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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Designing Web Usability : The Practice of Simplicity
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Jakob Nielsen
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
A little too simple


For anyone who already has basic knowledge of HCI principles and interface design, this book is rather simple. Nielsen covers topics which may be useful for someone who has never heard of usability...but for most in the field who strive to make usability a part of their designs, this book will be a quick read as it just "points out the obvious". I would recommend this book only for people who want an introduction to web site design, not those who want a more in-depth look at real usability issues.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Understanding Web Services: XML, WSDL, SOAP, and UDDI
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Eric Newcomer
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Not worth the money if you want to know when to use web serv


i'm very disappointed after reading the book. the contents were "OK" and explained technical details; however, it completely lacks why you would ever use web services, etc. so, if you are already using web services, this book might be for you. Nevertheless, if you are looking for answers what web services really are(e.g. when to use them, etc.), this book doesn't provide the answers. Save your money.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Publisher: Basic Books
Authors: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Very Interesting, readable book


what can i say that has not already been said? i have never read another book that relates ideas (particularly concepts as complex as those discussed in the book) so clearly, let alone with such imagination.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Web Navigation: Designing the User Experience
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Jennifer Fleming
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
well, it's ok, and ...


It's worth reading it, but you will probably think all the time "yes I know that, and?". If this is your first book about web usability it will help you but if you wish to be enlighten think twice. I'm a graphic designer working on this field since 1996 and no example or analysis in this book surprised me at all; in fact it reaches more or less the same conclusions that anyone who visits those websites will find.