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 Jakob Nielsen's Website

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This web site has links to recent articles and an archive of 5 years of previous articles on designing usable web sites. It also has reviews of books and links to other sites dealing with this subject. (Note: this site has been favorably reviewed by BusinessWeek, Dow Jones, and USA Today.)
Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: July 17, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 03, 2007
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Submitter: Ralph Westfall


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  • User review 4 average rating
  • User Rating: 4 user rating
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Primary Audience: College General Ed
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Technical Requirements: Computer with web browser and Internet connection
Language: English
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Avatar for Angela Ambrosia
11 years ago

Angela Ambrosia (Faculty)

Very Comprehensive site for upper level tekkies. Few Graphics, many links. May
not attract the new viewer.

Technical Remarks:

Text layout a bit dry. Have to drill down 3 layers for the good stuff.
Used in course

Avatar for Ralph Westfall
14 years ago

Ralph Westfall (Faculty)

Jakob Nielsen is recognized as one of the leading experts on the subject of designing usable web sites. This site contains the latest issue of Nielsen's bimonthly column on web site usability, links to recent columns, and a link to archived columns dating back to 1995.

Nelsen is opinionated, and his frank comments are thought provoking and entertaining to read. Much of what he says is based on user testing of web site designs.

The Full archive link leads to a page with all previous column titles. The titles that have been read most often are identified with bold text. Nielsen's server data indicates that his "Top ten mistakes of Web design" (May 1996) column has been viewed almost one million times.

Nielsen's main page also has links to his personal recommendations regarding books and hotlinks to other websites with information on usability.