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The Web Designer's Idea Book by Patrick McNeil
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Apr 13, 12

really liked it
bookshelves: ux
Read from April 08 to 12, 2012 — I own a copy , read count: 1

This is 1/2 of this months UX book club read at my company. I found it when I was at Powells a few months ago and thought it would server as a useful tool when I get stuck while doing design. I often find myself just unhappy with what I'm producing because it is the same thing over and over again. This is fine for creating a consistent look-and-feel across a spectrum of products, but it can also mean that what I'm doing is derivative and not staying up-to-date. And, lord knows, the US government doesn't need anymore dated software products.

This book is exactly what is promises. It is filled to the brim with beautiful pictures of websites. I don't always agree with the categories, but that really isn't the point. It allows for the plethora of web design to be presented in a meaningful way that isn't overwhelming.

I really enjoyed this book and know I will be returning to it regularly. I also look forward to Vol 2, which is in my book bag right now ready to be read.

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message 1: by Meg (new)

Meg I sort of need a book of web design ideas/pictures to just page through so some people at work can start having conversations about what designs they like and dislike. Is this a good one to buy? p.s. I'm totally stalking your book list.

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