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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

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

The Sketch Handbook

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If you're designing for the web today, you are probably using Sketch. We do, too, so we created The Sketch Handbook: our brand new Smashing book, filled with many practical examples and tutorials in 12 jam-packed chapters. This book will help you master all the tricky, advanced facets of Sketch, so that you’ll become more proficient and fast when using the app.The Sketch Handbook will guide you through every aspect of Sketch: from smart guides and layer manipulation to responsive baseline grid, nested symbols and group resizing. Whether you are a beginner to design or just started to use graphic apps, it will teach you the techniques you need to start designing user interfaces in Sketch.What’s in it for you? Well, you’ll get a valuable overview of many different topics and techniques that are bound to make your design workflow more efficient and future-proof. You’ll learn how to design an advanced multi-screen mobile app, a responsive article and a variety of icons, for example, and dive deep into organizing the artboard, optimizing for Retina screens and exporting your assets for iOS and Android. Icon and logo design and export are also covered along the way. Finally, you’ll learn about the most recommended plugins and a number of useful tips, tricks and best practices. Everything you wanted to learn about Sketch, in one place.Table Of Contents1. An Introduction To Sketch2. Designing An App3. The Power Of Iterations And Artboards4. Creating A Logo For The App5. Creating The Overview Page6. Exporting7. Design The Article Page8. Going Responsive9. The Final Breakpoint: Desktop Widescreen10. Designing The Category Icons11. Export The Category Icons12. Mini Projects
Published by: Smashing Magazine GmbH | Publication date: 12/01/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 447 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

Psychology of Web Design (Smashing eBook Series)

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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 3Pages: 272Language: English Released: February 2012 Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
Published by: Smashing Media GmbH | Publication date: 02/28/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 251 pages

Unlocking Innovation: How To Generate And Realize Great Ideas (Smashing eBooks)

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Some of us feel super creative while lying awake at 4.30 in the morning, while others generate idea after idea in the shower, or while taking a walk outside. How we find and feed inspiration is different from person to person, but we all have something in common: our ideas are quite unpredictable. Sometimes they keep flowing, at other times, when we need to come up with a solution for a complex project, the spark just won’t hit. But even if we can’t tame our ideas, certain strategies can help to unlock our creative insight, and make our ideation process — and that of our team members — more effective.Unlocking Innovation wants to equip you with such strategies, but also go beyond the mere process of generating ideas and look at how we can actually bring them to life. Different ways of experimenting with that first vague idea and mocking it up are thus part of the eBook, just like suggestions on finding the idea that is really worthy of our time and energy. The tips that our authors have to share are very practical, and can easily be incorporated into your (or your team’s) workflow. So, take your time and examine them carefully, and, most importantly, try them out to see what works best for you.TABLE OF CONTENTS:• On Creative Leadership• Examining The Design Process: Clichés And Idea Generation• Using Brainwriting For Rapid Ideas Generation• Up On The Wall: How Working Walls Unlock Creative Insight• Design Better And Faster With Rapid Prototyping• The Skeptic’s Guide To Low-Fidelity Prototyping• Five Tips For Making Ideas Happen• How To Make Innovative Ideas Happen
Published by: Smashing Magazine GmbH | Publication date: 10/30/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 148 pages

The Mobile Book

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The future is mobile. As more and more people are turning to mobile devices, designers and developers are facing new challenges and opportunities. Web design has to adapt. But before it can do so, we have to do our homework — understand the new medium and discover the right techniques and tools to design for it. Our brand new Mobile Book serves exactly this purpose. The Mobile BookWhat's In The Mobile Book?When it comes to mobile, there are more open questions than definitive answers. Due to its fragmentation, it's not so easy to understand how mobile market looks and works in general. How to pick the right mobile strategy and select the right approach for your website? What design patterns and what UX techniques can assist you to design quicker and better for mobile devices? What design patterns do you need to be aware when building responsive websites and to optimize the performance for mobile? When you design with mobile in mind, how exactly should your design process be different from traditional design workflow?Our book attempts to answer these questions. Well-known experts such as Peter-Paul Koch, Stephanie Rieger, Trent Walton, Brad Frost, Dave Olsen, Josh Clark and Remy Sharp have contributed to the book to present the most relevant and valuable insights. To ensure the quality of the book, the chapters have been reviewed by Scott Jenson, Bryan Rieger, Tim Kadlec, Bruce Lawson and other active members of the mobile design community. The preface is written by Jeremy Keith. It wasn't easy to bring together such a stellar line-up of experts, but a compromise wasn't an option."I highly recommend this book to both the blossoming and the experienced UX designer. The various voices of different authors breathe fresh narrative air that carries diverse-and-deep domain knowledge along in a cohesive story about how to harness the chaos of our ever-evolving world into a mobile-UX delight. Consider the lessons in this book a whopping set of New Year resolutions."Steve Tengler — UX Magazine TABLE OF CONTENTSForeword by Jeremy KeithWhat's Going On In Mobile? by Peter-Paul KochThe Future Of Mobileby Stephanie RiegerResponsive Design Strategy by Trent WaltonResponsive Design Patterns by Brad FrostOptimization For Mobile by Dave OlsenHands-On Design For Mobile (UX Perspective) by Dennis KardysWhat Reviewers Say About The Mobile BookA few reviewers have had the chance to read the book a few days before its release, and share their views in a non-committal way. The result is very clear: the book is worthwhile. Should you get it? Yes! Let’s see why: “I got my hands on an early copy of The Mobile Book. I’ll cut to the chase and just say this: It’s fantastic. You should own it. Really.” — Christopher Butler “The standard, the reference book for Mobile. I worked for a mobile web publishing company for 18 months and the depth of knowledge provided by the experts in this book is extraordinary. It blew me away. This book provides a diplomatic, comprehensive guide to understanding “Mobile”, delivered by people who have a real passion for the Mobile endeavours in our community.” — Ben Howdle “I’ll cut to the chase for those deliberating a purchase: it’s well worth the cover price. The eBook edition is a steal! This book establishes a mindset of understanding and exploring the medium. It embraces the breadth of its domain and will set you on an exciting path.” — David Bushell “As somebody who spends a lot of time tinkering and tweaking websites to make them work better, I thought this book was bloody brilliant. There is so much depth and information packed into its 336 pages that I think it will become the book for the mobile Web.” — Ian Nuttall “Every chapter is full of golden nuggets of information and the standard of writing is, as you would expect from a Smashing Magazine book, impeccable.”— Craig Lockwood
Published by: Smashing Media GmbH | Publication date: 12/03/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 393 pages

The Smashing Book #4 — New Perspectives on Web Design (Smashing Special eBooks)

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Written by well-respected designers and developers, the 4th Smashing Book contains lots of actionable takeaways that will help you in your daily routine. Think of it as a reliable playbook for issues that keep following you in every project. This eBook is for you because you’ll discover plenty of valuable, time-saving techniques that will improve your workflow right away.Smashing Book #4 — New Perspectives on Web Design features valuable insights into large-scale projects, adaptive interfaces, customer support, user psychology and typography. We will also uncover smart front-end strategies, obscure back-end techniques and find out what it takes to improve website performance for faster and more robust apps.Table Of Contents:- Preface by Vitaly Friedman- Modern CSS Architecture and Front-End Development by Harry Roberts- Writing Maintainable, Future-Friendly Code by Nicholas Zakas- The Vanilla Web Diet by Christian Heilmann- Culture of Performance by Tim Kadlec- Robust, Responsible, Responsive Web Design by Mat Marquis- Finding and Fixing Mobile Web Rendering Issues by Addy Osmani- Designing Adaptive Interfaces by Aaron Gustafson- How To Fix the Web: Obscure Back-End Techniques and Terminal Secrets by Paul Tero- The Next Steps for Web Typography by Marko Dugonjić- The Two Faces of Content Strategy: Balancing the Needs of Users and Editors by Corey Vilhauer- Supporting Your Product by Rachel Andrew- The Design of People by Nishant Kothary- On Creative Spirit by Christopher Murphy
Published by: Smashing Magazine GmbH | Publication date: 11/26/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 528 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

UX Design Process (Smashing eBook Series 41)

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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-pic- ture 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.TABLE OF CONTENTS- Interaction Design In The Cloud- Lean Startup Is Great UX Packaging- Fitting Big-Picture UX Into Agile Development- You Already Know How To Use It- Fixing A Broken User Experience- Beyond Wireframing: The Real-Life UX Design Process- Stop Redesigning And Start Tuning Your Site Instead- Designer Myopia: How To Stop Designing For Ourselves- The UX Research Plan That Stakeholders Love
Published by: Smashing Media GmbH | Publication date: 01/16/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 121 pages
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