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Designing Web Usability by Jakob Nielsen

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Preface

“Enough, already, Jakob. Isn’t it self-defeating to publish on dead trees when you are writing about the Web?”

I am sure that a lot of readers will be asking this question, so let me answer it up front.

I am a usability expert, so my choice of medium is governed by what is most usable for a given communications goal and not by what is most in fashion at any given time. Of course, the Web is a great communications medium (that’s why I am writing about it), and it is well suited for shorter documents with many links (I have many such pages on my website, www.useit.com). The Web is not good for very long documents that need to present a steadily progressing argument.

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