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HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites

By Jon Duckett

Jon Duckett
Paperback (490 pages)

HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites
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A full-color introduction to the basics of HTML and CSS from the publishers of Wrox! 

Every day, more and more people want to learn some HTML and CSS. Joining the professional web designers and programmers are new audiences who need to know a little bit of code at work (update a content management system or e-commerce store) and those who want to make their personal blogs more attractive. Many books teaching HTML and CSS are dry and only written for those who want to become programmers, which is why this book takes an entirely new approach.

  • Introduces HTML and CSS in a way that makes them accessible to everyone—hobbyists, students, and professionals—and it’s full-color throughout
  • Utilizes information graphics and lifestyle photography to explain the topics in a simple way that is engaging
  • Boasts a unique structure that allows you to progress through the chapters from beginning to end or just dip into topics of particular interest at your leisure

This educational book is one that you will enjoy picking up, reading, then referring back to. It will make you wish other technical topics were presented in such a simple, attractive and engaging way!

This book is also available as part of a set in hardcover - Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781119038634; and in softcover - Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781118907443.

Above the Fold: Understanding the Principles of Successful Web Site Design

By Brian D Miller

HOW Design
Released: 2011-03-11
Paperback (272 pages)

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Above the Fold is a book about the fundamentals of effective graphic communication set in the context of Web design. Unlike other books that focus on the intersection of design and technology, Above the Fold explores the relationship between the stakeholders of a Web project-- the designer, the user and the client -- and how this continuous cycle affects the decisions made by successful Web designers. Above the Fold is not technical manual or a how-to book, nor is it about timely trends; it's about the timeless fundamentals of layout, usability and measurement that lead to a successful digital product. 

The Design of Sites: Patterns for Creating Winning Web Sites (2nd Edition)

By Douglas K. van Duyne & Jason I. Hong

Douglas K van Duyne
Paperback (1024 pages)

The Design of Sites: Patterns for Creating Winning Web Sites (2nd Edition)
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<>Praise for the second edition of The Design of Sites

 

"In my worldwide IBM marketing role, I have the benefit of working with some of the finest international interactive agencies and internal Web teams. As I read The Design of Sites, [I see] the insight from years of professional advice has been put to paper. Nowhere have I seen such a practical, effective, and easy-to-use book to solve and avoid Internet design issues. I keep a copy of the book handy to remind me of the things I forgot and to gain fresh perspectives. It never fails to deliver."
-John Cilio, marketing manager, IBM System x & z Storage Synergy


"The Design of Sites artfully brings forward the original intent of Christopher Alexander’s pattern language into the user experience design arena. It is a valuable and comprehensive reference."

-George Hackman, Jr., senior director of User Experience for User Interface Guidelines, Patterns and Standards, Oracle Corporation


"The Design of Sites is one of the best tools I have in my usability toolbox. [These] Web UI design patterns make it easy for me to show my clients how to get the most usability bang for their buck."

-Claudia Alden Case, usability consultant and interaction designer, Alden Case Enterprises, Inc.


"If only biology class had been like this. Lucid text, bulletproof content, and a comprehensive taxonomy that’s just as much a source of inspiration as it is a production tool. This is a really, really good book. If you build Web sites, read it."

-Marc Campbell, author of Web Design Garage


Praise for the first edition of The Design of Sites


"Stop reinventing the wheel every time you design a Web site! The Design of Sites helps you rethink your Web sites in terms of genres and patterns. Once you have identified the patterns and applied the best practices for those patterns as outlined in this book, you will reduce your design effort by 50 percent . . . at least!"

-Pawan R. Vora, vice president, Information Architecture, Seurat Company


"The content [in The Design of Sites] could make a novice into a seasoned professional over a weekend. Many companies pay a fortune for the information contained in the book’s primary chapters."

-John Cilio, marketing manager, IBM System x & z Storage Synergy


"This book has many handy checklists for what you should and should not do in creating a conventional Web site. Just following the authors’ suggestions would put your site in the top few percent for readability and usability."

-Jef Raskin, creator of the Macintosh computer and author of The Humane Interface


"Now that The Design of Sites has made its appearance, we won't have to put up with those poorly designed Web pages. These authors have captured patterns from successful Web designers, including their own experience in consulting and teaching, and have made this information accessible to all of us. The book is readable yet full of worthwhile information--a valuable addition to any Web designer’s bookshelf."

-Linda Rising, independent consultant and author of The Patterns Handbook, The Pattern Almanac 2000, and Design Patterns in Communications Software


"[The Design of Sites] bridges the gap from theory to practice and makes it possible for people in the Web-design space to use user-centered design principles in their work—without having to undertake extensive training."

-Maya Venkatraman, human interface engineer, Sun Microsystems


"The coverage [in The Design of Sites] is excellent--issues go beyond the traditional ‘design the best page’ focus and do a good job of showing the context. I haven’t seen any other book with the kind of breadth this has."

-Terry Winograd, professor of computer science, Stanford University, and editor of Bringing Design to Software


"With this book as a reference, you can benefit from what companies like Yahoo! have learned and apply it to your site, even if you don’t have a design and research team similarly sized and staffed."

From the foreword by Irene Au, director of User Experience, Google; former vice president of User Experience and Design, Yahoo!


The Design of Sites , Second Edition, is the definitive reference for the principles, patterns, methodologies, and best practices underlying exceptional Web design. If you are involved in the creation of dynamic Web sites, this book will give you all the necessary tools and techniques to create effortless end-user Web experiences, improve customer satisfaction, and achieve a balanced approach to Web design.


After a comprehensive tutorial covering the foundations of good Web site design, you will move on to discover the thirteen major Web design pattern groups. These patterns solve recurring design problems and help design teams avoid reinventing the wheel. Patterns range from creating a solid navigation framework and the all-important home page, to instilling trust and building credibility with your customers and improving site performance through better design.


The book features

  • Coverage of AJAX, the Mobile Web, and online communities
  • Seventeen new design patterns to add to the original ninety, including the new blog site type
  • More than twenty significantly updated patterns
  • 450 four-color screen shots and diagrams, including more than 150 new images
  • Key site elements, including site maps, style sheets, dynamic elements, and customer profiles
  • Clear, visual organization with color-coded sections for easy reference
  • A balanced approach to Web design that takes both customer and business needs into account

Creating a Web Site: Design and Build Your First Site! (Dummies Junior)

By Greg Rickaby

For Dummies
Paperback (128 pages)

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Speak to the world with your very own custom website!

Creating a Web Site is the kids' guide to learning basic website design! From planning to perfecting, this book walks you through the entire process of building your own website, with easy-to-read instructions and plenty of pictures every step of the way. Good planning saves you a ton of work, so you'll begin by getting your ideas out of your head and onto paper. Next, you'll find a template that already has the basic features you want, so you can start working on the fun stuff right away. You'll learn all the HTML and CSS you need to make your site look and act the way you want it to, and you'll learn how to add video, images, widgets, and more to make the design your very own! Before you know it, you'll have your own custom-built website showcasing your talents and interests for the world.

If you want your own website, why settle for a basic template that makes your page look like everyone else's? You don't need to build it from scratch—with a few simple lines of code, you can transform a basic template into the site of your dreams. This book shows you how to have fun from page one as you:

  • Figure out just what kind of site you want to build
  • Create a mood board to bring your ideas into reality
  • Choose your favorite template and customize it with CSS and HTML
  • Add widgets, pictures, video, and more to make your site your very own

Easy instruction with a dose of humor have made the For Dummies books a leading resource for adults around the globe. The Dummies Junior series brings that learning to kids, with projects designed specifically for your interests, skills, and abilities. Creating a Web Site helps you build your digital home base, with fun instruction every step of the way.

Graphic Design Basics (with Premium Web Site Printed Access Card)

By Amy E. Arntson

Wadsworth Publishing
Paperback (272 pages)

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GRAPHIC DESIGN BASICS combines design principles, history, and current technology to present students a comprehensive introduction to the field of graphic design. Keeping pace with rapid changes in the field of design, while maintaining a consistently high academic quality, the text emphasizes design structure, visual perception and digital design, with a wide range of visuals from throughout design history, as well as the latest contemporary illustrations. Each chapter provides assignments with student sample solutions and critique sections to help students apply the concepts and assess their work. This market leader's interwoven combination of concept, history, and practice rarely found in other graphic design texts has been enriched by integrating material specific to digital design. The accompanying Premium Website offers students bonus images, interviews with artists featured in the text, additional projects, studio techniques and research links.

Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter)

By Dan M. Brown

Brand: New Riders
Paperback (312 pages)

Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter)
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Successful web design teams depend on clear communication between developers and their clients—and among members of the development team. Wireframes, site maps, flow charts, and other design diagrams establish a common language so designers and project teams can capture ideas, track progress, and keep their stakeholders informed.

 

In this all new edition of Communicating Design, author and information architect Dan Brown defines and describes each deliverable, then offers practical advice for creating the documents and using them in the context of teamwork and presentations, independent of methodology. Whatever processes, tools, or approaches you use, this book will help you improve the creation and presentation of your wireframes, site maps, flow charts, and other deliverables.

 

The book now features:

 

  • An improved structure comprising two main sections: Design Diagrams and Design Deliverables. The first focuses on the nuts and bolts of design documentation and the second explains how to pull it all together.
  •  New deliverable: design briefs, as well as updated advice on wireframes, flow charts, and concept models.
  •  More illustrations, to help designers understand the subtle variations and approaches to creating design diagrams.
  • Reader exercises, for those lonely nights when all you really want to do is practice creating wireframes, or for use in workshops and classes.
  • Contributions from industry leaders: Tamara Adlin, Stephen Anderson, Dana Chisnell, Nathan Curtis, Chris Fahey, James Melzer, Steve Mulder, Donna Spencer, and Russ Unger.

 

“As an educator, I have looked to Communicating Design both as a formal textbook and an informal guide for its design systems that ultimately make our ideas possible and the complex clear.”

—Liz Danzico, from the Foreword

Building Websites All-in-One For Dummies

By David Karlins

Brand: For Dummies
Paperback (816 pages)

Building Websites All-in-One For Dummies
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Ten minibooks in one! The perfect reference for beginning web builders

This hefty, 800+ page book is your start-to-finish roadmap for building a web site for personal or professional use. Even if you're completely new to the process, this book is packed with everything you need to know to build an attractive, usable, and working site. In addition to being a thorough reference on the basics, this updated new edition also covers the very latest trends and tools, such as HTML5, mobile site planning for smartphones and tablets, connecting with social media, and more.

  • Packs ten minibooks into one hefty reference: Preparation, Site Design, Site Construction, Web Graphics, Multimedia, Interactive Elements, Form Management, Social Media Integration, Site Management, and Case Studies
  • Covers the newest trends and tools, including HTML5, the new Adobe Create Suite, and connecting with social media
  • Offers in-depth reviews and case studies of existing sites created for a variety of purposes and audiences, such as blog sites and non-profit sites
  • Walks you through essential technologies, including Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and more

Plan, build, and maintain a site that does exactly what you need, with Building Web Sites All-In-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition.

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design: Designing Great Web Sites is Not Rocket Science!

By Jason Beaird

Jason Beaird James George
Paperback (220 pages)

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design: Designing Great Web Sites is Not Rocket Science!
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The Principles of Beautiful Web Design is the ideal book for people who can build websites, but are seeking the skills and knowledge to visually enhance their sites.

This book will teach you how to:

  • Understand what makes "good design," from discovery through to implementation
  • Use color effectively, develop color schemes, and create a palette
  • Create pleasing layouts using grids, the rule of thirds, and symmetry
  • Employ textures: lines, points, shapes, volumes, and depth
  • Apply typography to make ordinary designs look great
  • Choose, edit, and position effective imagery

And lots more...



This easy-to-follow guide is illustrated with beautiful, full-color examples, and will lead you through the process of creating great designs from start to finish.

The third edition of this book has been greatly revised and now features:

  • Updated and expanded coverage of mobile and responsive web design (RWD)
  • A new sample project
  • New sections on user interface and icon design
  • Common user-interface patterns and resources

Web Design: A Beginner's Guide Second Edition

By Wendy Willard

Wendy Willard
Released: 2010-05-21
Paperback (384 pages)

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

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.

Head First Web Design: A Learner's Companion to Accessible, Usable, Engaging Websites

By Ethan Watrall

Brand: O'Reilly Media
Paperback (500 pages)

Head First Web Design: A Learner s Companion to Accessible, Usable, Engaging Websites
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Want to know how to make your pages look beautiful, communicate your message effectively, guide visitors through your website with ease, and get everything approved by the accessibility and usability police at the same time? Head First Web Design is your ticket to mastering all of these complex topics, and understanding what's really going on in the world of web design.

Whether you're building a personal blog or a corporate website, there's a lot more to web design than div's and CSS selectors, but what do you really need to know? With this book, you'll learn the secrets of designing effective, user-friendly sites, from customer requirements to hand-drawn storyboards all the way to finished HTML and CSS creations that offer an unforgettable online presence.

The revised two-color edition of this book includes a free online version of the chapter on web color. You can easily access this chapter at Oreilly.com once you register your book.

Your time is way too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First Web Design uses a visually rich format specifically designed to take advantage of the way your brain really works.


 
 
 
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