Just picked up the book “Don’t Make Me Think” by Steve Krug and I definitely recommend it for anyone interested in Web Design.
Steve makes a lot of points that of course feel obvious once I read them, but yet hadn’t considered. This is really the core of web design, attention to detail. Making sure all of the little things are lined up so that the user doesn’t have to question what they’re doing. It’s a quick read, took me one afternoon. However, implementing and following his recommendations will take a bit longer. Steve is a big fan of usability testing and a lot of the book deals with how to do this right. One of those things that everyone knows they need to do, but no one does. He goes over several barriers to starting usability testing and moves them out of the way.
Two thumbs up.