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Authors:
Jennifer Bruer

Typography on the Web

Joseph T. Sinclair

Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
$44.95
http://www.mkp.com/
ISBN 0-12645-545-7

Now you can publish perfect Web pages using typefaces which you can provide to your Website visitors. This comprehensive book for Webmasters and other Web workers on the new Web typography begins with a few chapters for those who missed Desktop Publishing 101. But it quickly moves on to provide the groundwork for understanding the new typesetting and layout enabled by Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), TrueDoc, and font embedding. Two chapters make using CSS easy by featuring hands-on work with CSS as well as a handy reference. Another two chapters help you master TrueDoc typesetting, and yet another two chapters will help you publish with font embedding. Moreover, three chapters provide you with dozens of ideas for typography using only HTML. The book also covers specialized Web pages such as for Net-TV (e.g., WebTV), Java, and cross-media publishing.

As this book takes you on a journey through this exciting new technology, it never loses sight of the goals of publishers: more attractive style and greater readability. Text is the workhorse of the Web. By making your style more attractive and your text more readable, you can more effectively rival paper publishers.

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Introduction. Part I: Fundamentals of Typography: Readability: The Historical Objective. It’s All in the Face. Principles of Typography. The Santa Clara System. Part II: Digital Typography: How Typography Works on a Computer. Part III: Typesetting for the Web: Typesetting with HTML. Special HTML Techniques. Web Text Layout Techniques. Part IV: Cascading Style Sheets: Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets. Using Cascading Style Sheets. Part V: Bitstream TrueDoc: Introduction to TrueDoc. Using TrueDoc in Web Pages. Web Authoring Software Featuring TrueDoc. Hedging Your Bets. Part VI: Advanced Techniques for Web Typography: Advanced HTML Techniques. Using Typesetting with Dynamic HTML. Using Special Techniques for Large Volume Publishing. Typography for Net-TV. What’s Your Type? Appendix. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.

Web Site Usability: A Designer’s Guide

Jared M. Spool, Principal Investigator With Tara Scanlon, Will Schroeder, Carolyn Snyder, and Terri DeAngelo

Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
$29.95
http://www.mkp.com/
ISBN 1-55860-569-X

Web Site Usability: A Designer’s Guide is a report that every person involved in Web design, commerce, or online marketing will want to have. This book is, undoubtedly, the most comprehensive data demonstrating how Web sites actually work when users need specific answers. Researched and compiled by User Interface Engineering, the results are written in an easy to understand style, illustrating the need to make Web sites useful, not complicated.

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Based on an extensive study of actual users—not theory, not graphic design principles, and not new tricks to make a "cool" Web sites. Demonstrates how people actually navigate and extract information on Web sites. Offers guidance for evaluating and improving the usability of Web sites

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Jared M. Spool, Principal Investigator, is with User Interface Engineering, a consulting firm specializing in product usability and design. User Interface Engineering’s mission is to empower product development teams to build applications that meet the needs of their users by providing critical data for creating designs and products that work.

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  • Contents
  • Foreword
  • Purpose of this Report
  • Acknowledgments

Part 1: Research Results

  • 1. Web Site Usability: The Big Picture
  • 2. Getting Around: Navigation
  • 3. Getting Around: Links
  • 4. Within-Site Searching
  • 5. The Difficulty of Comparisons
  • 6. Readability and Page Layout
  • 7. Graphic Design on the Web
  • 8. User Preference

Part 2: Site Scrapbook

  • 9. Edmund’s
  • 10. Hewlett Packard
  • 11. WebSaver
  • 12. Travelocity
  • 13. Inc.
  • 14. C|net
  • 15. Fidelity
  • 16. Disney

Part 3: Testing Sites

  • 17. How We Tested Web Sites

Dare To Be Excellent: Case Studies of Software Engineering Practices That Work

Alka Jarvis and Linda Hayes

Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
$32.99
http://www.phptr.com/
ISBN 0-13-081156-4

No matter what anyone says, you can build extraordinarily high-quality software—and this book shows you exactly how the world’s best software development organizations are doing it. The best practices described in this book cover the entire lifecycle. Each chapter describes a real-world problem, and how it was identified, addressed and fixed by one of the world’s best software development organizations. Coverage includes project planning, metrics, inspections, software reliability; unit, system and acceptance testing; design and construction, release control, post-implementation reviews and more.

Case studies from Cisco, American Airlines, Texas Instruments, Tandem, AT&T and other world leaders in software development.

Real software problems—and how real organizations identified, addressed and fixed them.

Covers the entire software lifecycle.

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HTML: The Definitive Guide, 3rd Edition
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The Unified Modeling Language User Guide
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JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, 3rd Edition
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O’Reilly & Associates, 1998
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$39.95

Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference
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O’Reilly & Associates, 1998
ISBN 1-56592-494-0
$39.95

Long Term Human-Computer Interaction: An Exploratory Perspective
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Lingo in a Nutshell
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The Project Cool Guide to Enhancing Your Website
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Director in a Nutshell
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ISBN 1-56592-382-0
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Official Adobe Photoshop 5 Studio Techniques
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$39.99

Telepresence
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ISBN 0-412-84700-0
$135.00

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