21 December 2007

Designing Web Navigation - book review

Anyone who has ever designed a web site will know that navigation of its contents is a key issue in the site's usability. Visitors must be able to find their way around - otherwise they'll leave, and they won't come back again. Successful navigation systems require good screen design, well thought out information architecture, clear labelling, logical hierarchies, and effective linking. This book deals with all these issues in an extremely thorough manner. Every aspect of navigational design is examined in close detail - through both theoretical models and technical research, and a practical examination of a wide variety of large scale web sites from around the world. It's a beautifully presented book, with elegantly designed pages, full colour illustrations, and scholarly yet unobtrusive footnotes leading to web references and recommendations for further reading... Read more >>

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