Title Index



Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Home Page.
This document provides resources for increasing accessibility of the web for people with disabilities.

Web Design: An Empiricist's Guide. Mary Evans. (Spring 1998)
This report reviews empirical research results in an attempt to find research-based answers to key questions of web site design.

Web Design in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference. Jennifer Niederst and Richard Koman. (1998)
This book breaks down the huge topic of web site development into understandable, readable segments: the web environment (browsers, displays, design principles), an in-depth guide to HTML tags, graphics manipulation and display, multimedia possibilities, and technologies for larger site management, such as Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and XML.

Web Navigation: Designing the User Experience. Jennifer Fleming. (1998)
This book offers the first in-depth look at designing web site navigation. The author offers design strategies to help uncover solutions that work for a site and audience, and is full of quotes and screen shots that deconstruct some of the most fascinating, successful, and innovative sites devised.

Web Page Design for Designers: Navigation. Joe Gillespie.
This site discusses the graphic design of navigational elements.

Web Page Design: Implications of Memory, Structure and Scent for Information Retrieval. Kevin Larson and Mary Czerwinski. From: Proceedings of the CHI 1998 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (April 21-23, 1998)
The authors describe an experiment to see if large breadth and decreased depth is preferable, both subjectively and via performance data, while attempting to design for optimal scent throughout different structures of a web site. This work is testing the theories of Miller in his classic "The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two."
Note: Also available through ACM. Registration is required.

Web Review Magazine. Molly E. Holzschlag, editor.
This magazine is available in print and on the web, and includes articles, reviews, and tips for web developers.

Web Site Search Tools -- Information, Guides and News. Avi Rappoport.
This site reports on web site, intranet and portal search tools, providing news about local site search engines and indexes. The site supports web server administrators and web site designers with information, advice and news.

Web Site Usability Handbook. Mark Pearrow. (2000)
This book explores the growing field of web usability, with equal emphasis on theory and practicality, and focuses primarily on measuring usability accurately and applying it to formal and informal testing.

Web Techniques. Amit Asaravala, editor.
This journal contains how-to information on every aspect of web development, design and management.

Web Thesaurus Compendium. Barbara Lutes.
The thesauri and classification schemes in this collection are all available on the web with various search and browse facilities, and various degrees of hypertext linking. The term "thesaurus" is used loosely here to refer to any structured collection of interrelated terms; often, but not necessarily, in a certain domain.

This resource includes opinion pieces, articles and tips dealing with the wide spectrum of information related to web design.

A resource for web developers since 1996. It includes tutorials, articles, commentary, reviews and more.

Who Needs Controlled Vocabulary? Raya Fidel. From: Special Libraries. 1-9 (Winter 1992)
Observation of 281 real-life searches shows that although some searchers preferred descriptors and other textwords, the decision about which type to use depended on each specific situation. Searchers' reasons for search-term selection revealed a set of rules that guided their selection.

Why Most Web Sites Fail. Harley Manning, John C. McCarthy, and Randy K. Souza. From: The Forrester Report. 3:7 (September 1998)
New media executives can apply a disciplined approach to improve all aspects of ease-of-use. Start with usability audits to assess specific flaws and understand their causes, fix the right problems through action-driven design practices, and maintain usability with changes in business processes.
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Why User Testing Is Good. Mike Kuniavsky. (April 8, 1998)
This resource explains why you need to test a site with users and general pointers of how to do it.

Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal About the Mind. George Lakoff. (1990)
What do categories of language and thought reveal about the human mind? This book has repercussions in a variety of disciplines, ranging from anthropology and psychology to epistemology and the philosophy of science.

Working Knowledge: How Organizations Manage What They Know. Thomas H. Davenport and Laurence Prusak. (1997)
The authors assert that learning how to identify, manage, and foster knowledge is vital for companies who hope to compete in today's fast-moving global economy. Building trust throughout a company is the key to creating a knowledge-oriented corporate culture, a positive environment in which employees are encouraged to make decisions that are efficient, productive, and innovative.