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Designing for Performance: Weighing Aesthetics and Speed
by Lara Callender Hogan - O'Reilly , 2014
As a web designer, you encounter tough choices when it comes to weighing aesthetics and performance. Lara Hogan helps you approach projects with page speed in mind, showing you how to test and benchmark which design choices are most critical.
by David Pitt - InfoQ.com , 2014
Scalable and Modular Architecture for CSS
by Jonathan Snook - SMACSS.com , 2012
A flexible guide to developing sites small and large. SMACSS is a way to examine your design process and fit the rigid frameworks into a flexible thought process. It is an attempt to document a consistent approach to site development when using CSS.
by Steve Fulton, Jeff Fulton - O'Reilly Media , 2013
The second edition of this popular book gets you started with HTML5 Canvas. Learn how to draw, render text, manipulate images, and create animation -- all in the course of building several interactive web games throughout the book.
Complete CSS Guide
by Maxine Sherrin, John Allsopp - western civilisation pty. ltd. , 2013
Welcome to the Complete CSS Guide, a reference to every aspect of cascading style sheets. If you need help learning CSS or if you're looking for info about selectors, properties and all the other aspects of cascading style sheets, this is the place.
HTML5 for Publishers
by Sanders Kleinfeld - O'Reilly Media , 2011
HTML5 for Publishers by Sanders Kleinfeld gives an overview of some of the most exciting features HTML5 provides to ebook content creators -- audio/video, geolocation, and the Canvas -- and shows how to put them in action.
HTML Canvas Deep Dive
by Josh Marinacci - joshondesign.com , 2012
HyperText Markup Language
- Wikibooks , 2011
This is a guide to HTML, the chief markup language of the Internet. This book simply covers HTML syntax, not about how to make it dynamic. Cascading Style Sheets, a way of giving style to the markup, is covered only briefly in this book.
Interactive Data Visualization for the Web
by Scott Murray - O'Reilly Media , 2012
Create and publish your own interactive data visualization projects on the Web, even if you have no experience with either web development or visualization. It's easy with this hands-on guide. Written at an introductory level for designers.
Search Engine Optimisation
by Jacqui Carrel - BookBoon , 2012
This book reveals the fundamentals of good SEO practice and gives plenty of examples. It teaches you on-site optimization: how to optimize the content on your website, and how to optimize the bits behind the scenes (the code and metatags).
by Scott Allen - Syncfusion Inc. , 2012
You'll learn all about something you use on a daily basis, perhaps without realizing what goes on behind the scenes. You'll quickly learn about resources, requests and responses, safe and unsafe methods, connections, cookies, security, etc.
The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web
by Richard Rutter, Steven Marshall - webtypography.net , 2005
In this book, the reader is taken through the principles outlined in Robert Bringhurst's 'The Elements of Typographic Style' as they apply to visual design on the web. The book goes as far as implementation, complete with the code in HTML and CSS.
A Beginners Guide to HTML and CSS
by Shay Howe - shayhowe.com , 2011
A Beginners Guide to HTML and CSS is a simple and comprehensive guide dedicated to helping beginners learn HTML and CSS. Outlining the fundamentals, this guide works through all common elements of front-end design and development.
Cascading Style Sheets
- Wikibooks , 2011
CSS, or cascading style sheets, are used to describe the visual style and presentation of a document, most commonly web sites. CSS separates the presentation of a document from the structure and content. This book is a guide to CSS.
Best of Smashing Magazine
- Smashing Magazine , 2011
The book discusses usability issues and the principles of effective Web design. It covers the guidelines for beautiful typography, and it spotlights methods of responsive Web design. You'll learn how to master professional Photoshop techniques.
The Beginner's Guide to Search Engine Optimization
- SEOmoz , 2010
The Beginner's Guide to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an in depth tutorial on how search engines work that covers the fundamental strategies that make websites search engine friendly. This book has been read over 1 million times.
Designing for the Web
by Mark Boulton - Five Simple Steps LLP , 2010
Designing for the web is different than designing for any other medium. The breadth of skills required is sometimes daunting. Yet, the medium attracts designers from all spheres of design practice: from engineering, to product and graphic design.
Dive Into HTML5
by Mark Pilgrim - O'Reilly Media , 2010
The latest version of HTML is going to significantly change the way you develop web applications, and this book provides your first real look at HTML5's new elements and attributes. This is the most complete and authoritative book on the subject.
The Web Book
by Robert Schifreen , 2009
The Woork Handbook
by Antonio Lupetti - Woork , 2008
The Woork Handbook is a free eBook about CSS, HTML, Ajax, web programming, Mootools, Scriptaculous and other topics about web design. The book contains articles with code sections, images, illustrations and links to original contents.
Research-Based Web Design and Usability Guidelines
- U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services , 2006
The latest Web design guidance for web managers, designers, and all staff involved in the creation of Web sites. Topics include: home page design, page and site navigation, graphics and images, effective Web content writing, and search.
Access by Design: A Guide to Universal Usability for Web Designers
by Sarah Horton - New Riders Press , 2005
In this book you will find clear principles for using HTML and CSS to design functional and accessible Web sites; best practices for each of the main elements of Web pages; seasoned advice for using style sheets that provide flexibility; etc.
HTML Web Design in 7 days
by Siamak Sarmady - Learn'em Educational , 2008
Learn web designing in HTML using 7 easy to learn lessons. Ebook includes examples and screen shots to make learning as easy as possible. First edition has been downloaded more than 200,000 times, version 2 is a complete re-write of the book.
SGML and HTML 4.0 Explained
by Martin Bryan - Addison-Wesley , 1997
The book includes a detailed description of how the concepts of SGML are used in HTML and provides an accessible explanation of all the features provided by both languages through numerous examples taken from the world of electronic publishing.
PNG: The Definitive Guide
by Greg Roelofs - O'Reilly , 1999
PNG, the Portable Network Graphics image format, is one little piece of the puzzle. This book makes PNG less puzzling by explaining the motivations behind PNG's creation, the ways in which it can be used, and the tools that can manipulate it.
Dive Into Accessibility
by Mark Pilgrim - diveintoaccessibility.info , 2002
This book answers two questions. The first question is 'Why should I make my web site more accessible?' If you do not have a web site, this book is not for you. The second question is 'How can I make my web site more accessible?'
by Alan Levine - The University of New Mexico , 2000
By the time you have reached the end of this tutorial you will be able to construct a series of linked web pages for any subject that includes formatted text, pictures, and hypertext links to other web pages on the Internet.
Taking Your Talent to the Web
by Jeffrey Zeldman - New Riders Publishing , 2001
The book's purpose is to guide traditional art directors and print designers as they expand their careers to include the new field of professional Web Design. This is an explicit and detailed guide, an intelligent 'how-to' book for professionals.
Sams Teach Yourself Html 4 in 24 Hours
by Dick Oliver - Sams , 1999
A carefully organized tutorial that teaches the Web page author just what he needs to know in order to get a Web page up in the shortest time possible. The book covers only those HTML tags that are likely to be used on a beginner's Web page.
by J. David Eisenberg - O'Reilly Media , 2002
SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) is the new XML-based graphics standard that will enable Web documents to be smaller and more interactive. This book introduces SVG, it covers creating simple line drawings, filters, transformations, and more.
Design Your Imagination
by WebGuru India - Brainware , 2009
Brief guide to web design for beginners and experienced designers. It covers web design principles, the use of colors in web design, designing a logo, website planning, HTML, CSS, SEO friendly web design, Flash, Web 2.0, etc.
by Mark Allen, Kathy Deka - comptechdoc.org , 2001
This tutorial teaches the reader to write HTML documents and get a web site up and running. The document should enable the reader to understand HTML quickly and also be useful as reference material. This text is written for the beginner.
Web Designer's Success Guide
by Kevin Airgid - Airgid Media Inc. , 2006
Guide to starting your own web design business. The author gives step-by-step instructions on how to transit from full-time to self-employment, find clients and keep them coming back, market your business, manage your projects, price your services.
11 Steps to Create a Successful Web Site
- StartupNation, LLC , 2007
This e-book will help you plan your web presence, select the tools, make important design decisions, learn the code, find the best software, optimize for search engines, take your site live, constantly tend to your web site.
HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide
by Chuck Musciano, Bill Kennedy - O'Reilly , 2000
Web Style Guide
by Patrick Lynch, Sarah Horton - Yale University Press , 2009
How to use a transparent web design, create a user interface that is easy to navigate, how to write web documents, formats, compression, color, and resolution of web images, the benefits of image publishing, dynamic media on your website.
Philip and Alex's Guide to Web Publishing
by Philip Greenspun - Morgan Kaufmann , 2003
This text is a catalog of mistakes that the author made while building his web sites. The book covers writing, publishing, photography, system administration, database management systems, computer programming, and user interface design.
Building Accessible Websites
by Joe Clark - New Riders Press , 2007
In this book Joe Clark explains how to build accessible websites without sacrificing the visual sophistication. When you finish with this book, it will be time to upgrade your design skills to match your new mastery of accessibility.
The Art and Science of Web Design
by Jeffrey Veen - New Riders Press , 2000
This is not a reference book nor a classical book on Web design. It helps you understand the Web from the inside. Jeffrey Veen whispers in your ear the answers to many ubiquitous questions, and reminds us that there are new ways to break the rules.