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The Sketch Handbook

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, 406 pages
Inclusive Design Patterns

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

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, 395 pages
JavaScript Essentials (Smashing eBook Series 13)

JavaScript Essentials (Smashing eBook Series 13)

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It is not always easy for Web developers and designers to make the right decisions when having to choose the right solution. Either while building a complex Web application or even by improving a website, there are countless pre-built solutions available and picking one of them can surely be a burden sometimes. In this Smashing eBook #13 JavaScript Essentials we enlighten the most important issues you should pay attention to by all means when selecting a solution, i.e. how stable, easy to customize, usable and accessible it is, whether it can be maintained in the future, what exactly is supported and how you can extend the functionalities on your own.One of the many important issues considered in this Smashing eBook #13 JavaScript Essentials is the importance of reviewing your code and what to avoid when you are implementing in JavaScript. Maintaining strong coding standards and withdrawing your programming away from common errors should be the basic requests for the general quality of your solutions, and the articles we have selected will explain exactly how you can achieve this. One of the sections also advises to have your code reviewed by experts and check whether they may provide other solutions to the problems you're experiencing. Last but not least, you'll get to know the golden rules of JavaScript basic animations better, as well as JSON as a data format along with the native JavaScript functions (Math, Array, String), shortcut notations, and much more. Of course, we couldn't leave out JS events that will make your webApps work, implementation of anonymous functions, module patterns, configurations, interaction with the back end and usage of libraries to specify codes. And for those of you who are rather interested in AJAX, you'll get the information you need in case you've been wanting to turn your content dynamic and searchable.TABLE OF CONTENTS- Seven JavaScript Things I Wish I Knew Much Earlier In My Career- Lessons From A Review Of JavaScript Code- Find The Right JavaScript Solution With A 7-Step Test- Ten Oddities And Secrets About JavaScript- What You Need To Know About JavaScript Scope- The Seven Deadly Sins Of JavaScript Implementation- A Quick Look Into The Math Of Animations With JavaScript- Searchable Dynamic Content With AJAX CrawlingPages: 142Language: English Released: December 2011Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
Published by: Smashing Media GmbH | Publication date: 12/21/2011
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 141 pages
Navigation & Interaction (Smashing eBook Series 39)

Navigation & Interaction (Smashing eBook Series 39)

https://www.amazon.com/Navigation-Interaction-Smashing-eBook...
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.TABLE OF CONTENTS- The Elements Of Navigation- Sticky Menus Are Quicker To Navigate- Design Patterns: When Breaking The Rules Is OK- Exploration Of Single-Page Websites- Redefining Hick’s Law- What Web Designers Can Learn From Video Games- A New Mobile UX Design Material- Mission Transition- Designing With Audio: What Is Sound Good For?
Published by: Smashing Media GmbH | Publication date: 01/16/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 182 pages
Designing For Email (Smashing eBooks)

Designing For Email (Smashing eBooks)

https://www.amazon.com/Designing-Email-Smashing-eBooks-Magaz...
HTML email has the reputation of being a particularly tough design medium. Buggy email clients stripping out your CSS or the spammy image that one-to-many emails not seldomly partake of, i.e. building compelling emails is quite a challenge for designers. With opening rates on mobile growing tremendously, things don't get any easier either. If you haven't ventured on the task yet or want to improve your existing email design skills, then this eBook offers the practical advice you need, whether you want to share your stories in a newsletter or aim at committing to email to market your product.After taking a look at the current state of HTML email design, you'll get to grips with optimizing email for mobile, and learn to build your own modular email construction kit that you can draw on to cater for best results on desktop, web and mobile clients. We'll also explore handy tips to raise your email above inbox noise — with a friendly tone and engaging content (no dirty tricks here!) — and consider missteps that you should better avoid. Building HTML emails certainly does require some fiddling around, but it's defintely worth it. So, are you ready to take on the challenge?TABLE OF CONTENTS:• What 22 Billion Email Newsletters Tell Us About Designing For Email• From Monitor To Mobile: Optimizing Email Newsletters With CSS• Improve Your Email Workflow With Modular Design• Size Matters: Balancing Line Length And Font Size In Responsive Web Design• How To Raise Your Email Above Inbox Noise• Designing The Words: Why Copy Is A Design Issue• How To Use Email To Alienate Your Users• Email Marketing For Mobile App Creators• How To Create A Self-Paced Email Course
Published by: Smashing Magazine GmbH | Publication date: 10/30/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 149 pages
Redesign The Web (The Smashing Book 3) (Smashing Books)

Redesign The Web (The Smashing Book 3) (Smashing Books)

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Unlike its predecessors, the new Smashing Book #3 has the main theme: Redesign. The book is a professional guide on how to redesign websites, but it also introduces a whole new mindset for progressive Web design. It challenges you to think differently about your work and will change the way you design websites forever.A detailed look at the business and technical side of redesign is followed by a comprehensive overview of advanced HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript techniques that you can use today. You will get useful advice on innovative UX techniques, learn about the peculiarities of mobile context in Web design and discover useful Photoshop techniques. You’ll study a practical hands-on guide to a bulletproof workflow for responsive Web design.Well-respected professionals have poured their heart and expertise into these contributions. The Smashing Book #3 contains 11 chapters.TABLE OF CONTENTS- Preface- The Business Side of Redesign- Selecting a Platform: Technical Considerations for Your Redesign- Jumping Into HTML5- Restyle, Recode, Reimagine With CSS3- JavaScript Rediscovered: Tricks to Replace Complex jQuery- Techniques for Building Better User Experiences- Designing for the Future, Using Photoshop- Redesigning With Personality- Mobile Considerations in User Experience Design: Web or Native?- Workflow Redesigned: A Future Friendly Approach- Becoming Fabulously Flexible: Designing Atoms and ElementsAUTHORSElliot Jay Stocks, Paul Boag, Rachel Andrew, Ben Schwarz, David Storey, Lea Verou, Christian Heilmann, Dmitry Fadeyev, Marc Edwards, Aarron Walter, Aral Balkan, Stephen Hay, Andy Clarke
Published by: Smashing Media GmbH | Publication date: 05/08/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 480 pages
UX Design Process (Smashing eBook Series 41)

UX Design Process (Smashing eBook Series 41)

https://www.amazon.com/UX-Design-Process-Smashing-eBook-eboo...
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
Making It Right: Product Management For A Startup World

Making It Right: Product Management For A Startup World

https://www.amazon.com/Making-Right-Product-Management-Start...
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
Smashing Book 5: Real-Life Responsive Web Design - Part 2

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

https://www.amazon.com/Smashing-Book-Real-Life-Responsive-De...
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
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