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Is anyone have a book (or any references) about "Look and Feel" website? Thanks!

Look and Feel Website

Is anyone have a book (or any references) about "Look and Feel" website? Thanks!

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Rafi Benkual over 4 years ago

I found this to be helpful

And I use anytime I need ideas for patterns.

Rafi Benkual over 4 years ago

Here are some more:

Before & After: Well-designed and thought out tutorials.

A Book Apart: Good resources all around, they usually get right to the point.

Evernote Essentials: Clear examples, good use of space, witty prose. Works better as an ePub than a PDF.

Rework: A reminder that you can challenge how a design publication can work.

The Web Designer’s Idea Book: Solid examples of work. Excellent for the coffee table too.

The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century – Steven Pinker

Smashing UX Design (more dipping in and out than reading cover-to-cover: it’s a monster)

Mental Models – Indi Young

Mindset – Carol Dweck

UX for Lean Startups – Laura Klein

The ONE Thing – Gary Keller

Customers Included – Mark Hurst and Phil Terry

The Art of Learning – Josh Waitzkin

Decisive – Chip & Dan Heath

And some that I’ve got queued up to read:

A Pocket Guide to Design Evolution – Josh Long

Contagious: Why Things Catch On – Jonah Berger

Simple and Usable – Giles Colborne

Predictably Irrational – Dan Ariely

Thoughts on Design – Paul Rand

Evil by Design – Chris Nodder

Riandy Satria Putra over 4 years ago


Sherry Bradford over 4 years ago

I have found the Jakob Nielsen studies very helpful for overall usability. Although some of the studies are very expensive to purchase they are also quite thorough. Their newsletter and online free resources are packed with a lot of good information as well. Along with the look and feel, another important factor is correct grammar and spelling. Many teams overlook these elements in the quest for the overall graphic appeal. However, when creating a site for professional service offerings it remains an essential usability and trust component of the overall design.