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The bible for usability (Don't Make Me Think! - Steve Krug)

Advantages: Full of seemingly obvious pointers
Disadvantages: Steve Krug isn't in my team

Don't Make Me Think! - Steve Krug is sub-titled "A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability", but it's much more than that. The principals can be applied to many other areas where you expect s 'user' to be able to use something. So, if you are interested ...

ManicMorFF 17.05.2009 · Read full review
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The best short book on design - should be read by all in web tech

Advantages: short, clear, concise, brilliant
Disadvantages: none!

A clear, concise guide to designing successful web experiences. This is a must read for all - developers, designers, program managers, testers, product managers, marketers - who create web-based programs and businesses. Less than 200 pages, with lots of g ...

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Beautiful Code - deep but enjoyable

Advantages: Wide ranging, new ways of thinking
Disadvantages: Heavy going

Beautiful Code, subtitled 'Leading Programmers Explain How They Think' is a collection thirty plus essays by some of the top programmers around today. names like Charles Petzold and Brian Kernighan should be recognisable to any developer but many of the o ...

ilaskey 16.05.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Beautiful Code (Theory in Practice (O'Reilly)) - Greg Wilson

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A good introduction to UI issues, but don't stop here!

Advantages: An entertaining and enlightening read for the newcomer to UI design
Disadvantages: Self-contradictory in places and sometimes impractical

I used to think Alan Cooper was a god, but time and experience have taught me otherwise. I still consider this book to be a good introduction to the topic of UI design in Windows(tm), but I am now able to spot its contradictory nature. While the ideas pre ...

malross 05.09.2000 · Read full review

Review of About Face - Alan Cooper

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Definitive History of Atari - part 1

Advantages: Definitive, detailed and well researched
Disadvantages: Sloppy editing

Having been a hardcore Atari nut since the late 70′s when the VCS came out then moving through the various 8bits (400, 800, 130XE, 800XL), STs (520 STm, 4160STe, Mega STe, Falcon) etc, I was looking forward to this book immensely. The authors are well ...

ilaskey 12.06.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Atari Inc Business is Fun - Curt Vendel, Marty Goldberg

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