LIS 523 - Bibliography
UWO call numbers are given
for the convenience of those
who are close to the UWO campus.
Copies of these books are also available from other sources.
There are many other printed books that might prove useful.
Try searching your library catalogue
under the following subject headings:
- Dorner, J. 2002.
Writing for the Internet.
Oxford: Oxford University Press.
BUS stack PN142.5.D67 2002.
- Farkas, D.K.; Farkas, J.B. 2002.
Principles of Web Design.
New York: Longman.
TAY stack TK5105.888.F36 2002.
- Griffiths, P. 2004.
Managing your Internet and intranet services:
the information professional's guide to strategy.
IMS stack Z674.75.W67G75 2004.
- Jadav, A.D. 2003.
Designing usable Web interfaces.
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
TAY stack 5105.888.J33.
(For the beginning Web designer.
Appendices provide templates for project costing,
information architecture, and design concept note.)
- Krug, S. 2006.
Don't make me think!: a common sense approach to Web usability.
IMS stack TK5105.888.K78 2006; DBW stack TK5105.888.K78 2006.
- Norlin, E. 2002.
Usability testing for library web sites: a hands-on guide.
IMS stack Z674.75.W67N67 2002.
- Powell, T.A. 2000.
Web Design: The Complete Reference.
New York: McGraw-Hill Professional.
(Available electronically through the UWO OPAC.)
- Rosenfeld, L.; Morville, P. 2002.
Information architecture for the World Wide Web.
DBW stack TK5105.888.R67 2002; IMS stack TK5105.888.R67 2002.
- Sauers, M.P. 2006.
XHTML and CSS essentials for library Web design.
IMS stack Z674.75.W67.S38 2006;
DBW stack ovrsize Z674.75.W67S38 2006.
(A basic introduction, with many illustrations.)
- Song, Y. 2003.
Building better Web sites: a how-to-do-it manual for librarians.
IMS stack Z674.75.W67S66 2003.
(HTML basics, graphics, assorted other topics,
with emphasis on commercial tools,
- Authorship -- Computer network resources.
- Information storage and retrieval systems -- Architecture.
- Library Web sites -- Design.
- Library Web sites -- Testing.
- User interfaces (Computer systems) -- Testing.
- Web sites -- Design.
Web Design and Usability
- A List Apart.
(Weekly online magazine for Web site creators.)
- anybrowser.com. 2007.
AnyBrowser.com - Your Source for Browser Compatibility Verification.
(Tools for viewing pages at various sizes
and for validating to different standards.)
- ACM SIGCHI WWW Human Factors. 2007.
Archives of CHI-WEB@LISTSERV.ACM.ORG.
(Archives of the ACM's discussion list on Computer-Human Interaction
on the Web.)
- Bogaards, P.J. 2007.
InfoDesign: Understanding by Design - News.
(Links to articles and other information
for information designers and architects.)
- Boxes and Arrows. 2007.
Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design.
(Articles on various aspects of site design.)
- Campbell, N.; Chisman, J; Diller, K.R.; Walbridge, S. 1999.
Washington State University.
(Various resources, including examples of questionnaires
and a card sorting exercise,
related to library Web sites.)
- Foraker Design. 2006.
Usability First: Usability in Website and Software Design.
(Various resources on usability in Web design.)
- Garrett, J.J. 2004.
Jesse James Garrett: information architecture resources.
(Many links to other items.)
- Grantastic Designs. 2006.
Graphic design, web design and online marketing tips
from Grantastic Designs.
(Designed for beginners.)
- Google. 2005.
Google Directory - Computers > Internet > Web Design and Development.
(Links to authoring guides, materials on usability,
and other topics.)
- Hom, J. 2003.
The Usability Methods Toolbox by James Hom.
- JupiterMedia. 2007.
Web / Design / Usabilty - WebReference.com.
- Jupitermedia. 2007.
Web Developer's Virtual Library:
Web Development Tutorials and Resources
(Articles and tutorials on various subjects
relating to Web site development.)
- Kampherbeek, J. 2005.
Spiderpro. Build, present and publish websites for webmasters.
(Includes a list of 100 do's and don'ts.)
- Kirsanov, D. 2007.
Dmitry's Design Lab - Graphic Web Design Using Fonts, Photography,
Animation and HTML - WebReference.com.
(Set of tutorials on various aspects of Web design,
originally written between 1997 and 1999.)
- Lynch, P.J.; Horton, S. 2005.
Web Style Guide, 2nd Edition.
(On designing sites, interfaces, pages, etc.)
- Nielsen, J. 2007.
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen on Usability and Web Design.
(Biweekly Alertbox column
and other material.)
- Perlman, G. 2007.
HCI Bibliography :
Human-Computer Interaction / User Interface Usability.
- Refsnes Data. 2007.
W3Schools Online Web Tutorials.
(Tutorials and reference on various Web topics.)
- Stephenson, M.S. 2003.
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies -- UBC.
("LIBR 500: Foundations of Information Technology
Winter 2003 - 2004, Term 1".
Click on the "technical skills modules" links
for lists of online resources;
many of these are about the specific packages used in Stephenson's course,
but others are more generally about HTML and Web graphics.)
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2007.
(Resources on usability and accessibility.)
- Usability Professionals' Association. 2006.
UPA Usability Resources.
- Usable Web. 2004.
(Collection of links, no longer added to,
but with dead links trimmed periodically.)
- Web Design Group. 2007.
HTML Help by the Web Design Group.
(Reference, tools, and links for Web designers
aimed at "non-browser specific, non-resolution specific,
creative and informative sites".)
- XPLANE Corp. 2007.
xBlog: The visual thinking weblog | XPLANE.
(Searchable blog covering Web design and many other topics.)
- Axup, J. 2003.
usability evaluation methods - UserDesign.com.
(Table comparing various methods.)
- Flanders, V. 2007.
Web Pages That Suck
learn usability and good Web design by looking at bad Web design
- Home Page.
(This site exemplifies a couple of kinds of "sucking" itself
with obtrusive Google ads
and some disabling of the "Back" button,
but has some good points to make about other sites as well.)
- Gaffney, G. 2006.
Web Evaluation Materials (Evaluation Usability Resources) -
Information & Design.
(Includes checklists in PDF.)
- Murtaugh, T. 2006.
Pirated Sites!! Aaarrgghh....
(Forum and archives on examples of apparent plagiarism
in Web site design.)
- Webby Awards. 2007.
Webby Entries: Judging Criteria.
(Brief set of criteria.
An entry fee is required for a site to be considered.
Winning sites in fact often show elements of poor design;
too wide pages, popups, Flash required.
The page itself does not display properly in Netscape Navigator.)
There are many tools available to assist in Web design.
This is a very small sample.
- akamaidesign.com. 1997.
(Simple preview of different background and foreground colors.)
- echo productions. 2006.
Colour Order Systems in Art and Science
(English, Français, German).
(Summaries of many theories of color;
color significance in different cultures.)
- Ford, J.L. 2006.
Color Theory Tutorial by Worqx.
(An introduction, with many illustrations.)
- Gillespie, J. 2007.
Web Page Design for Designers - Colour.
(Suggests forgetting schemes based on color wheels
and using instead the most prominent colors in pictures of nature.
Advice on optimizing monitors for Web design.)
- Johansson, D. 2005.
Colors on the Web - Color Theory for web designers -
color combination, color wheel, color schemes.
(A basic introduction;
includes a random color theme generation tool.)
- Morton, J.L. 2006.
Welcome to Color Matters.
(Various articles and reports on color
and links to other sites.)
- QSX Software Group. 2007.
Color Wheel Pro: See Color Theory in Action!.
(Software package to help create harmoneous color schemes,
including a downloadable demo version,
plus some introductory Web pages on color theory.)
- VisiBone. 2007.
(Student recommended. Scroll down to "Free Online Services"
for some Web-based tools.)
Cascading Style Sheets
- Costello, E. 2007.
glish.com : CSS layout technique.
(Examples of style sheets,
and links to tutorials and reference material.
Methods illustrated do not necessarily work correctly, however,
for different window sizes.)
- Meyer, E.A. 2007.
(How to create some interesting effects with CSS.)
- Shea, D. 2007.
css Zen Garden: The Beauty in CSS Design.
(Demonstrates applying different style sheets to the same HTML code.
Methods illustrated generally do not work correctly
for different window sizes.)
- western civilisation pty. 2007.
Complete CSS Guide - Cascading style sheets reference - Contents.
(Quite a clear introduction to CSS features,
with links to tables on browser support.)
- Garrett, J. 2002.
Jesse James Garrett: Visual Vocabulary for Information Architecture.
(Description of a set of conventions for drawing site diagrams.)
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