Don’t Make Me Think
A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
By Steve Krug
If you design or develop web sites. Buy this book!
The title says it all: Don’t make me think.
Everyone has an opinion about how web sites should look, feel, and function. Right? Absolutely! We all use web sites and some of us even create them. Yet, the problem is that few people are able to look at a web site and define why it “feels” right or wrong. This most definitely includes those of us who design and develop web sites; those of us who think we know what we’re talking about. ;)
Steve Krug has written a terrific book about web usability. This book contains 190 pages of web usability common sense, and is a quick read with plenty of illustrations and analogies we can all relate to.
Although the Internet seems to have been around for a little while now, there are truly only a small percentage of web sites that can boast an efficient (for the user) and easy-to-use user interface. This book will arm you with an excellent set of usability analysis tools as well as how to better communicate the good, the bad, and the ugly about any web page.
Clarity. Concise. Common sense. These are the words I would use to best describe this book. Once you read this book you’ll realize how important it is to have these words describe your web site.
Buy it. You’ll like it.