Usable Web Menus
March 21, 2002 Source article

New book from glasshaus: 'Usable Web Menus'

Aimed at intermediate to advanced web professionals, this book will take all the hassle out of implementing web menus, in whatever style and technology you wish. It provides full code samples, along with walkthrough tutorials on how they work to allow easy customisation for your own needs. Extensive free web support includes fully adaptable downloadable code for your own use, and a gallery of working menu examples. Out now, only $19.99

Overview
When developing a web site, one of the most important things to consider is the navigation menu, to allow your users to find their way around it. It needs to be usable, informative, and well implemented, but this can take time.

This book will take all the hassle out of implementing web menus, in whatever style and technology you wish, by providing full code samples, along with walkthrough tutorials on how they work to allow easy customisation for your own needs.

Includes:

  • Guidelines on designing usable web menus, with 12 common-sense rules to follow
  • Information Architecture for menus (including identifying your target user), and user testing
  • Easy to Follow tutorials on building menus with HTML, JavaScript, CSS and Flash
  • Advanced tutorials on dynamically populating menus from XML and databases with server-side scripting, including PHP and ASP
  • Extensive Web support including fully adaptable downloadable code for your own use and a gallery of working menu examples

Who is this book for?
Intermediate to advanced web professionals who need to implement a navigation menu on a web site as quickly as possible, with the minimum of hassle.

Table of contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Rules of Good Menu Design
    Dave Gibbons
  • Chapter 2: Information Architecture for Menus
    Dave Gibbons
  • Chapter 3: Basic JavaScript Menus
    Jon Stephens
  • Chapter 4: Menus with Advanced Scripting and DHTML
    Jon Stephens
  • Chapter 5: Flash Menus
    Andy Beaumont
  • Chapter 6: Dynamic Server-Side Menus
    Jody Kerr and Jon Stephens
  • Resources
  • Index

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