Design interfaces faster, with a better rationale for the solutions you choose.
  • Learn from over more than 100 patterns, with extensive annotation on use and extension.
  • Take a short-cut into understanding the industry with more than 500 full-color screenshots.

Readership

User interface designers, usability professionals, application developers working on commercial or intranet type products, and product management and project management.

Table of Contents

  • Ch 1. Introduction: 1.1 WEB APPLICATIONS; 1.2 DESIGN PATTERNS; 1.3 ORGANIZATION OF PATTERNS; 1.4 USING PATTERNS IN THIS BOOK

    Ch 2. Forms: 2.1 CLEAR BENEFITS; 2.2 SHORT FORMS; 2.3 LOGICAL GROUPING; 2.4 LABEL POSITION; 2.5 REQUIRED FIELD INDICATORS; 2.6 SMART DEFAULTS; 2.7 FORGIVING FORMAT; 2.8 KEYBOARD NAVIGATION; 2.9 INPUT HINTS/PROMPTS; 2.10 ACTION BUTTONS; 2.11 INFORMATIVE ERROR MESSAGES

    Ch 3. Accessing and Exiting Web Applications: 3.1 REGISTER; 3.2 LOG IN; 3.3 LOG OUT; 3.4 AUTOMATIC TIMEOUT; 3.5 FORGOT LOGIN; 3.6 CAPTCHA

    Ch 4. Application Main page: 4.1 HOME; 4.2 PORTAL; 4.3 DASHBOARD; 4.4 CUSTOMIZATION; 4.5 PERSONALIZATION; 4.6 SKINS

    Ch 5. Navigating Applications: 5.1 GLOBAL NAVIGATION; 5.2 LOCAL NAVIGATION; 5.3 UTILITY NAVIGATION; 5.4 FACETED NAVIGATION
    5.5 WIZARDS; 5.6 TAG CLOUDS; 5.7 BREADCRUMBS

    Ch 6. Search and Filtering: 6.1 SIMPLE SEARCH; 6.2 PARAMETRIC SEARCH; 6.3 SEARCH RESULTS; 6.4 ADVANCED SEARCH; 6.5 SEARCH TIPS; 6.6 SEARCH PAGINATION; 6.7 CONTINUOUS SCROLLING; 6.8 SAVED SEARCHES; 6.9 SORTING; 6.10 COLUMN FILTERING; 6.11 FILTERING

    Ch 7. Displaying and Manipulating Data: 7.1 GRIDS; 7.2 THREADED LISTS; 7.3 PAGINATION
    7.4 CUSTOM VIEWS; 7.5 REPORTS; 7.6 PRINTER-FRIENDLY; 7.7 DETAILS; 7.8 EDITOR; 7.9 CONFIGURATOR; 7.10 COMPARISONS; 7.11 PROGRESSIVE DISCLOSURE; 7.12 UPLOAD/DOWNLOAD; 7.13 FEEDBACK/RATING; 7.14 CONTROL PANEL; 7.15 CHARTS; 7.16 ALBUM/GALLERY

    Ch 8. Rich Internet Applications: 8.1 RICH-TEXT EDITOR; 8.2 RICH FORM; 8.3 AUTO-SUGGEST/AUTO-COMPLETION; 8.4 EDIT-IN-PLACE; 8.5 OVERVIEW-PLUS-DETAIL; 8.6 DYNAMIC QUERYING; 8.7 LIVE PREVIEW; 8.8 DRAG-AND-DROP; 8.9 SLIDER; 8.10 ANIMATIONS/TRANSITIONS; 8.11 DELAY/PROGRESS INDICATORS; 8.12 SPOTLIGHT/YELLOW-FADE; 8.13 CAROUSEL

    Ch 9. Community and Collaboration: 9.1 USER PROFILE/AVATAR; 9.2 SPECIAL INTEREST COMMUNITY; 9.3 MY FRIENDS; 9.4 SHARED NETWORK
    9.5 FEEDBACK/RATING; 9.6 RECOMMENDATION; 9.7 DISCOVER NETWORK MEMBERS; 9.8 SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY; 9.9 SHARING; 9.10 SYNCHRONOUS/ASYNCHRONOUS MESSAGING; 9.11 SHARED SCHEDULE/CALENDAR; 9.12 HISTORY; 9.13 FORUMS; 9.14 BLOGS

    Ch 10. Internationalization and Localization: 10.1 COUNTRY IDENTIFICATION; 10.2 FORMS; 10.3 LANGUAGE; 10.4 CURRENCY; 10.5 DATE

    Ch 11. Help: 11.1 INLINE HELP; 11.2 CONTEXTUAL HELP; 11.3 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS; 11.4 APPLICATION HELP; 11.5 HOW TO GUIDES/GUIDED TOURS; 11.6 HELP WIZARDS; 11.7 COMMUNITY HELP

    Ch 12. Accessibility: 12.1 PROGRESSIVE ENHANCEMENT; 12.2 SEMANTIC STRUCTURE; 12.3 UNOBTRUSIVE STYLE SHEETS; 12.4 UNOBTRUSIVE JAVASCRIPT; 12.5 ACCESSIBLE FORMS; 12.6 ACCESSIBLE IMAGES; 12.7 ACCESSIBLE TABLES; 12.8 ACCESSIBLE NAVIGATION; 12.9 ACCESSIBLE ALTERNATIVE

    Ch 13. Visual Design: 13.1 LIQUID-WIDTH LAYOUT; 13.2 FIXED-WIDTH LAYOUT; 13.3 PROGRESSIVE LAYOUT; 13.4 GRID STRUCTURE; 13.5 VISUAL HIERARCHY; 13.6 HIGHLIGHT; 13.7 ICONS; 13.8 VISUAL EFFECTS

    Ch 14. Using Patterns and Pattern Libraries; 14.1 INTERACTION LEVEL AND PAGE LEVEL PATTERNS; 14.2 PATTERN LIBRARIES

Product details

  • No. of pages: 448
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Morgan Kaufmann 2009
  • Published: February 23, 2009
  • Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780123742650
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080921457

About the Author

Pawan Vora

Pawan Vora is the founder and president of Alpha Cube, Inc., a user experience design consultancy focused on designing, reviewing, and evaluating user interfaces for software and web-based applications. He has been a user experience professional for more than 14 years and has designed user interfaces for a range of applications for business-to-consumer, business-to-business, consumer-to-consumer, and business-to-employee environments. He has published and conducted a number of tutorials and in-house training workshops on web site design, web application design, and design patterns in the United States and internationally.

Pawan has a Ph.D. and M.S. in industrial engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo in addition to his bachelor’s degrees in production engineering and mechanical engineering from Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute in Mumbai, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, Alpha Cube, Inc., CO, USA

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