Book Review: "The 7 Keys to Effective Web Sites" by Sachs/Stair

Book Review: "The 7 Keys to Effective Web Sites" by Sachs/Stair

Post by Rob Slad » Sat, 15 Mar 1997 04:00:00



BK7KTEWS.RVW   961116

"The 7 Keys to Effective Web Sites", David Sachs/Henry Stair, 1997,
0-13-490087-1, U$26.95/C$37.95


%C   One Lake St., Upper Saddle River, NJ   07458
%D   1997
%G   0-13-490087-1
%I   Prentice Hall

%P   318
%T   "The 7 Keys to Effective Web Sites"

Most Web books contain pages and pages of screen shots, simply filling
space.  At first glance, this one appears to be different.

The authors do point out that you are the one who has to define
"effective".  But it is telling that the first "key" is "visually
appealing".  The seven points covered are all to be taken seriously,
and the brief introductory content behind each does have some valid
ideas.  However, it becomes difficult to see what the pages and pages
of screen shots tacked on to the explanations have to say in support
of the points.

So, in the end, we are again left with pages and pages of screen shots.

copyright Robert M. Slade, 1996   BK7KTEWS.RVW   961116


 
 
 

1. Book Review: "World Wide Web Journal: Key Specifications of WWW"

BKW3JI12.RVW   960611

"World Wide Web Journal: Key Specifications of the World Wide Web", Connolly,
1996, 1-56592-190-9, U$24.95/C$35.95
%A   Tim Berners-Lee et al
%C   103 Morris Street, Suite A, Sebastopol, CA   95472
%D   1996
%E   Dan Connolly
%G   ISBN 1-56592-190-9, ISSN 1085-2301
%I   O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.

%P   356
%T   "World Wide Web Journal: Key Specifications of the World Wide Web"

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is developing a partnership
between industry and academic workers.  The aim is to promote
development and standards research in order to facilitate the
realization of the full potential of the Web.  In partnership with
O'Reilly and Associates, the Consortium is producing the World Wide
Web Journal on a quarterly basis.  (cf. BKW3JIS1.RVW)

This issue of the Journal gets back to basics: the specifications for
the Web and its applications.  The articles are the RFCs (Requests For
Comments), Working Drafts, and reports for technical committees and
subcommittees that are pertinent to the operations of the Web.
Included are specifications and working papers for URIs (Universal
Resource Identifiers), URLs (Uniform Resource Locators), relative
URLs, HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) 1.0, PEP (the Protocol
Extension Protocol), HTML (HyperText Markup Language) 2.0, file
uploads for forms, HTML tables, internationalization, PNG (Portable
Network Graphics), style sheets, rating services and systems, and
label syntax.  Some documents are the final specifications: others are
still "in-progress".

copyright Robert M. Slade, 1996   BKW3JI12.RVW   960611. Distribution
permitted in TELECOM Digest and association publications.


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