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Our web design books will help you learn all about graphics and building websites. They're full of hints, tips and suggestions for making your own sites.

  • Strategic Writing for UX

    Torrey Podmajersky

    Product Code: BZBRH
    Paperback
    Learn how and why to write strategically for UX, using practical tools to build the foundational pieces for UX voice and UI text strategy. In this practical book, you'll learn how to use frameworks and patterns for content, methods to measure the content's effectiveness, and processes to create the collaboration necessary for success. Each section begins with a purpose grounded in return on investment (ROI) and empathy. This book concludes with advice about prioritization and encouragement. You'll learn how to: Inform UI text decisions by creating voice and research methods for tie-breaking Increase product usability, completion, and conversion by applying UI text patterns Build customer confidence and retention by permeating the UX with a consistent brand experience Articulate the ROI of UX content to business stakeholders
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  • Graphic Design For Everyone

    Cath Caldwell

    Product Code: BYHVV
    Hardback
    Trying to give your blog extra visual impact? Need a new look for a personal, business, or community project? With this beginner's guide to graphic design, you'll be able to do this and much more! There have never been more opportunities to promote yourself online or in print, but to succeed you need to master the art of visual communication - combining type, image, and colour into an appealing, accessible message. Graphic Design for Everyone shows you how to define your brand and your message, then takes you through the basic principles of design. Find out how to create a brand plan, discover how a typeface sets the mood, and learn how to use colour theory for maximum impact. Gain inspiration from real-life examples and exercises that help you to focus on the right solutions for you. Once you've learned the basics, turn to the ten step-by-step projects to help you create your own stunning designs - from business stationery to a sales brochure and online shop. There's also plenty of practical advice on publishing online, dealing with printers, commissioning professionals and more. Whether you're a design newcomer or keen to build on what you know, Graphic Design for Everyone is the only resource you'll ever need.
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  • User Experience Design

    Gavin Allanwood (UCLAN, UK)

    Product Code: BXJUX
    Paperback
    Applicable to a wide spectrum of design activity, this book offers an ideal first step, clearly explaining fundamental concepts and methods to apply when designing for the user experience. Covering essential topics from user research and experience design to aesthetics, standards and prototyping, User Experience Design explains why user-centered methods are now essential to ensuring the success of a wide range of design projects. This second edition includes important new topics including; digital service standards, onboarding and scenario mapping. There are now 12 hands-on activities designed to help you start exploring basic UX tasks such as visualising the user journey and recognising user interface patterns. Filled with straightforward explanations and examples from around the world, this book is an essential primer for students and non-designers needing an introduction to contemporary UX thinking and common approaches. Designed specifically for newcomers to UX Design, the companion website offers extra material for hands-on activities, templates, industry interviews, contributor notes and sources of guidance for those seeking to start a career in the industry.
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  • Digital Crafts

    Ann Marie Shillito

    Product Code: BXGNL
    Paperback
    This book showcases ground-breaking methods and techniques that have been adapted from industry and are now being applied by designer-makers. To the uninitiated, these technologies may seem complex, but this book explains simply and clearly how they have developed, how they work, and their application. Packed full with case studies of artists using these processes, this book demonstrates that outstanding work is possible with the right equipment and know-how, and argues that designer makers have the mindset, skills and knowledge to creatively engage with these industrial technologies. The technologies covered include 2D and 3D digital designing and modelling (including CAD and processing), 3D printing (additive manufacture), reverse engineering (scanning and digitising), CNC machining, laser and waterjet cutting. Featuring a breathtaking selection of work by contemporary makers - many of them early adopters of these technologies - this book illustrate the exciting potential of these tools to add value to the maker's practice, as well as inspiring and extending their range of work.
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  • AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018 Essentials

    Scott Onstott

    Product Code: BVIJD
    Paperback
    The step-by-step, full-color AutoCAD 2018 guide with real-world practicality AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018 Essentials provides a full-color, task-based approach to mastering this powerful software. Straightforward, easy-to-follow instruction pairs with real-world, hands-on exercises to help you quickly get up to speed with core features and functions; screenshots illustrate tutorial steps to help you follow along, and each chapter concludes with a more open-ended project so you can dive in and explore a specific topic in-depth. From 2D drawing and organization to 3D modeling, dimensioning, presenting, and more, this helpful guide walks you through everything you need to know to become productive with AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018. The companion website features downloadable starting and ending files for each exercise, so you can jump in at any point and compare your work to the pros, as well as additional tutorials to help you go as deep as you need to go. Exercises walk you through the real-world process of drafting while teaching you critical skills along the way. * Understand the AutoCAD interface and foundational concepts * Master essential drawing and visualization tools * Stay organized with layers, groups, and blocks * Experiment with 3D modeling, add text and dimensions, and much more AutoCAD is the industry-leading technical drawing software, and complete mastery is a vital skill for any design and drafting professional. AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018 Essentials is a smart, quick resource that will help you get up to speed with real-world practical instruction.
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  • CSS Master, 2e

    Tiffany Brown

    Product Code: BUUHE
    Paperback
    CSS Master is tailor-made for the web designer or front-end developer who's really serious about taking their skills to the next level. Discover how to keep ahead of the game by adhering to best practice and employing the most effective, cutting-edge CSS techniques. Now thoroughly updated in its second edition, this book covers how to: Organize your CSS to create the most efficient and most maintainable code Employ advanced approaches to achieve complex layouts: flexbox, grid layouts, multi-column, and more Use next-level effects: transitions, transforms, filters, animations, and more Combine CSS and SVG to create seriously powerful visuals Use efficient debugging techniques And much more!
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  • Adobe Lightroom For Dummies

    Rob Sylvan

    Product Code: BURCC
    Paperback
    Edit, organize, store, and share photos Whether you are brand new to photography, a devoted enthusiast, or a seasoned pro, there's a version of Lightroom for you. Lightroom For Dummies is the book to help you learn which version of Lightroom is right for your needs. The main focus of the book is on using Lightroom Classic, but also includes an introduction to Lightroom CC. All with the goal of helping you get started on the right foot toward taking your photographic workflow to the next level. The book is a great starting place to help you improve your family photos or add advanced Lightroom skills that aid your career. Look inside to find the steps to navigating the software and getting top-notch results. Deciding which version of Lightroom is the best fit Take control of your photo library with Lightroom Classic Importing, organizing, and finding photos Editing and sharing your photos Producing a slideshow, book, print, or web gallery Gain a foundation for getting started with Lightroom CC Get ready to spend less time in front of the computer and more time behind the lens!
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  • CSS Master, 2e

    Tiffany Brown

    Product Code: BTYRD
    Paperback
    CSS Master is tailor-made for the web designer or front-end developer who's really serious about taking their skills to the next level. Discover how to keep ahead of the game by adhering to best practice and employing the most effective, cutting-edge CSS techniques. Now thoroughly updated in its second edition, this book covers how to: Organize your CSS to create the most efficient and most maintainable code Employ advanced approaches to achieve complex layouts: flexbox, grid layouts, multi-column, and more Use next-level effects: transitions, transforms, filters, animations, and more Combine CSS and SVG to create seriously powerful visuals Use efficient debugging techniques And much more!
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  • Fundamentals of Data Visualization

    Claus O Wilke

    Product Code: BSZVJ
    Paperback
    Effective visualization is the best way to communicate information from the increasingly large and complex datasets in natural and social sciences. But with the increasing power of visualization software today, scientists, engineers, and business analysts often have to navigate a bewildering array of visualization choices and options. This practical book takes you through many commonly encountered visualization problems and pitfalls and provides simple and clear guidelines on how to turn large datasets into clear and compelling figures. What visualization type is best for the story you want to tell? How do you make informative figures that are visually pleasing? Author Claus O. Wilke teaches you the elements most critical to successful data visualization. Explore the basic concepts of color use as a tool to highlight, distinguish, or represent a value Understand the importance of redundant coding to ensure that you provide key information in multiple ways Use our directory of visualizations: a graphical guide to the most commonly used types of data visualizations Get extensive examples of good and bad figures; learn how to use figures in a document or report Learn methods for visualizing amounts and proportions, paired data, trends, and time series Visualize distributions with histograms and density plots, boxplots and violin plots, and ridgeline plots
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  • Generative Design

    Benedikt Gross

    Product Code: BRYWR
    Paperback
    Generative design, once known only to insiders as a revolutionary method of creating artwork, models, and animations with programmed algorithms, has in recent years become a popular tool for designers. By using simple languages such as JavaScript in p5.js, artists and makers can create everything from interactive typography and textiles to 3D-printed furniture to complex and elegant infographics. This updated volume gives a jump-start on coding strategies, with step-by- step tutorials for creating visual experiments that explore the possibilities of color, form, typography, and images. Generative Design includes a gallery of all- new artwork from a range of international designers-fine art projects as well as commercial ones for Nike, Monotype, Dolby Laboratories, the musician Bjork, and others.
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  • Designing Web APIs

    Brenda Jin

    Product Code: BQMEO
    Paperback
    Designing an API is complicated to begin with, but evolving your API design over time makes the process even more difficult. There are several books on the topic, but none that guide you through key decisions for designing and building APIs for specific audiences and types of products. Well, until now, that is. Using case studies from companies such as Slack, Stripe, Facebook, and Github, this practical guide shows you how to navigate complex decisions when building, scaling, and evolving your own APIs. You'll learn best practices for designing APIs that developers will love, and discover how to evolve your APIs as your product grows. Developers, architects, tech leads, product managers, and engineering managers will: Examine strategies to expose data through web APIs, using webhooks, websockets, and HTTP Learn how to evolve APIs while keeping them consistent Be able to scale APIs with pagination and rate limiting Handle security, performance, monitoring, and testing Build a thriving ecosystem around your API
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  • Website Design Made Easy

    Richard N. Williams

    Product Code: BPZRE
    Paperback
    This is an indispensable and highly accessible updated guide to the creation, management and understanding of everything to do with making web pages. Featuring step-by-step guides on a variety of topics, including how to set up an online store, how to make a company website and creating personal web pages, it is ideal for anyone keen to increase their web presence - from a family who want to share their news and photos, to small new companies who need to stay ahead of the game in this competitive world. Encompassing both PCs and Macs, testing, and the best use of images and text, it also covers all the key software, along with hot tips and advice for all skill levels.
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  • Using SVG with CSS3 and HTML5

    Amelia Bellamy-Royds

    Product Code: BNYZC
    Paperback
    Using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) for illustrations only scratches the surface of this format's potential on the web. With this practical guide, you'll learn how to use SVG not only for illustrations but also as graphical documents that you can integrate into complex HTML5 web pages, and style with custom CSS. Web developers will discover ways to adapt designs by adding data based graphics, dynamic styles, interaction, or animation. Divided into five parts, this book includes: SVG on the web: Understand how SVG works with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to define graphics Drawing with markup: Learn the vector language of x and y coordinates that let SVG create basic and custom shapes Putting graphics in their place: Use the coordinate system to draw SVG shapes and text at different scales and positions Artistic touches: Explore how color is used, how strokes are created and manipulated, and how graphical effects like filters, clipping, and masking are applied SVG as an application: Make your graphic more accessible to humans and computers, and learn how to make it interactive or animated
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  • Tinkercad For Dummies

    Shaun Bryant

    Product Code: BMMZE
    Paperback
    Create in 3D with Tinkercad! If you can dream it, you can create it using Tinkercad. This free tool gives everyone the power to create 3D models, regardless of your level of experience. With the help of Tinkercad For Dummies, you ll have the knowledge you need to plan your designs, the know-how to utilize the platform s drag-and-drop tools to create your design, and the information you need to print or export your designs to use them elsewhere. Tinkercad is for everyone! It s simple enough to be used by kids and students, but robust enough that an adult could use it to create a complex product prototype. With more than 4 million designs posted in the Tinkercad community, the platform is also popular with teachers around the world. Why not join in on the fun? Create your Tinkercad account and join the communityUse the drag-and-drop tools to build 3D imagesExport your designs to have them 3D printedLearn the principles of great 3D design Tinkercad is truly fun for all ages, and this hands-on guide makes it faster and easier to start using it right away!
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  • Working with Static Sites

    Raymond Camden

    Product Code: BLNAN
    Paperback
    For years now, web developers have used powerful application servers like PHP and Node that could create our web apps. But recently there's been a shift between how much we can do on an application server versus how much we can do on the browser itself-as well as what we can do on a mobile app. This practical book shows readers how static site generators provide a powerful middle ground between a full app server deployment and a simple collection of static files. Written by two leading developers in the JavaScript community, this book teaches front-end designers, front-end developers, web developers, and web designers how static site generators work, the benefits you can expect, and what options are available. You'll learn how to deliver static site files to the end user exactly as they are on the server, without using a server-side language or a database, using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Static websites today are just like vinyl LPs: they're coming back. With this book, you'll discover just how these websites still fulfill a vital need for bloggers as well as people who just want to disseminate information.
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  • Presto Sketching

    Ben Crothers

    Product Code: BKWNA
    Paperback
    Our world is becoming more and more visual, but we're still swamped every day by more words, more notifications, and more information. They all compete for our attention and erode our ability to tackle the problems. Presto Sketching provides a set of drawing techniques and templates to help you bring words and pictures together, so you can unmuddle your thinking. With this practical workbook, designers, product managers, and entrepreneurs will learn better ways to explore problems, explain concepts, and come up with well-defined ideas. Bring back your mental mojo with Presto Sketching.
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  • R Graphics Cookbook 2e

    Winston Chang

    Product Code: BKRKF
    Paperback
    The updated edition of this practical guide provides more than 150 recipes to help you generate high-quality graphs quickly, without having to comb through all the details of R's graphing systems. Each recipe tackles a specific problem with a solution you can apply to your own project, and includes a discussion of how and why the recipe works. Most of the recipes in this edition use the updated version of the ggplot2 package, a powerful and flexible way to make graphs in R. You'll also find expanded content about the visual design of graphics. If you have a basic understanding of the R language, you're ready to get started.
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  • Learning Web Design

    Jennifer Niederst Robbins

    Product Code: BKMOM
    Paperback
    With the release of HTML5 and browsers that constantly update, HTML is experiencing a renaissance. CSS3 and the recent upgrades to JavaScript have also helped change the way we build striking and useful sites today. If you're new to web design, the thoroughly updated 5th edition of this no-nonsense guide provides everything you need to know to create professional websites. Ideal for beginners seeking a design-centric introduction to HTML and related standards, this practical book helps you: Learn the site development process from start to finish Create a simple (X)HTML page, including links and images Explore text formatting, colors and backgrounds, page layout, and more in CSS Get your pages on the web, with information on hosting, domain names, and FTP
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  • The Manga Guide to Cryptography

    Masaaki Mitani

    Product Code: BKGKD
    Paperback
    The Manga Guide to Cryptography breaks down how ciphers work, what makes them secure or insecure, and how to decode them. Comic illustrations make it easy to learn about classic substitution, polyalphabetic, and transposition ciphers; symmetric-key algorithms like block and DES (Data Encryption Standard) ciphers; how to use public key encryption technology to generate public/private keys and cryptograms; practical applications of encryption such as digital signatures, identity fraud countermeasures, and 'man in the middle' attack countermeasures.
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  • Designing Across Senses

    Christine W. Park

    Product Code: BJLXG
    Paperback
    Since we experience the world through our senses, it's time to start designing for them. This practical guide shows you how new technologies can enable devices to encompass a fuller range of human experience through a new approach: multimodal design. This approach takes advantage of how we use our senses to understand information and interact with the world. With this book, you'll explore the technologies that can be used to enable interactions for different senses, like gesture, voice recognition, and haptic feedback. You'll learn how we use sets of senses for different activities and how to design experiences that support them. By exploring examples from current designers and devices, you'll see how rooting designs in the ways our senses function can make more useable, engaging products-and you'll learn how to do it yourself with guides for research, design, and team deliverables.
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  • Google Sites and Chrome For Dummies

    Ryan Teeter

    Product Code: BHKYR
    Paperback
    Curious about Google Sites and how team collaboration Web sites can help you share documents online from various locations? Curious about Google's new Chrome browser? Google Sites & Chrome For Dummies has what you want to know! Today, Google is so much more than another word for "search." Google Sites & Chrome For Dummies shows you how to create great collaborative Web sites with Google Sites and surf the Web with the super-fast Google Chrome browser. Find out how they work with other Google Apps, too. You'll learn to: Take advantage of free hosting, free tools, and a simple, straightforward interface with Google Sites Set up a Google account or Google Apps account Create wiki sites that let coworkers collaborate on projects or keep family members up to date Use Google gadgets to keep track of projects, manage calendars and documents, or display photos Integrate documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and other Google Apps into your site Work with Contact List, Google Talk, and Google Chat, and handle e-mail with Gmail Download and install the speedy Google Chrome browser Install browser plug-ins, enable offline access to Google Docs, and manage misbehaving tabs You'll even find instructions and examples to help you plan sites for personal and business use, plus a sample college course site. With advice from Google Sites & Chrome For Dummies, you can make collaboration easy and have the high-speed Web at your fingertips.
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  • The Customer-Driven Playbook

    Travis Lowdermilk

    Product Code: BGMOW
    Paperback
    Many product developers wish they could work more like a startup, with small, nimble teams capable of making quick decisions. But for those working in large organizations, pivoting swiftly to capture new business opportunities is easier said than done. That s where this practical guide comes in.The Customer-Driven Playbook details a complete end-to-end process to help large teams and organizations learn from their customers, conceptualize new ideas, and build products their customers will love. By consolidating theory from various lean books into a step-by-step playbook, this book provides a way to operationalize and scale lean principles across teams, divisions, disciplines, and organizations.You can start at any stage in your product lifecycle and experience results that will have a strong impact on the product strategy within your organization. The Customer-Driven Playbook will help team leads, researchers, designers, engineers, and product managers discover new business opportunities and uncover innovations for established products as well.Learn about your customers and identify opportunities to conceptualize new ideas and refine the quality of your offeringUse specific activities to help unblock teams and move them to the "next step"Apply the book's lean lessons to both greenfield and brownfield scenarios
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  • Web Operations

    John Allspaw

    Product Code: BGHAX
    Paperback
    A web application involves many specialists, but it takes people in web ops to ensure that everything works together throughout an application's lifetime. It's the expertise you need when your start-up gets an unexpected spike in web traffic, or when a new feature causes your mature application to fail. In this collection of essays and interviews, web veterans such as Theo Schlossnagle, Baron Schwartz, and Alistair Croll offer insights into this evolving field. You'll learn stories from the trenches--from builders of some of the biggest sites on the Web--on what's necessary to help a site thrive. * Learn the skills needed in web operations, and why they're gained through experience rather than schooling * Understand why it's important to gather metrics from both your application and infrastructure * Consider common approaches to database architectures and the pitfalls that come with increasing scale * Learn how to handle the human side of outages and degradations * Find out how one company avoided disaster after a huge traffic deluge * Discover what went wrong after a problem occurs, and how to prevent it from happening again Contributors include: John Allspaw Heather Champ Michael Christian Richard Cook Alistair Croll Patrick Debois Eric Florenzano Paul Hammond Justin Huff Adam Jacob Jacob Loomis Matt Massie Brian Moon Anoop Nagwani Sean Power Eric Ries Theo Schlossnagle Baron Schwartz Andrew Shafer
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  • Building a Web Site For Dummies

    David A. Crowder

    Product Code: BFZPJ
    Paperback
    The bestselling guide to building a knockout Web site, newly updated

    An effective Web site is the key to success for every venture from class reunions to major corporations. And since Web technology changes rapidly, Building a Web Site For Dummies, 4th Edition is fully updated for the cutting-edge tools and trends.

    If you need to build and maintain a Web site, even if your experience is severely limited, this book makes it easy and fun. You'll learn to plan, design, create, launch, and maintain your site using the most up-to-date tools. * A quality Web presence is essential in today's marketplace, and many individuals charged with creating one are unaware of the challenges * This guide gives novice Web designers the tools and know-how to plan, design, and build effective Web sites * Provides a nuts-and-bolts guide to site-building, including coverage of HTML, WYSIWYG construction software, CSS, and navigation plans * Shows how to spruce up your site with topnotch graphics, video, and great content * Guides you through getting your site online, promoting it, and even making money from it

    Building a Web Site For Dummies, 4th Edition is the tool every first-time Web designer needs to build a professional-looking site.

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