Web Design Resources

WEB SITES:

A List Apart
A List Apart is all about planning and designing a site.  You do plan before you build, right?  Focusing on best practices, they offer articles about Web design, development, and content creation.

Boxes and Arrows
A peer-written online journal about design: graphic design, interaction design, information architecture, and business.

Search Engine Guide
SEO.  SEM.  If you need to learn how search engines figure into your site plan, Search Engine Guide is the place to go.

Use It
Jakob Nielson is the master of usability.  His site provides insight to all aspects of user centered design for Web sites, Intranets, and e-newsletters.  He has studied user behavior for as long as the internet has existed.  Take his advice.

BOOKS:

Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works shows you how to make your Web content useful to your visitors. If your visitors can’t find what they need or don’t understand what they see, they will leave your site.
Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition is about making user friendly Web sites. Lots of pictures and short, plain descriptions make the book itself user friendly.
The Unusually Useful Web Book is just that. This is a soup to nuts, plain English guide to everything you need to know to plan your Web site.
The Wired Society is an anthology of essays about technology’s impact on society. Although it was published in 1999, many of the discussions are still relevant in today’s environment.
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  1. Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at 9:20 pm

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