Great Site Links
This page links to sites I use regularly and find absolutely great. Id like a longer list, so please send me your suggestions at email@example.com.
||Google is the best
search engine on the Web. Period. I dont use anything
else. Google uses a different algorithm for
finding pages that returns more relevant results. You can read the Google
description of why Google
is better or try a search from here:
- Philip Greenspuns Site
- Philip Greenspun is one of the best writers and photographers Ive
seen on the Web. He is opinionated, funny, and generous. Be prepared to spend
a long time at his site. A few articles Ive really enjoyed are:
- Useit.com (Jakob
- I have more links into Jakob Nielsens pages than anywhere else. His
Web and usability research is fascinating. Hes also an entertaining
and opinionated columnist and public speaker.
- Ditto.com makes searching for images easy.
They use human editors to find, review, and classify images. They avoid all
objectionable content. This site is a long way from the ideal
image searching system, but its the best Ive seen on the Web.
- The Onion
- Visit The Onion if you need a good laugh.
||Amazon was one of my favorite
sites on the Internet back when it was a bookstore. Now that they sell
everything except guns and congressmen, its gotten harder to use.
Amazon still has a couple of great features:
- The referral engine is fantastic. You can teach
the system about what you like and get good suggestions back. Other
sites have this feature as well these days.
- The customer reviews are invaluable. I check
these before I even take a book out of the library, let alone buy
a book. Many book sites have customer review sections, but Amazon
has enough reviews to make them useful.
- Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
||The IMDb site used to be simpler
and easier to use, but it is still useful. Most Web sites take very
little advantage of the potential of hypertext. This is one of the best
examples of a true hypertext/hypermedia system on the
Web. All the data is interwoven so that you can track down a reference
from even the most tenuous connection. Even if you are not interested
in movies, this sites design is worth studying.
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