Its no easy task doing a book review for book on Web usability especially a book so well written like “Don’t make me think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability by Steve Krug”

This book will introduce you to yourself as the web user.  Granted this book is all about common sense , so you can probably argue that you don’t learn anything new. It is more of discovering what you probably know but is locked under the layers of your sub-conscience mind.

The message

Anything which makes a user pause and think stops the natural flow of web surfing and is an impediment which soon translates into disappointment.
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Do your users a favor . Use OpenId in your website, rather than having them to create yet another user account.

I haven’t ready any statistics around this, but if I am the so called average user – I guess, I am 75% less likely to register for your website , even if that comes at the cost of having to do without your services.

How I got it working

Getting OpenId to work with Grails wasn’t bad at all.

I used the Acegi security plugin for this – it seems to be the de-facto choice (, at least at the time of this writing).

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