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Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity

Creating Web sites is easy. Creating sites that truly meet the needs and expectations of the wide range of online users is quite another story. In Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity, renowned Web usability guru Jakob Nielsen shares...

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The Designer and the Grid

Who says design books have to be dull? this book takes the most anal of design fetishes - grids - and makes them interesting, mainly by putting them in a broader cultural context and then asking those who actually use...

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The Design of Sites

Principles, Processes and Patterns for Crafting a Customer-centered Web Experience. Based upon extensive, ground-breaking research, The Design of Sites introduces a comprehensive, pattern-based approach to making web sites truly customer-centered. Using the 101 patterns presented here, Web and business professionals...

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www.colour

Beginning with an explanation of how the brain perceives colour, Pring gives us a whistle-stop tour of how monitors display colour, and a swift outline of some of the problems of ensuring colour fidelity between Macs, PCs and print....

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www.layout

A practical and inspirational guide to Web page design perhaps of more interest to the new designer. The final section of the book is the "Showcase", in which the best examples of Webpage design are illustrated and discussed....

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The Art and Science of Web Design

When it comes to Web design, style guides are often too boring and predictable to capture the attention of caffeine-riddled Web developers. But not The Art & Science of Web Design; this book strategically equips readers to design sites effectively....

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Cascading Style Sheets the Definitive Guide

A comprehensive text that shows you how to take advantage of the benefits of CSS while keeping compatibility issues in mind. Frequent warnings and tips alert the reader to browser compatibility pitfalls....

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Web Style Guide: Basic Design Principles for Creating Websites

A useful companion to any serious web designer. In 160 pages of expert instruction, authors Patrick J. Lynch and Sarah Horton put the essence of the Yale University Centre for Advanced Instructional Media's wonderful online site design guide into...

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Web Design in a Nutshell

The welcome second edition of a classic Web authoring guide. It is aimed at professionals, with the focus sharply on page layout rather than scripting or programming. The author offers concise, meticulous explanations and comments on key topics including the...

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Don't Make Me Think!: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

Usability design is one of the most important though often least attractive tasks for a Web developer. In Don't Make Me Think, author Steve Krug lightens up the subject with good humour and excellent to-the-point examples. In a subject that...

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Web Type (Start Here!)

Succinct and easy-to-follow explanations overcome technical jargon and give a clear picture. With 33 workthroughs to show you how to get the very best from your type on the Web....

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Web Colour (Start Here!)

Colour is one of the basic building blocks of good Web design, yet so many designers get it wrong. This is a practical guide to how colour works, and how to use it on the Web, from the core constructions...

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