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****The Art and Science of Web Design

by Jeffrey Veen

Reviewed July 7, 2004.
New Riders, Indianapolis, 2001.  260 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (005.72 VEE).

This book isn’t so much a how-to book as it is a book about the philosophy behind designing good web pages.  It does include good, practical tips along the way.

Jeffrey Veen covers the history of the web, principles for making your interface consistent with others, ways of structuring your site, and ways to improve users’ experiences with your site.

I wish that I had read this book before I posted my site, because he did convince me that I should convert it to a data base driven site, as I had always meant to do.  Only it would have been much simpler if I had started out that way!  Anyway, he gave good tips about how to approach any such changes.

This is an excellent, highly readable guide to designing effective and attractive web sites.

Copyright © 2004 Sondra Eklund.  All rights reserved.

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