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Don’t Make Me Think: A Common-Sense Guide to Web Usability | Angel Ceballos — Designer / New York Photographer
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Don’t Make Me Think: A Common-Sense Guide to Web Usability by Steve Krug
Feb 20, 2003 • Steve Krug

Don’t Make Me Think: A Common-Sense Guide to Web Usability

Highlight: “Get rid of half the words on each page, then get rid of half of what’s left.”

“If there’s one thing you learn by working on a lot of different Web sites, it’s that almost any design idea–no matter how appallingly bad–can be made usable in the right circumstances, with enough effort.”

“Designers love subtle cues, because subtlety is one of the traits of sophisticated design. But Web users are generally in such a hurry that they routinely miss subtle cues.”

“If you want a great site, you’ve got to test. After you’ve worked on a site for even a few weeks, you can’t see it freshly anymore. You know too much. The only way to find out if it really works is to test it…”

Finished reading: Feb 2003

 

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