User Interface Design for the Web


In This Chapter

arrow Understanding interaction versus information design

arrow Creating user flows

arrow Designing easy-to-use interfaces

arrow Controlling consistency in your site

If you’re like most people, you’ve gotten lost or turned around in a site at some point in your web-browsing endeavors. When you can’t see an obvious navigation scheme while in the middle of a poorly designed task sequence, and are left scratching your head, it’s no wonder you get confused and irritated.

As a designer, you have the ultimate responsibility for a website’s so-called ease of use. After all, graphic design is communication design and is intrinsically tied to the usability of the site. Users can tell a lot about what a graphic or icon does or doesn’t do simply by the way it looks and where it’s placed relative to other elements on the page. Similarly, interactive widgets that ...

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