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User Interface Design for Mere Mortals by Eric Butow

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8

Designing a Web Site

“Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.”

—Herodotus

Topics Covered in This Chapter

Web Versus GUI: Similarities and Differences

Web Myths

Web Postures

Why You Need Web Engineering

Web Standards

The Four Rules

When Do You Break the Rules?

Implementing applications on the Web has become a popular alternative to developing operating system applications, particularly if you want to develop applications for different operating system platforms.

However, a Web GUI interface has similarities and differences from a desktop GUI application that you must be aware of. Both interfaces ...

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