When you take on an e-commerce site, you're tackling the most complex Web design challenge of all, one that involves finding the right mix of aesthetics, brand identity, and interactivity--which you then have to fit into a technical tangle of database, customer service, and fulfillment systems. Designing Web Sites That Sell recognizes that good design is more than just a pretty face; it persuades visitors to act--to look, buy, and come back for more. Written by designers for designers, it's a results-oriented guide to building a profitable e-commerce site without sacrificing design and style.
Recent headlines aside, people haven't stopped buying from online stores--just from poorly conceived ones. Designing Web Sites That Sell takes you on a real-world tour of what goes into building and managing a successful e-commerce site, using case studies of thriving examples to illustrate the principles in the book. Author's Shayne Bowman and Chris Willis stop to go behind the scenes each step of the way, sharing a wealth of information you won't find anywhere else:
The reason most companies hire me into a Creative Department is to bring the type of consciousness to a project that this book embodies. This book educates, not just designers, but everyone on the team. It's very nearly a complete compilation of best practices to date, worthy of a classroom textbook.
A valuable guide for newbie designers and experienced pros alike. An excellent reference book that I'll turn to again and again.