Homepage Usability 50 Websites Deconstructed

ISBN-10: 073571102X

ISBN-13: 9780735711020

Edition: 2002

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Description: Designing Web Usability got the message across: Web usability cannot be ignored. In his travels, the most frequently asked questions Jakob receives concern what he thinks about the designs of particular (often high-profile) Web sites. This book is a perfect response to that expressed audience desire and is a wonderfully concise and visually compelling learning tool furthering the message of usability. The fifty-five sites fall under categories of Media sites; entertainment sites; technology sites; business sites. The content is simply presented: Two-page spreads, each dedicated to a specific Web site's homepage. Only the homepage of each site is analyzed.

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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 11/5/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 9.75" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

The Role of the Homepage
The Organization of This Book
Your Action Items
The Companion Web Pages
Homepage Guidelines
What's Not in These Guidelines
Determining Homepage Content
General Web Design
Vertical Industry Segments
International Users
The Guidelines
Communicating the Site's Purpose
Communicating Information About Your Company
Content Writing
Revealing Content Through Examples
Archives and Accessing Past Content
Tools and Task Shortcuts
Graphics and Animation
Graphic Design
UI Widgets
Window Titles
News and Press Releases
Popup Windows and Staging Pages
Communicating Technical Problems and Handling Emergencies
Page Reload and Refresh
Gathering Customer Data
Fostering Community
Dates and Times
Stock Quotes and Displaying Numbers
Homepage Design Conventions
Homepage Design Statistics
Download Time
Basic Page Layout
Page Width
Liquid Versus Frozen Layout
Page Length
Fundamental Page Design Elements
Footer Navigation
Site Map
Routing Pages
Splash Pages
Frequent Features
Sign In
About Us
Contact Info
Privacy Policy
Job Openings
Graphics and Multimedia
ALT Text
Body Text and Background Colors
Link Formatting
Recommended Homepage Design
About www.about.com
Accenture www.accenture.com
Amazon www.amazon.com
The Art Institute of Chicago www.artic.edu
Asia Cuisine www.asiacuisine.com.sg
Barnes and Noble www.bn.com
BBC Online www.bbc.co.uk
Boeing www.boeing.com
Cdnow www.cdnow.com
Citigroup www.citigroup.com
Cnet www.cnet.com
Cnnfn cnnfn.cnn.com
Coles www.coles.com.au
Directv www.directv.com
Disney www.disney.com
Drugstore www.drugstore.com
eBay www.ebay.com
eMagazineshop www.emagazineshop.com
Espn www.espn.com
ExxonMobil www.exxon.mobil.com
FedEx www.fedex.com/us
Federal Highway Administration www.fhwa.dot.gov
Florida Department of Revenue http://www.sun6.dms.state.fl.us/dor
Ford Motor Company www.ford.com
Gateway www.gateway.com
General Electric www.ge.com
General Motors www.gm.com
Global Sources www.globalsources.com
IBM www.ibm.com
James Devaney Fuel Company www.jamesdevaneyfuel.com
JobMagic www.jobmagic.net
Learn2 www.learn2.com
Microsoft www.microsoft.com
MotherNature www.mothernature.com
MTV www.mtv.com
NewScientist www.newscientist.com
NewsNow www.newsnow.co.uk
PBS www.pbs.org
Petsmart www.petsmart.com
Philip Morris www.philipmorris.com
PlanetRx www.planetrx.com
Red Herring www.redherring.com
Slusser's Green Thumb www.slussers.com
Southwest www.southwest.com
Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.com
Travelocity www.travelocity.com
USA Today www.ustoday.com
Victoria's Secret www.victoriassecret.com
Wal-Mart www.walmart.com
Yahoo! www.yahoo.com
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