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Introduction to good usability by Peter Pixel (Graphic Design free e-book)

Introduction to good usability by Peter Pixel

Why Read it?

This guide is especially handy if you haven’t done a lot of webdesign yet or if you are involved in webdesign but don’t do any of the real work. I hope to shed some light on some common interface elements and mistakes people often make with them.

Why Write it?

The reason for writing is because many people (definitely myself included) make many mistakes when making their first website. A lot of books have been written in the past but the threshold for reading them, especially if you have never built a site, is quite big, hence this short guide. This is by no means a complete guide or solid set of rules, but is definitely a good start.

One of the most important things to remember when designing a site is that the wheel has already been invented. Odds are, even as an experienced designer, you will not be able to design a new sort of interface that actually works well. Not to say that it isn’t possible, but it highly unlikely. Being unique and standing out when it comes to interfaces are not always a good thing.

Take a look at some of the bigger sites. Usually, a lot of time and money is spent on making them and usually (not always) they are applying common sense. Take notes on how others do it.

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1 comment:

  1. Experience will basically tell you what to do to avoid the mistakes you previously committed in designing websites. However, there are some great resources you can find online that could help you spot rooms for improve, including this Introduction to Good Usability by Peter Pixel.

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