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Part: III Appendixes > Pattern Group I: Designing Effective Page Layouts

Pattern Group I: Designing Effective Page Layouts

I1 GRID LAYOUT

Brinck, T. , D. Gergle , and S. Wood . (2002) Usability for the Web: Designing Web Sites That Work. San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann.
See description under Chapter 5—Processes for Developing Customer-Centered Sites.

Krug, S . (2000) Don't Make Me Think!: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability. Indianapolis, IN: Que.
The title identifies the main point of this fun book, which says that customers usually know what they want to do, but most Web pages force them to think too much about how to do it. Krug describes a host of tips, techniques, and examples for getting this done.

Marcus, A . (1992) Graphic Design for Electronic Documents and User Interfaces. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.
This book takes a broad look at visual design. It discusses issues like layout, typography, symbols, icons, color, charts, diagrams, and maps.

Marcus, A. , and Aaron Marcus and Associates. (1994) Principles of effective visual communication for graphical user interface design. In HCI-2000, R. Baecker, B. Buxton, J. Grudin, and S. Greenberg. (Eds.), pp. 425–441. Palo Alto, CA: Morgan Kaufmann.
This chapter looks at techniques for achieving effective visual communication, providing an overview of organization, consistency, screen layout, and color use for graphical user interfaces.

Mullet, K. , and D. Sano . (1994) Designing Visual Interfaces: Communication Oriented Techniques. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall/SunSoft Press.
See description under Chapter 4—Involving Customers with Iterative Design.

I2 ABOVE THE FOLD

Krug, S . (2000) Don't Make Me Think!: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability. Indianapolis, IN: Que.
See description under GRID LAYOUT (I1).

Marcus, A . (1992) Graphic Design for Electronic Documents and User Interfaces. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.
See description under GRID LAYOUT (I1).

Marcus, A. , and Aaron Marcus and Associates. (1994) Principles of effective visual communication for graphical user interface design. In HCI-2000, R. Baecker, B. Buxton, J. Grudin, and S. Greenberg. (Eds.), pp. 425–441. Palo Alto, CA: Morgan Kaufmann.
See description under GRID LAYOUT (I1).

Mullet, K. , and D. Sano . (1994) Designing Visual Interfaces: Communication Oriented Techniques. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall/SunSoft Press.
See description under GRID LAYOUT (I1).

Spool, J. , T. Scanlon , W. Schroeder , C. Snyder , and T. DeAngelo . (1998) Web Site Usability. San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann.
This book discusses the results of many informal usability tests conducted by the authors. Although the sites that the study evaluated have since evolved, there are still many interesting tidbits here, including link labeling, embedded links, searching, page layout, and keeping important content above the fold.

I3 CLEAR FIRST READS

See references listed under GRID LAYOUT (I1).

I4 EXPANDING-WIDTH SCREEN SIZE

Niederst, J . (1999) Web Design in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference. Beijing, China: O'Reilly.
This book discusses many of the low-level implementation issues that you will face in the Production and Implementation phases. It covers the different versions of HTML, browser compatibility, forms, and frames.

Weijers, J. (No date) Jan's Guide to HTML and More. (http://www.weijers.net/guide)
This Web site discusses all the basics and some advanced topics of HTML. With a nice clean design, it also provides many useful examples.

I5 FIXED-WIDTH SCREEN SIZE

Niederst, J . (1999) Web Design in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference. Beijing, China: O'Reilly.
See description under EXPANDING-WIDTH SCREEN SIZE (I4).

Weijers, J . (No date) Jan's Guide to HTML and More. http://www.weijers.net/guide)
See description under EXPANDING-WIDTH SCREEN SIZE (I4).

I6 CONSISTENT SIDEBARS OF RELATED CONTENT

Fogg, B. , J. Marshall , O. Laraki , A. Osipovich , C. Varma , N. Fang , J. Paul , A. Rangnekar , J. Shon , P. Swani , and M. Treinen . (2001, March 31–April 5) What makes Web sites credible? A report on a large quantitative study. CHI 2001, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI Letters, 3(1): 61–68. (http://www.webcredibility.org/studies/p61-fogg.pdf)
See description under ABOUT US (E5).


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