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Web Design Playground

Author : Paul McFedries
ISBN : 1617294403
Genre : Computers
File Size : 69.25 MB
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Ever wanted to build your own web pages? HTML and CSS are the languages of the web, allowing anyone who knows them to easily customize a website's look and feel to their liking. Never touched a drop of code before in your life? Don't worry! If you're feeling creative, then Web Design Playground has everything you need to get rid of boring boilerplate designs and start building your very own personal corner of the web! Contrary to what you may have heard, learning web design doesn't need to be boring! Rather than simply provide you with a dry reference of HTML tags and CSS style definitions next to a static screenshot of how they translate into an actual web page, Web Design Playground guides your learning by getting your hands dirty and letting you play in a website built specifically with this book and your learning in mind (the Playground). With the practical exercises and projects you'll experiment with and build, you'll learn everything you need in a fun, relaxed way. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
Category: Computers

Hot Wiring Your Creative Process

Author : Curt Cloninger
ISBN : 0132798220
Genre : Computers
File Size : 31.85 MB
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Design philosophies can be useful, but inspiration, creative strategies, and efficient work habits are what really get the job done. Designer, instructor, and author Curt Cloninger provides a multitude of strategies, tools, and practices that readers can use to inject a big dose of creativity into just about any design project. With illustrations drawn from 20th-century French philosophy, medieval manuscripts, punkrock posters, and more, Curt’s innovative text introduces readers to his personal toolkit for hot-wiring the creative process. You’ll learn strategies to: • Recognize and believe in your creative powers • Develop effective methods for evaluating your own work • Draw inspiration from the past • Use standard software in experimental ways, and find nonstandard applications to create new effects • Maintain a personal design playground • Mine your subconscious with the Oblique Strategies Cards, developed by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt • Un-stick your imagination by “blitz-designing” mock-ups Curt Cloninger is an artist, designer, author, and instructor in Multimedia Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. His book Fresh Styles for Web Designers: Eye Candy from the U nderground (New Riders, 2002) is an industry standard on creative Web design solutions. Curt’s art and design work has been featured in I.D. Magazine, HOW Magazine, The New York Times, Desktop Magazine, and at digital arts festivals from Korea to Brazil. He regularly speaks at international events such as HOW Design, South by Southwest, Web Design World, and FILE. His pirate signal broadcasts from lab404.com to facilitate lively dialog.
Category: Computers

Neuro Web Design

Author : Susan Weinschenk
ISBN : 0321648765
Genre : Computers
File Size : 72.35 MB
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“While you’re reading Neuro Web Design, you’ll probably find yourself thinking ‘I already knew that…’ a lot. But when you’re finished, you’ll discover that your ability to create effective web sites has mysteriously improved. A brilliant idea for a book, and very nicely done.” – Steve Krug, author of Don’t Make Me Think! A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability Why do people decide to buy a product online? Register at your Web site? Trust the information you provide? Neuro Web Design applies the research on motivation, decision making, and neuroscience to the design of Web sites. You will learn the unconscious reasons for people’s actions, how emotions affect decisions, and how to apply the principles of persuasion to design Web sites that encourage users to click. Neuro Web Design employs “neuro-marketing” concepts, which are at the intersection of psychology and user experience. It’s scientific, yet you’ll find it accessible, easy to read, and easy to understand. By applying the concepts and examples in this book, you’ll be able to dramatically increase the effectiveness and conversion rates of your own Web site.
Category: Computers

Instant Responsive Web Design

Author : Cory Simmons
ISBN : 9781849699266
Genre : Computers
File Size : 64.38 MB
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A step-by-step tutorial approach which will teach the readers what responsive web design is and how it is used in designing a responsive web page.If you are a web-designer looking to expand your skill set by learning the quickly growing industry standard of responsive web design, this book is ideal for you. Knowledge of CSS is assumed.
Category: Computers

Joomla Templates

Author : Angie Radtke
ISBN : 9780321827319
Genre : Computers
File Size : 79.50 MB
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Provides information on template design, development, and customization using Joomla!, covering such topics as usability, CSS, PHP, accessability, and HTML5.
Category: Computers

The Internet Playground

Author : Ellen Seiter
ISBN : 0820471240
Genre : Computers
File Size : 34.95 MB
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The Internet Playground argues that contrary to the promises of technology boosters, teaching with computers is very difficult. Ellen Seiter points out that the Internet today resembles a mall more than it does a library. While children love to play online games, join fan communities, and use online chat and instant messaging, the Internet is also an aggressive marketer to children and, as this book argues, an educational boondoggle.
Category: Computers

Wordpress Web Design For Dummies

Author : Lisa Sabin-Wilson
ISBN : 9781118546635
Genre : Computers
File Size : 55.4 MB
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Updated, full-color guide to creating dynamic websites with WordPress 3.6 In this updated new edition, bestselling For Dummies author and WordPress expert Lisa Sabin-Wilson makes it easy for anyone with a basic knowledge of the WordPress software to create a custom site using complementary technologies such as CSS, HTML, PHP, and MySQL. You'll not only get up to speed on essential tools and technologies and further advance your own design skills, this book also gives you pages of great case studies, so you can see just how other companies and individuals are creating compelling, customized, and cost-effective websites with WordPress. Shows you how to incorporate WordPress templates, graphic design principles, HTML, CSS, and PHP to build one-of-a-kind websites Explains how to create an effective navigation system, choose the right color palette and fonts, and select different layouts Reveals how you can tweak existing website designs with available themes, both free and premium Provides numerous case studies to illustrate techniques and processes, and the effects you can achieve Discusses how you can translate your design skills into paid work Want to create cost-effective and fantastic websites with WordPress? This do-it-yourself book will get you there.
Category: Computers

Responsive Web Design In 24 Hours Sams Teach Yourself

Author : Jennifer Kyrnin
ISBN : 9780133795936
Genre : Computers
File Size : 54.57 MB
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Learn responsive web design (RWD) with HTML5, CSS3 & JavaScript in just 24 one-hour lessons Sams Teach Yourself Responsive Web Design in 24 Hours helps you create websites that work equally well on everything from smartphones and tablets to multi-screen monitors. This book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach shows how to use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build the responsive sites today’s users and clients want. In just a few hours, you’ll be building layouts, sites, forms, and web apps that automatically adapt to virtually any device. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success. Learn how to… Create effective and reliable responsive designs with CSS3, HTML5, and JavaScript Use progressive enhancement to consistently provide the right content while making the most of each device and browser Establish breakpoints and write CSS media queries to respond appropriately to each user agent Choose the right layout and wireframing approach for your site Use web fonts to control typography and choose sizes that look good on any device Master three ways to make tables responsive Build responsive forms using the latest HTML5 tags and attributes Implement responsive navigation patterns that users understand intuitively Test for responsiveness and performance Use Responsive Design + Server Side Components (RESS) to optimize performance CONTENTS AT A GLANCE PART I: INTRODUCTION TO RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN H OUR 1: What Is Responsive Web Design? • History of Responsive Web Design • Why We Need Responsive Web Design HOUR 2 : Alternatives to Responsive Web Design • Table-Based Layouts • CSS Layouts • Detection Scripts HOUR 3: The Growth of Mobile • Basic Cell Phones • Smartphones • Tablets • Retina Devices • Why Responsive Design Is Important HOUR 4 : Progressive Enhancement • What Is Progressive Enhancement? • How to Use Progressive Enhancement on a • Website • Benefits of Progressive Enhancement HOUR 5 : HTML for Responsive Web Design • Using HTML5 • Clean Code • Don’t Forget Semantic Elements • Validating Your HTML HOUR 6: Basic CSS • How to Write CSS Rules • Embedded and External Style Sheets • Styling Fonts and Colors • Creating a Layout with CSS • Understanding Cascading and Specificity HOUR 7: Unobtrusive JavaScript • What Is Unobtrusive JavaScript? • How to Implement Unobtrusive JavaScript PART II: BUILDING A RESPONSIVE WEBSITE HOUR 8: Planning a Responsive Website • Should You Make Your Website Responsive? • How to Plan for a Responsive Website HOUR 9: Mobile First • Why Design for Mobile First? • What Makes a Site Mobile Friendly? • What About Mobile Only? HOUR 1 0: CSS Media Queries • What Is a Media Query? • Media Query Expressions HOUR 1 1: Breakpoints • What Is a Breakpoint? • How to Define Breakpoints in CSS • Optimal Breakpoints HOUR 12: Layout • What Is Web Layout? • Types of Layouts • Columns in Layout HOUR 13 : Navigation • Why Responsive Navigation Is Important • What Makes Navigation Mobile Friendly? • Basic RWD Navigation Patterns HOUR 14: Responsive Fonts and Typography • Using Web Fonts • Sizing Typography • Relative Versus Absolute Font Sizes • New CSS3 Measurement Units HOUR 15: Creating and Using Images in RWD • Making Images Responsive • Improving Download Speeds • Building and Using Retina-Ready Images HOUR 16: Videos and Other Media in RWD • How to Make Videos Responsive • Making YouTube Videos Responsive HOUR 17: Tables in Responsive Web Design • Tables on Small Devices • Can Tables Be Responsive? • Where Do Layout Tables Fit in RWD? HOUR 18 : Responsive Web Forms • HTML5 Forms • Making Web Forms Usable • Creating Responsive Forms HOUR 19 : Testing Responsive Websites • Testing in Your Browser • Testing in a Device for All Your Breakpoints • How to Test When You Don’t Have the Devices HOUR 20 : Problems with Responsive Web Design • Responsive Designs Can Be Slow • RWD Can Make More Work for Designers • Not All Customers Like Responsive Sites • RWD May Break Advertising PART III: IMPROVING RESPONSIVE DESIGN HOUR 21: Tools for Creating Responsive Web Designs • Planning and Designing Your RWD Site • HTML Element and CSS Tools • Web Editors for Building Responsive Web Pages HOUR 22 : Device and Feature Detection • Why Use Detection Scripts • Modernizr • WURFL HOUR 23: Using RESS with RWD • What Is RESS? • Benefits of Using RESS • Getting Started with RESS • When to Use RESS HOUR 24: RWD Best Practices • Give Everyone the Best Experience • Use the Best Breakpoints You Can • Be Flexible and Think Small • Don’t Forget the Content • Manage Costs
Category: Computers

Beginning Smartphone Web Development

Author : Gail Frederick
ISBN : 9781430226215
Genre : Computers
File Size : 51.79 MB
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Today’s Web 2.0 applications (think Facebook and Twitter) go far beyond the confines of the desktop and are widely used on mobile devices. The mobile Web has become incredibly popular given the success of the iPhone and BlackBerry, the importance of Windows Mobile, and the emergence of Palm Pre (and its webOS platform). At Apress, we are fortunate to have Gail Frederick of the well-known training site Learn the Mobile Web offer her expert advice in Beginning Smartphone Web Development. In this book, Gail teaches the web standards and fundamentals specific to smartphones and other feature-driven mobile phones and devices. Shows you how to build interactive mobile web sites using web technologies optimized for browsers in smartphones Details markup fundamentals, design principles, content adaptation, usability, and interoperability Explores cross-platform standards and best practices for the mobile Web authored by the W3C, dotMobi, and similar organizations Dives deeps into the feature sets of the most popular mobile browsers, including WebKit, Chrome, Palm Pre webOS, Pocket IE, Opera Mobile, and Skyfire By the end of this book, you’ll have the training, tools, and techniques for creating robust mobile web experiences on any of these platforms for your favorite smartphone or other mobile device.
Category: Computers

World Wide Web Design Guide

Author : Stephen Wilson
ISBN : UOM:39015037852723
Genre : Computers
File Size : 56.47 MB
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A comprehensive guidebook offers tips on how to become a Web provider, with hands-on coverage of HTML 3.0 techniques, hypermedia links, inline images, and digital video sound, and promotion. Original. (Advanced).
Category: Computers

Designing For Play

Author : Ms Barbara E Hendricks
ISBN : 9781409482338
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 21.60 MB
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10 years ago Barbara Hendricks brought together thinking from child development and child psychology perspectives on play with practical issues confronted by designers and policy makers. The result was a beautifully-crafted, well-illustrated guide challenging established notions of play provision. This second edition brings the text up to date from 2001 to 2010 with added discussion about new ideas for play area designs and what has not worked in the past decade.
Category: Architecture

An Introduction To Web Design And Programming

Author : Paul S. Wang
ISBN : UCSD:31822033597840
Genre : Computers
File Size : 61.57 MB
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Combining viewpoints from a Department of Computer Science (Paul Wang) and a School of Visual Communication Design (Sanda Katila), this innovative book covers the design and technology aspects of Web site development in an integrated manner. The balanced perspective leads to an understanding of the artistic design, visual communication, information architecture, computer science, and programming needed to begin mastering the Web. While focusing on the art and technology of Web site creation, the authors emphasize theoretical understanding and developmental techniques.
Category: Computers

Playground Design

Author : Michelle Galindo
ISBN : 3037681098
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 38.70 MB
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Playgrounds are places where children can slide, swing, jump, skate, climb and do all those things which their motor control development requires. Furthermore, the social skills which children acquire on the playground develop into capabilities which they take with them into adulthood. Studies show that playgrounds are among the most important locations for young people outside the settings of home and school. This title is dedicated to the international "kidscapes“ of today and presents the most innovative concepts and current trends of this demanding area of design. The projects lead to the knowledge that constructive collaboration on the part of architects and designers, landscape architects and municipal planners, artists and toy manufacturers is the key to the well-being of the children.
Category: Architecture

Cyberarts

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123071891
Genre : Computer animation
File Size : 37.64 MB
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Compendium of computer arts from the competition Prix Ars Electronica.
Category: Computer animation

Design

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ISBN : IND:30000115665998
Genre : Newspaper layout and typography
File Size : 75.78 MB
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Category: Newspaper layout and typography

Web Design Virtual Classroom

Author : Laurie Ann Ulrich
ISBN : 007213111X
Genre : Computers
File Size : 60.67 MB
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Get the classroom experience at home! Here is the revolutionary new way to learn to design Web sites and Web graphics. The book's casual writing style and easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach combine to teach you Web design essentials, including storyboarding your site, gathering content, using the latest software and tools, working with frames, adding multimedia, and much more. Pop in the CD-ROM and follow along as your own on-screen guru explains and demonstrates the techniques discussed in the text.
Category: Computers

Css Web Site Design

Author : Eric A. Meyer
ISBN : UOM:39015058902126
Genre : Computers
File Size : 26.98 MB
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An introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and their applications in Web design takes readers step by step through the process of creating a dynamic Web site with CSS, providing detailed instruction, hands-on exercises, and real-world examples to help users master essential concepts and techniques and apply them to a variety of real-world situations. Original. (Beginner/Intermediate)
Category: Computers

Web Design For The Mass Media

Author : William Kovarik
ISBN : UOM:39015054375210
Genre : Computers
File Size : 55.84 MB
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This exciting workbook is the only resource available that provides those in mass communication fields both a technical and a contextual introduction to Web design. With an abundance of real-world examples and a clear, easy-to-follow style, this workbook provides hands-on training that is invaluable to both students preparing to enter the media profession and current practitioners. Web Design for the Mass Media uniquely combines instruction in Web design with information about how the Web is used by the media. It not only gives students the tools they need to create and maintain effective, attractive Web pages but also discusses the ethical and public service aspects of media Web use, and shows how those in the media utilize the Web to help students prepare for their future careers.
Category: Computers