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Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery Set

Author: Jon Duckett
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Publisher: Wiley ( 8 July 2014)

A two-book set for web designers and front-end developers

This two-book set combines the titles HTML & CSS: Designing and Building Web Sites and JavaScript & jQuery: Interactive Front-End Development. Together these two books form an ideal platform for anyone who wants to master HTML and CSS before stepping up to JavaScript and jQuery.

HTML & CSS covers structure, text, links, images, tables, forms, useful options, adding style with CSS, fonts, colors, thinking in boxes, styling lists and tables, layouts, grids, and even SEO, Google analytics, ftp, and HTML5. JavaScript & jQuery offers an excellent combined introduction to these two technologies using a clear and simple visual approach using diagrams, infographics, and photographs.

  • A handy two-book set that uniquely combines related technologies
  • Highly visual format and accessible language makes these books highly effective learning tools
  • Perfect for beginning web designers and front-end developers

Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics

Author: Jennifer Niederst Robbins
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Publisher: O'Reilly Media (24 August 2012)

Do you want to build web pages, but have no previous experience? This friendly guide is the perfect place to start. You’ll begin at square one, learning how the Web and web pages work, and then steadily build from there. By the end of the book, you’ll have the skills to create a simple site with multi-column pages that adapt for mobile devices.

Learn how to use the latest techniques, best practices, and current web standards—including HTML5 and CSS3. Each chapter provides exercises to help you to learn various techniques, and short quizzes to make sure you understand key concepts.

This thoroughly revised edition is ideal for students and professionals of all backgrounds and skill levels, whether you’re a beginner or brushing up on existing skills.

  • Build HTML pages with text, links, images, tables, and forms
  • Use style sheets (CSS) for colors, backgrounds, formatting text, page layout, and even simple animation effects
  • Learn about the new HTML5 elements, APIs, and CSS3 properties that are changing what you can do with web pages
  • Make your pages display well on mobile devices by creating a responsive web design
  • Learn how JavaScript works—and why the language is so important in web design
  • Create and optimize web graphics so they’ll download as quickly as possible

Web Design All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Sue Jenkins
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Publisher: For Dummies (22 January 2013)

All you need to know on web design in a thorough new edition

If you want just one complete reference on web design, this book is it. The newest edition of this essential guide features 650+ pages on the latest tools and new web design standards, such as HTML5, CSS 3, and other core technologies and page-building strategies. Five minibooks provide deep coverage: essential pre-design considerations, how to establish the look of your site, building a site, how to test your site, and taking your site public. Design professional and author Sue Jenkins understands what designers need and gives you the answers.

  • Thorough revision brings you up to date on the latest changes in the world of web design
  • Features five minibooks that cover all the bases: Getting Started, Designing for the Web, Building the Site, Standards and Testing, and Publishing and Site Maintenance
  • Covers the latest tools, page-building strategies, and emerging technologies, such as HTML5 and CSS 3
  • Includes over 650 pages of detail on such topics as establishing audience focus, creating content, using mock-ups and storyboards to establish the look, how to design for text and images, testing your site, and more

If you're looking for an in-depth reference on all aspects of designing and building a site and taking it live, Web Design All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the book.

Basics of Web Design: HTML5 & CSS3 (3rd Edition)

Author: Terry Felke-Morris
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Publisher: Pearson (31 January 2015)

For introductory courses in Web Design.

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The Fundamentals of Web Development for the New Designer
Basics of Web Design: HTML5 & CSS3 is the comprehensive source material for beginners in web design and development. The hands-on text introduces major topics in two-page sections, focusing on key concepts and providing interactive exercises. All the basics of web designs, from creating web pages to publishing them online, are explored in-depth by each chapter of this book.
With a focus on HTML5 and CSS3 coding techniques, the Third Edition prepares readers to take advantage of the most modern and popular platforms for web development. Exploring both "hard skills," such as HTML5 and Cascading Style Sheets, as well as "soft skills" like web design and publishing to the web, the text teaches coders all the fundamental information they need to design successful websites.

CSS Secrets: Better Solutions to Everyday Web Design Problems

Author: Lea Verou
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Publisher: O'Reilly Media ( 3 July 2015)

In this practical guide, CSS expert Lea Verou provides 47 undocumented techniques and tips to help intermediate-to advanced CSS developers devise elegant solutions to a wide range of everyday web design problems.

Rather than focus on design, CSS Secrets shows you how to solve problems with code. You'll learn how to apply Lea's analytical approach to practically every CSS problem you face to attain DRY, maintainable, flexible, lightweight, and standards-compliant results.

Inspired by her popular talks at over 60 international web development conferences, Lea Verou provides a wealth of information for topics including:

  • Backgrounds and Borders
  • Shapes
  • Visual Effects
  • Typography
  • User Experience
  • Structure and Layout
  • Transitions and Animations

Web Design for Beginners: The Ultimate Website Beginners Guide

Author: Steven Weikler
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Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (21 March 2016)

Web Design for Beginners: The Ultimate Website Beginners Guide for learning Professional website design with Wordpress, (Wordpress, CSS, HTML, Webgraphics, Javascript)
Starting a website and not sure what to use? Whether you are a beginner or more advanced this book dives deep into the different options and techniques you can use to create the BEST web content!
Just like other fields of design, web design is constantly and rapidly evolving. With billions of websites on the internet today, you could be right to compare website developers with bees as far as being busy is concerned. Compare how much web designers had to do to build a website back then, and just how little they have to do today to do the same – what do you see? It is clearly evident that web designers have become smarter with time.
Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...

  • Facts about web design
  • Your choices in Software to use
  • Crucial Components of Web Design
  • Factors effecting Cost of web design
  • Web design practices you NEED to adhere to
  • Whether to build a DIY website or hire a service
  • Understanding web users
  • Strategy of the Website Management
  • Optimizing User Experience
  • Marketing your website!
  • Technology and Design options
  • Much, much more!

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

Author: Jason Beaird
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Publisher: SitePoint (27 June 2014)

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

Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 - Second Edition

Author: Ben Frain
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Publisher: Packt Publishing - ebooks Account ( 1 September 2015)

Learn the HTML5 and CSS3 you need to help you design responsive and future-proof websites that meet the demands of modern web users

About This Book
  • Learn and explore how to harness the latest features of HTML5 in the context of responsive web design
  • Learn to wield the new Flexbox layout mechanism, code responsive images, and understand how to implement SVGs in a responsive project
  • Make your pages interactive by using CSS animations, transformations, and transitions
Who This Book Is For

Are you writing two websites – one for mobile and one for larger displays? Or perhaps you've already implemented your first ‘RWD' but are struggling bring it all together? If so, Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3, Second Edition gives you everything you need to take your web sites to the next level.

You'll need some HTML and CSS knowledge to follow along, but everything you need to know about Responsive Design and making great websites is included in the book!

What You Will Learn
  • Understand what responsive design is, and why it's vital for modern web development
  • HTML5 markup is cleaner, faster, and more semantically rich than anything that has come before - learn how to use it and its latest features
  • Integrate CSS3 media queries into your designs to use different styles for different media. You'll also learn about future media queries which are evolving in CSS4.
  • Responsive images allow different images to be presented in different scenarios. We'll cover how to load different sets of images depending upon screen size or resolution and how to display different images in different contexts.
  • Conquer forms! Add validation and useful interface elements like date pickers and range sliders with HTML5 markup alone.
  • Implement SVGs into your responsive designs to provide resolution independent images, and learn how to adapt and animate them
  • Learn how to use the latest features of CSS including custom fonts, nth-child selectors (and some CSS4 selectors), CSS custom properties (variables), and CSS calc
In Detail

Desktop-only websites just aren't good enough anymore. With mobile internet usage still rising, and tablets changing internet consumption habits, you need to know how to build websites that will just ‘work', regardless of the devices used to access them. This second edition of Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 explains all the key approaches necessary to create and maintain a modern responsive design.

The changing way in which we access the web means that there has never been a greater range of screen sizes and associated user experiences to consider. With these recent trends driving changes in design, typical desktop-only websites fail to meet even minimum expectations when it comes to style and usability, which can be vital when your website is central to yours or your client's brand. Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3, Second Edition is an updated and improved guide that responds to the latest challenges and trends in web design, giving you access to the most effective approaches to modern responsive design.

Learn how to build websites with a “responsive and mobile first” methodology, allowing a website to display effortlessly on every device that accesses it. Packed with examples, and a thorough explanation of modern techniques and syntax, Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3, Second Edition provides a comprehensive resource for all things ‘responsive'.

This updated new edition covers all the most up-to-date techniques and tools needed to build great responsive designs, ensuring that your projects won't just be built ‘right' for today, but in the future too.

Chapter example code is all hosted on rwd.education, a dedicated site for the book, built by the author, using the approaches and techniques championed throughout.

Web Designer's Idea Book, Volume 4: Inspiration from the Best Web Design Trends, Themes and Styles

Author: Patrick McNeil
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Publisher: HOW Books (17 October 2014)

Discover the latest trends in web design!
Looking for inspiration for your latest web design project? Expert Patrick McNeil, author of the popular Web Designer's Idea Book series, is back with all new examples of today's best website design. Featuring more than 650 examples of the latest trends, this fourth volume of The Web Designer's Idea Book is overflowing with visual inspiration.
Arranged categorically, this fully illustrated guide puts important topics like design styles, elements, themes and responsive design at your fingertips. This new volume also includes a detailed discussion of portfolios to help you stay ahead of the pack and keep your portfolio fresh and relevant.
The world of web design is constantly reinventing itself. Stay on top of what's hot with the latest installment of this indispensable reference.

Interdisciplinary Interaction Design: A Visual Guide to Basic Theories, Models and Ideas for Thinking and Designing for Interactive Web Design and Digital Device Experiences

Author: James Pannafino
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Publisher: Assiduous Publishing ( 1 November 2012)

Interaction design has many dimensions to it. It addresses how people deal with words, read images, explore physical space, think about time and motion, and how actions and responses affect human behavior. Various disciplines make up interaction design, such as industrial design, cognitive psychology, user interface design and many others. It is my hope that this book is a starting point for creating a visual language to enhance the understanding of interdisciplinary theories within interaction design. The book uses concise descriptions, visual metaphors and comparative diagrams to explain each term’s meaning. Many ideas in this book are based on timeless principles that will function in varying contexts.

The book will give you:

  • Concise explanations and visual representations of over a dozen different discipline’s theories and ideas.
  • Great starting point for courses that deal with interactive design, Web design, user experience, interface design and new media.
  • Foundational book for timeless interdisciplinary interaction design principles for both thinking and designing in the interactive world.
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