The second publication from Rosenfeld Media has hit the shelves:
I ordered the book from the RM web site and manged to complete my order in about 60 seconds because I had set up an account when I bought Mental Models last month. The re-ordering process is very well designed but I got a bit confused when I reviewed my orders.
My order for Menta Models in April showed as having a status of "Pending Shipment". I actually received the book a few days after I ordered it (very quick for a trans-atlantic order). If Rosenfeld Media thought that my order was "Pending Shipment" I would have expected them to chase the order by now. I expect that RM either ignore this status or it is incorrectly shown on the web site. Either way it would be helpful if the correct status was shown.
After I ordered Web Forms Design I looked at my digital purchase screen to find the link to my electronic version and was surprised to see both of my book purchases appearing under "Recent Digital Purchases" and "Historical Digital Purchases". However when I got the screenshot the next day the books only appeared in "Historical Digital Purchases". I suggest that RM drop the Recent/Historical sections and just show my digital purchases sorted with most recent at the top. It just doesn't feel right to see my most recent purchase at the bottom of my list.
However, as this is only the second book that RM have published they have got plenty of time to improve their "bookshelf" functionality as it won't really start to annoy me until I have bought my 5th or 6th RM book.
Anyway, that's enough of my complaining. I will wait for the postman to deliver my paper copy of the "soon to be definitive" book on web forms design.
"Luke Wroblewski has done the entire world a great favor by writing this book. Online forms are ubiquitous and ubiquitously annoying but they don't have to be. Wroblewski shows Web designers how to present forms that gather necessary information without unnecessarily badgering and annoying visitors. With deft explanations and clear examples, he presents a clear case for better Web forms and how to achieve them. This book will help you every day."
—Alan Cooper, Chairman, Cooper; author, The Inmates are Running the Asylum