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Overview

Want to learn how to create great user experiences on today's Web? In this master class, UI experts Bill Scott and Theresa Neil present design patterns for building web interfaces that provide rich interaction. Distilled from the authors' years of experience at Sabre, Yahoo!, and Netflix, these best practices are grouped into six key principles to help you take advantage of the web technologies available today. With an entire section devoted to each design principle, Designing Web Interfaces helps you:

  • Make It Direct: Edit content in context with design patterns for In Page Editing, Drag & Drop, and Direct Selection

  • Keep It Lightweight: Reduce the effort required to interact with a site by using In Context Tools to leave a "light footprint"

  • Stay on the Page: Keep visitors on a page with overlays, inlays, dynamic content, and in-page flow patterns

  • Provide an Invitation: Help visitors discover site features with invitations that cue them to the next level of interaction

  • Use Transitions: Learn when, why, and how to use animations, cinematic effects, and other transitions

  • React Immediately: Provide a rich experience by using lively responses such as Live Search, Live Suggest, Live Previews, and more

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Average Rating: 4.545454545454546 out of 5 rating Based on 11 Ratings

"Scott & Neil's Designing Web Interfaces Master Cla" - by Anonymous on 27-APR-2012
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"Very Informative" - by Zibawitz on 12-MAY-2010
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A lot of good info here.
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"Terrific!!" - by investigizzle on 21-APR-2010
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My primary field of work is not IT or web design, but like so many other people in many other offices, I'm the defacto web person.  In short, our entire site needs to be redesigned... from scratch.  Not being a designer (or having the money, as an organization, to hire one)...this presents some challenges.  My mindset is more innovator than inventor.  Blank screens or paper scare me.

This video - in a matter of less than an hour - redirected my thinking.  I went from having NO idea of how our new site should look or flow, to "Eureka!!" At that point, I had to pause the video, temporarily, because the ideas I was writing down were coming out too fast to keep listening. This was just what I needed!!

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Table of Contents

Chapter/Selection

Time

Introduction

Preview

00:08:48

Application Structure

Preview

00:14:35

Screen Layout

Play Video

01:19:54

User Interface Controls

Preview

00:36:02

Interesting Moments

Preview

00:07:37

Input Where You Output

Preview

00:25:25

Require a Light Footprint

Preview

00:22:23

Maintain Flow

Preview

00:20:06

Invite Interaction

Preview

00:08:58

Use Transition

Preview

00:10:22

Be Reactive & Conclusion

Preview

00:16:11

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