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This issue contains reviews of Information architecture for the World Wide Web by Peter Morville and Louis Rosenfeld; Linguistic and cultural online communication issues in the global age by Kirk St.Amant, ed.; The business side of creativity: A complete guide to running a small graphic design or communications business by Cameron S. Foote; Punctuation matters: Advice on punctuation for scientific and technical writing by John Kirkman; Communication and Cooperation in the virtual workplace: Teamwork in computer-mediated-communication by Gaby Sadowski-Rasters, Geert Duysters, and Bert M. Sadowski; Wired shut: Copyright and the shape of digital culture by Tarleton Gillespie; The user is always right: A practical guide to creating and using personas for the Web by Steve Mulder, with Ziv Yaar; Digital copyright by Jessica Litman; The American directory of writer’s guidelines by Stephen Blake Mettee, Michelle Doland, and Doris Hall, compilers and editors; CSS instant results by Richard York; Stylin’ with CSS: A designer’s guide by Charles Wyke-Smith; The ACS style guide: Effective communication of scientific information by Anne M. Coghill and Lorrin R. Garson, eds.; Critical power tools: Technical Communication and cultural studies by J. Blake Scott, Bernadette Longo, and Katherine V. Wills, eds.; CSS Web site design by Eric A. Meyer; Creative type: A sourcebook of classical and contemporary letterforms by Cees W. de Jong, Alston W. Purvis, and Friedrich Friedl; Whoever tells the best story wins: How to use your own stories to communicate with power and impact by Annette Simmons; Trends and issues in instructional design and technology by Robert A. Reiser and John V. Dempsey; The atomic chef: And other true tales of design, technology, and human error by Steven Casey; User-centered design stories: Real-world UCD case studies by Carol Righi and Janis James; The persona lifecycle: Keeping people in mind throughout product design by John S. Pruitt and Tamara Adlin; Managing virtual teams: Getting the most from wikis, blogs, and other collaborative tools by M. Katherine Brown, Brenda Huettner, and Char James-Tanny; High definition: An A to Z guide to personal technology by Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries; Design of industrial information systems by Thomas O. Boucher and Ali Al├žin; A practical guide to needs assessment by Kavita Gupta, updated and expanded by Catherine M. Sleezer and Darlene F. Russ-Eft; Explaining communication: Contemporary theories and exemplars by Bryan B. Whaley and Wendy Samter, eds.; The official Adobe print publishing guide by Brian P. Lawler.
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Document Type: Book Review

Publication date: 2008-02-01

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