University Website Publishing

Recommended reading

Books and online materials worth investigating if you want to learn more about tailoring your website for end users’ needs.


Don't Make Me Think & Rocket Surgery Made Easy

We recommend two of Steve Krug's book on usability: Don't Make Me Think and Rocket Surgery Made Easy. Sample chapters from these books are available to download via Steve Krug's website.

Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems

Letting Go of the Words

Ginny Redish is the author of Letting Go of the Words, which we recommend as part of our Effective Digital Content training. You can also download a free chapter via her website.

Letting Go of the Words

The Website Owner's Manual

The Website Owner's Manual is an excellent book, written for those of us who have responsibility for a website, but don't really feel they know what they should be doing.

You can download it for free from Paul Boag’s website.

The Website Owner's Manual


University Website Publishing blog

The UWP blog gives team member thoughts and reports about what we’re up to on a day-to-day basis, including project updates, training and events on offer to all University staff, and demonstrations of our commitment to an excellent user experience.

University Website Publishing blog

Web usability blog – Usability Ed

Neil Allison's blog gives links to articles and resources on usability, accessibility and content management.

Usability Ed