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Design Systems (Smashing eBooks)

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As the web continues to become more complex, designing static pages has become untenable, so that many of us have started to approach design in a more systematic way. In this book, Alla Kholmatova sets out to identify what makes an effective design system that can empower teams to create great digital products.Not all design systems are equally effective. Some can generate coherent user experiences, others produce confusing patchwork designs. Some inspire teams to contribute to them, others are neglected. Some get better with time, more cohesive and better functioning; others get worse, becoming bloated and cumbersome.What are the key qualities of a well-functioning, enduring design system? Throughout the book, Alla will share an approach that will help you every day with your work.PART 1: FOUNDATIONSIn the first part we’ll talk about the foundations of a design system – patterns and practices. Design patterns are repeatable, reusable parts of the interface, from the concrete and functional (like buttons and text fields) to the more descriptive (like iconography styles, colors, and typography). Patterns interconnect, and together they form the language of your product’s interface. Shared practices are how we choose to create, capture, share and use those patterns by following a set of principles, or by keeping a pattern library.Chapter 1: Design SystemsChapter 2: Design PrinciplesChapter 3: Functional PatternsChapter 4: Perceptual PatternsChapter 5: Shared LanguagePART 2: PROCESSA design system cannot be built overnight – it evolves gradually with your product. But there are certain principles and practices that we can follow to make sure the system develops in the right direction and provide us some degree of control over it. The second part of the book focuses on practical steps and techniques to establish and maintain a design system, including planning the work; conducting an interface inventory; setting up a pattern library; creating, documenting, evolving and maintaining design patterns.Chapter 6: Parameters Of Your SystemChapter 7: Planning And PracticalitiesChapter 8: Systemizing Functional PatternsChapter 9: Systemizing Perceptual PatternsChapter 10: Pattern Libraries
Published by: Smashing Media AG | Publication date: 10/15/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 277 pages

Smashing Book 5: Real-Life Responsive Web Design — Part 1

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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 1 features 7 chapters on responsive workflow, SVG, Flexbox, content strategy, and design patterns — just what you need to master all the tricky facets and hurdles of responsive design. Written by Daniel Mall, Ben Callahan, Eileen Webb, Sara Soueidan, Vitaly Friedman and Zoe M. Gillenwater.Please note that the corresponding Part 2 is also available with even more responsive web design tips and tricks — among others on web fonts, responsive images, email design, performance, debugging and optimizing for offline.TABLE OF CONTENTS:•A Responsive Way Forward — written by Vitaly Friedman•The Modern Responsive Designer’s Workflow — written by Dan Mall•Responsive Process — written by Ben Callahan•Responsive Design Patterns And Components — written by Vitaly Friedman•Content Choreography In RWD — written by Eileen Webb•Mastering SVG For Responsive Web Design — written by Sara Soueidan•Building Advanced Responsive Modules With Flexbox — written by Zoe M. Gillenwater
Published by: Smashing Magazine | Publication date: 06/24/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 446 pages

User Experience Revolution (Smashing eBooks)

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Do you feel like the only person at your company who understands what a huge competitive advantage a good user experience provides? Are you frustrated that your management team doesn’t see the value of creating great user experiences? Do you struggle to convince colleagues to approach projects from a users perspective?Many companies try to create a great experience for customers. But few are willing to make the changes required to deliver on that promise. In fact most don’t even realize just how bad their experience can be.This eBook is for anybody passionate about user experience, but who is in a company that needs an extra push. You might be a designer, marketer, content specialist or any one of many jobs concerned about user experience. You don’t need to be a manager, although you might be. You don’t need to be an expert in user experience. You just need a willingness to challenge the way your company does things and be relentless at putting the user first.Table Of ContentsChapter 1: Getting real about user experience designChapter 2: How to sell the benefits of user experience designChapter 3: Create customer experience evangelistsChapter 4: Raise the profile of the customerChapter 5: Get managerial supportChapter 6: Develop a proof of conceptChapter 7: Establish better working practicesChapter 8: Transform the organisational cultureChapter 9: A vision of a UX-focused company
Author: Paul Boag
Published by: Smashing Media AG | Publication date: 04/02/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 219 pages

Inclusive Design Patterns

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We make inaccessible and unusable websites and apps all the time, but it’s not for lack of skill or talent. It’s just a case of doing things the wrong way. We try to build the best experiences we can, but we only make them for ourselves and for people like us.This book looks at common interface patterns from the perspective of an inclusive designer—someone trained in building experiences that cater to the huge diversity of abilities, preferences and circumstances out there.There’s no such thing as an ‘average’ user, but there is such a thing as an average developer. This book will take you from average to expert in the area that matters the most: making things more readable and more usable to more people. You’ll learn:•Accessibility myths and misconceptions as well as common solutions and rules of thumbs,•A library of well-tested accessible HTML/CSS components that you can use right away,•How to properly use WAI-ARIA roles and Content Accessibility Guidelines,•How to tackle common accessibility issues in RWD,•How to deal with "skip" links and external links, as well as navigation regions and landmarks,•How to keep labels, buttons, tables of contents, dynamic widgets and tabbed interfaces accessible,•How to implement infinite scrolling, grid display and dynamic content accessibly,•How to deal with password validation, error messages, web forms, JavaScript patterns and touch targets,•How to keep an interface accessible in legacy browsers,•How to prototype with accessibility in mind.
Published by: Smashing Magazine GmbH | Publication date: 10/16/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 271 pages

Making It Right: Product Management For A Startup World

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Product management is one of the most exhausting, exhilarating, stressful, and rewarding careers out there. It’s not for the faint of heart. It’s for people who want to move mountains. It swallows some whole, but others derive endless invigoration and passion from the pace and the impact and the glory and the huge potential for failure as well as success. There’s no other job like it, and this is a book to help you make it your job.The role of a product manager goes by many different names — and if that’s not reason enough to be confused, some companies define product manager completely differently from how it’s understood elsewhere. We sometimes get stuck in our quest to define the damn thing, but in the case of product management, it’s effort well spent, because it’s quite the jungle out there.So with that as background, this book wants to accomplish three goals:- Define the roles and responsibilities of product managers in the software development context. - Explain why product management is an essential role in any organization, and what characteristics managers should look for when they hire product managers.- Provide a framework and practical guidance for strategic product management; a framework that details the elements of product planning and product execution that make up a product manager’s day-to-day work.TABLE OF CONTENTSPart 1: Introduction- Introduction- Chapter 1: Roles And Responsibilities Of The Product ManagerPart 2: Planning- Chapter 2: Uncovering Needs- Chapter 3: Product Discovery- Case Study: The User Experience Of kalahari.com- Chapter 4: Product RoadmapsPart 3: Execution- Chapter 5: Defining A Product- Chapter 6: User-Centered Design And Workflows- What About Responsive Design?- Chapter 7: Specifications- Chapter 8: Build And Release- Chapter 9: Assess And Iterate- Chapter 10: Product Management In Agile Methodologies- Chapter 11: Getting Started
Published by: Smashing Magazine | Publication date: 07/21/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 198 pages

Practical Approaches For Designing Accessible Websites

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We design with viewports in mind, keep track of loading times, and hunt down even the smallest browser bugs — all to create the best possible user experience. But despite all these efforts to constantly improve our products, there’s still one aspect that, unfortunately, comes up short quite often: accessibility.With the help of this ebook, you will gain a deeper understanding of common accessibility pitfalls and learn to circumvent them to create a better experience for everyone. As you will see, with accessibility in mind, we can serve many more people than we already do. It’s about time to finally remove the existing barriers and build a more inclusive web — the effort is reasonable, and all our users will benefit from it.TABLE OF CONTENTS:- Accessibility APIs: A Key To Web Accessibility- Accessibility Originates With UX: A BBC iPlayer Case Study- Mobile And Accessibility: Why You Should Care And What You Can Do About It- Making Modal Windows Better For Everyone- Notes On Client-Rendered Accessibility- Design Accessibly, See Differently: Color Contrast Tips And Tools- Designing For The Elderly: Ways Older People Use Digital Technology Differently
Published by: Smashing Magazine GmbH | Publication date: 08/26/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 155 pages

Customizing WordPress (Smashing eBooks)

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For a lot of people, WordPress is the entry into web development. And a lot of them don’t stop there. They want more control over their WordPress site, so customizing design and functionality is the next logical step. If WordPress got you hooked, and you want to get more out of it to tailor your site more to your needs and ideas, then this eBook is for you.To start out, you will learn to build custom page templates and extend WordPress’ flexibility with custom post types. Later, our expert authors will provide insights into customizing tree-like data structures to make them fit your particular needs, as well as tips to replace the regular custom field interface with something more powerful and user-friendly. You’ll also learn to build an advanced notification system to reach your users, and, last, but not least, we’ll dive deep into building, maintaining, and deploying WordPress plugins. WordPress’ flexible structure is predestined for customization. So make use of this grand potential to build your projects the way you imagine them to be.TABLE OF CONTENTS- A Detailed Guide To WordPress Custom Page Templates, written by Nick Schäferhoff- Extending WordPress With Custom Content Types, written by Brian Onorio- Building A Custom Archive Page For WordPress, written by Karol K- Customizing Tree-Like Data Structures In WordPress With The Walker Class, written by Carlo Daniele- Extending Advanced Custom Fields With Your Own Controls, written by Daniel Pataki- Building An Advanced Notification System For WordPress, written by Carlo Daniele- How To Use Autoloading And A Plugin Container In WordPress Plugins, written by Nico Amarilla- How To Deploy WordPress Plugins With GitHub Using Transients, written by Matthew Ray
Published by: Smashing Magazine GmbH | Publication date: 03/08/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 246 pages

Smashing Book 5: Real-Life Responsive Web Design — Part 2

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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: 06/24/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 424 pages

Rethinking UX (Smashing eBooks)

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In "Rethinking UX", various UX professionals share their lessons learned and provide practical advice from their very own personal experience. The eBook is packed with interesting thoughts and concepts that let us reflect on our own practices. Every designer has their own user research techniques and strategies, but leaving the office and talking to people on the streets can foster innovation even more as any thought-out strategy ever could. Is empathy possibly the best guarantor for great UX? Overcoming traditional patterns and designing with a new type of user in mind is among the many topics of this eBook. Of course, you can also get your hands on some future scenarios. The Smashing authors dare to sneak a peak at some new challenges that we could face with the rise of innovative technologies such as Google Glass and Leap Motion, and explore how we can embrace entirely gesture-driven interfaces today. This eBook is a springboard for developing a new perspective and for creating future-proof user experiences.TABLE OF CONTENTS- Thirteen Tenets Of User Experience Design- Improving Your Website Usability Test- Designing For The Multifaceted User- 50 Design Problems In 50 Days: Real Empathy For Innovation- Beyond The Button: Embracing The Gesture-Driven Interface- What Leap Motion And Google Glass Mean For Future User Experience
Published by: Smashing Media GmbH | Publication date: 08/07/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 91 pages

Responsive Web Design: Getting The New Baseline In Web Design Right (Smashing eBooks)

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With the advent of responsive techniques, design patterns andoff-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
Published by: Smashing Magazine | Publication date: 05/21/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 157 pages
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