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Designing Web Interfaces
By Bill Scott

Designing Web Interfaces

Principles and Patterns for Rich Interactions

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Designing Web Interfaces by Bill Scott

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Want to learn how to create great user experiences on today's Web? In this book, UI experts Bill Scott and Theresa Neil present more than 75 design patterns for building web interfaces that provide rich interaction. Distilled from the authors' years of experience at Sabre, Yahoo!, and Netflix, these best practices are grouped into six key principles to help you take advantage of the web technologies available today. With an entire section devoted to each design principle, Designing Web Interfaces helps you: *Make It Direct-Edit content in context with design patterns for In Page Editing, Drag & Drop, and Direct Selection *Keep It Lightweight-Reduce the effort required to interact with a site by using In Context Tools to leave a "light footprint" *Stay on the Page-Keep visitors on a page with overlays, inlays, dynamic content, and in-page flow patterns *Provide an Invitation-Help visitors discover site features with invitations that cue them to the next level of interaction *Use Transitions-Learn when, why, and how to use animations, cinematic effects, and other transitions *React Immediately-Provide a rich experience by using lively responses such as Live Search, Live Suggest, Live Previews, and more Designing Web Interfaces illustrates many patterns with examples from working websites. If you need to build or renovate a website to be truly interactive, this book gives you the principles for success.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780596516253
ISBN-10: 0596516258
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 178mm x 17mm)
Pages: 334
Imprint: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publish Date: 6-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bill Scott

Bill is the director of UI Engineering at NetFlix in Los Gatos, Ca where he has stocked a huge playroom full of the newest interactive toys so his team can experiment with designing for different devices. His ramblings and musings can be found at Theresa Neil is a user experience consultant in Austin, Texas, where she designs rich applications for start-ups and Fortune500 companies. Her work can be seen at

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