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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 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 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 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 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.
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
Smashing Magazine WordPress is without a doubt the most popular Web software among online publishers. But did you know that there are thousands of plugins and techniques available which you can use to extend WordPress well beyond its potential and transform your site into almost anything you can imagine?
The advanced tips for WordPress developers provided in this eBook will certainly cater for maximizing the success of your site.
Smashing Magazine New possible uses of CSS appear every day, and you shouldn’t miss any of them. This eBook Mastering CSS3 brings together tips on the newest approaches to CSS, such as CSS animation guidelines, CSS grid frameworks and modern techniques for constructing page layouts, among others. Also, you will get guidelines on how to use CSS in email newsletters and how to code email designs with improved readability and usability for the Web, mobile and email desktop.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Why We Should Start Using CSS3 And HTML5 Today
- Connecting The Dots With CSS3
- An Introduction To CSS3 Keyframe Animations
- The New Hotness: Using CSS3 Visual Effects
- Adventures In The Third Dimension: CSS 3D Transforms How To Use CSS3 Pseudo-Classes
- CSS3 Flexible Box Layout Explained
- The Guide To CSS Animation: Principles And Examples
- Beercamp: An Experiment With CSS 3D
- Using CSS3: Older Browsers And Common Considerations
Smashing Magazine With the advent of responsive techniques, design patterns and
off-the-shelf components, responsive Web design has become more than a technique — but rather a new mindset that requires us all to rethink and extend our practices. Responsive design is also about performance, server-side components, content strategy and conditional loading.
With this eBook, you will learn how to go from non-responsive layouts to optimized responsive mobile experiences. We're happy to present techniques to help you overcome outdated practices and set new defaults in your workflow — a new responsive design workflow.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- How Much Has The Web Really Changed?
- Looking Beyond Common Media Query Breakpoints
- Logical Breakpoints For Your Responsive Design
- Preparing Websites For The Unexpected
- How To Maintain Hierarchy Through Content Choreography
- Towards A Retina Web
- Building A Better Responsive Website
- How To Make Your Websites Faster On Mobile Devices
Smashing Magazine & Various Authors The foundations of good UX design lie in transparent navigation and interaction patterns and systems. A solid understanding of the rules is as important as knowing when to break them. How should you set up menus for optimal usability? Does mobile UX design follow different rules? How can you use sound to make your website not just more appealing but also easier to navigate? Such questions should be factored into any decisions considering modern Web design since they tend to influence the level of user satisfaction.
Smashing Magazine The Web changes everyday and, as a Web-developer, you are probably eager to keep up with the various techniques that help optimizing your workflow. This eBook "Mastering HTML5" explains to you the facts and myths of HTML5, shows how to use local storage on websites, teaches how to optimize images with HTML5 canvas and how to sync content with HTML5 video.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Learning To Love HTML5
- HTML5: The Facts And The Myths
- Local Storage And How To Use It On Websites
- Optimize Images With HTML5 Canvas
- Syncing Content With HTML5 Video
- Behind The Scenes Of Nike Better World
Smashing Magazine Testing both Usability and User Experience are vital for creating a successful website – even more so if it's an e-commerce website, a complex app, or any another complex website. Unlike interviews or focus groups (that attempt to get users to accurately self-report their own behavior or preferences), a well-designed user test measures actual performance. This eBook provides examples and links to other sources on the Web, focusing on issues of usability as well as testing methods.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- The Ultimate Guide to A/B Testing
- Multivariate Testing in Action
- Five Simple Steps to Increase Conversion Rates
- 15 Essential Checks Before Launching Your Website
- Test Usability By Embracing Other Viewpoints
- Multivariate Testing 101
- A Scientific Method of Optimizing Design
- Comprehensive Review of Usability and User Experience Testing Tools