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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
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).
Web design, with its wide range of disciplines and fields, is not an easy nut to crack. However, it is possible to put together a book with some of the crucial principles and fundamentals that you will need for every project you take on. Learn about the harsh truths of corporate Web design and the troubles you are bound to run into. Create effective online portfolios with optimized user experiences, without the usual trial and error. Use storytelling to create engaging user experiences. Impress clients by staying on top of enhancements and Web standards. And in case you are wondering how to handle clients, we have some professional advice on how to deal with exceptional situations and customer requests. This guide to professional Web design was carefully selected, prepared and edited to bring you the most useful Web design advice from Smashing Magazines articles. Know where you stand, put your situation in perspective, and get the advice you've been looking for. TABLE OF CONTENTS - 10 Harsh Truths About Corporate Websites - Portfolio Design Study: Design Patterns And Current Practices - Creating A Successful Online Portfolio - Better User Experience With Storytelling - Designing User Interfaces For Business Web Applications - Progressive Enhancement And Standards Do Not Limit Web Design - Color Theory For Designers, Part 1: The Meaning Of Color - Is John The Client Dense Or Are You Failing Him? - How To Identify And Deal With Different Types Of Clients - How To Respond Effectively To Design Criticism - Web Designers Guide To Professional Networking - Group Interview: Expert Advice For Students and Young Web Designers
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.
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
Written by a leader in Web development methodologies and processes, Collaborative Web Development brings structure and sanity to what is often an overwhelming and chaotic process. Drawing on the front-line experiences of practicing professionals and numerous real world case studies, the author will help you get a handle on the issues and challenges you face, with proven strategies for effective coordination among team members and clients, a smooth development process, and a successful end result.
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.