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Web Design: A Beginner’s Guide Second Edition

By , November 20, 2012 11:06 am

Web Design: A Beginner's Guide Second Edition

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Essential Skills--Made Easy! Create professional-quality web sites in no time with help from hands-on tutorials. Fully updated to cover the latest technologies and techniques, Web Design: A Beginner's Guide, Second Edition, explains how to analyze site requirements and create a web-development proposal to plan and document your project. You'll learn how to design an attractive, easy-to-use web site, focusing on key issues such as color, layout, navigation, typography, and images. Discover how to incorporate JavaScript, cascading style sheets (CSS), HTML/XHTML, Flash, and more to take your design from mockup to code. Boosting web site traffic through search engine optimization, e-mail design, and online advertising is also covered in this fast-paced guide. Designed for Easy Learning Key Skills & Concepts--Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter Ask the Expert--Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips Notes--Extra information related to the topic being covered Tips--Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things Annotated Syntax--Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated Ready-to-use code at www.mhprofessional.com/computingdownload Wendy Willard is a designer, consultant, writer, and educator who has been involved in web design for more than 13 years. She is the author of HTML: A Beginner's Guide, Fourth Edition, and other books.

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Layout Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Building Pages in Graphic Design

By , October 30, 2012 11:04 am

Layout Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Building Pages in Graphic Design

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An inspired resource for creating meaningful design, Layout Workbook is one of five volumes in Rockport's series of practical and inspirational books that cover the fundamental areas of graphic design. In this edition, author Kristin Cullen tackles the often perplexing job of nailing down a layout that works. More than a collection of great examples, this book is a valuable resource for students, designers, and creative professionals who seek design understanding and inspiration. The book illuminates the broad category of layout, communicating specifically what it takes to design with excellence. It also addresses the how and why of the creative process. Cullen approaches layout with a series of step-by-step fundamental chapters addressing topics such as design function, inspiration, process, intuition, structure, organization, the interaction of visual elements, typography, and design analysis.

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Web Style Guide, 3rd edition: Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites (Web Style Guide: Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites)

By , October 2, 2012 11:02 am

Web Style Guide, 3rd edition: Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites (Web Style Guide: Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites)

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Consistently praised in earlier editions as the best volume on classic elements of web site design, Web Style Guide, now in its Third Edition, continues its tradition of emphasis on fundamentals. Focusing on the needs of web site designers in corporations, government, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions, the book explains established design principles and how they apply in web design projects in which information design, interface design, and efficient search and navigation are of primary concern. New in this edition: —a full chapter devoted to Universal Usability—guidelines and techniques for creating universally usable designs—a full chapter on Information Architecture and how best to promote its robust development—information on Search Engine Optimization and the designs that improve it—techniques for using Cascading Style Sheets for layouts and typographic design—185 illustrations, all in full color

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The Essential Guide to CSS and HTML Web Design (Essentials)

By , August 30, 2012 2:00 pm

The Essential Guide to CSS and HTML Web Design (Essentials)

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The Essential Guide to CSS and HTML Web Design is a special book—it will tell you all you need to know to design great web sites that are standards compliant, usable, and look great, but not overwhelm you with waffle, theory, and obscure details. It is designed to be invaluable to you, whatever stage you are at in your career, with a mixture of practical tutorials and reference material—beginners will quickly pick up the basics, while more experienced web designers and developers will keep returning to the book again and again to recap on techniques they maybe haven't used for a while, or look up properties, attributes and other details. It is destined to become a close friend, adopting a permanent place on your desk.   It starts off by giving a brief introduction to the Internet, and the broad area of web design, before diving straight in to HTML and CSS basics, reusing code, other best practices. It then focuses on all the most important areas of a successful web site—typography, images, navigation, tables, layouts, forms and feedback (including ready made PHP scripts for you to use,) and browser quirks, hacks and bugs. The book is completely up-to-date, covering support of the standards in IE 7 and Firefox 2. The last chapter of the book provides several case studies for you to dissect and learn from, including all the most popular web site archetypes—a blog, a store front, a corporate home page, and an online gallery.   Then the book is rounded off with several detailed reference appendices covering CSS, HTML, Color references, entities, and more, meaning that any details you need to look up are close at hand. This book will teach you everything you need to know to create professional CSS and HTML web sites Up-to-date, covering support of the standards in IE 7 and Firefox 2 Includes practical real world tutorials, essential reference sections, and case studies

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Designing Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team

By , July 6, 2012 2:00 pm

Designing Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team

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Praise for previous editions of Designing Brand Identity: An inspiring and powerful toolkit. The Marketer Alina Wheeler provides a practical structure for the brand building process. Al Ries, coauthor, Positioning Wheeler's book offers a cogent description of how strategy and design meet in the real world among world-class companies. Marty Neumeier, author, The Brand Gap A valued reference book for all members of the branding team. Communication Arts

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Learning Web Design: A Beginner’s Guide to (X)HTML, StyleSheets, and Web Graphics

By , June 26, 2012 2:00 pm

Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to (X)HTML, StyleSheets, and Web Graphics

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Everything you need to know to create professional web sites is right here. Learning Web Design starts from the beginning -- defining how the Web and web pages work -- and builds from there. By the end of the book, you'll have the skills to create multi-column CSS layouts with optimized graphic files, and you'll know how to get your pages up on the Web. This thoroughly revised edition teaches you how to build web sites according to modern design practices and professional standards. Learning Web Design explains:How to create a simple (X)HTML page, how to add links and images Everything you need to know about web standards -- (X)HTML, DTDs, and more Cascading Style Sheets -- formatting text, colors and backgrounds, using the box model, page layout, and more All about web graphics, and how to make them lean and mean through optimization The site development process, from start to finish Getting your pages on the Web -- hosting, domain names, and FTP The book includes exercises to help you to learn various techniques, and short quizzes to make sure you're up to speed with key concepts. If you're interested in web design, Learning Web Design is the place to start.

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JavaScript: The Definitive Guide: Activate Your Web Pages (Definitive Guides)

By , May 12, 2012 2:00 pm

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide: Activate Your Web Pages (Definitive Guides)

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Since 1996, JavaScript: The Definitive Guide has been the bible for JavaScript programmers—a programmer's guide and comprehensive reference to the core language and to the client-side JavaScript APIs defined by web browsers.The 6th edition covers HTML5 and ECMAScript 5. Many chapters have been completely rewritten to bring them in line with today's best web development practices. New chapters in this edition document jQuery and server side JavaScript. It's recommended for experienced programmers who want to learn the programming language of the Web, and for current JavaScript programmers who want to master it."A must-have reference for expert JavaScript programmers...well-organized and detailed." --Brendan Eich, creator of JavaScript, CTO of Mozilla"I made a career of what I learned from JavaScript: The Definitive Guide.” -- Andrew Hedges, Tapulous

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