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Now that Designing intranets: creating sites that work is reaching destinations far distant from Australia, some nice comments are starting to come in:
I have just finished reading ‘Designing intranets – Creating sites that work’, the latest book written by James Robertson. For those of you who have seen James present or read his blog posts, you will know he gives a clear view to help you – whether you agree with it or not.
James is one of the most knowledgeable people in the world on intranets. He has used this experience to write this book.
Whether you are new to intranets or, like me, involved as an intranet manager for years, this book will be very useful to you.
This book will cover all you need to know to be able to create intranet sites that work. And it is the ‘sites that work’ words that make this book different to others. It is more than just a pleasing design. It is what else is needed to be researched, planned and created too that will make your time and effort better spent. Even more, you want the people using your intranet to get the best out of it. This book helps you to do just that!
Why not treat yourself? Read James’ book and help make your life easier and your intranet better by reading James’ book.
Mark Morrell, BT (UK)
Designing Intranets is Robertson’s second book, and the one I just finished. This is the book I’d been looking for all these years. It presents a step-by-step methodology for working though an intranet re-implementation, from IA to actual page design. It’s in-depth, well-written, and I would go so far as to say it’s the authoritative book in the field right now. If you’re looking to build or re-build from scratch, this is the book you want.
Deane Barker, Gadgetopia (USA)