Web Graphics & Design Books
The Web Designer's Idea Book includes more than 700 websites arranged thematically, so you can find inspiration for layout, color, style and more. Author Patrick McNeil has cataloged more than 5,000 sites on his website, and showcased in this book are the very best examples.
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Discover the techniques behind beautiful design by deconstructing designs to understand them The term 'hacker' has been redefined to consist of anyone who has an insatiable curiosity as to how things work and how they can try to make them better. This book is aimed at hackers of all skill levels and explains the classical principles and techniques behind beautiful designs by deconstructing those designs in order to understand what makes them so remarkable. Author and designer David Kadavy provides you with the framework for understanding good design and places a special emphasis on interactive mediums. You'll explore color theory, the role of proportion and geometry in design, and the relationship between medium and form. Packed with unique reverse engineering design examples, this book inspires and encourages you to discover and create new beauty in a variety of formats.* Breaks down and studies the classical principles and techniques behind the creation of beautiful design* Illustrates cultural and contextual considerations in communicating to a specific audience * Discusses why design is important, the purpose of design, the various constraints of design, and how today's fonts are designed with the screen in mind* Dissects the elements of color, size, scale, proportion, medium, and form* Features a unique range of examples, including the graffiti in the ancient city of Pompeii, the lack of the color black in Monet's art, the style and sleekness of the iPhone, and more By the end of this book, you'll be able to apply the featured design principles to your own web designs, mobile apps, or other digital work.
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Photoshop CS6 is truly amazing, but it can also be overwhelming if you're just getting started. This book makes learning Photoshop a breeze by explaining things in a friendly, conversational style - without technical jargon. After a thorough introduction to the program, you'll delve deep into Photoshop's secrets with expert tips and practical advice you can use every day. The important stuff you need to know: Learn your way around. Get a guided tour of Photoshop's beautiful new workspace. Unlock the magic. Discover the most practical ways to use layers, channels, masks, paths, and other tools. Fine-tune your images. Learn techniques for cropping, retouching, and combining photos. Play with color. Drain, change, and add color; and create gorgeous black-and-whites and duotones. Be artistic. Create original illustrations and paintings, use text and filters effectively, and edit video clips. Share your work. Produce great-looking images for print and the Web. Work smarter and faster. Automate common chores and install plug-ins for complex tasks.
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All you need to know on web design in a thorough new edition If you want just one complete reference on web design, this book is it. The newest edition of this essential guide features 650+ pages on the latest tools and new web design standards, such as HTML5, CSS 3, and other core technologies and page-building strategies. Five minibooks provide deep coverage: essential pre-design considerations, how to establish the look of your site, building a site, how to test your site, and taking your site public. Design professional and author Sue Jenkins understands what designers need and gives you the answers. Thorough revision brings you up to date on the latest changes in the world of web design Features five minibooks that cover all the bases: Getting Started, Designing for the Web, Building the Site, Standards and Testing, and Publishing and Site Maintenance Covers the latest tools, page-building strategies, and emerging technologies, such as HTML5 and CSS 3 Includes over 650 pages of detail on such topics as establishing audience focus, creating content, using mock-ups and storyboards to establish the look, how to design for text and images, testing your site, and more If you're looking for an in-depth reference on all aspects of designing and building a site and taking it live, Web Design All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the book.
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Take your idea from concept to production with this unique guide. Whether it's called physical computing, ubiquitous computing, or the Internet of Things, it's a hot topic in technology: how to channel your inner Steve Jobs and successfully combine hardware, embedded software, web services, electronics, and cool design to create cutting-edge devices that are fun, interactive, and practical. If you'd like to create the next must-have product, this unique book is the perfect place to start. Both a creative and practical primer, it explores the platforms you can use to develop hardware or software, discusses design concepts that will make your products eye-catching and appealing, and shows you ways to scale up from a single prototype to mass production. Features: helps software engineers, web designers, product designers, and electronics engineers start designing products using the Internet-of-Things approach; explains how to combine sensors, servos, robotics, Arduino chips, and more with various networks or the Internet, to create interactive, cutting-edge devices; and provides an overview of the necessary steps to take your idea from concept through production. If you'd like to design for the future, "Designing the Internet of Things" is a great place to start.
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Learn how to design websites that are engaging and responsive no matter which device is used to access them. This guide teaches you responsive design, using HTML5 best practices, CSS techniques, design principles and considerations, and accessibility concerns. Author Clarissa Peterson approaches responsive design techniques as part of a core set of skills all designers should possess, rather than as an add-on skill for advanced web developers. This book is ideal for any website designer, UX professional, or frontend engineer.
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Design a product user experience that works well on an entire ecosystem of mobile and desktop devices. With this guide, you'll learn how to tackle the unique challenges involved in building multi-screen experiences, using three main design patterns - Consistent, Complementary and Continuous - known as "The 3 C's." Author Michal Levin, a UX designer at Google, explains each pattern and demonstrates their application in the wild. The book also covers cross-device flow, data synchronization, flexible design, and visual design. You'll learn about data analytics paradigms to measure the performance of your multi-screen UX designs.
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Build Your Own Website is a fun, beginner-friendly introduction to the basics of designing a website. This cartoon tale shows you how to get a site up and running using WordPress and your newfound knowledge of HTML and CSS. As you follow the illustrated adventures of Kim and her dog, Tofu, you'll slay 404-error dragons and learn helpful tips from the Web Guru's HTML scrolls and Glinda, the Good Witch of CSS. This book is a perfect starting point for that precocious kid eager to make their mark on the web, tech-phobic adults who need a non-threatening guide, or creative types who have lots of great design ideas, but get a little queasy at the sight of HTML. Build Your Own Website makes getting started with Web design easy and fun, and it will unlock the keys to the Internet for a host of eager beginners.
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CSS3 is the technology behind most of the eye-catching visuals on the Web. But the docs can be dry, murky, and full of dastardly caveats for inconsistent browser implementations.This completely updated second edition of the best-selling "Book of CSS3" distills the dense technical language of the CSS3 specification into plain English and shows you what CSS3 can do now, in all major browsers. You'll find fully revised coverage of the updated syntax of gradients, grids, and flexible box layout, as well as all-new chapters on values and sizing, and graphical effects like filter effects and blend modes.With an abundance of real-world examples and a focus on the principles of good design, "The Book of CSS3" will help you expand your CSS skills, as you learn how to: Style text with custom font choices, drop shadows, and other effectsCreate, position, and resize background images on the flySpice up static web pages with event-driven transitions and animationsApply 2D and 3D transformations to text and imagesUse linear and radial gradients to create smooth color transitionsTake control of layout with grids, columns, and flexible alignmentTailor a website's appearance to every type of web-capable deviceThe companion website includes up-to-date browser compatibility charts, links to tutorials and resources, and live CSS3 examples.The Web can be an ugly place. Make it pretty with "The Book of CSS3."
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Get a Jump Start on the up and coming power tool on the design scene, Sketch! Sketch is fast becoming a favorite tool of modern web designers. With a simple, clean UI, and a raft of powerful features, such as intuitive grids, unlimited artboards, and granular export, Sketch is a great tool for web design; it's easy to see why so many top designers are adding it to their toolbox. This book provides a rapid and practical introduction to using Sketch for web design. If you're currently a Photoshop user, you'll quickly understand how Sketch can supercharge your design process. See how Sketch compares to Photoshop, and when to use one over the other Get to grips with Sketch's UI Use Sketch's built-in layout grid Add plugins to Sketch to boost functionality Export your designs into ready-to-use HTML and CSS And much more!
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A recent study found that on average, designing a form to have a great user experience almost doubled the rate of successful first-time completions. For example, Ebay made an additional $USD 500 million annually from redesigning ?just the button? on one? of their mobile form screens. More conversions, fewer dissatisfied users, better return on investment. Can you afford ?not to improve your forms' user experiences? This book will walk you through every part of designing a great forms user experience. From the words, to how the form looks, and on to interactivity, you'll learn how to design a web form that works beautifully on mobiles, laptops and?desktops. Filled with practical and engaging insights, and plenty of real-world examples, both good and bad. You'll learn answers to common queries like: Where should field labels go? What makes a question easy to understand? How do you design forms to work on small screens? How does touch impact on form design? How long can a form be? What look and feel should the form have: skeumorphic, flat, or something else? What's best practice for error messaging?
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Good UX is based on evidence; qualitative evidence, such as user testing and field research, can only get you so far. What you need is quantitative evidence: analytics. This book will show you, step-by-step, how you can use website and app analytics data to inform design choices and definitively improve uset experience. Offering practical guidelines, with plenty of detailed examples, this book covers: Why you need to gather analytics data for your UX projects Getting set up with analytics tools Analyzing data How to find problems in your analytics Use analytics to aid user research Measure and report on outcomes
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Design has become the key link between users and today's complex and rapidly evolving digital experiences, and designers are starting to be included in strategic conversations about the products and services that enterprises ultimately deliver. This has led to companies building in-house digital/experience design teams at unprecedented rates, but many of them don't understand how to get the most out of their investment. This practical guide provides guidelines for creating and leading design teams within your organization, and explores ways to use design as part of broader strategic planning. You'll discover: Why design's role has evolved in the digital age How to infuse design into every product and service experience The 12 qualities of effective design organizations How to structure your design team through a Centralized Partnership Design team roles and evolution The process of recruiting and hiring designers How to manage your design team and promote professional growth
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Learn how to convert website visitors into customers Part science and part art, conversion optimization is designed to turn visitors into customers. Carefully developed testing procedures are necessary to help you fine-tune images, headlines, navigation, colors, buttons, and every other element, creating a website that encourages visitors to take the action you seek. This book guides you through creating an optimization strategy that supports your business goals, using appropriate analytics tools, generating quality testing ideas, running online experiments, and making the adjustments that work. * Conversion optimization is part science and part art; this guide provides step-by-step guidance to help you optimize your website for maximum conversion rates * Explains how to analyze data, prioritize experiment opportunities, and choose the right testing methods * Helps you learn what to adjust, how to do it, and how to analyze the results * Features hands-on exercises, case studies, and a full-color insert reinforcing key tactics * Author has used these techniques to assist Fortune 500 clients You Should Test That explains both the "why" and the "how" of conversion optimization, helping you maximize the value of your website.
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This book is an introduction to OAuth 2.0, an authentication and authorization protocol for the web. If you're a web application developer or mobile app developer, this book will show you the power of using OAuth to determine the identity of your users and get delegated access to their data to improve the user experience of your app. Use cases and code examples covering many popular APIs and identity providers are included.
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Your real-world introduction to mechanical design with Autodesk Inventor 2016 Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2016 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2016 is a complete real-world reference and tutorial for those learning this mechanical design software. With straightforward explanations and practical tutorials, this guide brings you up to speed with Inventor in the context of real-world workflows and environments. You'll begin designing right away as you become acquainted with the interface and conventions, and then move into more complex projects as you learn sketching, modeling, assemblies, weldment design, functional design, documentation, visualization, simulation and analysis, and much more. Detailed discussions are reinforced with step-by-step tutorials, and the companion website provides downloadable project files that allow you to compare your work to the pros. Whether you're teaching yourself, teaching a class, or preparing for the Inventor certification exam, this is the guide you need to quickly gain confidence and real-world ability. Inventor's 2D and 3D design features integrate with process automation tools to help manufacturers create, manage, and share data. This detailed guide shows you the ins and outs of all aspects of the program, so you can jump right in and start designing with confidence. * Sketch, model, and edit parts, then use them to build assemblies * Create exploded views, flat sheet metal patterns, and more * Boost productivity with data exchange and visualization tools * Perform simulations and stress analysis before the prototyping stage This complete reference includes topics not covered elsewhere, including large assemblies, integrating other CAD data, effective modeling by industry, effective data sharing, and more. For a comprehensive, real-world guide to Inventor from a professional perspective, Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2016 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2016 is the easy-to-follow hands-on training you've been looking for.
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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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The complete SolidWorks reference-tutorial for beginner to advanced techniques Mastering SolidWorks is the reference-tutorial for all users. Packed with step-by-step instructions, video tutorials for over 40 chapters, and coverage of little-known techniques, this book takes you from novice to power user with clear instruction that goes beyond the basics. Fundamental techniques are detailed with real-world examples for hands-on learning, and the companion website provides tutorial files for all exercises. Even veteran users will find value in new techniques that make familiar tasks faster, easier, and more organized, including advanced file management tools that simplify and streamline pre-flight checks. SolidWorks is the leading 3D CAD program, and is an essential tool for engineers, mechanical designers, industrial designers, and drafters around the world. User friendly features such as drag-and-drop, point-and-click, and cut-and-paste tools belie the software's powerful capabilities that can help you create cleaner, more precise, more polished designs in a fraction of the time. This book is the comprehensive reference every SolidWorks user needs, with tutorials, background, and more for beginner to advanced techniques. Get a grasp on fundamental SolidWorks 2D and 3D tasks using realistic examples with text-based tutorials Delve into advanced functionality and capabilities not commonly covered by how-to guides Incorporate improved search, Pack-and-Go and other file management tools into your workflow Adopt best practices and exclusive techniques you won't find anywhere else Work through this book beginning-to-end as a complete SolidWorks course, or dip in as needed to learn new techniques and time-saving tricks on-demand. Organized for efficiency and designed for practicality, these tips will remain useful at any stage of expertise. With exclusive coverage and informative detail, Mastering SolidWorks is the tutorial-reference for users at every level of expertise.
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Foundation Expression Blend 4 with Silverlight takes you through your first steps in creating rich Internet applications (RIAs) using the latest release of Microsoft's technology. You'll explore features such as custom user controls that you can reuse throughout your projects and the media element that allows you to easily add sound and video to your applications. Silverlight 4 enables you to rapidly develop compelling, cross-platform RIAs using the extensive .NET 4 libraries, the powerful, design friendly Blend 4 integrated development environment (IDE), and an enhanced workflow that allows designers and developers to work on the same set of files at the same time. At the end, you'll put everything you have learned together to create a sample Silverlight 4 website. Whether you're an experienced .NET or web developer, or you're just starting out, this book will provide you with all you need to create RIAs with Expression Blend 4. * Develop stunning RIAs in a short time using Blend 4 and Silverlight 4. * Learn basic object-oriented programming principles. * Get familiar with the Blend 4 development environment.
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