This is your ultimate beginner's guide to the skills of web design. Confident Web Design takes you on a practical journey during which you will discover the techniques to allow you to publish a basic website from scratch. Whether you want to develop web design skills to set yourself apart in a competitive job market, power your entrepreneurial pursuits by creating a new website to showcase your product or business idea, or simply boost your professional performance in your current job, Confident Web Design is the perfect beginner's resource. In Confident Web Design, each chapter is supported by exclusive online exercises to allow you to put your knowledge into practice and perfect the techniques. The book's structure is designed to break down each skill into manageable chunks, aided by helpful examples, technical term glossaries, tables and images to support you as you learn. Written in accessible and engaging language, author Kenny Wood shares his passion and enthusiasm for modern web design through this essential guide. Online Resources include practical exercises for readers to test out their new skills and consolidate their learning.
Get on the fast track to creating your own Web site Want to create a compelling Web site for a home business, family, or fun? Whether you're a student, aspiring designer, or entrepreneur, you can -- with Dreamweaver(r) and this easy-to-follow guide. Gain solid skills as you go from station to station in a series of clear-cut tutorials that cover site planning, registering a domain, formatting, and more. The last stop? Put your new site online and go live! Start your journey today on The L Line. * Define your goals and create a site plan * Learn the best ways to combine HTML and Cascading Style Sheets * Use layers, create forms, and make the site interactive * Master Web standards and the latest search engine optimization techniques All aboard for valuable online extras Visit The L Line Web site at www.wiley.com/go/thelline for valuable online supplementary materials: * Test bank with challenging review questions * PowerPoint slides with chapter outlines * Images and Web page files from the book * Practice exam answers * A CSS reference guide Along The L Line * Complete tutorial coverage with step-by-step instruction * Ample illustrations and examples * Real-world case studies, applications, and hints for avoiding pitfalls * Practice exams that let you evaluate your progress
"This is a comprehensive book on Human Computer Interaction and Web design focusing on various areas of research including theories, analysis, design and evaluation. It is not a book on web programming; it provides methods derived from research to help develop more user-friendly websites. It highlights the social and cultural issues in web design for a wider audience"--Provided by publisher.
For the last 20 years the dominant form of user interface has been the Graphical User Interface (GUl) with direct manipulation. As software gets more complicated and more and more inexperienced users come into contact with computers, enticed by the World Wide Web and smaller mobile devices, new interface metaphors are required. The increasing complexity of software has introduced more options to the user. This seemingly increased control actually decreases control as the number of options and features available to them overwhelms the users and 'information overload' can occur (Lachman, 1997). Conversational anthropomorphic interfaces provide a possible alternative to the direct manipulation metaphor. The aim of this paper is to investigate users reactions and assumptions when interacting with anthropomorphic agents. Here we consider how the level of anthropomorphism exhibited by the character and the level of interaction affects these assumptions. We compared characters of different levels of anthropomorphic abstraction, from a very abstract character to a realistic yet not human character. As more software is released for general use with anthropomorphic interfaces there seems to be no consensus of what the characters should look like and what look is more suited for different applications. Some software and research opts for realistic looking characters (for example, Haptek Inc., see http://www.haptek.com). others opt for cartoon characters (Microsoft, 1999) others opt for floating heads (Dohi & Ishizuka, 1997; Takama & Ishizuka, 1998; Koda, 1996; Koda & Maes, 1996a; Koda & Maes, 1996b).
Whether you are building a personal blog or a corporate website, there is a lot more to web design than div's and CSS selectors, but what do you really need to know? With this book, you'll learn the secrets of designing effective, user-friendly sites, fro
Expand your strategic capabilities and technological understanding! Your clients are looking for an expert--someone who understands rapidly changing technology and can provide strategic insight into their web projects from inception and development to launch and beyond. Are you that person? Today, designers are expected to provide a level of web expertise that extends far beyond just good design. The Strategic Web Designer provides you with a foundation that will allow you to keep your bearings in an industry filled with constant technological change. You'll learn to: Plan web projects Organize information in ways that make sense Understand analytics Optimize content for search engines and mobile technology And more! More than a book about building websites, The Strategic Web Designer is your guide to thinking about the web in a strategic and comprehensive manner. Be more than just a web designer--take charge of your web projects and make yourself invaluable to clients.
This book presents a combination of chapters assembled in different fields of expertise. The book examines different aspects of business knowledge from a philosophical and practical standpoint. This data helps modern organizations by providing valuable insights and suggestions for future research and results. The increasing number of business disciplines studied necessitates implementing effective analytics practices within organizations. This book explores disciplinary and multidisciplinary concepts and practical techniques to help analyze the evolving field.
If you are a graphic designer and want to design and create Web sites without using code, then Muse is for you. Muse is a new tool from Adobe that allows you to create professional HTML Web sites using familiar tools like those found in Adobe InDesign. With Muse, no longer will you need to hand off your design to a developer to code a site for you. Simply design your site as easily as you would create a print layout, and you can produce user-friendly, interactive sites that you and your clients will love. But Muse isn't just for graphic designers--it's for anyone who wants to build and publish Web sites to the latest Web standards without writing code. In this ebook, you will learn how to plan, create, and publish your site using Muse: Develop Master pages to manage content, and utilize site-wide tools that enable you to define and automatically apply layout basics such as margins, text alignment, and page width Design freely and effectively by using familiar Adobe tools such as smart guides and columns, pinning content to a point in a browser so that it always appears in the same location, and adding backgrounds with whatever fills you choose Add rich interactivity to your Web site with Muse's built-in tools, or by embedding HTML elements like Google Maps Preview your design in Muse, or in a browser, to check how the site is shaping up
Readers will learn how to design, structure and optimize for the most efficient Flash animations possible. Each subject is presented in clear and direct language, with useful and well-explained examples and extensive graphical elements. Sample questions accompany each subject.