The Principles of Beautiful Web Design

Designing Great Web Sites is Not Rocket Science!
Author: Jason Beaird,James George
Publisher: SitePoint
ISBN: 1457192497
Category: Computers
Page: 220
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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

Principles of Web Design: The Web Warrior Series


Author: Joel Sklar
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285852648
Category: Computers
Page: 672
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Joel Sklar has written the definitive text for Web site design, PRINCIPLES OF WEB DESIGN, Sixth Edition guiding your students through the entire Web site creation process, while developing and enhancing your HTML, CSS, and visual design skills along the way. Now updated to include the latest Web design technologies and trends, this Sixth Edition features all-new sections on HTML5, CSS3, CSS page layouts, and enhanced navigation as well as technical updates and new screen shots throughout. Beginning with the Web design environment and the principles of sound Web design, your students will continue to planning site layout and navigation, and progress to Web typography, colors and images, working with CSS, and more. Armed with a priceless understanding and plenty of hands-on activities, students will gain a solid foundation of designing successful, standards-based Web sites that are portable across different operating systems, browsers, and Web devices. Companion site available at no additional cost www.joelsklar.com/pwd5. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Principles of Neural Design


Author: Peter Sterling,Simon Laughlin
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262028700
Category: Science
Page: 568
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Two distinguished neuroscientists distil general principles from more than a century of scientific study, "reverse engineering" the brain to understand its design.

Bulletproof Web Design

Improving flexibility and protecting against worst-case scenarios with HTML5 and CSS3
Author: Dan Cederholm
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 0132883384
Category: Computers
Page: 360
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No matter how visually appealing or content packed a web site may be, if it doesn’t reach the widest possible audience, it isn’t truly successful. In Bulletproof Web Design, Third Edition, bestselling author and web designer Dan Cederholm outlines standards-based strategies for building designs that can accommodate the myriad ways users choose to view the content. Each chapter starts out with an example of an unbulletproof approach--one that employs traditional HTML-based techniques--which Dan deconstructs, pointing out its limitations. He then gives the example a makeover using HTML and CSS, so you can learn to replace bloated code with lean markup and CSS for fast-loading sites that are accessible to all users. Finally, he assembles all of the page components discussed in prior chapters into a single-page template. This fully revised and updated third edition introduces CSS3 and HTML5 methods and features redesigned case studies including new responsive design examples. Size text using keywords, percentages, and ems to allow more user control. Plan for vertical expansion of horizontal page components. Use floats to achieve grid-like results. Ensure that content is still readable in the absence of images or CSS. Strip the presentation from data tables, and rebuild with CSS. Progressively enhance your designs using HTML5 and CSS3. Visit the companion website at simplebits.com/bulletproof to download finished files, additional resources, and book updates.

The Designer's Web Handbook

What You Need to Know to Create for the Web
Author: Patrick McNeil
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440314438
Category: Computers
Page: 272
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Make the Web Work for You You know how to design. But you can increase your value as a designer in the marketplace by learning how to make that design function on the web. From informational sites to e-commerce portals to blogs to mobile apps, The Designer's Web Handbook helps any designer understand the full life cycle of a digital product: idea, design, production and maintenance. The best web designers create not only beautiful sites but also sites that function well--for both client and end user. Patrick McNeil, creator of the popular web design blog designmeltdown.com and author of the bestselling Web Designer's Idea Book, volumes 1 and 2, teaches you how to work with developers to build sites that balance aesthetics and usability, and to do it on time and on budget.

The Principles of Project Management


Author: Meri Williams
Publisher: EAS.IN
ISBN: 0980285860
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 204
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Presents information on principles that can be used in planning, managing, and leading business projects.

The Principles of Uncertainty


Author: Maira Kalman
Publisher: Penguin Press HC
ISBN: 9781594201349
Category: Art
Page: 325
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A narrative travelogue told in handwritten text and illustrations presents the creator's idiosyncratic worldview on a broad range of topics, from personal identity and happiness to the reasons for war and the delights of candy. 100,000 first printing.

Hot Wired Style

Principles for Building Smart Web Sites
Author: Jeffrey Veen
Publisher: Wired Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: 163
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Not just a "how to" manual but also a "why so, " HotWired Style explains the essential editorial, design, and interface elements that separate the savvy Web publisher from the Web wannabe.

The Pocket Universal Principles of Design

150 Essential Tools for Architects, Artists, Designers, Developers, Engineers, Inventors, and Makers
Author: William Lidwell
Publisher: Rockport Pub
ISBN: 1631590405
Category: Design
Page: 320
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This pocket edition of the bestselling design reference book contains 150 essential principles.

Learning Responsive Web Design

A Beginner's Guide
Author: Clarissa Peterson
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449363687
Category: Computers
Page: 412
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Deliver an optimal user experience to all devices—including tablets, smartphones, feature phones, laptops, and large screens—by learning the basics of responsive web design. In this hands-on guide, UX designer Clarissa Peterson explains how responsive web design works, and takes you through a responsive workflow from project kickoff to site launch. Ideal for anyone involved in the process of creating websites—not just developers—this book teaches you fundamental strategies and techniques for using HTML and CSS to design websites that not only adapt to any screen size, but also use progressive enhancement to provide a better user experience based on device capabilities such as touchscreens and retina displays. Start with content strategy before creating a visual design Learn why your default design should be for the narrowest screens Explore the HTML elements and CSS properties essential for responsive web design Use media queries to display different CSS styles based on a device’s viewport width Handle elements such as images, typography, and navigation Use performance optimization techniques to make your site lighter and faster

A Return to Love

Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles
Author: Marianne Williamson
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0722532997
Category: Christian life
Page: 308
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This guide reveals how we each can take a spiritual, psychological and emotional journey back to the true inner peace with which we were born, and shows how by practicing love we can make our lives more peaceful, loving and fulfilling.

Responsive Web Design with Adobe Photoshop


Author: Dan Rose
Publisher: Adobe Press
ISBN: 0134035712
Category: Computers
Page: 288
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For a couple of decades now, designers have used Photoshop to mock up Web page designs. However, that work generally results in a static graphic of the page, which has to be translated by a developer into the components of a Web page: HTML files and Web-compatible image files. Our multi-device world has shown us that this approach to web design, including full-page comps done in Photoshop, is increasingly problematic. Modern web designers are adopting a new approach: creating flexible web pages whose layout can adapt to suit the screen on which they are displayed. This is “Responsive Web Design” [RWD]. Until now, books on designing responsive Web sites have focused on HTML and CSS – in other words, they've been very code-centric, and visual creativity seems to take a back seat. This new book is aimed at the visual Web designer who’s accustomed to working in Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop CC contains many new features that help streamline the process of converting a static page design to a set of components for a responsive web page. Dan Rose is one of the best-known advocates of this new way of working in Photoshop. He’s observed that only a few people are talking about Photoshop for RWD constructively, yet a majority (63% as of his last informal poll) of web designers are using Photoshop for more than simple asset creation. This transition is a pain point for many designers. His new book will balance coverage of conceptual issues (how to fit tools like Photoshop to the design workflow rather than fitting a workflow to the tools) with practical design exercises tailored to help communicate the overall design direction of the page while respecting the needs of the fluid Web. In addition, he will introduce methods for taking HTML back into Photoshop for further refinement.

The Non-designer's Design Book

Design and Typographic Principles for the Visual Novice
Author: Robin Williams
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0133966151
Category: Art
Page: 239
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A lot has happened in the world of digital design since the first edition of this title was published, but one thing remains true: There is an ever-growing number of people attempting to design everything from newsletters to advertisements with no formal training. This book is the one place they can turn to find quick, non-intimidating, excellent design help from trusted design instructor Robin Williams. This revised and expanded classic includes a new chapter on designing with type, more quizzes and exercises, updated projects, and new visual and typographic examples that give the book a fresh, modern look. In The Non-Designer's Design Book, 4th Edition, Robin turns her attention to the basic principles that govern good design. Perfect for beginners, Robin boils great design into four easy-to-master principles: contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity (C.R.A.P.!). Readers who follow her clearly explained concepts will produce more sophisticated and professional work immediately. Humor-infused, jargon-free prose interspersed with design exercises, quizzes, and illustrations make learning a snap–which is just what audiences have come to expect from this bestselling author.

Above the Fold

Understanding the Principles of Successful Web Site Design
Author: Brian D Miller
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440323127
Category: Computers
Page: 272
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This is a different kind of web design book. Above the Fold is not about timely design or technology trends; instead, this book is about the timeless fundamentals of effective communication within the context of web design. It is intended to help you, the reader, understand the considerations that web designers make when developing successful websites. Above the Fold is divided into three sections: Design & Typography Planning & Usability Business Value Each section represents a phase in the continuous cycle of web design. It's the balance among design, usability, and return on investment that makes a website truly great. Topics covered in Above the Fold include: What makes web design unique The history of web design Anatomy of a web page White space and grid use in web design The elements of web design: color, texture, imagery, scale, depth, animation, and variability Web typography, including web-safe type, images of type, and font replacement and embedding Web project planning Information architecture, including site maps, wireframes, and user flow diagrams The elements of usability: navigation, breadcrumbs, links, search, submission forms, and error messaging Search engine optimization Online marketing, including banner ads, viral and social marketing, on-site marketing, and email marketing Web statistics and analysis

Everything You Know about CSS is Wrong!

Change the Way You Use CSS Forever!
Author: Rachel Andrew,Kevin Yank
Publisher: SitePoint
ISBN: 1457191563
Category: Computers
Page: 130
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Get ready to experience an eye-opening expos on CSS as you know it today. You'll discover a fresh approach to coding Cascading Style Sheets, making old hacks and workarounds a distant memory. In this book, you'll learn how to start taking full advantage of Internet Explorer 8 using the very latest CSS techniques -- whilst still catering for those nasty old browsers. You'll unearth what's put the final nail in the HTML table-based layout coffin, and gain an understanding from two experts why CSS has a very bright future. Some of the valuable insights in this book include: how you can take full advantage of IE8 how to take CSS tables to the limit and beyond letting you say goodbye to old hacks and workarounds FOREVER! help you rediscover what you first loved about CSS ensure make the most of what CSS has to offer understand the road ahead for CSS CSS was conceived in an age when web site design was simple; its creators never anticipated the level of intricacy required in the designs that it would be asked to deliver today. Clever designers figured out ways to make CSS do what they needed, but using techniques so convoluted that it became unpredictable and difficult to master. CSS just became too hard ... The good news is, that's all about to change, and this book will show you how!

Web Designer's Idea Book, Volume 4

Inspiration from the Best Web Design Trends, Themes and Styles
Author: Patrick McNeil
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440333238
Category: Computers
Page: 267
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Discover the latest trends in web design! Looking for inspiration for your latest web design project? Expert Patrick McNeil, author of the popular Web Designer's Idea Book series, is back with all new examples of today's best website design. Featuring more than 650 examples of the latest trends, this fourth volume of The Web Designer's Idea Book is overflowing with visual inspiration. Arranged categorically, this fully illustrated guide puts important topics like design styles, elements, themes and responsive design at your fingertips. This new volume also includes a detailed discussion of portfolios to help you stay ahead of the pack and keep your portfolio fresh and relevant. The world of web design is constantly reinventing itself. Stay on top of what's hot with the latest installment of this indispensable reference.

Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why


Author: Laurence Gonzales
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393354210
Category: Science
Page: 336
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“Unique among survival books . . . stunning . . . enthralling. Deep Survival makes compelling, and chilling, reading.”—Denver Post Over a decade since its original publication, Laurence Gonzales’s bestselling Deep Survival has helped save lives from the deepest wildernesses, just as it has improved readers’ everyday lives. Its mix of adventure narrative, survival science, and practical advice has inspired everyone from business leaders to military officers, educators, and psychiatric professionals on how to take control of stress, learn to assess risk, and make better decisions under pressure. Now with a new introduction on how this book can help readers overcome any of life’s obstacles, Gonzales’s gripping narrative is set to motivate and enlighten a new generation of readers.

The Web Designer's Idea Book

The Ultimate Guide To Themes, Trends & Styles In Website Design
Author: Patrick Mcneil
Publisher: HOW Books
ISBN: 9781600610646
Category: Computers
Page: 256
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Inspiring Web Design at a Glance 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. Sites are organized by type, design style, theme, color, element and structure. Each chapter is easy to use and reference again and again, whether you're talking with a coworker or discussing website design options with a client. As a handy desk reference for design layout, color and style, this book is a must-have for starting new projects.

The Design of Everyday Things

Revised and Expanded Edition
Author: Don Norman
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465072992
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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The ultimate guide to human-centered design Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization. The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time. The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how--and why--some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.