Based on his best-selling HyperText and HpyerMedia, Jakob Nielsen takes hypertext a step further--to the Internet. Multimedia and Hypertext: The Internet and Beyond explores new and developing applications in multimedia and hypertext as well as offering coverage of the use of HTML (hypertext markup language) and the World Wide Web with interfaces such as Mosaic and Netscape.
* Includes a large number of richly illustrated examples of a wide variety of new hypermedia systems.
* Provides a range of strategies for overcoming information overload.
* Thorougly discusses a number of new applications, including distribution of hypertext tools via the Internet.
* Explains copyright issues for users and develeopers, and usability issues for hypertext.
* Forecasts the future of the field in the long and short term.
Chapter 1: Defining Hypertext, Hypermedia, and Multimedia
Chapter 2: An Example of a Hypertext System
Chapter 3: The History of Hypertext
Chapter 4: Applications of Hypertext
Chapter 5: The Architecture of Hypertext Systems
Chapter 6: Hardware Support for Hypertext
Chapter 7: Hypertext in the Internet
Chapter 8: Coping with Information Overload
Chapter 9: Navigating Large Information Spaces
Chapter 10: Hypertext Usability
Chapter 11: Multimedia Authoring
Chapter 12: Repurposing Existing Content
Chapter 13: The Future of Multimedia and Hypertext
Appendix: Annotated Bibilography
Called the world's leading expert on Web usability by US News and World Report, Jakob Nielsen today serves as user advocate and principal of the Nielsen Norman Group. In the course of a career in which he held influential positions at Sun Microsystems, Bellcore, and IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center, Nielsen founded the "discount usability engineering" movement for fast and cheap improvements of user interfaces and invented several usability methods, including heuristic evaluation. He holds 58 US patents, many of which focus on ways to make the Internet easier to use. He has written the Alertbox column on Web usability since 1995 and is the author of Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity and Usability Engineering, plus eight other books.