Web Design Bundle (Best Practices, UX, Typography, Business)
If you are a professional Web designer, or looking for an expert advice on how to become one, this bundle is for you. The bundle contains four high-quality Smashing eBooks on the various areas: the technical, visual and business side of Web design.
“Modern Web Design and Development” contains articles on on responsive Web design, Web security, coding tips and best practices for HTML5 and CSS3 as well as Photoshop tricks, UX persuasion triggers and designing for iPhone 4 Retina Display. The eBook touches on what Web designers should be ready for to keep abreast of new challenges and opportunities.
The “Getting Hang of Web Typography” eBook will help you master the challenges and possibilities of modern Web Typography. This eBook gives you the necessary background on macro- and microtypography, it teaches you how to choose suitable fonts and use modern techniques such as Web font embedding.
“Professional Web Design” Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 are comprehensive guides to best practices, techniques and concepts in modern Web design. Among other things, you’ll learn about the business side of Web design, professional workflow with clients, user experience and rapid prototyping. Also, you will clear up some myths about HTML5 and CSS3.
From the Back Cover
“Modern Web Design and Development” eBook (301 pages)
We’re seeing better interaction design and more aesthetically pleasing designs. And we’re seeing more personal, engaging and memorable sites, too. But what exactly is making the difference? What new directions is Web design heading in today? What new techniques, concepts and ideas are becoming important?
This eBook contains 16 articles that cover current as well as upcoming Web design trends. It also includes facts on responsive Web design, improving Web security, useful coding tips and practices for HTML5 and CSS3, responsive design, and much more! This eBook touches on what Web designers should be ready for to meet upcoming challenges and opportunities.
“Professional Web Design, Vol. 1” eBook (242 pages)
This eBook presents guidelines for professional Web development, including communicating with clients, creating a road map to a successful portfolio, rules for professional networking and tips on designing user interfaces for business Web applications. The book shares expert advice and it also helps you learn how to respond effectively to design criticism, use storytelling for a better user experience and apply color theory to your professional designs.
“Professional Web Design, Vol 2” eBook (279 pages)
The pace at which the Web rolls today has picked up, and we feel obliged to give you a status report and outlook. This eBook focuses on recent changes in Web development, as well as design trends that are likely to catch on and could have a substantial effect on our workflow.
Be prepared for the onset of innovative approaches such as responsive Web design, and learn how to apply psychology-based persuasion triggers in your designs. Clear up some myths about HTML5 and CSS3, and make use of the “design matrix” methodology.
This eBook describes existing and upcoming trends, and explains how Web design could evolve in the coming months and years. It also touches on what Web designers should be ready for and how to keep abreast of new challenges and opportunities.
“Getting the Hang of Web Typography” eBook (242 pages)
This eBook is dedicated to web workers that are dealing with typography in their daily lives, but have no special training for this independent craft. This eBook gives you the necessary background on macro- and microtypography, it helps you to choose suitable fonts and use modern techniques such as Web font embedding. It’s a valuable book that helps you to create rich, sophisticated Web sites with beautiful and elegant Web typography.
The implications of desktop publishing, where anybody who has access to a computer can set type, have led to a flood of poorly designed brochures, flyers and web pages. In Web design especially illegible text, incorrect use of punctuation marks and inappropriate font combinations or use of line widths are frequent. The new techniques that Web fonts offer might bring about even worse examples of ugly and illegible Web typography.