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Designing UX: Forms: Create Forms That Don't Drive Your Users Crazy (Aspects of UX)

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A recent study found that on average, designing a form to have a great user experience almost doubled the rate of successful first-time completions. For example, Ebay made an additional $USD 500 million annually from redesigning just the button on one of their mobile form screens.More conversions, fewer dissatisfied users, better return on investment. Can you afford not to improve your forms' user experiences?This book will walk you through every part of designing a great forms user experience. From the words, to how the form looks, and on to interactivity, you'll learn how to design a web form that works beautifully on mobiles, laptops and desktops. Filled with practical and engaging insights, and plenty of real-world examples, both good and bad.You'll learn answers to common queries like:
  • Where should field labels go?
  • What makes a question easy to understand?
  • How do you design forms to work on small screens?
  • How does touch impact on form design?
  • How long can a form be?
  • What look and feel should the form have: skeumorphic, flat, or something else?
  • What's best practice for error messaging?
Published by: SitePoint | Publication date: 09/12/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 276 pages

The Modern JavaScript Collection

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There's no doubt that the JavaScript ecosystem changes fast. Not only are new tools and frameworks introduced and developed at a rapid rate, the language itself has undergone big changes with the introduction of ES2015 (aka ES6) and further revisions. Understandably, many articles have been written complaining about how difficult it is to learn modern JavaScript development these days. We're aiming to minimize that confusion with this set of books on modern JavaScript.This collection contains:
  • Practical ES6 is a collection of articles introducing many of the powerful new JavaScript language features that were introduced in ECMAScript 2015, as well as features introduced in ECMAScript 2016 and 2017. It also takes a look at the features planned for ECMAScript 2018 in this rapidly evolving language.
  • JavaScript: Best Practice presents articles discussing modern JavaScript best practice, enabling you to write more powerful code that is clean, performant, maintainable, and reusable.
  • 6 JavaScript Projects presents six complete JavaScript projects; each taking advantage of modern JavaScript and its ecosystem. You'll learn to build several different apps, and along the way you'll pick up a ton of useful advice, tips, and techniques.
  • Modern JavaScript Tools & Skills contains a collection of articles outlining essential tools and skills that every modern JavaScript developer should know.
This book is for all front-end developers who wish to improve their JavaScript skills. You'll need to be familiar with HTML and CSS and have a reasonable level of understanding of JavaScript in order to follow the discussion.

Learn Angular: The Collection

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Angular is not just a framework, but rather a platform that empowers developers to build applications for the web, mobile, and the desktop.This collection is a set of books aimed at getting you up to speed with Angular. It contains:
  • Learn Angular: Your First Week, a collection of articles introducing Angular
  • Learn Angular: Build a Todo App, an in-depth project tutorial that builds a complete Angular application from start to finish
  • Learn Angular: 4 Angular Projects presents four practical Angular projects
  • Learn Angular: Related Tools & Skills contains a collection of articles outlining essential tools and skills that every modern JavaScript developer should know.
This book is for all front-end developers who want to become proficient with Angular and its related tools. You'll need to be familiar with HTML and CSS and have a reasonable level of understanding of JavaScript in order to follow the discussion.

Learn Bootstrap: The Collection

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Bootstrap stands as the most popular open-source, front-end framework on the Web. Since its official release in 2011, it has undergone several changes, and it's now one of the most stable and responsive frameworks available. It's loved by web developers of all levels, as it gives them the capability to build a functional, attractive website design within minutes. A novice developer with just some basic knowledge of HTML and little CSS can easily get started with Bootstrap.This collection presents three books:
  • Your First Week With Bootstrap, a collection of articles introducing Bootstrap
  • 8 Practical Bootstrap Projects, which presents several complete, real world Bootrap projects
  • Bootstrap: Related Tools & Skills, which contains a collection of articles outlining essential tools and skills that every Bootstrap developer should know.
This collection is for all frontend developers who want to build responsive, mobile-first websites with Bootstrap. You'll need to be familiar with HTML and CSS and have a reasonable level of understanding of JavaScript in order to follow the discussion.

JavaScript: Novice to Ninja

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JavaScript is a must-have skill for all web developers. JavaScript: Novice to Ninja is a fun, practical, and comprehensive guide to the modern usage of this deceptively powerful language. Comprehensively updated to cover ECMAScript 6 and modern JavaScript development, the second edition of this step-by-step introduction to coding in JavaScript will show you how to to solve real-world problems, design eye-catching animations, build smarter forms, and develop richer applications.
  • Learn the basics of JavaScript programming: functions, methods, properties, loops and logic
  • Use events to track user interactions
  • Build smarter web forms that improve the user experience
  • Work with the document object model (DOM) and Ajax to dynamicall update your pages
  • Add functionality to your apps using HTML5's powerful APIs
  • Use Test Driven Development methodology to write more robust code
  • Build a complete, working JavaScript quiz app from scratch
Author: Darren Jones
Published by: SitePoint | Publication date: 09/20/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 664 pages

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design: Designing Great Web Sites is Not Rocket Science!

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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
And lots more...This easy-to-follow guide is illustrated with beautiful, full-color examples, and will lead you through the process of creating great designs from start to finish. The third edition of this book has been greatly revised and now features:
  • 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: 06/17/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 212 pages

HTML5 Games: Novice to Ninja: Create Smash Hit Games in HTML5

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This book will teach you how to create awesome video games. Games from scratch. Games that run cross-platform, in web browsers, and on phones. Games filled with dynamic sound and music. Games overflowing with impressive visual effects. Fun games.More importantly, this book will teach you how to think about making games. You'll learn to analyze and dissect games; to understand what it is that makes great games great. By the end of the journey you'll have all the knowledge and tools needed to produce engaging, polished products that people will love to play. What's inside?
  • Learn the basics: game loops and input
  • Draw graphics on the screen using Canvas
  • Add amazing sound effects and music using the Web Audio API
  • Develop several fun games: a platformer, a shoot ‘em up, a dungeon crawler, and a physics-based game
  • Create your own JavaScript game library
  • Jazz up your game up with "juice": screen shakes, particle effects, and more
Published by: SitePoint | Publication date: 02/15/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 462 pages

PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja: Get Up to Speed With PHP the Easy Way

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PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja, 6th Edition is a hands-on guide to learning all the tools, principles, and techniques needed to build a fully functional application using PHP & MySQL. Comprehensively updated to cover PHP 7 and modern best practice, this practical and fun book covers everything from installing PHP and MySQL through to creating a complete online content management system.You'll learn how to:
  • Install PHP & MySQL on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux
  • Gain a thorough understanding of PHP syntax
  • Use object oriented programming techniques
  • Master database design principles and SQL
  • Develop robust websites that can handle high levels of traffic
  • Build a working content management system (CMS)
  • And much more!
Published by: SitePoint | Publication date: 10/26/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 688 pages

Jump Start Bootstrap: Get Up to Speed With Bootstrap in a Weekend

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Get a Jump Start on building applications with Bootstrap today!Originally developed by Twitter, Bootstrap is a framework that making the once-arduous process of crafting fully responsive web designs a breeze! Discover why Bootstrap is fast becoming a favorite tool of top web designers.In just one weekend with this hands-on tutorial, you'll learn how to:
  • Integrate Bootstrap into your projects
  • Understand the basic Bootstrap template
  • Work with Bootstrap's grid
  • Customize Bootstrap to work with any project
Published by: SitePoint | Publication date: 06/24/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 180 pages

Jump Start MySQL: Master the Database That Powers the Web

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Get a Jump Start on working with MySQL today!MySQL is an extremely popular open source relational database management system that that powers many of the applications on the Web. Discover why MySQL's speed, ease of use, and flexibility make it the database of choice for so many developers.In just one weekend with this hands-on tutorial, you'll learn how to:
  • Get started with MySQL
  • Store, modify, and retrieve data
  • Work with multiple tables
  • Connect to your database through code
  • Program the database
  • Back up your data
Published by: SitePoint | Publication date: 04/13/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 152 pages
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