The Principles of Beautiful Web Design

By Jason Beaird

The ideas of lovely website design is the precise e-book for those that can construct web pages, yet are searching for the talents and information to visually increase their sites.

This ebook will educate you the way to:

  • Understand what makes "good design," from discovery via to implementation
  • Use colour successfully, boost colour schemes, and create a palette
  • Create wonderful layouts utilizing grids, the guideline of thirds, and symmetry
  • Employ textures: traces, issues, shapes, volumes, and depth
  • Apply typography to make traditional designs glance great
  • Choose, edit, and place powerful imagery

And plenty more...

This easy-to-follow consultant is illustrated with attractive, full-color examples, and should lead you thru the method of constructing nice designs from begin to end.

The 3rd version of this booklet has been tremendously revised and now features:

  • Updated and improved assurance of cellular and responsive website design (RWD)
  • A new pattern project
  • New sections on consumer interface and icon design
  • Common user-interface styles and resources

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By Jason Beaird

The ideas of lovely website design is the precise e-book for those that can construct web pages, yet are searching for the talents and information to visually increase their sites.

This ebook will educate you the way to:

  • Understand what makes "good design," from discovery via to implementation
  • Use colour successfully, boost colour schemes, and create a palette
  • Create wonderful layouts utilizing grids, the guideline of thirds, and symmetry
  • Employ textures: traces, issues, shapes, volumes, and depth
  • Apply typography to make traditional designs glance great
  • Choose, edit, and place powerful imagery

And plenty more...

This easy-to-follow consultant is illustrated with attractive, full-color examples, and should lead you thru the method of constructing nice designs from begin to end.

The 3rd version of this booklet has been tremendously revised and now features:

  • Updated and improved assurance of cellular and responsive website design (RWD)
  • A new pattern project
  • New sections on consumer interface and icon design
  • Common user-interface styles and resources

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Professional WordPress

By Hal Stern, David Damstra, Brad Williams

An in-depth examine the internals of the WordPress approach. because the most well liked running a blog and content material administration platform on hand this day, WordPress is a strong software. This fascinating ebook is going past the fundamentals and delves into the center of the WordPress method, supplying overviews of the useful features of WordPress in addition to plug-in and subject improvement.

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By Hal Stern, David Damstra, Brad Williams

An in-depth examine the internals of the WordPress approach. because the most well liked running a blog and content material administration platform on hand this day, WordPress is a strong software. This fascinating ebook is going past the fundamentals and delves into the center of the WordPress method, supplying overviews of the useful features of WordPress in addition to plug-in and subject improvement.

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Pro ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework (Expert's Voice in .NET)

By Adam Freeman

The ASP.NET MVC three Framework is the newest evolution of Microsoft’s ASP.NET internet platform. It presents a high-productivity programming version that promotes cleanser code structure, test-driven improvement, and strong extensibility, mixed with the entire advantages of ASP.NET 4.

during this 3rd variation, the center model-view-controller (MVC) architectural innovations should not easily defined or mentioned in isolation, yet are verified in motion. You’ll paintings via a longer educational to create a operating e-commerce internet program that mixes ASP.NET MVC with the newest C# language good points and unit-testing most sensible practices. via gaining this valuable, useful adventure, you’ll notice MVC’s strengths and weaknesses for yourself―and positioned your best-learned concept into practice.

The book's authors Steve Sanderson and Adam Freeman have either watched the expansion of ASP.NET MVC due to the fact its first free up. Steve is a widely known blogger at the MVC Framework and a member of the Microsoft internet Platform and instruments staff. Adam began designing and development net purposes 15 years in the past and has been liable for a few of the world's greatest and such a lot formidable tasks. you'll be definite you're in secure hands.

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By Adam Freeman

The ASP.NET MVC three Framework is the newest evolution of Microsoft’s ASP.NET internet platform. It presents a high-productivity programming version that promotes cleanser code structure, test-driven improvement, and strong extensibility, mixed with the entire advantages of ASP.NET 4.

during this 3rd variation, the center model-view-controller (MVC) architectural innovations should not easily defined or mentioned in isolation, yet are verified in motion. You’ll paintings via a longer educational to create a operating e-commerce internet program that mixes ASP.NET MVC with the newest C# language good points and unit-testing most sensible practices. via gaining this valuable, useful adventure, you’ll notice MVC’s strengths and weaknesses for yourself―and positioned your best-learned concept into practice.

The book's authors Steve Sanderson and Adam Freeman have either watched the expansion of ASP.NET MVC due to the fact its first free up. Steve is a widely known blogger at the MVC Framework and a member of the Microsoft internet Platform and instruments staff. Adam began designing and development net purposes 15 years in the past and has been liable for a few of the world's greatest and such a lot formidable tasks. you'll be definite you're in secure hands.

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Responsive Web Design by Example

By Thoriq Firdaus

Discover how one can simply create enticing, responsive web pages with minimal hassle!

Overview

• swiftly improve and prototype responsive web content through the use of robust open resource frameworks.
• concentration much less at the thought and extra on effects, with transparent step by step directions, previews, and examples that can assist you alongside the way.
• learn the way you could make the most of 3 of the main strong responsive frameworks on hand this day: Bootstrap, Skeleton, and Zurb Foundation.

In Detail

Responsive website design is an explosive region of progress in glossy internet improvement a result of large quantity of other machine sizes and resolutions which are now commercially to be had. now you can create your personal responsive web site quick and successfully, permitting you to show off your content material in a layout that might paintings on any machine with a web browser.

By following our designated step by step directions during this based reference advisor, you are going to find out how you could construct attractive responsive web pages. With insurance of Bootstrap, Skeleton, and Zurb starting place you'll find out about 3 of the main robust responsive frameworks to be had today.

Leading you thru by way of useful instance, you'll locate that this crucial reference develops your knowing via really aiding you create attractive web content step-by-step in entrance of your very eyes.

After going over the fundamentals, you'll be capable of choose from developing your individual responsive portfolio web page with Skeleton, development a gorgeous product web page with Bootstrap, or constructing your personal specialist enterprise web site with Zurb Foundation.

Ultimately you'll methods to make a decision which framework is true for you, and the way you could set up and customise it on your specified specifications!

What you are going to examine from this book

• how one can come to a decision which responsive framework is correct for you.
• Harness the flexibleness of Skeleton to create a really exact portfolio.
• Use Bootstrap to nearly without difficulty create a beautiful product release page.
• Create a web presence on your enterprise that may paintings on any equipment with Zurb origin.
• observe how one can leverage CSS to its complete capability for refining your responsive websites.

Approach

Written as a concise but sensible advisor with an particular specialize in exhibiting novices tips to get their own responsive web content up and operating, this crucial reference contains assurance of tried-and-tested responsive frameworks in a project-based structure that at the same time offers noticeable effects while constructing middle understanding.

Who this ebook is written for

Ideal for anyone who desires their on-line presence to be suitable with units and resolutions of any measurement, Responsive website design through Example exhibits you the way to pick the correct framework on your personal venture specifications after which publications you thru the method of set up, configuration, and customization.

With 3 hugely dependent and meticulously designed tasks to select from, it's the excellent reference for either new and present internet builders who are looking to be capable to increase their abilities and exhibit their content material in a very specialist demeanour.

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By Thoriq Firdaus

Discover how one can simply create enticing, responsive web pages with minimal hassle!

Overview

• swiftly improve and prototype responsive web content through the use of robust open resource frameworks.
• concentration much less at the thought and extra on effects, with transparent step by step directions, previews, and examples that can assist you alongside the way.
• learn the way you could make the most of 3 of the main strong responsive frameworks on hand this day: Bootstrap, Skeleton, and Zurb Foundation.

In Detail

Responsive website design is an explosive region of progress in glossy internet improvement a result of large quantity of other machine sizes and resolutions which are now commercially to be had. now you can create your personal responsive web site quick and successfully, permitting you to show off your content material in a layout that might paintings on any machine with a web browser.

By following our designated step by step directions during this based reference advisor, you are going to find out how you could construct attractive responsive web pages. With insurance of Bootstrap, Skeleton, and Zurb starting place you'll find out about 3 of the main robust responsive frameworks to be had today.

Leading you thru by way of useful instance, you'll locate that this crucial reference develops your knowing via really aiding you create attractive web content step-by-step in entrance of your very eyes.

After going over the fundamentals, you'll be capable of choose from developing your individual responsive portfolio web page with Skeleton, development a gorgeous product web page with Bootstrap, or constructing your personal specialist enterprise web site with Zurb Foundation.

Ultimately you'll methods to make a decision which framework is true for you, and the way you could set up and customise it on your specified specifications!

What you are going to examine from this book

• how one can come to a decision which responsive framework is correct for you.
• Harness the flexibleness of Skeleton to create a really exact portfolio.
• Use Bootstrap to nearly without difficulty create a beautiful product release page.
• Create a web presence on your enterprise that may paintings on any equipment with Zurb origin.
• observe how one can leverage CSS to its complete capability for refining your responsive websites.

Approach

Written as a concise but sensible advisor with an particular specialize in exhibiting novices tips to get their own responsive web content up and operating, this crucial reference contains assurance of tried-and-tested responsive frameworks in a project-based structure that at the same time offers noticeable effects while constructing middle understanding.

Who this ebook is written for

Ideal for anyone who desires their on-line presence to be suitable with units and resolutions of any measurement, Responsive website design through Example exhibits you the way to pick the correct framework on your personal venture specifications after which publications you thru the method of set up, configuration, and customization.

With 3 hugely dependent and meticulously designed tasks to select from, it's the excellent reference for either new and present internet builders who are looking to be capable to increase their abilities and exhibit their content material in a very specialist demeanour.

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CSS Essentials

By Smashing Magazine

While builders brush off CSS to pay attention to JavaScript functionality, they could be overlooking a few nice functions of CSS. This e-book, "CSS Essentials" (eBook #18), explores a few sensible implementations of CSS, together with utilization of pseudo-elements in CSS, decoupling HTML from CSS, glossy CSS layouts with equivalent peak columns, taming complicated CSS selectors, and so forth. those ideas and articles might help enhance either the functionality and maintainability of your web content throughout browsers.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

- Backgrounds In CSS: every thing you must Know
- The secret Of The CSS drift Property
- The Z-Index CSS estate: A finished Look
- CSS Sprites: invaluable concepts, Or power Nuisance?
- sleek CSS Layouts: the fundamental Characteristics
- sleek CSS Layouts, half 2: the fundamental Techniques
- Writing CSS For Others
- Decoupling HTML From CSS
- CSS Specificity And Inheritance
- equivalent top Column Layouts With Borders And adverse Margins In CSS
- !important CSS Declarations: How And whilst to exploit Them
- CSS Sprites Revisited
- studying to take advantage of The :before And :after Pseudo-Elements In CSS
- Taming complicated CSS Selectors
- Six CSS structure good points to seem ahead To

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By Smashing Magazine

While builders brush off CSS to pay attention to JavaScript functionality, they could be overlooking a few nice functions of CSS. This e-book, "CSS Essentials" (eBook #18), explores a few sensible implementations of CSS, together with utilization of pseudo-elements in CSS, decoupling HTML from CSS, glossy CSS layouts with equivalent peak columns, taming complicated CSS selectors, and so forth. those ideas and articles might help enhance either the functionality and maintainability of your web content throughout browsers.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

- Backgrounds In CSS: every thing you must Know
- The secret Of The CSS drift Property
- The Z-Index CSS estate: A finished Look
- CSS Sprites: invaluable concepts, Or power Nuisance?
- sleek CSS Layouts: the fundamental Characteristics
- sleek CSS Layouts, half 2: the fundamental Techniques
- Writing CSS For Others
- Decoupling HTML From CSS
- CSS Specificity And Inheritance
- equivalent top Column Layouts With Borders And adverse Margins In CSS
- !important CSS Declarations: How And whilst to exploit Them
- CSS Sprites Revisited
- studying to take advantage of The :before And :after Pseudo-Elements In CSS
- Taming complicated CSS Selectors
- Six CSS structure good points to seem ahead To

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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Dreamweaver CS5

The quick, effortless, visible solution to research Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver holds ninety percentage of the marketplace percentage for pro website improvement software program. It permits clients to construct and retain powerful websites with no writing code; this full-color, step by step visible advisor exhibits starting internet designers easy methods to construct dynamic, database-driven sites quick and easily.

  • Dreamweaver is the major instrument for site improvement ; this visible reference covers what newcomers want to know to utilize most modern unlock and create professional-quality sites
  • Covers greater than one hundred fifty Dreamweaver projects with transparent, step by step directions illustrated with full-color monitor shots
  • Shows find out how to practice type sheets, use dynamic HTML, upload multimedia and photographs, post and retain your web site, use links to navigate via a domain in addition to to hyperlink to different websites, create dynamic websites utilizing databases, and masses more

With two-page classes, greater display photographs, and concise, jargon-free causes, Teach your self VISUALLY Dreamweaver is the precise consultant for starting internet designers who're additionally visible learners.

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The quick, effortless, visible solution to research Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver holds ninety percentage of the marketplace percentage for pro website improvement software program. It permits clients to construct and retain powerful websites with no writing code; this full-color, step by step visible advisor exhibits starting internet designers easy methods to construct dynamic, database-driven sites quick and easily.

  • Dreamweaver is the major instrument for site improvement ; this visible reference covers what newcomers want to know to utilize most modern unlock and create professional-quality sites
  • Covers greater than one hundred fifty Dreamweaver projects with transparent, step by step directions illustrated with full-color monitor shots
  • Shows find out how to practice type sheets, use dynamic HTML, upload multimedia and photographs, post and retain your web site, use links to navigate via a domain in addition to to hyperlink to different websites, create dynamic websites utilizing databases, and masses more

With two-page classes, greater display photographs, and concise, jargon-free causes, Teach your self VISUALLY Dreamweaver is the precise consultant for starting internet designers who're additionally visible learners.

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Programming Google App Engine with Python: Build and Run Scalable Python Apps on Google's Infrastructure

This useful advisor indicates intermediate and complicated internet and cellular app builders find out how to construct hugely scalable Python functions within the cloud with Google App Engine. The flagship of Google's Cloud Platform, App Engine hosts your app on infrastructure that grows instantly together with your site visitors, minimizing up-front expenditures and accommodating unforeseen viewers. You’ll research hands-on the way to practice universal improvement projects with App Engine companies and improvement instruments, together with deployment and maintenance.

App Engine's Python aid features a quickly Python 2.7 interpreter, the normal library, and a Wsgi-based runtime atmosphere. choose between many renowned internet program frameworks, together with Django and Flask.

  • Get a hands-on advent to App Engine's instruments and lines, utilizing an instance application
  • Simulate App Engine in your improvement desktop with instruments from Google Cloud Sdk
  • Structure your app into separately addressable modules, each one with its personal scaling configuration
  • Exploit the ability of the scalable Cloud Datastore, utilizing queries, transactions, and information modeling with the ndb library
  • Use Cloud Sql for traditional relational databases with App Engine applications
  • Learn how you can installation, deal with, and check out your program on Google infrastructure

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This useful advisor indicates intermediate and complicated internet and cellular app builders find out how to construct hugely scalable Python functions within the cloud with Google App Engine. The flagship of Google's Cloud Platform, App Engine hosts your app on infrastructure that grows instantly together with your site visitors, minimizing up-front expenditures and accommodating unforeseen viewers. You’ll research hands-on the way to practice universal improvement projects with App Engine companies and improvement instruments, together with deployment and maintenance.

App Engine's Python aid features a quickly Python 2.7 interpreter, the normal library, and a Wsgi-based runtime atmosphere. choose between many renowned internet program frameworks, together with Django and Flask.

  • Get a hands-on advent to App Engine's instruments and lines, utilizing an instance application
  • Simulate App Engine in your improvement desktop with instruments from Google Cloud Sdk
  • Structure your app into separately addressable modules, each one with its personal scaling configuration
  • Exploit the ability of the scalable Cloud Datastore, utilizing queries, transactions, and information modeling with the ndb library
  • Use Cloud Sql for traditional relational databases with App Engine applications
  • Learn how you can installation, deal with, and check out your program on Google infrastructure

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PHP for Absolute Beginners

By Jason Lengstorf, Thomas Blom Hansen

PHP is a server-side scripting language that allows you to strengthen dynamic websites that have interaction clients in ways in which are easily impossible utilizing simply HTML and CSS. PHP for Absolute Beginners takes a realistic method of instructing you ways to construct dynamic content material in your web site utilizing personal home page. You’ll fast start with sensible personal home page initiatives, studying tips on how to construct a dynamic photograph gallery. through the tip of the e-book you’ll can have constructed a private web publication whole with a password safe admin module.

PHP for Absolute Beginners will not swamp you with each aspect of the entire Hypertext Preprocessor language up entrance – as an alternative, you’ll be brought to a small, flexible subset of personal home page and discover ways to use it creatively to advance dynamic sites. within the strategy you'll learn how to use variables, keep an eye on buildings, features, and items on your virtue. you are going to plan and create databases and the way to arrange your Hypertext Preprocessor scripts fantastically. on the finish of the ebook, you'll be a convinced Hypertext Preprocessor person, able to take the subsequent steps in developing nice websites.

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By Jason Lengstorf, Thomas Blom Hansen

PHP is a server-side scripting language that allows you to strengthen dynamic websites that have interaction clients in ways in which are easily impossible utilizing simply HTML and CSS. PHP for Absolute Beginners takes a realistic method of instructing you ways to construct dynamic content material in your web site utilizing personal home page. You’ll fast start with sensible personal home page initiatives, studying tips on how to construct a dynamic photograph gallery. through the tip of the e-book you’ll can have constructed a private web publication whole with a password safe admin module.

PHP for Absolute Beginners will not swamp you with each aspect of the entire Hypertext Preprocessor language up entrance – as an alternative, you’ll be brought to a small, flexible subset of personal home page and discover ways to use it creatively to advance dynamic sites. within the strategy you'll learn how to use variables, keep an eye on buildings, features, and items on your virtue. you are going to plan and create databases and the way to arrange your Hypertext Preprocessor scripts fantastically. on the finish of the ebook, you'll be a convinced Hypertext Preprocessor person, able to take the subsequent steps in developing nice websites.

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Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience

By Jeff Gothelf, Josh Seiden

The Lean UX method of interplay layout is tailored for today’s web-driven truth. during this insightful ebook, prime recommend Jeff Gothelf teaches you important Lean UX rules, strategies, and methods from the floor up—how to speedily test with layout rules, validate them with genuine clients, and constantly modify your layout in response to what you learn.

Inspired via Lean and Agile improvement theories, Lean UX permits you to specialize in the particular adventure being designed, instead of deliverables. This booklet exhibits you the way to collaborate heavily with different participants of the product staff, and assemble suggestions early and infrequently. You’ll tips on how to force the layout in brief, iterative cycles to evaluate what works most sensible for the company and the person. Lean UX exhibits you the way to make this change—for the better.

  • Frame a imaginative and prescient of the matter you’re fixing and concentration your group at the correct outcomes
  • Bring the designers’ toolkit to the remainder of your product team
  • Share your insights along with your staff a lot previous within the process
  • Create minimal manageable items to figure out which principles are valid
  • Incorporate the voice of the buyer in the course of the undertaking cycle
  • Make your staff extra effective: mix Lean UX with Agile’s Scrum framework
  • Understand the organizational shifts essential to combine Lean UX

Lean UX bought the 2013 Jolt Award from Dr. Dobb's Journal because the top booklet of the yr. The publication's panel of judges selected 5 outstanding books, released in the course of a 12-month interval finishing June 30, that each severe programmer may still read.

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By Jeff Gothelf, Josh Seiden

The Lean UX method of interplay layout is tailored for today’s web-driven truth. during this insightful ebook, prime recommend Jeff Gothelf teaches you important Lean UX rules, strategies, and methods from the floor up—how to speedily test with layout rules, validate them with genuine clients, and constantly modify your layout in response to what you learn.

Inspired via Lean and Agile improvement theories, Lean UX permits you to specialize in the particular adventure being designed, instead of deliverables. This booklet exhibits you the way to collaborate heavily with different participants of the product staff, and assemble suggestions early and infrequently. You’ll tips on how to force the layout in brief, iterative cycles to evaluate what works most sensible for the company and the person. Lean UX exhibits you the way to make this change—for the better.

  • Frame a imaginative and prescient of the matter you’re fixing and concentration your group at the correct outcomes
  • Bring the designers’ toolkit to the remainder of your product team
  • Share your insights along with your staff a lot previous within the process
  • Create minimal manageable items to figure out which principles are valid
  • Incorporate the voice of the buyer in the course of the undertaking cycle
  • Make your staff extra effective: mix Lean UX with Agile’s Scrum framework
  • Understand the organizational shifts essential to combine Lean UX

Lean UX bought the 2013 Jolt Award from Dr. Dobb's Journal because the top booklet of the yr. The publication's panel of judges selected 5 outstanding books, released in the course of a 12-month interval finishing June 30, that each severe programmer may still read.

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Build Your Own Website The Right Way Using HTML & CSS

With over 60,000 copies offered considering its first variation, this SitePoint best-seller has simply had a clean replace to incorporate fresh advances within the internet industry.

With the 1st variants coming hugely steered by way of validated, major net designers and builders, the 3rd variation with all its additional candies will proceed that development. additionally absolutely up to date to incorporate the newest working structures, internet browsers and delivering fixes to concerns that experience cropped up because the final edition.

Readers will examine to:

  • Style textual content and regulate your web page structure with CSS
  • Create and Optimize snap shots for the Web
  • Add interactivity in your websites with forms
  • Include a customized seek, touch us web page, and a News/Events part in your site
  • Track viewers with Google Analytics
  • Extend your achieve and fix your website with Social Media
  • Use HTML5&CSS3 so as to add a few cool, polished beneficial properties in your site
  • Use diagnosis/debug instruments to discover any problems

And plenty more.

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With over 60,000 copies offered considering its first variation, this SitePoint best-seller has simply had a clean replace to incorporate fresh advances within the internet industry.

With the 1st variants coming hugely steered by way of validated, major net designers and builders, the 3rd variation with all its additional candies will proceed that development. additionally absolutely up to date to incorporate the newest working structures, internet browsers and delivering fixes to concerns that experience cropped up because the final edition.

Readers will examine to:

  • Style textual content and regulate your web page structure with CSS
  • Create and Optimize snap shots for the Web
  • Add interactivity in your websites with forms
  • Include a customized seek, touch us web page, and a News/Events part in your site
  • Track viewers with Google Analytics
  • Extend your achieve and fix your website with Social Media
  • Use HTML5&CSS3 so as to add a few cool, polished beneficial properties in your site
  • Use diagnosis/debug instruments to discover any problems

And plenty more.

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