Reviews

 

 

Scott DeLoach often writes book reviews for STC’s Technical Communication journal, and Steve Kersten writes short book summaries for the ClickStart newsletter. Our recent reviews are below.

Books for New Writers
Steve’s list of suggested titles for new technical communicators

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Knowledge Management
Melissie Rumizen

CSS books (2005)
Eric Meyer (3 books) and Keith Schengili-Roberts (1 book)

Designing from Both Sides of the Screen
Ellen Isaacs and Alan Walendowski

Designing for Interaction
Dan Saffer

Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web Application Design
Robert Hoekman

Designing Web Navigation: Optimizing the User Experience
James Kalbach

Developer to Designer: GUI Design for the Busy Developer
Mike Gunderloy

Developing Quality Technical Information
Hargis et alii

Dreamweaver books (2007)
Marc Campbell, Lucinda Dykes, Sue Hove & Donald Booth, Khristine Annwn Page

Electronic Literacies in the Workplace: Technologies of Writing
Patricia Sullivan and Jennie Dautermann

JavaScript books (1999)
Nick Heinle, Tom Negrino and Dori Smith, Steven Holzner, Danny Goodman, David Flanagan, and Nigel McFarlane

Letting Go of the Words
Janice Redish

Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications
Microsoft

Nostalgic Angels: Rearticulating Hypertext Writing
Johndan Johnson-Eiola

The Persona Lifecycle
John Pruitt and Tamara Adlin

Thoughts on Interaction Design
Jon Kolko

Understanding Your Users: A Practical Guide to User Requirements
Catherine Courage and Kathy Baxter

User-Centered Design Stories: Real-World UCD Case Studies
Carol Righi and Janice James

Web Usability for Dummies
Richard Mander and Bud Smith