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on January 30, 2003
Your Boss keeps telling you to follow best practices of the web, but you've looked around and can't find any. There is no set formual you say? Well there are Design Patterns that can be applied to (and custom tailored for) appropriate situations. The beauty is that these guys already documented it for you!
This is not a book to be read straight through though, instead pick up various sections at random or by tabular index as is appropriate to your given design needs at the time.
This book and Wodtke's "Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web" make up the cream of the 2003 crop when it comes to Information Architecture & Design (wake up calls). You'll read things here that you've thought of before, but never been able to articulate a litle everyday and you'll have an arsenal of good comebacks for that clueless 'business strategist' who keeps challenging your sense of good design.
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on January 6, 2003
I read 80% of this book first day. Then you have to
go back couple of times. The book is organized in a interesting
way, so it was kind of interactive experience :).
Authors have lot of examples. Two of the authors are from academia with some industry experince. So you get best of both worlds.
It's not entirely "practical" or "theoretical".
You get a introduction to "patterns 101" using web design practices as example.
Don't let the "title" of book fool, it covers very interesting/important topic
that most non-computer science/engineer get never exposed to.
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on May 7, 2003
While I found the information in this book to be invaluable, I was expecting something along the lines of "Don't make me think" which I found enjoyable to read. If I weren't used to wading through programming books I might not have made it to the end.
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