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Homepage Usability: 50 Websites Deconstructed by Jakob Nielsen
1.0 out of 5 stars Baloney, Dec 21 2001
Jakob Nielsen has set himself up as the expert of web (and application) usability...and for the most part his observations and instincts are good. But the fact is no design of *anything* is going to be flawless -- the key is the good old 80:20 rule -- fixing 80% of the problems will require 20% of the effort. Where this book falls apart is JN points out problems, but never categorizes them by importance, or quantifies their impact on your site. Besides, Jakob Neilsen is NOT the last word on usability -- there are many other analysts who disagree with him. Experienced developers will find most of the stuff in this book is purely common sense, recognized by any 12 year old who has used the… Read more