Reviews of the books I have recently read

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You can never have enough books on your book shelf!

In this section you will find reviews of books I have recently read. Most of them are web related as this is an ever changing world. Reading the latest thinking around the subject is one way to keep my knowledge and skills current.

Advanced Web Metrics with Google Analytics

If you want to understand Google Analytics at a much deeper level, than this is a great book. And why should you understand your analytics? To improve your visitors experience while on your website and add to the bottom line.

The Art of SEO - mastering search engine optimisation

This book achieves what its authors set out to do and is excellent value for money. A must read book for anyone managing a website.

Defensive Design for the Web - how to design for errors

This book will change the way you think about errors on your website. It teaches you to aim for a perfect website knowing you will never achieve it. However, you can turn errors into opportunities, and when dealt with correctly, it can increase your user’s goodwill.

Fancy form design - create web forms that sparkle

This is a light weight book that covers some basic information on form design that a beginner might find useful. It is short and a fast read with several ideas and concepts that will add to any developers thinking.

Usability for the Web - designing websites that work

The core principle discussed in the book is how to integrate usability principles into everything, thereby putting the user at the centre of the initial design stage.

Business-Focused IT and Service Excellence

As organisations IT and business processes become ever more integrated and project managers needing to ensure that they have a wide spectrum of understanding, this is a practical book that discusses the issues and gives many answers.

Nuances of Hindustani Classical Music

Hema Hirlekar has very skillfully distilled the essence of Hindustani classical music and has offered it to music lovers on a platter. A great read and excellent reference book whatever your level of knowledge or interest in Hindustani classical music.

If you have a suggestion of a book I should read, please let me know.

This page was last updated on Saturday, 23rd February 2013.