Web Application Design Handbook: Best Practices for Web-Based Software by Susan Fowler

Web Application Design Handbook: Best Practices for Web-Based Software

bySusan Fowler, Susan Fowler, Victor Stanwick...

Other | July 21, 2004

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The standards for usability and interaction design for Web sites and software are well known. While not everyone uses those standards, or uses them correctly, there is a large body of knowledge, best practice, and proven results in those fields, and a good education system for teaching professionals "how to." For the newer field of Web application design, however, designers are forced to reuse the old rules on a new platform. This book provides a roadmap that will allow readers to put complete working applications on the Web, display the results of a process that is running elsewhere, and update a database on a remote server using an Internet rather than a network connection.

Web Application Design Handbook describes the essential widgets and development tools that will the lead to the right design solutions for your Web application. Written by designers who have made significant contributions to Web-based application design, it delivers a thorough treatment of the subject for many different kinds of applications, and provides quick reference for designers looking for some fast design solutions and opportunities to enhance the Web application experience. This book adds flavor to the standard Web design genre by juxtaposing Web design with programming for the Web and covers design solutions and concepts, such as intelligent generalization, to help software teams successfully switch from one interface to another.

* The first interaction design book that focuses exclusively on Web applications.
* Full-color figures throughout the book.
* Serves as a "cheat sheet" or "fake book" for designers: a handy reference for standards, rules of thumb, and tricks of the trade.
* Applicable to new Web-based applications and for porting existing desktop applications to Web browsers.

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Title:Web Application Design Handbook: Best Practices for Web-Based SoftwareFormat:OtherDimensions:658 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:July 21, 2004Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080481701

ISBN - 13:9780080481708

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Table of Contents

Contents
Chapter 1: What is a Web Application?
Chapter 2: The Browser Framework
Chapter 3: Data Input
Chapter 4: Data Retrieval: Search
Chapter 5: Data Retrieval: Filtering and Browsing
Chapter 6: Data Output: Reports
Chapter 7: Data Output: Printed Forms
Chapter 8: Interacting with Output
Chapter 9: Designing Graphs And Charts
Chapter 10: Graph Types Based on Use
Chapter 11: Designing Diagrams
Chapter 12: Diagram Types
Chapter 13: Designing Geographic Maps
Chapter 14: Interacting with Geographic Maps
Chapter 15: Types of Maps
Appendix A: Web Application Design Worksheets
Appendix B: Quality Testing
Appendix C: Usability Testing
Appendix D: Design Checklists
Glossary
References
For Further Reading