Welcome to our multi-device world, a world where a user’s experience with one application can span many devices—a smartphone, a tablet, a computer, the TV, and beyond. This practical book demonstrates the variety of ways devices relate to each other, combining to create powerful ensembles that deliver superior, integrated experiences to your users.
- Learn a practical framework for designing multi-device experiences, based on the 3Cs—Consistent, Complementary, and Continuous approaches
- Graduate from offering everything on all devices, to delivering the right thing, at the right time, on the best (available) device
- Apply the 3Cs framework to the broader realm of the Internet of Things, and design multi-device experiences that anticipate a fully connected world
- Learn how to measure your multi-device ecosystem performance
- Get ahead of the curve by designing for a more connected future
Published by: O'Reilly Media | Publication date: 02/13/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 322 pages
- No previous experience required. By following each short, one-hour lesson in this book, anyone can learn the basics of web development.
- Learn at your own pace. You can work through each lesson sequentially to make sure you thoroughly understand all the concepts and methodologies, or you can focus on specific lessons to learn the techniques that interest you most.
- Test your knowledge. Each lesson ends with a Workshop section filled with questions, answers, and exercises for further study.
- Fully implement the HTML5 and CSS3 standards
- Work with text and create links
- Add images and graphics to your page
- Use CSS to style a site and position elements on a page
- Structure a page with HTML5
- Use responsive web design to make your pages look good on different-sized screens
- Design for the mobile web
- Get your site online and let people know it’s there
- Optimize your site for search engines
Published by: Sams Publishing | Publication date: 12/22/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 768 pages
Published by: Peter Leow | Publication date: 10/19/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 74 pages
CSS lets you create professional-looking websites, but learning its finer points can be tricky—even for seasoned web developers. This fully updated edition provides the most modern and effective tips, tricks, and tutorial-based instruction on CSS available today. Learn how to use new tools such as Flexbox and Sass to build web pages that look great and run fast on any desktop or mobile device. Ideal for casual and experienced designers alike.The important stuff you need to know:
- Start with the basics. Write CSS-friendly HTML, including the HTML5 tags recognized by today’s browsers.
- Design for mobile devices. Create web pages that look great when visitors use them on the go.
- Make your pages work for you. Add animations that capture the imagination, and forms that get the job done.
- Take control of page layouts. Use professional design techniques such as floats and positioning.
- Make your layouts more flexible. Design websites with Flexbox that adjust to different devices and screen sizes.
- Work more efficiently. Write less CSS code and work with smaller files, using Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets (Sass).
Published by: O'Reilly Media | Publication date: 08/13/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 720 pages
About This Book
- Explore the process of combining responsive patterns together to fit the needs of your own website or project
- Organize your projects by creating responsive pattern libraries and manage unruly design systems as they grow
- Break down the best responsive websites to their patterns and learn how to build them in your own projects
- Gain knowledge of the pros and cons of popular responsive patterns
- Know how to combine patterns to create unique solutions for your own projects
- Understand the benefits of creating a pattern library and learn how to use it efficiently
- Pay attention to detail by reviewing commonly forgotten responsive elements, such as typography
- See real-world examples of these patterns being used by popular websites such as Disney, NASA, and many more
- Review techniques and best practices when it comes to building responsive websites
Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 11/26/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 168 pages
- Become familiar with Bootstrap’s file structure, grid systems, and container layouts
- Learn HTML elements for typography, code, tables, forms, buttons, images, and icons
- Design interfaces and other web elements, such as navigation, breadcrumbs, and custom modal windows
- Use jQuery plugins for features such as revolving slideshows, tabbable interfaces, and dropdown menus
- Modify everything from column count to typography colors with the LESS stylesheet language
Published by: O'Reilly Media | Publication date: 05/08/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 128 pages
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
- 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
Published by: SitePoint | Publication date: 06/17/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 220 pages
Responsive design is a default these days, but we are all still figuring out just the right process and techniques to better craft responsive websites. That’s why Smashing Magazine created a new book — to gather practical techniques and strategies from people who have learned how to get things done right, in actual projects with actual real-world challenges.The Smashing Book 5: Real-Life Responsive Web Design is Smashing Magazine’s brand new book with smart front-end techniques and design patterns derived from real-life responsive projects. Part 2 features 8 chapters on web fonts, responsive images, responsive email, debugging, performance and offline experience, — just what you need to master all the tricky facets and hurdles of responsive design.Written by Andrew Clarke, Bram Stein, Fabio Carneiro, John Allsopp, Matt Gaunt, Tom Maslen, Yoav Weis and Vitaly Friedman.Please note that the corresponding Part 1 of Smashing Book 5 is also available with even more responsive web design tips and tricks — among others on responsive workflow, SVG, Flexbox, content strategy and design patterns.TABLE OF CONTENTS:•A Responsive Way Forward — written by Vitaly Friedman•Web Fonts Performance — written by Bram Stein•Responsive Images — written by Yoav Weiss•Testing And Debugging Responsive Web Design — written by Tom Maslen•Responsive Email Design — written by Fabio Carneiro•Performance Optimization Roadmap — written by Vitaly Friedman•Beyond Responsive: Optimizing For Offiline — written by John Allsopp and Matt Gaunt•Counting Stars: Creativity Over Predictability — written by Andrew Clarke
Published by: Smashing Magazine | Publication date: 06/24/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 424 pages
Published by: Will Bontrager Software LLC | Publication date: 05/02/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 102 pages
With a vast selection of typefaces now available, there is no excuse for using boring typography in web design. The New Web Typography: Create a Visual Hierarchy with Responsive Web Design shows you how to implement web-safe fonts to create visually appealing and multi-browser-friendly websites while encouraging you to develop designs that express your own unique typographic voice.This book discusses general principles for choosing typefaces for on-screen display and tips for creating a visual hierarchy that works on monitors, tablets, and smartphones. It shares some of the authors’ personal experiences to illustrate situations where one font would be more effective than another in giving readers an optimized experience that includes quick download times and an overall aesthetically pleasing presentation.Since good typography is good web design, font selection is a critical aspect of web design. The New Web Typography is more than a simple overview of web typography. It provides practical advice and examples that help you make good decisions in choosing fonts for web design.
Published by: A K Peters/CRC Press | Publication date: 08/19/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 237 pages