Designing Large-Scale Web Sites
This is the 2nd edition of Information Architecture for the World Wide Web and was updated in 2002, now that may seem a long time ago, but basic good usuability of a web site has not really changed that much. Most websites now function in a similar way and we know where to look for our shopping cart or the search box and we can probably guess they will be labelled, so don’t let the fact that this book is several years old put you off.
‘Information Architecture’ shows you how to use both aesthetics and mechanics to create distinctive, cohesive web sites that work. ‘Information Architecture’ will take you through the best way to think about organising your web site, as well as how to label various parts of it, and how to set up the navigation and search systems.
‘Information Architecture’ was a very good read and a large book full of text, which is aimed not really for programers but for designers and web architects. The interesting part of ‘Information Architecture’ is that it includes case studies on how Microsoft set up their enterprise intranet and how evolt.org created their online community.