Designing for Performance

Designing for Performance

As a web designer, you encounter tough choices when it comes to weighing aesthetics and performance. Good content, layout, images, and interactivity are essential for engaging your audience, and each of these elements have an enormous impact on page load time and the end-user experience. In this practical…

High Performance Responsive Design

High Performance Responsive Design

Yes, you can use responsive web design to create high performance, compelling websites. With this practical book, author Tom Barker demonstrates that responsive design is not just a frontend-only approach, but also a philosophy for taking advantage of the entire web stack. Responsive design patterns and anti-patterns, derived…

Learning Responsive Web Design

Learning Responsive Web Design

Deliver an optimal user experience to all devices – including tablets, smartphones, feature phones, laptops, and large screens—by learning the basics of responsive web design. In this hands-on guide, UX designer Clarissa Peterson explains how responsive web design works, and takes you through a responsive workflow from project…

On Web Typography

On Web Typography

Typography is your design’s voice and the most powerful tool you have to communicate with your readers. Learn how to wield type with care and wit: how to evaluate typefaces, consider technical constraints, create flexible typographic systems, and put together your own collection of favorite faces. Jason Santa…

Principles of Web Design, 6th Edition

Principles of Web Design, 6th Edition

PRINCIPLES OF WEB DESIGN, Sixth Edition, guides readers through the entire web site design process, while developing and enhancing HTML, CSS, and visual design skills along the way. Now updated to include designing web content for smartphones and tablets, this Sixth Edition features all-new sections on HTML5, CSS3,…

Responsible Responsive Design

Responsible Responsive Design

Responsive design has immeasurably improved multi-device, multi-browser visual layout—but it’s only the first step in building responsively. Learn how to turn a critical eye on your designs as you develop for new contexts (what does mobile really mean?) and screen features, speedy and lagging networks, and truly global…

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design, 3rd Edition

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design, 3rd Edition

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 easy-to-follow guide is illustrated with beautiful, full-color examples, and will lead you through the process of creating great designs…

Web UI Design Patterns 2014

Web UI Design Patterns 2014

For many, UI design patterns are challenging concepts to grasp and leverage. This is, in part, due to the lack of literature on the subject matter compared to the massive archives of technical design patterns. It is also due, in part, to the fact that it is human…

Jump Start Responsive Web Design

Jump Start Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web Design is redefining the way websites are designed, enabling you to craft websites that deliver exceptional experiences to your users – whether they happen to be using a desktop PC, tablet or mobile device. Use media queries to maximize website usability; Harness the power of fluid…

Just Enough Research

Just Enough Research

Design research is a hard slog that takes years to learn and time away from the real work of design, right? Wrong. Good research is about asking more and better questions, and thinking critically about the answers. It’s something every member of your team can and should do,…