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Smashing Books #1 + #2 Digital (3 eBooks)

Quick Overview

This bundle includes the eBook versions of our bestselling Smashing Book #1 and Smashing Book #2.

Smashing Book #1 covers main rules of thumb in Web design as well as color theory, usability guidelines, the foundation of effective user interface design and best coding and optimization practices.

Smashing Book #2 presents valuable practical insight into design, usability and coding of successful modern websites. It provides expert advice for designing mobile apps and building successful e-commerce websites, and it explains common coding mistakes and how to avoid them. You'll also learn how to apply psychology and game theory to create engaging user experiences.

Our authors have taken great care in putting together best design and coding practices, helpful practical tips and expert advice as well as an overview of useful tips, techniques and guidelines. Charge your iPad, iPhone, Kindle or other mobile device to get ready for a Smashing read.

Both eBooks are available in the PDF, EPUB and Kindle formats.

Regular Price: $29.98

Special Price: $24.90

Regular Price: $29.98

Special Price: $24.90

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The Smashing Book #1 (313 pages, eBook)

The Smashing Book #1 is our bestselling printed book about best practices in modern Web design. The book shares technical tips and best practices on coding, usability and optimization and explores how to create successful UIs and apply marketing principles to increase conversion rates. It also shows how to get the most out of typography, color and branding so that you end up with intuitive and effective Web designs. And lastly, you will also get a peek behind the curtains of Smashing Magazine. More details about the Smashing Book 1.

Table of Contents

  • The Art And Science Of CSS Layouts
  • User Interface Design In Modern Applications
  • Web Typography: Rules, Guidelines And Common Mistakes
  • Usability Principles For Modern Websites
  • The Guide to Fantastic Color Usage In Web Design and Usability
  • Performance Optimization For Websites
  • Design To Sell: Increasing Conversion Rates
  • How To Turn A Site Into A Remarkable Brand
  • Learning From Experts: Interviews And Insights
  • The Smashing Story

Free Samples
Need an appetizer? Here are two free chapters of the Smashing Book. You can download them as a PDF:

313 pages.
PDF, EPUB, Kindle
Released February 2009.
Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH

The Smashing Book #2 (355 pages, eBook)

The Smashing Book 2 shares valuable practical insight into design, usability and coding. It provides professional advice for designing mobile applications and building successful e commerce websites, and it explains common coding mistakes and how to avoid them. You will explore the principles of professional design thinking and graphic design and learn how to apply psychology and game theory to create engaging user experiences. .

Table of Contents

  • The Principles of Good Graphic Design
  • Visible vs. Invisible Design
  • Designing Mobile User Experiences
  • Sketching, Wireframing and Prototyping
  • Red Flags (Warning Signs) in Web Development
  • The Future of Web Typography
  • Applying Game Design Principles to User Experience Design
  • When They Click: Psychology of Web Design and User Behavior
  • Design Patterns in ECommerce Websites (Study)
  • How to Make a Book (Like This One)

Free Samples
Need an appetizer? Here is one free chapter of the Smashing Book #2: “Visible vs. Invisible Design” (PDF, 5.6 MB) by Francisco Inchauste

355 pages.
PDF, EPUB, Kindle.
Released March 2011.
Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH

But That’s Not All, Right?

Right! Initially, the book was supposed to contain more chapters, but because most of our contributors delivered (much) more content than the book’s size could accommodate, we couldn’t include them all. (We could have added more pages, but then shipping costs would have increased significantly.) So, we released four chapters as a free bonus eBook, called “The Lost Files.” This eBook is available in PDF, ePUB and Mobipocket formats. Every registered customer can download the book for free. Please notice that you don't have to buy anything: the registration is free and takes just 30 seconds. No strings attached.

Lost-files in New Year, New Book: Smashing Book 2 Is Coming: Pre-Order Now!

Here are the pieces that are presented in the free bonus eBook:

  • “The Ultimate Web Design Questionnaire and Checklist”, Kat Neville,
  • “Plagues in Web Design and How to Deal With Them”, Speider Schneider,
  • “Interviews: Expert Tips From Renowned Designers”, Steven Snell,
  • “Web Design Community: Where Are We Going?”, Paul Scrivens (Drawar).

Customer Reviews (1)

Dominick:

great web design book for starters

this is really well put together, great images for comprehension and well written

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Posted on 4/11/12

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