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Web ReDesign: Workflow that Works
Web ReDesign: Workflow that Works
by Kelly Goto
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 67.95
24 used & new from CDN$ 0.32

5.0 out of 5 stars Must have project management book for Web Designers, May 19 2003
This was one of the most enjoyable and beneficial web books I have ever read. The book is well written, nicely laid out visually and technically, includes great case studies, full of helpful sidebars, lists, diagrams and graphics, has very good chapter summaries, contains few errors and has all of the documents mentioned available for download on its companion website. Can't ask for more than that in my opinion.
I have been a professional web designer for several years now, and this book has helped me tremendously with workflow, client relations and project management. This book is not a technical book, but if you pair this book up with some of the more technical books (recommend Lynda Weinman's HOT series of books) you're good to go.

Don't Make Me Think! A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Don't Make Me Think! A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
by Steve Krug
Edition: Paperback
31 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Succinct and straight to the point, Nov. 27 2001
The author, Steve Krug, has a written book that is succinct and straight to the point, and does so in a colloquial, impartial, and detailed yet precise manner. I've read other books on web usability, and this one was the best by far. Highly beneficial to beginners as well as experts. THE book to get on web usability.

Professional Web Site Design from Start to Finish
Professional Web Site Design from Start to Finish
by Anne-Marie Concepcion
Edition: Paperback
15 used & new from CDN$ 1.48

4.0 out of 5 stars Solid foundation for beginning and aspiring web designers, Nov. 23 2001
This book provides a solid foundation for beginning and aspiring web designers. Covers almost all apects on web site production, but not in a detailed manner.
One deficiency this book has is that it does not even mention testing for usability, which is an essential element in making professional and usable web sites and making the production and updating processes much less headaching.
The book name is also deceiving. The book puts an emphasis on prodcution rather than design. No detailed descriptions on how to design in web applications like Photoshop and Dreamweaver, nor how to use CSS, DHTML, etc. However, she does mention many useful resources in the chapters as well as in the appendix.
Bottom line: Get this book if you are an aspiring or beginning web designer, don't get it if you are anything more than that.
For a similar but more advanced and detailed book, check out Kelly Goto's "Web Redesign: Workflow that Works".

Web Site Design Goodies
Web Site Design Goodies
by Joe Burns
Edition: Paperback
22 used & new from CDN$ 0.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for beginners but not for novices and experts, Oct. 26 2001
Web Site Design Goodies is a pefect book for beginners but not for novices and experts. Some of the pros of this book is that it contains many critiques (not reviews - it offers as much advice for imporvement rather than just ridicule) of websites and lists some of the common mistakes beginners make. I also found his chapters on site identification and promotion quite useful. Some of the cons on the otherhand is that it does not cover advanced topics such as transparent gif tricks, complex tables, etc, and that the author repeats himself on certain subjects far too many times. Bottom line: get it if you are a beginner, don't get it if you are anything more than that.

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