The perfect place to learn how to design Web sites for mobile devices! With the popularity of Internet access via cell phones and other mobile devices, Web designers now have to consider as many as eight operating systems, several browsers, and a slew of new devices as they plan a new site, a new interface, or a new sub-site. This easy-to-follow friendly book guides you through this brave new world with a clear look at the fundamentals and offers practical techniques and tricks you may not have considered. Explores all issues to consider in planning a mobile site Covers the tools needed for mobile design, in particular XHTML and CSS Shows you how to plan for multimedia, e-commerce, and marketing your site, including adding audio, video, and social networking Provides real-world examples and tips to help you avoid common pitfalls If you’re contemplating Web design in a mobile world, start first with this practical guide.
“If you are a young designer entering or contemplating entering the UX field this is a canonical book. If you are an organization that really needs to start grokking UX this book is also for you. ” Chris Bernard, User Experience Evangelist, Microsoft
“If you are a young designer entering or contemplating entering the UX field this is a canonical book. If you are an organization that really needs to start grokking UX this book is also for you. “ — Chris Bernard, User Experience Evangelist, MicrosoftUser experience design is the discipline of creating a useful and usable Web site or application—one that’s easily navigated and meets the needs of both the site owner and its users. But there’s a lot more to successful UX design than knowing the latest Web technologies or design trends: It takes diplomacy, project management skills, and business savvy. That’s where this book comes in. Authors Russ Unger and Carolyn Chandler sho (more…)
This comprehensive guide–now in its 4th edition–contains all the necessary tools and strategies you need to successfully launch and grow a Web Design business. The author combines personal experience with expert advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based Web Design business. Learn all about:* Organizing your business* Getting clients and referrals* Setting your rates and services* Understanding and serving your customers* Selecting tools and hardware* Billing and renewing contracts* FranchisingSpecial features include:Sample service manualSample invoiceService and payment record Checklist of start-up requirements
Create your own complete blog or web site from scratch with WordPress Everything you need to set up your own feature-rich WordPress blog or web site Clear and practical explanations of all aspects of WordPress In-depth coverage of installation, themes, syndication, and podcasting Explore WordPress as a fully functioning content management system Concise, clear, and easy to follow; rich with examplesIn Detail Using WordPress you can easily create dynamic blogs and web sites with great content and many outstanding features. It is an ideal tool for developing blogs and although it is chiefly used for blogging, it can also be used as a complete CMS with very little effort. You can customize the features, incorporate your own design, and even write your own plug-ins with ease. Its versatility and ease of use have attracted a large, enthusiastic, and helpful community of users. While it is easy to get started with WordPress, its full power is not obvious. If you want (more…)
With the recent advent of Ajax and the resurgence of Flash for developing web sites and applications, new patterns of interaction have emerged on the Web. In this book, Bill Scott provides insight on how to best take advantage of the power of these technologies for designing a great user experience through a series of best practices, summarized as eight key principles. Each principle and its nuances are illustrated in detail with real world examples and counter-examples from both inside and outside Yahoo! The design principles provide the rationale for how to apply a pattern. Design patterns provide a solution in context. The eight design principles are introduced as a set of principles focused on rich interaction, feedback and user data models. Benefits to reader: 1. Take-away the key principles for creating a rich experience on the web 2. Build a vocabulary around common patterns of interaction for a common language between engineering & design 3. Have numerous real- (more…)
Sams Teach Yourself WordPress in 10 Minutes Chuck Tomasi Kreg Steppe Sams Teach Yourself WordPress in 10 Minutes gives you straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through its 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn everything you need to build great blogs with WordPress and WordPress.org, and reach any audience by web browser, RSS, or cell phone! Tips point out shortcuts and solutions Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls Notes provide additional information Plain English definitions explain new terms 10 minutes is all you need to learn how to… Quickly build blogs for free with WordPress.com Customize your blog to fit your message Create powerful text, audio, and video content Moderate comments and build communities Set up RSS feeds Host your own blog with WordPress.org software Deliver content via iPhone and BlackBerry Streamline publishing with third-party tools Register your book at inf (more…)
About the Author
Terry Felke-Morris is working on her Ed.D. at Northcentral University and is an associate professor at William Rainey Harper College, where she helped to develop the Web Developer certificate and degree programs. She holds a Master of Science degree in Information Systems and various certifications, including Microsoft Certified Professional and Master CIW Designer. A former information systems analyst and software developer, Terry began prototyoping Web application (more…)
A Step by Step WordPress Tutorial for Beginners is written for people who want to create a blog with as little technical mumbo jumbo as possible. This book explains WHAT you need to do, WHY you need to do it, and exactly HOW to do it in a thorough, step by step tutorial written in simple English. In this easy to read book, you’ll learn how to create a self-hosted blog, how to install WordPress with just a few clicks of your mouse and how to change the themes and personalize your blog. It demystifies concepts like pinging, trackbacks, widgets and plugins, gravatars and wavatars, RSS and email subscriptions, and it also tells you how to get people to discover your blog, what to do about spam, and more. By using this simple tutorial to create a self-hosted blog with WordPress, you’ll be able to set up your blog in almost no time, with ease and accuracy, and your final result will be a professional looking blog that people will be able to find just minutes after you write (more…)
“Redish has done her homework and created a thorough overview of the issues in writing for the Web. Ironically, I must recommend that you read her every word so that you can find out why your customers won’t read very many words on your website — and what to do about it.”– Jakob Nielsen, Principal, Nielsen Norman Group”There are at least twelve billion web pages out there. Twelve billion voices talking, but saying mostly nothing. If just 1% of those pages followed Ginny’s practical, clear advice, the world would be a better place. Fortunately, you can follow her advice for 100% of your own site’s pages, so pick up a copy of Letting Go of the Words and start communicating effectively today.”–Lou Rosenfeld, co-author, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web
Ginny Redish, the technical communication guru, gives the most practical and useful advice about writing for the web.
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In Detail This title will take you through the ins and outs of creating sophisticated professional themes for the WordPress personal publishing platform. It will walk you through clear, step-by-step instructions to build a custom WordPress theme. From development tools and setting up your WordPress sandbox, through design tips and suggestions, to setting up your theme’s template structure, coding markup, testing and debugging, to taking it live it reviews the best practices. The last three chapters are dedicated to additional tips, tricks and various cookbook recipes for adding popular site enhancements to your WordPress theme designs using third-party plugins. Whether you’re working with a pre-existing theme or creating a new one from the ground up, WordPress Theme Design will give you the know-how to understand how themes work within the WordPress blog system, enabling you to take full control over your site’s design and branding. What you will learn from (more…)