Web Bloopers - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781558608405, 9780080520896

Web Bloopers

1st Edition

60 Common Web Design Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them

Authors: Jeff Johnson
Paperback ISBN: 9781558608405
eBook ISBN: 9780080520896
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 14th April 2003
Page Count: 344
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Table of Contents

Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction Part I: Bloopers in the Content and Functionality of the Website Chapter 1 — Content Bloopers Chapter 2 — Task-Support Bloopers Part II: Bloopers in the User Interface of the Website Chapter 3 — Navigation Bloopers Chapter 4 — Form Bloopers Chapter 5 — Search Bloopers Part III: Bloopers in the Presentation of the Website Chapter 6 — Text & Writing Bloopers Chapter 7 — Link Appearance Bloopers Chapter 8 — Graphic and Layout Bloopers Epilogue Appendices Bibliography Index About the Author


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Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction Part I: Bloopers in the Content and Functionality of the Website Chapter 1 — Content Bloopers Chapter 2 — Task-Support Bloopers Part II: Bloopers in the User Interface of the Website Chapter 3 — Navigation Bloopers Chapter 4 — Form Bloopers Chapter 5 — Search Bloopers Part III: Bloopers in the Presentation of the Website Chapter 6 — Text & Writing Bloopers Chapter 7 — Link Appearance Bloopers Chapter 8 — Graphic and Layout Bloopers Epilogue Appendices Bibliography Index About the Author

Key Features

  • Discusses in detail 60 of the most common and critical web design mistakes, along with the solutions, challenges, and tradeoffs associated with them.
  • Covers important subject areas such as: content, task-support, navigation, forms, searches, writing, link appearance, and graphic design and layout.
  • Organized and formatted based on the results of its own usability test performed by web designers themselves.
  • Features its own web site (www.web-bloopers.com)with new and emerging web design no-no's (because new bloopers are born every day) along with a much requested printable blooper checklist for web designers and developers to use.

Readership

Web designers, Web application programmers


Details

No. of pages:
344
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Morgan Kaufmann 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Morgan Kaufmann
eBook ISBN:
9780080520896

Reviews

"Jeff Johnson’s sharp eye for usability, coupled with plenty of examples and recommendations, can transform even the dullest and most complicated site into a sleek example of Web usability." --Nina Malakooty on Firstmonday.org "Engaging, Educational, Enjoyable, Erudite: Excellent!" --Dr. Jakob Nielsen, Nielsen Norman Group "Many of the examples are priceless — just reading them made my blood boil with recognition." --Howard Tamler, Principal, HT Consulting "If you are part of a Web team, Web Bloopers is a must-have book. If you know anyone who is developing Web sites, give them this book as a present. It's fun and it's informative...Get and read this book. Give it to your favorite Web developers--and to your least favorite Web developers. You'll all learn from it." --Ginny Redish in Technical Communication "Each section puts a name to a common mistake, gives several real-world examples of its occurrence, and then explains what the site's designers should have done instead." - C/C++ Journal


About the Authors

Jeff Johnson Author

Jeff Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of San Francisco. He is also a principal at Wiser Usability, a consultancy focused on elder usability. After earning B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale and Stanford, he worked as a UI designer, implementer, manager, usability tester, and researcher at Cromemco, Xerox, US West, Hewlett-Packard, and Sun. He has taught at Stanford, Mills, and the University of Canterbury. He is a member of the ACM SIGCHI Academy and a recipient of SIGCHI's Lifetime Achievement in Practice Award. He has authored articles on a variety of topics in HCI, as well as the books GUI Bloopers (1st and 2nd eds.), Web Bloopers, Designing with the Mind in Mind (1st and 2nd eds.), Conceptual Models: Core to Good Design (with Austin Henderson), and Designing User Interfaces for an Aging Population (with Kate Finn).

Affiliations and Expertise

President and principal consultant, at UI Wizards, Inc.