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Best of Smashing Magazine This Smashing eBook contains best ― most useful, most interesting or most inspiring ― articles about Web design and development that have been published on Smashing Magazine over the last five years.
Smashing Magazine This Smashing eBook contains best ― most useful, most interesting or most inspiring ― articles about Web design and development that have been published on Smashing Magazine over the last five years.
Smashing Magazine & Various Authors As the technology becomes more advanced, all of us seek for time-saving tips and guidelines to make our work much more effective and productive. The brand new eBook "Mastering Photoshop for Web Design Vol. 2" contains 11 articles that cover useful and partly unknown Photoshop techniques and tricks from experts in the field. The articles discuss retouching, cloning, compositing, obscure Photoshop timesavers and designing for iPhone. The articles have been published on Smashing Magazine in 2010 and 2011 and have been carefully edited and revised.
Productivity is a crucial asset of professional designers. Photoshop is an extremely powerful application for photo processing and image manipulation, and we can make it even more powerful by using advanced techniques and design approaches that professionals and experts in the field are using regularly. The better our professional skills are, the more time we can spend to focus on the actual design process rather than the tool we are using to implement it on screen. This book is the brand new Photoshop eBook edition in our Smashing eBook Series which will help you mastering Photoshop and gain a more efficient, advanced workflow in your design process.
Smashing Magazine eBooks are a booming industry. We have successfully published the Smashing eBook Series and Thomas Burkert is willing to share our high-flying recipe with you. It is time for that bright idea for a book of yours to thrive. Why not make it an eBook and present it to a worldwide audience? Then this 22 page guide is what you need.
Read up on the common eBook formats before you get started to find out why you need them and which fits your purposes. The step by step workflow of the Smashing Magazine eBook Production Manual focuses on the creation of eBooks using Apple Pages. Everything from document setup to including a table of contents, images or tables is addressed. It takes careful coordination of planning, production and publishing to stay on top of the workflow. Optimization, exporting and testing are important final touches.
Make sure you are all set to make your first eBook publication a Smashing success with the Smashing eBook production manual “How to Produce an eBook”.
Smashing Magazine & Various Authors Among the most important ingredients for successful Web designs are creativity, planning, coding and design skills. However, many people forget that various psychological factors also play an important role when making design decisions. Psychology of Web Design gives you insights on how the human brain deals with different elements, colors, contrast, symmetry and balance. Combining the usability guidelines from Maslow's pyramid will surely help you design closer to your audience's desires.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Persuasion Triggers In Web Design
- Designing For A Hierarchy Of Needs
- Designing For The Mind
- 10 Useful Usability Findings And Guidelines
- 30 Usability Issues To Be Aware Of
- Designing For Start-Ups: How To Deliver The Message Across
- Color Theory For Designers - Part 1
- Color Theory For Designers - Part 2
- Color Theory For Designers - Part 3
Smashing Magazine & Various Authors Getting the Hang of Web Typography is dedicated to web workers that are dealing with typography in their daily lives, but have no special training for this independent craft. This eBook gives you the necessary background on macro- and microtypography, it helps you to choose suitable fonts and use modern techniques such as Web font embedding. It's a valuable book that helps you to create rich, sophisticated Web sites with beautiful and elegant Web typography.
The implications of desktop publishing, where anybody who has access to a computer can set type, have led to a flood of poorly designed brochures, flyers and web pages. In Web design especially illegible text, incorrect use of punctuation marks and inappropriate font combinations or use of line widths are frequent. The new techniques that Web fonts offer might bring about even worse examples of ugly and illegible Web typography.
In order to avoid this, we have dedicated this eBook to web workers that are dealing with typography in their daily lives, but have no special training for this independent craft. Getting the Hang of Web Typography is a collection of Smashing Magazine's best and most recent articles on web typography with one additional article series and glossary. You can use this eBook as reference work for your projects.
It's a valuable book read that helps you to create rich, sophisticated Web sites with beautiful and elegant Web typography.
Smashing Magazine & Various Authors UX design isn’t a new field. But sometimes new approaches lead to new perspectives. In this book, you’ll learn how lean UX has made the whole discipline more approachable and attractive to startups, and you’ll see that UX issues aren’t just a quick fix, but should also address big-picture issues. Sometimes, the solution to a problem is just to fix a broken UX. At other times, you need to constantly fine-tune in order to keep up with changing demands. You’ll also explore wireframing techniques, research planning and design bias.
Smashing Magazine & Various Authors User Experience (UX) can be strongly influenced by behavioral factors such as emotions, beliefs, preferences and even cultural backgrounds. Being aware of this, Web designers keep developing strategies to improve the overall UX with the help of storytelling, tools for problem solving, relationship engineering and costumer service improvement. This Smashing eBook User Experience Design provides you with insights on how to improve your website based on the most important UX principles.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Why User Experience Cannot Be Designed
- Design Is About Solving Problems
- A Design Is Only As Deep As It Is Usable
- Designing The Well-Tempered Web
- Better User Experience With Storytelling - Part 1
- Better User Experience With Storytelling - Part 2
- Relationship Engineering - Part 1
- Relationship Engineering - Part 2
- Taking A Customer From Like To Love: The UX Of Long-Term Relationships
- Idiots, Drama Queens And Scammers: Improving Customer Service with UX
Special attention is also given to jQuery plugins, which help save time and streamline development as well as allow programmers to avoid having to build every component from scratch. A good plugin saves countless development hours, whereas a bad plugin leads to bugs that must be fixed and so takes more of of your time than actually building the component from scratch. With the help of this eBook, you will get the best hints on how to choose which plugins are really worth considering for your projects and which ones you should avoid.
Smashing Magazine & Various Authors The Smashing Book #1 | Digital Edition is the digital version of the printed book about best practices in modern Web design. The Smashing Book #1 shares technical tips and best practices on coding, usability and optimization and explores how to create successful user interfaces and apply marketing principles to increase conversion rates. It also shows how to get the most out of typography, color and branding so that you end up with intuitive and effective Web designs. And lastly, you will also get a peek behind the curtains of Smashing Magazine.
Smashing Magazine Unlike its predecessors, the new Smashing Book #3 has the main theme: Redesign. The book is a professional guide on how to redesign websites, but it also introduces a whole new mindset for progressive Web design. It challenges you to think differently about your work and will change the way you design websites forever.
Well-respected professionals have poured their heart and expertise into these contributions. The Smashing Book #3 contains 11 chapters.
Smashing Magazine & Various Authors The pace at which the Web rolls today has picked up, and we feel obliged to give you a status report and outlook. This eBook focuses on recent changes in Web development, as well as design trends that are likely to catch on and could have a substantial effect on our workflow.
Be prepared for the onset of innovative approaches such as responsive Web design, and learn how to apply psychology-based persuasion triggers in your designs. Clear up some myths about HTML5 and CSS3, and make use of the “design matrix” methodology.
This eBook describes existing and upcoming trends, and explains how Web design could evolve in the coming months and years. It also touches on what Web designers should be ready for and how to keep abreast of new challenges and opportunities.
The eBook contains carefully edited articles about professional Web design that have been published on Smashing Magazine in 2010 and 2011. Check whether you are up to date and ready to implement what is required in order to keep up in your field.
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Smashing Magazine & Various Authors Are you familiar with the term User Experience (UX) and the principles that determine a user-friendly website? If yes, then all you need to do is to learn some more useful techniques that will make your user interface designs even better! User Experience, Practical Techniques, Volume 1 features seven selected articles on usability principles which will help you design user-centered websites by showing you helpful examples of the best practices and which common mistakes to avoid in your next project.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- 9 Common Usability Mistakes In Web Design
- 10 Principles Of Effective Web Design
- Five More Principles Of Effective Web Design
- 10 Useful Techniques To Improve Your User Interface Designs
- 12 Useful Techniques For Good User Interface Design
- An Extensive Guide To Web Form Usability
- 10 Usability Nightmares You Should Be Aware Of