A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
The second edition of Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug is an excellent easy to read guide about all areas of web usability. The 200 pages are really well laid out and easy to read with a lot of glossy photos of how to and how not to layout your web pages.
Don’t Make Me Think has been designed so that it can be read within a few hours, that way everything is still fresh in your head and you can go off and correct your website. Everything that Steve Krug mentions in this book does seem obvious but it does make you think about how your website will be and should be used by visitors.
Don’t Make Me Think includes numerous tips and ideas such as the best way to use tabs for navigation, breadcrumb trails, grouping content, using search, menu’s, logos and taglines – all the basics that should be visible and easy to use on all web sites.
The second edition has been updated and now includes three new chapters, Usuability as common courtesy, Web accessability and CSS and Help My boss wants me to..
If you want to know how to design a home page, layout navigation, why people leave a site or about usability testing on a budget then this book is for you. Even if you are a seasoned professional, this book still makes you think and it may make you think about things you have forgotten.