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    Research-Based Web Design and Usability Guidelines


    I wrote an extremely brief explanation of the book for anyone interested in researched usability and design information. The Research-Based Web Design and Usability Guidelines were created initially for cancer research information presentation by a community of web developers and usability specialists, and is probably the best one stop shop for the best web design advice and information on the entire net.

    http://computing.adviceuniverse.com/...906guidelines/

    -Eric

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    I think you posted the wrong subforum. Should be "other discussion." However:

    Reminds me of Transio's famous post in a Tutorials subform: How to design a site for everyone.

    And also in the same tutorial subforum: Usability Introduction by Princeton.

    As for your review:

    :ermm: You repeatedly mention "the guidelines..." but never say what ARE the guidelines? How about a summary of that? Or if it's quadzillion guidelines, then the few most memorable?

    As for me, I am not a Walton or a Trump. So I stick to "guerilla marketing." I.e., spend as little as you can. Find out what works. Then take it from there. That's how Ebay started, from trading Pez dispensers.

    Too often I see this: research-research-research by experts-experts-experts. Then spending $500,000 to $5,000,000 on specialized software and promotion. Then a big bang, followed by a big ker-flop.

    So for little ecommerce guys like me: "Don't risk anything and you can't lose anything." That's the whole point of the Internet for me.

    Now for the big guys that's a different story. Then, this book could help a lot, if it's as good as you say. And after all--what are they risking? Just another tax deduction.

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    whoa....you are taking that way deeper than I could have imagined. That is a SERIOUS tangent there LOL.

    I posted that with an intention of promoting what best practices are. If you read through some of the first chapters, alot of it is common sense, alot is just good easy advice.

    If you look at the reference and read some of the background, you can get where it is coming from. I don't think you read the introductory chapters. I think you read what I wrote and made a extremely quick and snap judgement. i see you have some serious beef with the commerce side of the internet. LOL it wasn't even supposed to be that deep.

    Alot of the information would not be pertinent to everyone. Obviously I'm not too big on total usability of my own site as I could care less about access keys and the such (<--dont hate me!)

    -Eric

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    Thanks for clarification Eric! Sorry about superficial opinion--didn't mean to knock the subject--just couldn't quite grasp it. Now I understand better. Maybe someday I'll even UNDERSTAND. Lol.


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