Above The Fold

Author: Brian D Miller
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440323127
Size: 60.95 MB
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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

Above The Fold Revised Edition

Author: Brian D Miller
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440336687
Size: 12.16 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Above the Fold is a book about the fundamentals of clear graphic communication within the context of Web design. The book has three sections, which follow the cycle of a typical Web project: PLAN Section I focuses on the predesign phase of a Web project. From project planning and brief writing to information architecture and responsive grid creation. DESIGN The second section of Above the Fold explores the enduring principles of design and the nuances that are specific to the field of Web design. OPTIMIZE Finally, we close the loop and discover ways to enable your client to maximize the investment they've made in their Web site with marketing and analytics.

The Designer S Web Handbook

Author: Patrick McNeil
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440314438
Size: 75.71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Exploring Typography

Author: Tova Rabinowitz
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305464818
Size: 71.46 MB
Format: PDF
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Showcasing the latest in best practices across print and digital media, EXPLORING TYPOGRAPHY, 2e provides a well-researched, authoritative introduction to typography that explores the varied uses of type in visual communications. Coverage begins with a history of type and a survey of how type is classified before advancing to the physical components of letters and the rules of legibility, readability, and style. The text surveys the creative use of emphasis, designing effective layouts, using grids, and developing original type styles. Examining contemporary challenges in type, it also introduces terminology and concepts relevant to designing with type in a digital environment and includes coverage of designing type for mobile devices. . More Designer at Work boxes and new Designer Processes and Typography for Social Change features provide insight into professional designers' work and processes. With a large new format, EXPLORING TYPOGRAPHY, 2e is packed with dynamic illustrations that bring chapter concepts to life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Graphic Design Solutions

Author: Robin Landa
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 113394552X
Size: 12.15 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Graphic Design Solutions is the most comprehensive, how-to reference on graphic design and typography. Covering print and interactive media, this book examines conceiving, visualizing and composing solutions to design problems, such as branding, logos, web design, posters, book covers, advertising, and more. Excellent illustrations of historical, modern and contemporary design are integrated throughout. The Fifth Edition includes expanded and updated coverage of screen media, including mobile, tablet, desktop web, and motion as well as new interviews, showcases, and case studies; new diagrams and illustrations; a broader investigation of creativity and concept generation; visualization and color; and an updated timeline. Accompanying this edition, CourseMate with eBook brings concepts to life with projects, videos of designers in the field, and portfolio-building tools. Additional online-only chapters—Chapters 14 through 16--are available in PDF format on the student and instructor resource sites for this title, accessed via CengageBrain.com; search for this book, then click on the “Free Materials” tab. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Integrated Html And Css

Author: Virginia DeBolt
Publisher: Sybex
ISBN:
Size: 76.57 MB
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Almost all web designers use Cascading Sheets to control the presentation of the websites they construct out of HTML. Why learn one and then the other when you can just as easily—and much more effectively—learn both at the same time? This book's integrated approach speeds your progress and leaves you with a stronger, more cohesive set of skills. Inside, you'll learn about: Writing well-structured HTML for use by any web-capable device Designing page layouts using CSS Controlling fonts, colors, backgrounds, borders, and margins Using lists to create attractive, button-like menus Using images as backgrounds, links, page content, and decoration Creating and styling forms Personalizing your weblog Understanding and applying design and usability principles Publishing and testing your pages Validating your code Making pages accessible to all visitors Throughout the book you'll find real-world examples of effective CSS-based pages. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Web Design For Dummies

Author: Lisa Lopuck
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118235541
Size: 36.22 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Get up to speed on the newest technologies, tools, and possibilities in web design Have a great idea for a web site but don't know where or how to begin? Web Design For Dummies, 3rd Edition is an ideal starting point! Fully updated to cover the latest and the greatest in the world of web design, this fun-but-straightforward guide gets you caught up with everything you need to know to organize your ideas, create a template, start development, test to make sure everything is working properly, and launch your finished site. Packed with invaluable advice on incorporating social media aspects, linking content with social sites, and designing for mobile devices, this book will have you web designing like a pro in no time. Highlights the many significant changes in the world of web design since the previous edition, including the introduction of HTML5, new technologies for sharing media, mobile web design, and more Zeroes in on effectively using color, text, and navigation Reveals helpful advice for avoiding common pitfalls Details ways to connect with social sites like Twitter and Facebook Web Design For Dummies, 3rd Edition goes beyond just making a basic web site and instead encourages you to create a site that is appealing, practical, and useful.

The New Graphic Design School

Author: David Dabner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118174801
Size: 76.48 MB
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The principles and practice of graphic design Graphic Design School is a foundation course for graphic designers working in print, moving image, and digital media. Practical advice on all aspects of graphics design-from understanding the basics to devising an original concept and creating successful finished designs. Examples are taken from all media-magazines, books, newspapers, broadcast media, websites, and corporate brand identity. Packed with exercises and tutorials for students, and real-world graphic design briefs. This revised, fourth edition contains specific advice on how to adapt designs to suit different projects, including information on digital imaging techniques, motion graphics, and designing for the web and small-screen applications.