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The book Getting Real

37signals have made their book Getting Real available online for free (you can still buy a PDF and now they also have a paperback).

The book is about how to build successful web-based applications the "smarter, faster, easier way" and features a short chapter on interface design.

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  • The book Getting Real Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - November 05, 2006

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Setting goals and measuring success for web sites

With this free e-book by Steve Jackson, editor of Conversion Chronicles, you can learn the basics of how to set up measurable goals for web site conversion, how to reach your goals through persuasive design and how to measure success with web site statistic tools.

You have to sign up for their newsletter to get the e-book (they are taking their own medicine and use the book to boost their newsletter conversion and prospect acquisition).

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  • The e-book Learn before you spend Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - November 22, 2005

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Prototyping ends the war between clients and developers

In his online book, Client vs. Developers Wars, Eric Holter explains how time commonly wasted in miscommunication during web projects can be poured into actually improving sites by incorporating prototyping into the design process. He tells the woeful tale of conflicts and negative experience, which everybody involved in web development know all too well, and shows how the power of interaction design can change the dynamics of the web design process.

The book is free for download. A must read for interaction designers.

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  • The online book Client vs. Developer Wars Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - June 19, 2004

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Web Style Guide, 2nd edition

It's a big mistake that the book Web Style Guide: Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites by Partick J. Lynch and Sarah Horton has never been mentioned on GUUUI before now. I have had the book on the shelf since 1999 and have referred to it often. It's out in a 2nd edition from 2002.

The book is about the fundamentals of website design, and places itself somewhere between the how-to-web-design books and the how-to-user-centred-design books.

Despite its modest 176 pages, the book is very comprehensive. It covers topics such as project management, the development process, information architecture, page design, typography, editorial style, and the use of graphics and multimedia.

It's available both at the book store and online.

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  • The online version of the book Open link in new window
  • The book at amazon.com Open link in new window
  • The book at amazon.co.uk Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - February 03, 2004

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Palm OS

This online book describes how to design applications for Palm Powered(TM) handhelds so that they conform to Palm, Inc's user interface guidelines. Read and use it if you are an interaction designer, application designer, or a developer and you are considering creating applications that run on Palm OS

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  • Table of Contents Open link in new window

Pieter-Jan Pruuost - December 06, 2002

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