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4.0 out of 5 stars 50 Web Site Deconstructed
According to this book, users spend most of their time on other sites than your site... When a user visits your site, he/she will be bringing a large load of mental baggage accumulated from prior visits to thousands of other home pages. So by the time they reach your web site, users have accumulate a generic mental model of the way a homepages are supposed to work, based...
Published on May 29 2003 by sherzodr

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3.0 out of 5 stars Skim this book rather than buying it
As a software designer, I keep pretty close tabs on the current thinking about usability. And while Nielsen's periodic AlertBox column is excellent, this book seemed more like something you simply flip through rather than use as a solid desk reference on Web site and homepage design.
Several times as I read through the book, I thought to myself that he really sold...
Published on Oct. 1 2002 by Greg Whisenant


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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful but tough to finish, Oct. 29 2008
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Marc Poulin (Montreal, Quebec) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Homepage Usability: 50 Websites Deconstructed (Paperback)
Beautiful book, almost suitable for coffee table. Looks great (quality paper, page layouts and screen images). The book is easy to use.

The first 53 pages provide invaluable insights to website homepage design. Then, 50 homepages are analysed based on guidelines provided in first part of the book. After 15 sites, the comments repeat themselves all too frequently and the book becomes boring. I would have prefered that the authors make a difference between serious deviances from their guidelines and simple nitpicking. Not all guidelines have the same value.

Nevertheless, a must read for any web professional designing homepages.
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1.0 out of 5 stars highly overrated, Feb. 23 2003
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Chen Sun "WebAndNet.com" (Houston, TX United States) - See all my reviews
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I don't understand why anyone wants to bother with this book. After reviewing it for 1 hour or less, I sold it.
Most of what it says is obvious, and some of what it says is wrong. As for what are wrong--I recall it was suggesting that certain words be made more efficient (shorter). But the problem is that those words are the same words that the firm has spent millions of dollars to brand better with.
Also, I feel that it nearly disregards the strategic reasoning behind some of the website's design objectives.
If you've got the time to read this tedious, nit-picky text, you're better off spending the time to analyze a website yourself and make your own judgments.
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