Smashing eBook #6 Getting the Hang of Web Typography by Smashing eBook Series

By Smashing eBook Series

Script is likely one of the oldest cultural resources. the 1st makes an attempt at written
expressions date again greater than 5,000 years in the past. From the Sumerians
cuneiform writing to the discovery of the Gutenberg printing press in
Medieval Germany as much as today՚s glossy computer publishing it՚s been a
long method that has left its effect at the present use and perform of
typography.

Even although we neither reduce nor set steel varieties to any extent further we nonetheless use
terms like uppercase and lowercase letters touching on drawers in which
types have been stored or – in German – use expressions like Schriftschnitt (English
= typeface) which refers back to the slicing of person forms. at the other
hand, most people who care for typography of their day-by-day lives,
whether they're photo or net designers haven't any designated education for this
independent craft.

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Above the Fold: Understanding the Principles of Successful by Brian Miller

By Brian Miller

<span>Above the Fold is a ebook concerning the basics of powerful picture verbal exchange set within the context of website design. in contrast to different books that target the intersection of layout and know-how, Above the Fold explores the connection among the stakeholders of an online project-- the dressmaker, the consumer and the customer -- and the way this non-stop cycle impacts the selections made through winning net designers. Above the Fold isn't really technical guide or a how-to e-book, neither is it approximately well timed traits; it's concerning the undying basics of structure, usability and size that result in a profitable electronic product. </span> <span></span>

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The Art & Science of Web Design by Jeffery Veen

By Jeffery Veen

The paintings & technology of website design can assist you already know the internet from the interior. it really is established round center internet suggestions that regularly get just a passing point out in books on website design. This e-book isn't a reference publication or a method consultant. it's your mentor, whispering on your ear the entire solutions to these ubiquitous questions, and reminding us that there at the moment are new ideas and new how you can holiday them.

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A Smarter Way to Learn JavaScript: The New Approach That by Mark Myers

By Mark Myers

I discovered JavaScript books so troublesome, i made a decision to put in writing my own.

The authors of JavaScript books are most likely a number of the brightest humans round. and perhaps that's the matter. perhaps they don't know the way to narrate to these folks who may possibly occasionally fight to profit. My sister is an excellent dancer. I dance like invoice Gates. She says, "C'mon, dancing is easy!" Yeah, for her, yet now not for invoice and me. She'll by no means train me to bop until eventually she is familiar with that dancing isn't effortless for me.

Whether you're a newbie or an skilled coder doesn't topic. lots of veterans have advised me, "I want anyone had used this method of educate me [HTML, Hypertext Preprocessor, jQuery, C#, Ruby, Java, Python—fill within the blank]." skilled or now not, you'll most likely like my ebook if you happen to locate different books too dense, too technical, and too unsympathetic to the learner's needs.

What you'll in particular like, i feel, is that the publication is simply the end of the iceberg. the bigger half is the abundance of interactive routines that inspire you to perform, perform, perform. You'll agree, i believe, that with out perform, a coding pupil may well in addition be examining a novel.

One caveat: If you're an older programmer who has demonstrated methods of doing issues, you will get bent out of form via my insistence that you just do a little issues that aren't ordinary for you. in case you imagine this is able to be an issue, please attempt the unfastened pattern of the ebook before you purchase it. Then do the various interactive routines. You'll quickly understand even if you could tolerate being driven round by means of me.

Here's what's varied approximately my book:

Testing confirmed that books and classes load up the reader with far an excessive amount of info at a time. So I divide up the knowledge into little chunks that won't crush anyone.

A e-book on coding doesn't need to be written in impenetrable legalese. it will possibly truly be human-readable. My e-book is.

Most humans research top via examples, so I supply lots of them.

Most vital, ahead of you've an opportunity to disregard what you've learn within the ebook, I ask you to fireplace up your machine or desktop (not your cellular machine) and head over to my site, the place you run a suite of interactive workouts, practising every little thing you've learned—until you're definite you've mastered it.

Readers inform me they generally begin the routines considering they recognize the fabric chilly. and quick discover they don't. the automatic workout supervisor retains you at it until eventually your overconfidence turns into genuine confidence—confidence that's in keeping with your first-class functionality. There are 1,750 routines in all. They're all interactive, with an automatic answer-checker that corrects your missteps and issues you within the correct path should you stumble. And they're all free.

Readers inform me the mix of booklet and interactive routines is related to, enjoyable, frustration-free, addictive, confidence-building, and...well, learn the stories.

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WordPress: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals) by Matthew MacDonald

By Matthew MacDonald

Whether you’re a budding blogger or internet improvement expert, WordPress is a superb software for developing websites—if you understand how to faucet its awesome good points. This jargon-free lacking handbook indicates you the way to exploit WordPress and its subject matters, plug-ins, and widgets to construct near to any web site you could think, from a sophisticated weblog to a easy e-commerce site.

The very important belongings you have to know:
* Create a blog. Get a loose WordPress.com account, decide on the suitable subject matter, and begin publishing content material.
* Build a website. Produce a professional-looking company web site by way of customizing a WordPress topic.
* Add features. choose between hundreds of thousands of WordPress widgets and plug-ins to increase your site’s positive factors.
* Mix in multimedia. comprise slideshows, videos, webcasts, podcasts, and tune avid gamers.
* Involve your readers. permit readers go away reviews, give a contribution for your web site, and keep it up a conversation.
* Build an audience. study search-engine optimization, degree your reader’s favourite pages, and publicize your web site.
* Create a community. Use social media instruments equivalent to “Like” and sharing buttons, and supply RSS feeds of your posts.

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Typography Best Practices by Smashing Magazine

By Smashing Magazine

Even if you're drawn to settling on the ideal paragraph structure or typographic info, staring at the proper typographic etiquette or making the opposite small judgements that would dramatically impact how your site is perceived, many solutions will current themselves during this selection of articles.

Web layout isn't just a couple of flamboyant or just appealing web site visual appeal. This ebook is ready small — yet an important — info, in a strong point that's all approximately info. even if you're drawn to deciding upon the ideal paragraph format or typographic information, staring at the proper typographic etiquette or making the opposite small judgements that might dramatically impression how your web site is perceived, many solutions will current themselves during this selection of articles.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
-The excellent Paragraph
-Mind Your En And Em Dashes: Typographic Etiquette
-Why refined Typographic offerings Make all of the Difference
-A nearer examine Font Rendering
-The artistic technique to Maximize layout rules With Type
-Applying Macrotypography For A extra Readable internet Page
-Avoiding fake Weights And types With Google internet Fonts

Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
Pages: 139
Language: English
Released: April 2013
Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
ISBN: 978-3-943075-55-7 (PDF)

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WordPress Multisite Administration by Tyler L. Longren

By Tyler L. Longren

A concise consultant to establish, deal with, and customise your weblog community utilizing WordPress multisite.

Overview

• how to configure a whole, practical, and engaging WordPress Multisite
• customise your websites with WordPress subject matters and plugins
• manage, continue, and safe your weblog network

In Detail

WordPress is a very well known running a blog platform. Few humans detect that the software program in the back of WordPress.com, that is a standalone WordPress with multisite enabled, is obtainable at no cost, for a person to use. WordPress Multisite is a different “mode” outfitted into WordPress, which lets you create a community of a number of web pages, all operating on a unmarried deploy of WordPress.

WordPress Multisite management is an easy-to-understand booklet choked with info, suggestions, and most sensible practices that can assist you create and deal with a web publication community just like http://wordpress.com/, by utilizing WordPress Multisite.

WordPress Multisite management will take you thru all of the steps essential to get WordPress Multisite put in and configured in your server. It covers every little thing from deploy and preliminary configuration to customizations and a few necessary troubleshooting tips.

You also will construct your personal web publication listing that includes the authors on your WordPress Multisite community. The weblog listing is outfitted through utilizing WordPress baby topics, a very invaluable factor to grasp the way to do.

You'll study every thing you must learn about operating and protecting a WordPress Multisite installation.

What you are going to research from this book

• Create a WordPress multisite community, just like http://wordpress.com/
• research subject and plugin activation and management
• Make a customized web publication listing that includes community writer content
• safe your WordPress Multisite installation
• Migrate a number of ordinary WordPress websites into one WordPress Multisite installation
• suggestions and top practices for optimization
• replace subject matters, plugins, and WordPress core
• Create a easy WordPress baby subject for the weblog directory
• manage a number of websites in your WordPress multisite network

Approach

This is an easy, concise advisor with a step by step strategy, choked with screenshots and examples to establish and deal with a community web publication utilizing WordPress

Who this booklet is written for

WordPress Multisite management is perfect for someone eager to familiarize themselves with WordPress Multisite. You'll want to know the fundamentals approximately WordPress, and having at the least a huge figuring out of HTML, CSS, and personal home page may also help, yet isn't required.

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Learning PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript: A Step-by-Step Guide to by Robin Nixon

By Robin Nixon

Should you understand HTML, this advisor may have you construction interactive web pages quick. You'll the right way to create responsive, data-driven web pages with Hypertext Preprocessor, MySQL, and JavaScript, whether you recognize easy methods to application. realize how the strong mixture of personal home page and MySQL presents an ideal way to construct smooth web content entire with dynamic info and consumer interplay. You'll additionally easy methods to upload JavaScript to create wealthy net purposes and websites.

Learning Hypertext Preprocessor, MySQL, and JavaScript explains each one know-how individually, indicates you ways to mix them, and introduces helpful internet programming thoughts, together with items, XHTML, cookies, and consultation administration. You'll perform what you've discovered with evaluation questions in each one bankruptcy, and discover a pattern social networking platform outfitted with the weather brought during this e-book.

This booklet may help you:

* comprehend personal home page necessities and the fundamentals of object-oriented programming
* grasp MySQL, from database constitution to complicated queries
* Create websites with Hypertext Preprocessor and MySQL through integrating types and different HTML positive factors
* know about JavaScript, from features and occasion dealing with to having access to the rfile item version
* Use libraries and programs, together with the Smarty net template method, PEAR software repository, and the Yahoo! person Interface Library

* Make Ajax calls and switch your web site right into a hugely dynamic atmosphere
* add and manage documents and pictures, validate person enter, and safe your applications

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A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web (Five Simple by Mark Boulton

By Mark Boulton

A realistic advisor to Designing for the internet is for those who are looking to study the fundamentals of picture layout and observe them to their net designsproducing extra eective, polished, exact websites. It’s additionally useful for photo designers who are looking to brush up at the fundamentals or the best way to combine what they already find out about layout with the calls for and quirks of designing particularly for the web.

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Pragmatic Ajax: A Web 2.0 Primer by Justin Gehtland, Ben Galbraith, Dion Almaer

By Justin Gehtland, Ben Galbraith, Dion Almaer

It's not only one other booklet on Ajax. It's Pragmatic Ajax: a concise, whole examine a brand new manner of envisioning and imposing browser-based functions.
Ajax turns static web content into interactive functions. you can now install rich-client functions to consumers with out sacrificing the straightforward deployment of internet functions. yet to many people, Ajax turns out tricky. That's why we produced this booklet. As a practical advisor, it strips away the secret and exhibits you the simple approach to make Ajax be just right for you.

We hide the the fundamentals of DHTML, JavaScript, and the notorious XmlHttpRequest name. You'll see the right way to upload Ajax to latest courses, and layout new functions to use the ability of net 2.0. examine the 3 layers of Ajax framework, and whilst (and how) to take advantage of every one. See the best way to create wealthy consumers, use visible results, upload client-side validation, and deal with kinds. Write functions that degrade gracefully if consumers don't aid JavaScript. and notice tips to combine your Ajaxified consumers into Java, .NET, and Ruby on Rails server frameworks.

With Pragmatic Ajax, you'll: * comprehend the breadth of the Ajax/Web 2.0 panorama, and go-indepth on how Ajax works
* learn the way JavaScript works together with your server-side framework
* See the right way to simply practice Ajax ideas to an current application--and whilst now not to
* comprehend what's coming by means of new beneficial properties and frameworks at present in lively development.

Writing dynamic purposes isn't that arduous. fogeys are awed through Google Maps, however it isn't rocket technology (apart from the satellite tv for pc pictures). As a different bonus, see tips on how to enforce your individual Google Maps-like software utilizing DHTML.

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