Chapter 6. Usability Guidelines


In this chapter

6.1 Defining Usability

page 120

6.2 Usability Guidelines

page 121

6.3 Common Usability Problems

page 125

6.4 Summary

page 134


As shown in previous chapters, AJAX offers an exciting new set of possibilities, but it also creates new challenges. A big part of those challenges is creating a new interaction model that works not only from a technology standpoint, but also from the users' perspective. Your new designs need to work and to be easy to discover. In addition, they need to allow for productive, regular use. This chapter looks at usability, provides a set of principles that help you create highly usable interfaces, and shows real examples to illustrate some common mistakes and ways to avoid them.




Understanding AJAX(c) Using JavaScript to Create Rich Internet Applications
Understanding AJAX: Using JavaScript to Create Rich Internet Applications
ISBN: 0132216353
EAN: 2147483647
Year: N/A
Pages: 154

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