"There's no place like home." Krug CH4-6

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Just click your heels together three times and say, "There's no place like home."

One of the most crucial items in the persistent navigation is a button or link that takes me to the site's Home page.

--Don't Make Me Think!

As if Dr. Jerz hasn't stressed the importance of this enough, here it is again, evident in Krug's Don't Make Me Think! Because of its length, Chapter 6 is obviously one of the most important parts of this book. While Chapters 4 & 5 offer some useful insights, they were mostly review from Kilian's book, which isn't a bad thing, but it was a nice change to learn something new.

Chapter 6 dives into unchartered territory, telling us all about the importance of navigation. Thinking back to my experience with the web, there has been more than one occasion in which I wish I could just get back to the homepage to find a fresh link, so this stuff is pretty obvious. However, Krug also points out where such information should be located and how much should be revealed. I like that. Unfortunately, I don't have enough experience with html or other web design to really utilize some of these useful hints. I've only brushed the surface with using a nav_bar, but even so, I'm sure that if I took enough time, I could figure out how to make a page that represents all of Krug's requirements. I know I could easily make a logo using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Still, I think I have a while to go before I'm a professional web designer. Nevertheless, this chapter offers so many useful tips that a user can utilize even if she's just surfing the web. I like that. In fact, I just plain love this book period.


Alex Hull said:

I agree Jessie. I don't have the experience or the knowledge to be able to use many of Krug's tips. I still find them very helpful though. This book is helping me to understand why I like the sites I like. They easier to use. They easier on the eyes. Overall, the site is just easier.

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