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Designing Web Navigation: Optimizing the User Experience

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**** Designing Web Navigation: Optimizing the User Experience by James Kalbach ISBN: 978-0-596-52810-2 Published: 2007 Pages: 412 pp.; softcover Price: $49.99

Available from: O'Reilly Media, 1005 G raven stein Highway N, Sebastopol, CA 95472; (707) 827-7000; www.oreilly.com

Every person who is involved with website development or user interface design should read this book twice. It is packed with so many good ideas and guidelines that it should be a standard on every web developer's shelf. It is based on Jennifer Fleming's 1998 book, Web Navigation: Designing the User Experience, but it goes beyond what she covered. Of course, much has changed since then.

The author has an M.L.S. from Rutgers University. He is currently a human factors engineer with LexisNexis, so he is very familiar with the library world of information. Living in Germany, he also has a good view of many global information design issues. He has a keen focus on accessibility issues as well, so there are many tips throughout the book highlighting internationalization and accessibility issues.

This is a book designed to make you think. …

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