Author: Steve Krug
Publisher: Pearson Education
Release Date: 2009-08-05
Five years and more than 100,000 copies after it was first published, it's hard to imagine anyone working in Web design who hasn't read Steve Krug's "instant classic" on Web usability, but people are still discovering it every day. In this second edition, Steve adds three new chapters in the same style as the original: wry and entertaining, yet loaded with insights and practical advice for novice and veteran alike. Don't be surprised if it completely changes the way you think about Web design. Three New Chapters! Usability as common courtesy -- Why people really leave Web sites Web Accessibility, CSS, and you -- Making sites usable and accessible Help! My boss wants me to ______. -- Surviving executive design whims "I thought usability was the enemy of design until I read the first edition of this book. Don't Make Me Think! showed me how to put myself in the position of the person who uses my site. After reading it over a couple of hours and putting its ideas to work for the past five years, I can say it has done more to improve my abilities as a Web designer than any other book. In this second edition, Steve Krug adds essential ammunition for those whose bosses, clients, stakeholders, and marketing managers insist on doing the wrong thing. If you design, write, program, own, or manage Web sites, you must read this book." -- Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing with Web Standards
Author: Steve Krug
Publisher: New Riders
Release Date: 2013-12-23
Since Don’t Make Me Think was first published in 2000, hundreds of thousands of Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug’s guide to help them understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it’s one of the best-loved and most recommended books on the subject. Now Steve returns with fresh perspective to reexamine the principles that made Don’t Make Me Think a classic–with updated examples and a new chapter on mobile usability. And it’s still short, profusely illustrated…and best of all–fun to read. If you’ve read it before, you’ll rediscover what made Don’t Make Me Think so essential to Web designers and developers around the world. If you’ve never read it, you’ll see why so many people have said it should be required reading for anyone working on Web sites. “After reading it over a couple of hours and putting its ideas to work for the past five years, I can say it has done more to improve my abilities as a Web designer than any other book.” –Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing with Web Standards
Author: Andy Cor
Release Date: 2013-09-25
A poorly designed web site is a terrible waste of money, time and other limited resources, and it is unnecessary!Potentially save thousands of dollars in website design costs by being aware of the basics. As Steve Krug pointed out, website design services must take into account the user and website usability. Using tips from this book "Don't Make Me Think:10 Top Things Guiding Web Usability Design ", you, the reader, will be more confident in evaluating a good design - especially when engaging website design companies to build your enticing and engaging website.The author has provided a quick read which will bring you up to speed on what to look for in the final website design.IntroductionTop 10 Website Design MistakesTop 10 Principles of Successful Web DesignTop 10 Website Design Tips for Search Engine RankingConclusionSo save yourself time, money, agony and lost customers, buy this book and get up to speed on the basics.
Author: Steve Krug
Publisher: New Riders
Release Date: 2002-11-20
People won't use your web site if they can't find their way around it. Whether you call it usability, ease-of-use, or just good design, companies staking their fortunes and their futures on their Web sites are starting to recognize that it's a bottom-line issue. In Don't Make Me Think, usability expert Steve Krug distills his years of experience and observation into clear, practical--and often amusing--common sense advice for the people in the trenches (the designers, programmers, writers, editors, and Webmasters), the people who tell them what to do (project managers, business planners, and marketing people), and even the people who sign the checks. Krug's clearly explained, easily absorbed principles will help you sleep better at night knowing that all the hard work going into your site is producing something that people will actually want to use.
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
Author: Steve Krug
Publisher: New Riders
Release Date: 2009-12-08
It's been known for years that usability testing can dramatically improve products. But with a typical price tag of $5,000 to $10,000 for a usability consultant to conduct each round of tests, it rarely happens. In this how-to companion to Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, Steve Krug spells out a streamlined approach to usability testing that anyone can easily apply to their own Web site, application, or other product. (As he said in Don't Make Me Think, "It's not rocket surgery".) Using practical advice, plenty of illustrations, and his trademark humor, Steve explains how to: Test any design, from a sketch on a napkin to a fully-functioning Web site or application Keep your focus on finding the most important problems (because no one has the time or resources to fix them all) Fix the problems that you find, using his "The least you can do" approach By paring the process of testing and fixing products down to its essentials ("A morning a month, that's all we ask"), Rocket Surgery makes it realistic for teams to test early and often, catching problems while it's still easy to fix them. Rocket Surgery Made Easy adds demonstration videos to the proven mix of clear writing, before-and-after examples, witty illustrations, and practical advice that made Don't Make Me Think so popular.
Author: Barbara Park
Release Date: 2011-08-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
"Don't even try to make me smile about this," Charlie Hickle warns his parents. They've just dropped a major bombshell: They're getting a divorce -- and they expect him to be happy for them! Well, Charlie has some big news for Mom and Dad: he's not going to let them get away with this! Instead of being cheerful, he launches a campaign to show them how he really feels. He refuses to eat this mother's cooking. He causes trouble in school. He makes nasty remarks about his father's shabby new apartment. But no matter what he does, his parents just don't seem to get the picture. Isn't it obvious they're ruining his life? From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Michael Schrage
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Release Date: 2012-07-17
Genre: Business & Economics
Who do you want your customers to become? According to MIT innovation expert and thought leader Michael Schrage, if you aren’t asking this question, your strategic marketing and innovation efforts will fail. In this latest HBR Single, Schrage provides a powerful new lens for getting more value out of innovation investment. He argues that asking customers to do something different doesn’t go far enough—serious marketers and innovators must ask them to become something different instead. Even more, you must invest in their capabilities and competencies to help them become better customers. Schrage’s primary insight is that innovation is an investment in your client, not just a transaction with them. To truly innovate today, designing new products or features or services won’t get you there. Only by designing new customers—thinking of their future state, being the conduit to their evolution—will you transform your business. Schrage explains how the above question (what he calls “The Ask”) will incite you and your team to imagine and design ideal customer outcomes as the way to drive your business’s future. The Single is organized around six key insights and includes practical exercises to help you apply the question to your current situation. Schrage also includes examples from well-known companies—Google, Facebook, Disney, Starbucks, Apple, IKEA, Dyson, Ryanair, and others—to illustrate just what is possible when you apply “The Ask.” Marketing executives, brand managers, strategic innovators, and entrepreneurs alike should understand how successful innovation rebrands the client and not the product. A requisite question for its time, Who Do You Want Your Customers To Become will liberate you and your team from ‘innovation myopia’—and turn your innovation efforts on their head. HBR Singles provide brief yet potent business ideas, in digital form, for today's thinking professional.
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2011-12-20
The six-book bosed set of the bestselling Tudor Court novels by Philippa Gregory, #1 New York Times bestselling author and "the queen of royal fiction" (USA TODAY): The Constant Princess, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Boleyn Inheritance, The Queen's Fool, The Virgin's Lover, and The Other Queen.
How to Make Friends as an Introvert – Discover Over 50 Proven Introvert-Friendly Tips to Become Great at Socializing I want to challenge your thinking. Do you consider introversion a roadblock that holds you back when socializing? Do you feel you’ll never become good at making friends or getting to know new people because introverts can’t possess these skills? Do you think there are very few ways to socialize outside of partying? You’re mistaken, and I wrote this book to tell you why. How to Make Friends as an Introvert will help you discover: - 5 strengths of introverts and how to use them when socializing. Just one of these strengths can make you MUCH better at socializing than an average extrovert. (Chapter 2) - 5 weaknesses of introverts and how to avoid letting them affect your life. Learning about just one of these limitations (which is the key to a happy social life as an introvert) will help you dramatically improve your social life. (Chapter 3) - 21 ways to meet new people. They are divided into three groups suitable for introverts with various levels of self-confidence and social skills. No matter who you are, you’ll discover at least a few new ways to meet new people. (Chapter 4) - the blueprint on how to talk with strangers. You’ll learn how to chat people up and how to take it from “hi” to a deep conversation. You’ll also learn how to deal with small talk (hint: it’s all about asking the right questions) and how to be a good conversationalist. (Chapter 5) - how to develop a friendship. Introverts can actually be much better at developing strong relationships than extroverts. You’ll discover how to pick the right friend, how to manage your social energy and how to be a good friend. (Chapter 6) - 5 most important social skills every introvert should master. These five simple skills have a huge influence on your social life. Learn what they are and how to improve them. (Chapter 7) - 4 behaviors to avoid. You may display some of these behaviors and put people off without even being aware of it. (Chapter 8) If you’re ready to get your thinking challenged, click the buy button now. I’m sure the advice from this book will change your beliefs and help you become better at socializing. P.S. As a thank-you gift for buying my book, you’ll also get access to a completely free ebook, The Introvert’s Guide to Happines. Note: Page count taken from the 5x8 print version of the book. Keywords: Introvert, introvert social, introvert friends, how to make friends, how to make friends as an introvert, transformation, introvert communication skills, introvert advantage, introvert power, introverted, introvert personality, self-help, motivation, how to be social, social skills for introverts, introverted women, introvert dating, social skills, social skills books, social skills training
Corinda is back! Corinda had married her childhood best friend Isan. She was ready to move on from her past and enjoy her new life with her husband. That is until Keith Washington, her ex-fianc, comes back into the picture. She thought she had him out of her system but she found herself regressing with her past love. Corinda now finds herself once again in love with the one who always held her heart. Will she focus on her not so exciting marriage with Isan or will she live a passionate, exciting double life with Keith? Each ones destiny and future now lay in her hands as she make decisions that will change everyones life forever.
Stanley Dawson is a young Jamaican who volunteers for military service in the Royal Air Force then goes off to Great Britain to fight in World War II. After his arrival in England he becomes a casualty, not from action in combat, but from injuries he sustains during a training exercise. His experience in his weeks of hospitalization, left him determined to overcome the debilitating effects of frost bite he suffered. He recovers enough to justify to himself and his Commanding Officer that he was in Britain to fight in World War II as a Royal Air Force man. The long term effect of his injury catches up with him, however, soon after his return to Jamaica four years later, where he struggles to maintain himself as the old campaigner of organized combatthe war veteranagainst casual, but a sharp-edged lifestyle of his boyhood friends. It is a way of life that makes him search for a clue to his apparent, irreparable existence. He senses that he is, not only partially incapacitated but spiritually dazed. His illness is made worse by the confusing political trend and the rising tide of emerging differing political opinions and the immediacy of social consciousness then sweeping the island.
Journalist Sheldon Merrill is assigned to cover a farm fire which destroys one of northern New York's showplace farmsteads. Added to this loss is the discovery of a woman's body, not a victim of the fire but of a murderer. While the killer remains at large, Sheldon is intrigued by an eccentric young multi-millionaire and his dying sister, Lucille, who makes a shocking confession to her. Lucille pleads for her help to rectify a shattering lie she told her brother. When it appears that her life is finally back to normal, Sheldon opens her door to a knock and finds herself face-to-face with the murderer.