Information Architecture for the World Wide Web

Designing Large-Scale Web Sites

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

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Language: English | Number of Pages: 486 | Format: Paperback | In other languages: (other languages) Chi traditional , Chi simplified

Isbn-10: 0596000359 | Isbn-13: 9780596000356 | Publish date:  | Edition 2

Also available as: Hardcover , Library Binding , Others

Category: Computer & Technology , Professional & Technical , Reference

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Book Description
Today's web sites have moved far beyond "brochureware." They are larger and more complex, have great strategic value to their sponsors, and their users are busier and less forgiving. Designers, information architects, and web site managers are required to juggle vast amounts of information, frequent changes, new technologies, and sometimes even multiple objectives, making some web sites look like a fast-growing but poorly planned city-roads everywhere, but impossible to navigate. Well-planned information architecture has never been as essential as it is now. Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, 2nd Edition, shows you how to blend aesthetics and mechanics for distinctive, cohesive web sites that work. Most books on web development concentrate on either the graphics or the technical issues of a site. This book focuses on the framework that holds the two together. This edition contains more than 75% new material. You'll find updated chapters on organization, labeling, navigation, and searching; and a new chapter on thesauri, controlled vocabularies and metadata will help you understand the interconnectedness of these systems. The authors have expanded the methodology chapters to include a more interdisciplinary collection of tools and techniques. They've also complemented the top-down strategies of the first edition with bottom-up approaches that enable distributed, emergent solutions. A whole new section addresses the opportunities and challenges of practicing information architecture, while another section discusses how that work impacts and is influenced by the broader organizational context. New case studies provide models for creating enterprise intranet portals and online communities. Finally, you'll find pointers to a wealth of essential information architecture resources, many of which did not exist a few years ago. By applying the principles outlined in this completely updated classic, you'll build web sites and intranets that are easier to navigate and appealing to your users, as well as scalable and simple to maintain. Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, 2nd Edition is a treasure trove of ideas and practical advice for anyone involved in building or maintaining a large, complex web site or intranet.
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  • 4

    Probably interesting enough for the new practicioner or the aspiring librarian but I found this to be an exceptionally dry read (even compared to the admittedly very detailed About Face).

    I'd recommen ...continue

    Probably interesting enough for the new practicioner or the aspiring librarian but I found this to be an exceptionally dry read (even compared to the admittedly very detailed About Face).

    I'd recommend skimming content, skipping chapters and focusing most probably on part III (Process and Methodology) of the book.

    Still a must probably in this field, so better just get it over with.

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  • 4

    這本書可以說把網站的整體架構分門條列的介紹,對非資訊管理的人來說,讀起來像是教科書,略為枯燥點,然而對於從事相關行業的我來說,確實是一本很好的概唸書。

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  • 3

    One is not really supposed to sit an read an o'reilly book cover to cover, but I started to do this anyway. This was the last book of the "preparatory reading" and was worried that I was going to be i ...continue

    One is not really supposed to sit an read an o'reilly book cover to cover, but I started to do this anyway. This was the last book of the "preparatory reading" and was worried that I was going to be in the position that I'd done all the reading for the term before it started, looks like I may indeed be in that boat! As it turns out this is the only book for the data information technologies architecture course, (though lots of e-resources will be used).

    I did actually stop reading this half way through, as when I discovered I could read my course description online, they said that parts 4 and 5 weren't very useful.

    The rest of the book though I did find quite interesting. It gave me a good idea of what information architecture is, which I had no idea when i started. It talked about what made good and bad organisation of web pages, and information on web pages. While I don't think that this level of web design is something I really want to pursue it'll be useful to be able to evaluate stuff and possibly will end up utilising some of this information in relation to digital libraries at some point in the future.

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  • 5

    因學業撰寫文章,以及公司工作的關係,買了這本書,但也很慶幸自己擁有了這本書。
    過去自己作網頁時,都很自以為是去作設計,玩一些網頁技術,很少深入思考網站中的每個元件是什麼,彼此的關係是什麼,什麼是使用者想要的,這本書則讓我重新認識了對於資訊分類、組織的觀念,很棒的書。

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