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Web Bloopers: 60 Common Web Design Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them by Jeff Johnson

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<pre>Author/s : Jeff Johnson
Publisher : Morgan Kaufmann
Category : Web design, HTML and JavaScript
Review by : Jessica Sant
Rating : 9 horseshoes
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If you get paid to develop a website, you should have this book. As the title says, "Web Bloopers" (along with its companion website www.web-bloopers.com) details 60 of the most common (and annoying) design mistakes committed by web developers and then tells you how to avoid them.
Each blooper is explained in words as well as in pictures (snapshots are taken of various sites around the web), and then the author explains why the blooper is so bad and how to avoid it. As with any design, there are trade offs, sometimes you have to commit one blooper to avoid another, but as long as you realize that's what you're doing, you're gold. This book is very well organized. The title of each blooper is a good summary of the problem. The index in the back helps you to quickly find examples both good and bad (and it also lets you see if you're company has been made an example of) the author even points out some blooper's in his own publisher's website).
If everyone who is responsible for creating websites took the time to read this book, think about the user, how intuitive their site is, and how easy it is to glean information from it, the Internet would be a much nicer and friendlier place. I highly recommend this one.


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