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Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics

By Jennifer Robbins

O'Reilly Media
Released: 2018-05-21
Paperback (808 pages)

Learning Web Design: A Beginner s Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics
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Do you want to build web pages but have no prior experience? This friendly guide is the perfect place to start. You’ll begin at square one, learning how the web and web pages work, and then steadily build from there. By the end of the book, you’ll have the skills to create a simple site with multicolumn pages that adapt for mobile devices.

Each chapter provides exercises to help you learn various techniques and short quizzes to make sure you understand key concepts.

This thoroughly revised edition is ideal for students and professionals of all backgrounds and skill levels. It is simple and clear enough for beginners, yet thorough enough to be a useful reference for experienced developers keeping their skills up to date.

  • Build HTML pages with text, links, images, tables, and forms
  • Use style sheets (CSS) for colors, backgrounds, formatting text, page layout, and even simple animation effects
  • Learn how JavaScript works and why the language is so important in web design
  • Create and optimize web images so they’ll download as quickly as possible
  • NEW! Use CSS Flexbox and Grid for sophisticated and flexible page layout
  • NEW! Learn the ins and outs of Responsive Web Design to make web pages look great on all devices
  • NEW! Become familiar with the command line, Git, and other tools in the modern web developer’s toolkit
  • NEW! Get to know the super-powers of SVG graphics

The Complete Website Planning Guide: A step by step guide for website owners and agencies on how to create a practical and successful scope of works for your next web design project

By Darryl King

Ireckon Publishing
Paperback (116 pages)

The Complete Website Planning Guide: A step by step guide for website owners and agencies on how to create a practical and successful scope of works for your next web design project
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Having a detailed website brief saves you time, money and heartache!
Whether you work in a web design and development agency, or you are a marketing executive or business owner wanting to understand how to ensure your website performs, this book helps you create a complete plan. 
Answering the questions:
  • how to get the absolute best out of your business (or organization) website?
  • How to have more control over the result and how well it will work but not be the website builder?
  • Do you need to rebuild or build your first website and have no idea where to start?
Darryl King has created a comprehensive template and methodology to help create a standard way to understand what is needed from both sides of the web development process and how to present it.  
Learn the steps on what should be in the plan, how to create the plan and how to choose what you really need for your website, from the founder and CEO of a web development agency. 
Included are templates and examples on each of the steps. 
What you need is a simple website planning method that walks you through planning, designing, and building your next website! 
This is the framework web developers have wanted since the first days of building websites!

HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites

By Jon Duckett

Wiley
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HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites
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A full-color introduction to the basics of HTML and CSS from the publishers of Wrox! 

Every day, more and more people want to learn some HTML and CSS. Joining the professional web designers and programmers are new audiences who need to know a little bit of code at work (update a content management system or e-commerce store) and those who want to make their personal blogs more attractive. Many books teaching HTML and CSS are dry and only written for those who want to become programmers, which is why this book takes an entirely new approach.

  • Introduces HTML and CSS in a way that makes them accessible to everyone—hobbyists, students, and professionals—and it’s full-color throughout
  • Utilizes information graphics and lifestyle photography to explain the topics in a simple way that is engaging
  • Boasts a unique structure that allows you to progress through the chapters from beginning to end or just dip into topics of particular interest at your leisure

This educational book is one that you will enjoy picking up, reading, then referring back to. It will make you wish other technical topics were presented in such a simple, attractive and engaging way!

This book is also available as part of a set in hardcover - Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781119038634; and in softcover - Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781118907443.

The Design of Sites: Patterns for Creating Winning Web Sites (2nd Edition)

By Douglas K. van Duyne & Jason I. Hong

Prentice Hall
Paperback (1024 pages)

The Design of Sites: Patterns for Creating Winning Web Sites (2nd Edition)
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<>Praise for the second edition of The Design of Sites

 

"In my worldwide IBM marketing role, I have the benefit of working with some of the finest international interactive agencies and internal Web teams. As I read The Design of Sites, [I see] the insight from years of professional advice has been put to paper. Nowhere have I seen such a practical, effective, and easy-to-use book to solve and avoid Internet design issues. I keep a copy of the book handy to remind me of the things I forgot and to gain fresh perspectives. It never fails to deliver."
-John Cilio, marketing manager, IBM System x & z Storage Synergy


"The Design of Sites artfully brings forward the original intent of Christopher Alexander’s pattern language into the user experience design arena. It is a valuable and comprehensive reference."

-George Hackman, Jr., senior director of User Experience for User Interface Guidelines, Patterns and Standards, Oracle Corporation


"The Design of Sites is one of the best tools I have in my usability toolbox. [These] Web UI design patterns make it easy for me to show my clients how to get the most usability bang for their buck."

-Claudia Alden Case, usability consultant and interaction designer, Alden Case Enterprises, Inc.


"If only biology class had been like this. Lucid text, bulletproof content, and a comprehensive taxonomy that’s just as much a source of inspiration as it is a production tool. This is a really, really good book. If you build Web sites, read it."

-Marc Campbell, author of Web Design Garage


Praise for the first edition of The Design of Sites


"Stop reinventing the wheel every time you design a Web site! The Design of Sites helps you rethink your Web sites in terms of genres and patterns. Once you have identified the patterns and applied the best practices for those patterns as outlined in this book, you will reduce your design effort by 50 percent . . . at least!"

-Pawan R. Vora, vice president, Information Architecture, Seurat Company


"The content [in The Design of Sites] could make a novice into a seasoned professional over a weekend. Many companies pay a fortune for the information contained in the book’s primary chapters."

-John Cilio, marketing manager, IBM System x & z Storage Synergy


"This book has many handy checklists for what you should and should not do in creating a conventional Web site. Just following the authors’ suggestions would put your site in the top few percent for readability and usability."

-Jef Raskin, creator of the Macintosh computer and author of The Humane Interface


"Now that The Design of Sites has made its appearance, we won't have to put up with those poorly designed Web pages. These authors have captured patterns from successful Web designers, including their own experience in consulting and teaching, and have made this information accessible to all of us. The book is readable yet full of worthwhile information--a valuable addition to any Web designer’s bookshelf."

-Linda Rising, independent consultant and author of The Patterns Handbook, The Pattern Almanac 2000, and Design Patterns in Communications Software


"[The Design of Sites] bridges the gap from theory to practice and makes it possible for people in the Web-design space to use user-centered design principles in their work—without having to undertake extensive training."

-Maya Venkatraman, human interface engineer, Sun Microsystems


"The coverage [in The Design of Sites] is excellent--issues go beyond the traditional ‘design the best page’ focus and do a good job of showing the context. I haven’t seen any other book with the kind of breadth this has."

-Terry Winograd, professor of computer science, Stanford University, and editor of Bringing Design to Software


"With this book as a reference, you can benefit from what companies like Yahoo! have learned and apply it to your site, even if you don’t have a design and research team similarly sized and staffed."

From the foreword by Irene Au, director of User Experience, Google; former vice president of User Experience and Design, Yahoo!


The Design of Sites , Second Edition, is the definitive reference for the principles, patterns, methodologies, and best practices underlying exceptional Web design. If you are involved in the creation of dynamic Web sites, this book will give you all the necessary tools and techniques to create effortless end-user Web experiences, improve customer satisfaction, and achieve a balanced approach to Web design.


After a comprehensive tutorial covering the foundations of good Web site design, you will move on to discover the thirteen major Web design pattern groups. These patterns solve recurring design problems and help design teams avoid reinventing the wheel. Patterns range from creating a solid navigation framework and the all-important home page, to instilling trust and building credibility with your customers and improving site performance through better design.


The book features

  • Coverage of AJAX, the Mobile Web, and online communities
  • Seventeen new design patterns to add to the original ninety, including the new blog site type
  • More than twenty significantly updated patterns
  • 450 four-color screen shots and diagrams, including more than 150 new images
  • Key site elements, including site maps, style sheets, dynamic elements, and customer profiles
  • Clear, visual organization with color-coded sections for easy reference
  • A balanced approach to Web design that takes both customer and business needs into account

Creating a Web Site: Design and Build Your First Site! (Dummies Junior)

By Greg Rickaby

For Dummies
Paperback (128 pages)

Creating a Web Site: Design and Build Your First Site! (Dummies Junior)
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Speak to the world with your very own custom website!

Creating a Web Site is the kids' guide to learning basic website design! From planning to perfecting, this book walks you through the entire process of building your own website, with easy-to-read instructions and plenty of pictures every step of the way. Good planning saves you a ton of work, so you'll begin by getting your ideas out of your head and onto paper. Next, you'll find a template that already has the basic features you want, so you can start working on the fun stuff right away. You'll learn all the HTML and CSS you need to make your site look and act the way you want it to, and you'll learn how to add video, images, widgets, and more to make the design your very own! Before you know it, you'll have your own custom-built website showcasing your talents and interests for the world.

If you want your own website, why settle for a basic template that makes your page look like everyone else's? You don't need to build it from scratch—with a few simple lines of code, you can transform a basic template into the site of your dreams. This book shows you how to have fun from page one as you:

  • Figure out just what kind of site you want to build
  • Create a mood board to bring your ideas into reality
  • Choose your favorite template and customize it with CSS and HTML
  • Add widgets, pictures, video, and more to make your site your very own

Easy instruction with a dose of humor have made the For Dummies books a leading resource for adults around the globe. The Dummies Junior series brings that learning to kids, with projects designed specifically for your interests, skills, and abilities. Creating a Web Site helps you build your digital home base, with fun instruction every step of the way.

Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter)

By Dan M. Brown

Brand: New Riders
Paperback (312 pages)

Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter)
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Successful web design teams depend on clear communication between developers and their clients—and among members of the development team. Wireframes, site maps, flow charts, and other design diagrams establish a common language so designers and project teams can capture ideas, track progress, and keep their stakeholders informed.

 

In this all new edition of Communicating Design, author and information architect Dan Brown defines and describes each deliverable, then offers practical advice for creating the documents and using them in the context of teamwork and presentations, independent of methodology. Whatever processes, tools, or approaches you use, this book will help you improve the creation and presentation of your wireframes, site maps, flow charts, and other deliverables.

 

The book now features:

 

  • An improved structure comprising two main sections: Design Diagrams and Design Deliverables. The first focuses on the nuts and bolts of design documentation and the second explains how to pull it all together.
  •  New deliverable: design briefs, as well as updated advice on wireframes, flow charts, and concept models.
  •  More illustrations, to help designers understand the subtle variations and approaches to creating design diagrams.
  • Reader exercises, for those lonely nights when all you really want to do is practice creating wireframes, or for use in workshops and classes.
  • Contributions from industry leaders: Tamara Adlin, Stephen Anderson, Dana Chisnell, Nathan Curtis, Chris Fahey, James Melzer, Steve Mulder, Donna Spencer, and Russ Unger.

 

“As an educator, I have looked to Communicating Design both as a formal textbook and an informal guide for its design systems that ultimately make our ideas possible and the complex clear.”

—Liz Danzico, from the Foreword

Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery Set

By Jon Duckett

Wiley
Paperback (1152 pages)

Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery Set
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A two-book set for web designers and front-end developers

This two-book set combines the titles HTML & CSS: Designing and Building Web Sites and JavaScript & jQuery: Interactive Front-End Development. Together these two books form an ideal platform for anyone who wants to master HTML and CSS before stepping up to JavaScript and jQuery.

HTML & CSS covers structure, text, links, images, tables, forms, useful options, adding style with CSS, fonts, colors, thinking in boxes, styling lists and tables, layouts, grids, and even SEO, Google analytics, ftp, and HTML5. JavaScript & jQuery offers an excellent combined introduction to these two technologies using a clear and simple visual approach using diagrams, infographics, and photographs.

  • A handy two-book set that uniquely combines related technologies
  • Highly visual format and accessible language makes these books highly effective learning tools
  • Perfect for beginning web designers and front-end developers

How To Plan Out Your Web Design: The Plan Before The Plan

By James Girardi

Released: 2016-03-28
Kindle Edition (40 pages)

How To Plan Out Your Web Design: The Plan Before The Plan
 
Product Description:

It's all in the planning



Too many first time web designers are learning basic coding before learning what they are trying to accomplish. In the book, Web Design: The Plan Before The Plan, author James J. Girardi shares his planning phase of websites before ever writing a line of code.



TOPICS COVERED: In this book we cover the basics in website planning including:



Updated content now included in this book. More ways to gather content for your website, how to utilize WordPress as your web platform and how to better optimize your website for increased traffic.




  • Accomplishing our web design goal

  • Best ways to gather content

  • What are keywords and how to use them

  • Getting ranked high without paying for it

  • SEO and SERPs

  • Review writing

  • stacking up against your competitors

  • organizing images and pictures

  • how to effectively use whitespace

  • 6 of the more popular web design layouts



This book is the perfect stepping stone and foundation building step towards creating a professional looking website. Unlike other beginning books on Web Design, Web Design: The Plan Before The Plan gives the "why" behind the "what".


Before you start your next web project, learn what to do by downloading this book. Thanks in advance.

Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 - Second Edition: Build responsive and future-proof websites to meet the demands of modern web users

By Ben Frain

Packt Publishing - ebooks Account
Released: 2017-08-18
Paperback (350 pages)

Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 - Second Edition: Build responsive and future-proof websites to meet the demands of modern web users
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Learn the HTML5 and CSS3 you need to help you design responsive and future-proof websites that meet the demands of modern web users

About This Book

  • Learn and explore how to harness the latest features of HTML5 in the context of responsive web design
  • Learn to wield the new Flexbox layout mechanism, code responsive images, and understand how to implement SVGs in a responsive project
  • Make your pages interactive by using CSS animations, transformations, and transitions

What You Will Learn

  • Understand what responsive design is, and why it's vital for modern web development
  • HTML5 markup is cleaner, faster, and more semantically rich than anything that has come before - learn how to use it and its latest features
  • Integrate CSS3 media queries into your designs to use different styles for different media. You'll also learn about future media queries which are evolving in CSS4.
  • Responsive images allow different images to be presented in different scenarios. We'll cover how to load different sets of images depending upon screen size or resolution and how to display different images in different contexts.
  • Conquer forms! Add validation and useful interface elements like date pickers and range sliders with HTML5 markup alone.
  • Implement SVGs into your responsive designs to provide resolution independent images, and learn how to adapt and animate them
  • Learn how to use the latest features of CSS including custom fonts, nth-child selectors (and some CSS4 selectors), CSS custom properties (variables), and CSS calc

In Detail

Desktop-only websites just aren't good enough anymore. With mobile internet usage still rising, and tablets changing internet consumption habits, you need to know how to build websites that will just 'work', regardless of the devices used to access them. This second edition of Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 explains all the key approaches necessary to create and maintain a modern responsive design.

The changing way in which we access the web means that there has never been a greater range of screen sizes and associated user experiences to consider. With these recent trends driving changes in design, typical desktop-only websites fail to meet even minimum expectations when it comes to style and usability, which can be vital when your website is central to yours or your client's brand. Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3, Second Edition is an updated and improved guide that responds to the latest challenges and trends in web design, giving you access to the most effective approaches to modern responsive design.

Learn how to build websites with a responsive and mobile first methodology, allowing a website to display effortlessly on every device that accesses it. Packed with examples, and a thorough explanation of modern techniques and syntax, Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3, Second Edition provides a comprehensive resource for all things 'responsive'.

This updated new edition covers all the most up-to-date techniques and tools needed to build great responsive designs, ensuring that your projects won't just be built 'right' for today, but in the future too.

Chapter example code is all hosted on rwd.education, a dedicated site.

Table of Contents

  1. The Essentials of Responsive Web Design
  2. Media Queries - Supporting Differing Viewports
  3. Fluid Layouts and Responsive Images
  4. HTML5 for Responsive Web Designs
  5. CSS3 - Selectors, Typography, Color Modes, and New Features
  6. Stunning Aesthetics with CSS3
  7. Using SVGs for Resolution Independence
  8. Transitions, Transformations, and Animations
  9. Conquer Forms with HTML5 and CSS3
  10. Approaching a Responsive Web Design

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design: Designing Great Web Sites is Not Rocket Science!

By Jason Beaird

O'Reilly Media
Paperback (212 pages)

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design: Designing Great Web Sites is Not Rocket Science!
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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

 
 

 

 
   
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