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Posted by
Martin Pedersen  -  September 2008
I'm interested in learning more about a functional and usable web design. It would be nice to have a book to read on the subject. Anyone know of any good ones?
 
Posted by
Pontus Östlund  -  September 2008
I have no personal references but I found this link which might be worth checking out:
http://www.webword.com/moving/favoritebooks.html
 
Posted by
Martin Pedersen  -  October 2008
Good stuff.

Interesting thou, the article is written in early November 2002, sure would be nice to have a look at the books from that time. Hopefully something has happened on the usability front since then.

All I know about usability I have learned from Mr Cooper. No shame in that. But it's a bit like my apartment, all of my furniture is from IKEA.
 
Posted by
Pontus Östlund  -  October 2008
Indeed - I didn't notice the publish date. Although I think that to some extent usability is somewhat universal in its' core principles. Then, of course, you have specific web problems (challenges ;)) that changes with the evolution of techniques.

I think you will find some more up-to-date articles at "A List Apart":
http://alistapart.com/topics/userscience/

 
Posted by
Martin Pedersen  -  October 2008
I think I'll post this on the resources page. Great site.
 
Posted by
Peter Jönsson  -  October 2008
For more so-called web2.0 things the libraries protype.js and scriptaculous is just great :)
The book "Prototype and script.aculo.us: You Never Knew JavaScript Could Do This!" is very handy when you want to use these lib:s. Look it up in your favourite web-bookshop, ISBN:1934356018

When it comes to css-stuff the bookCSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions (http://www.cssmastery.com/) is good choice
 
Posted by
Martin Pedersen  -  October 2008
I think you will find some more up-to-date articles at "A List Apart":
http://alistapart.com/topics/userscience/



Added link on the resources page: http://planet.roxen.com/resources/web/
 
Posted by
John Jameson  -  October 2008
Beyond coding, some of your users have put together a guide to making the CONTENT usable. Often a missed step:
http://www.princeton.edu/communications/services/docs/IAguide2.pdf
 
Posted by
Martin Pedersen  -  October 2008
Great stuff John. This is very interesting reading. A CMS should definitely put the users at first hand. That is both the user interacting with the CMS and the user that visits the sites created using it. Awareness of users in different situations is crucial, and making the content usable is a big step in the right direction for any web site.

Thanks for sharing!
 
Posted by
Matthew Hardy  -  November 2008
Raw code snippets - html/sql/css/javascript.
(bunch of google ads I know but some helpful snippets for the budding web developer - Look for C for pike like samples :-) )

http://www.java2s.com/
 
Posted by
Martin Pedersen  -  November 2008
Sweet! I think we used this page as a resource during a course I took during my years at the university. Small world, I guess..
 
Posted by
Matthew Hardy  -  November 2008
oh funny. I think I found this wondering if tables could have javascript adjusted table columns :) can do ofcourse but to what end I guess...

Sweet! I think we used this page as a resource during a course I took during my years at the university. Small world, I guess..


 
Posted by
Matthew Hardy  -  February 2009
I had this one in mind, just remembered where to find it.
http://csszengarden.com/
 
Posted by
Pontus Östlund  -  February 2009


Ah, a classic! Good shit...
 
Posted by
Martin Pedersen  -  February 2009
Ah, a classic! Good shit...


Indeed..

 
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