Web Site Design: Learn From the Best
Book Review: A powerful tool for Web designers, "Homepage Usability," by Jakob Nielsen and Marie Tahir, deconstructs 50 of the most popular Web sites on the Internet and tells readers what works and why."Homepage Usability" deconstructs 50 of the most popular Web sites on the Internetincluding Amazon.com and Microsoft.comand tells readers what works and why. I would highly recommend this book to anyone involved or interested in Web design. It is a powerful tool that can help you create a user-friendly, organized Web site. For each Web site deconstructed, a screenshot of the site is broken up to show the use of space in terms of eight categories such as navigation, advertising and content of interest. Following that is a diagram of the elements on the Web page that describes problems with the layout, provides suggestions for changing the elements, and details what the authors really like about the site.
This process is repeated for each of the fifty sites examined in the book. The authors of "Homepage Usability", Jakob Nielsen and Marie Tahir, present this book brilliantly. It is aesthetically pleasing and filled with vibrant colors, graphics and full-sized screenshots. As for the content, it is organized and laid out remarkably well.