Designing Web Applications by Nathan Barry - Only $19
Designing web software is different than designing websites. If you approach both the same way your software will be painful to use. Basecamp, Freshbooks, MailChimp, and Facebook all have different interface design needs than a traditional marketing website, and we all know how popular these services are. This ebook, by Nathan Barry, will teach you all the differences, and the correct approach to creating a successful web application. It's not a coincidence that companies like this spend millions of dollars perfecting their software to make everything as engaging and easy to use as possible. Below are just some of the reasons why designing web applications is different than your typical website.
Design for Repeat UseA website is visited once or twice by a single user, and maybe more often if it has frequently updated content. A web application, on the other hand, can be visited dozens of times per day, meaning you need to focus on designing for efficiency.
Complex InteractionsOften web applications have complex interactions that need to be simplified for the user. This is not normally a problem on marketing websites, where the main interactions are simply reading or watching content.
Task CompletionBusiness software is only used because it helps people complete tasks. They have a job to do and they want to get in and get out. It is critical that you design for these different flows to make your user's job as easy as possible.
There's a Lot More to it Than ThatThese are the types of things that most people don't even think about. It's not taught in classes, and is a relatively new concept. Nathan goes into great detail in this ebook and shows you the best workflow for your project, which will not only save you time in the long run, but help you create a successful piece of software.
Nathan's approach to design makes creating easy-to-use web applications a straight-forward process anyone can follow.
- Philip Alexander, Designer at Tsheets
Things You'll Learn
Designing an Application FlowThe quickest possible route. Learn not only how to optimize for the fewest clicks, but also for a mental model that is quick to understand.
Learn to Follow a Design ProcessTake an idea from rough sketches to a polished interface. When designing a web application, it is critical that you focus on user experience before you start styling the application.
Download a Sample ChapterGet a better idea of what is included with the book. The sample sections are from different parts of the book covering everything from how to handle autosaving to working with lighting in your interface.
Life-Changing Information for a Tiny PriceNOTE: Since the book is so focused visually it is only released as a PDF. In other formats like .ePub and .Mobi there simply isn't enough control over layout and design for this book. Normally, it would be well worth spending the $39 to get this ebook at the regular price, but for a limited time you can grab it for only $19. That's 51% off the usual price. The information in this ebook will completely change the way you approach web application development, as well as providing useful insight for regular ol' web design. Grab it now before it's gone forever!
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