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Homepage Usability: 50 Websites Deconstructed by Jakob Nielsen
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I'm stunned that any reader would give this book 5 stars.
It is filled with obvious and uninsightful nitpicks of popular entry pages (not websites, which is where actual usability comes into play).
His capricious evaluation tactics include measuring the percentage of pixels allocated to things like "white space", "self promotional" and "filler" (he does not inform the reader his distinction between such categories. Nor does he indicate what magical percentage he finds appropriate).
Anyone looking for usability insight from Nielsen need only look at his mundane website (useit.com) to see the lackluster consequences of following Nielsen's advice (it's also worth a look since… Read more