Smashing Book 6: New Frontiers In Web Design (Print + eBook, Shipping in September)

Smashing Book 6: New Frontiers In Web Design (Print + eBook, Shipping in September)

Meet Smashing Book 6 with everything from accessibility to CSS Custom Properties, Grid, Service Workers, performance patterns, AR/VR, conversational UIs and responsive art direction. To the eBook version →

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Please note that shipping of the book will start at the end of September. To start reading right away, you can download a pre-release version with chapters by Laura Elizabeth, Lyza Gardner, Rachel Andrew, and Vitaly Friedman already today.

Smashing Book 6 is dedicated to the challenges and headaches that we are facing today, and how to resolve them. No chit-chat, no theory: only practical, useful advice applicable to your work right away.

We’ll explore how to build accessible single-page apps with React or Angular, how to use CSS Grid Layout, CSS Custom Properties and service workers as well as how to load assets on the web in times of HTTP/2 and bloated third-party scripts.

We’ll also examine how to make design systems work in real-life, how to design and build conversational interfaces, AR/VR, for chatbots and watches and how to bring responsive art-direction to the web.

Print, hardcover + eBook. 432 pages. Written by Laura Elizabeth, Marcy Sutton, Rachel Andrew, Mike Riethmueller, Harry Roberts, Lyza D. Gardner, Yoav Weiss, Adrian Zumbrunnen, Greg Nudelman, Ada Rose Cannon and Vitaly Friedman.

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Why This Book Is For You

The book contains only practical advice, applicable to your work right away. Smashing Book 6 will get you ready for the new frontiers and challenges.

  • Making design systems work in real-life
    by Laura Elizabeth
  • Accessibility in times of SPAs
    by Marcy Sutton
  • Production-ready CSS Grid layouts
    by Rachel Andrew
  • Strategic guide to CSS Custom Properties
    by Mike Riethmueller
  • Taming third-party scripts
    by Harry Roberts
  • Building an advanced service worker
    by Lyza Gardner
  • Loading assets on the web
    by Yoav Weiss
  • Conversation interface design patterns
    by Adrian Zumbrunnen
  • Building chatbots and designing for watches
    by Greg Nudelman
  • Cross Reality and the web (AR/VR)
    by Ada Rose Cannon
  • Bringing personality back to the web
    by Vitaly Friedman

Technical Details

  • ca. 432 pages,
  • 17 × 24 cm (6.7 × 9.5 in),
  • Quality hardcover with stitched binding and ribbon page marker,
  • The eBook is available in PDF, EPUB, and Amazon Kindle formats,
  • Released September 2018,
  • ISBN: 978-3-945749-69-2,
  • Free worldwide airmail shipping from Germany (starting at the end of September).

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