Web Design eBook Bundle (12 eBooks)

Web Design eBook Bundle (12 eBooks)

Every Web designer, whether freelanced or employed, should have a reference literature that accompanies him or her throughout their professional routine. In this Bundle you will find twelve Smashing eBooks that will help you improve your skills in the Web Design field. You will be able to apply techniques to adapt your designs for mobile gadgets, combine different typefaces and intensify your professional abilities.

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This eBook bundle contains the following 12 eBooks:

Designing For Email

HTML email has the reputation of being a particularly tough design medium. Buggy email clients stripping out your CSS or the suspicious image that one-to-many emails not seldomly partake of, i.e. building compelling emails is quite a challenge for designers. With opening rates on mobile growing tremendously, things don’t get any easier either. If you haven’t ventured on the task yet or want to improve your existing email design skills, then this eBook offers the practical advice you need.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • What 22 Billion Email Newsletters Tell Us About Designing For Email
  • From Monitor To Mobile: Optimizing Email Newsletters With CSS
  • Improve Your Email Workflow With Modular Design
  • Size Matters: Balancing Line Length And Font Size In Responsive Web Design
  • How To Raise Your Email Above Inbox Noise
  • Designing The Words: Why Copy Is A Design Issue
  • How To Use Email To Alienate Your Users
  • Email Marketing For Mobile App Creators
  • How To Create A Self-Paced Email Course

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 145
  • Language: English
  • Released: October 2014
  • Publisher: Smashing Magazine GmbH
  • ISBN (PDF): 978-3-94454096-2
  • ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-94454097-9
  • ISBN (KINDLE): 978-3-94454098-6

Unlocking Innovation: How To Generate And Realize Great Ideas

This eBook wants to equip you with strategies that help to make your ideation process more effective, but also go beyond the mere process of generating ideas and look at how we can actually bring them to life. Different ways of experimenting with that first vague idea and mocking it up are thus part of the eBook, just like suggestions on finding the idea that is really worthy of our time and energy. The tips that our authors have to share are very practical, and can easily be incorporated into your (or your team’s) workflow.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • On Creative Leadership
  • Examining The Design Process: Clichés And Idea Generation
  • Using Brainwriting For Rapid Ideas Generation
  • Up On The Wall: How Working Walls Unlock Creative Insight
  • Design Better And Faster With Rapid Prototyping
  • The Skeptic’s Guide To Low-Fidelity Prototyping
  • Five Tips For Making Ideas Happen
  • How To Make Innovative Ideas Happen

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 148
  • Language: English
  • Released: October 2014
  • Publisher: Smashing Magazine GmbH
  • ISBN (PDF): 978-3-945749-02-9
  • ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-945749-00-5
  • ISBN (KINDLE): 978-3-945749-01-2

Inside Creative Minds: Workflows, Habits And Strategies

The authors of this eBook had the occasion to sit down with experienced influencers and successful designers for a row of interviews in which they provide first-hand insights into their very own workflows, habits and strategies. Their insights and stories are not only truly inspiring, but also contribute to giving this fast-moving, tech-driven Web industry a more familiar face.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • How I Work: Doug Crockford on JavaScript
  • How I Work: IDEO's Duane Bray On Creating Great Digital Experiences
  • How I Work: Meetup's Andres Glusman On The Power Of UX And Lean Startup Methods
  • Copying Others Is Not The Answer
  • “Be Careful: Trends Come And Go”
  • “Be Humble, Be Honest, Don't Be Afraid To Fail”
  • WordPress: How It Came To Be And Where It’s Heading
  • Interview With Nadine Chahine: The Art And Craft Of Arabic Type Design
  • Ask The Expert — A Chat About Art, Design, Computers And Education With Milton Glaser

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 81
  • Language: English
  • Released: April 2014
  • Publisher: Smashing Magazine GmbH
  • ISBN (PDF): 978-3-94454033-7
  • ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-94454034-4
  • ISBN (KINDLE): 978-3-94454035-1

Typography: Practical Considerations And Design Patterns

With the help of this eBook, you can learn how to train and sharpen your eyes to recognize specific typographic details which will be sure to guide you in your own projects and make it easier for you to make design decisions. After an initial stroll through type terminology and classification, this eBook reflects on the quality of fonts (including web font providers, of course) and explores typographic design patterns as well as current practices.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Understanding The Difference Between Type And Lettering
  • Making Sense Of Type Classification (Part 1)
  • Making Sense Of Type Classification (Part 2)
  • A Critical Approach To Typefaces
  • Taking A Second Look At Free Fonts
  • Dear Web Font Providers
  • Typographic Design Patterns And Current Practices (2013 Edition)
  • Creating Exciting And Unusual Visual Hierarchies
  • Type Makes A Difference: An Exploration Of Type-Focused Websites

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 141
  • Language: English
  • Released: June 2014
  • Publisher: Smashing Magazine GmbH
  • ISBN (PDF): 978-3-94454076-4
  • ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-94454077-1
  • ISBN (KINDLE): 978-3-94454078-8

Behind the Scenes of Real-Life Projects

Is there anything more insightful than learning about the workflows from fellow designers and developers, and what techniques they use? What made their projects a stunning success, and how do they overcome missteps? With this eBook, we’ll take a closer look at the techniques and stories of some folks behind real-life Web projects.
Among others, you will discover how renowned projects such as the Financial Times Web app or the Nike Better World website were built, and learn from the success story of a translation app that made it into Apple’s top ten charts.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Building The New Financial Times Web App
  • Bringing Angry Birds To Facebook
  • Behind The Scenes Of Nike Better World
  • Behind The Scenes Of Tourism New Zealand
  • Tale Of A Top-10 App, Part 1: Idea And Design
  • Tale Of A Top-10 App, Part 2: Marketing And Launch
  • Gone In 60 Frames Per Second: A Pinterest Paint Performance Case Study
  • Inside Google's User Experience Lab: An Interview With Google's Marcin Wichary
  • Mistakes I've Made (And Lessons Learned Along The Way)

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 141
  • Language: English
  • Released: December 2013
  • Publisher: Smashing Magazine GmbH
  • ISBN (PDF): 978-3-94454027-6
  • ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-94454028-3
  • ISBN (KINDLE): 978-3-94454029-0

Creating Meaningful Websites

What is it that makes a website stand out from the crowd? What makes it memorable and meaningful? This eBook wants to approach these questions. It's in no means a step-by-step guide to follow, but rather a collection of thoughts to give you some general impulses and perspectives on creating meaningful websites. Our Smashing authors explored a variety of different aspects that all contribute to aesthetically beautiful and thoroughly thought-out user experience.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • A Comprehensive Website Planning Guide
  • A Fun Approach To Creating More Successful Websites
  • Defending The Generalists In The Web Design Industry
  • Breaking Down Silos: The Consequences Of Working In Isolation
  • MUD: Minimum Usable Design
  • A Craft Of Consequences: Reader, Writer And Emotional Design
  • Easier Is Better Than Better
  • Designing Engaging And Enjoyable Long-Form Reading Experiences
  • Symptoms Of An Epidemic: Web Design Trends

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 106
  • Language: English
  • Released: June 2013
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
  • ISBN (PDF): 978-3-94454036-8
  • ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-94454037-5
  • ISBN (KINDLE): 978-3-94454038-2

Creativity Lessons For Web Designers

This eBook is a collection of creativity lessons that may help you overcome a creative trough. Our Smashing authors provide some general insights into the process of creativity, discuss some interesting aspects, such as why it is important to also have a life outside the Web, and also present useful hands-on tips on how to develop fresh approaches to given problems. In addition, "Creativity Lessons For Web Designers" also shares some inspiring design projects and what made them unforgettable.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • The Process Of Creativity
  • Work, Life And Side Projects
  • "I Draw Pictures All Day"
  • Ignorance Is Bliss For A Creative Mind
  • The Big Think: Breaking The Deliverables Habit
  • Changing Perspective: A New Look At Old Problems
  • Collaging: Getting Answers To The Questions You Don't Know To Ask
  • Creating A Lasting Impression

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 80
  • Language: English
  • Released: June 2013
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
  • ISBN (PDF): 978-3-94454039-9
  • ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-94454040-5
  • ISBN (KINDLE): 978-3-94454041-2

Legacy of Typography

Typography is everywhere. If you walk out the door, you will be hard pressed to find any element of our daily lives that doesn't involve or rely on typography. The prevalence of typography is not limited only to the analog world. This eBook introduces historical and cultural aspects of type and how they relate to the Web industry. Find out about changing fads in type, about the complexities of Japanese characters and about typographic applications for different situations.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Japanese, A Beautifully Complex Writing System
  • Respect Thy Typography
  • Typography Carved In Stone
  • Industrial-Strength Types
  • Legitima Typeface: An Experience Of Fossils And Revivals
  • When Typography Speaks Louder Than Words
  • Weird And Wonderful, Yet Still Illegible
  • Font Wars: A Story On Rivalry Between Type Foundries
  • Hands-On Experience: The Rehabilitation Of The Script

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 131
  • Language: English
  • Released: April 2013
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
  • ISBN (PDF): 978-3-943075-54-0
  • ISBN (EPUB):978-3-94454000-9
  • ISBN (Kindle): 978-3-94454001-6

Typography Best Practices

Web design is not just about a flamboyant or simply beautiful website appearance. This book is about small — but crucial — details, in a specialty that is all about details. Whether you're interested in determining the right paragraph layout or typographic details, observing the correct typographic etiquette or making the other small decisions that will dramatically influence how your website is perceived, many answers will present themselves in this collection of articles.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • The Perfect Paragraph
  • Mind Your En And Em Dashes: Typographic Etiquette
  • Why Subtle Typographic Choices Make All The Difference
  • A Closer Look At Font Rendering
  • The Creative Way To Maximize Design Ideas With Type
  • Applying Macrotypography For A More Readable Web Page
  • Avoiding Faux Weights And Styles With Google Web Fonts

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 139
  • Language: English
  • Released: April 2013
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
  • ISBN (PDF): 978-3-943075-55-7
  • ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-94454002-3
  • ISBN (Kindle): 978-3-94454003-0

Professional Web Design, Vol. 1

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 and much more.

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 Designer’s Guide To Professional Networking
  • Group Interview: Expert Advice For Students and Young Web Designers

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 302
  • Language: English
  • Released: March 2010
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
  • ISBN: 978-3-943075-02-1

Professional Web Design, Vol. 2

The pace at which the Web rolls today has picked up, and we feel obliged to give you a status report and outlook. Learn the most 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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • The Current State of Web Design
  • Web Design Trends
  • Responsive Web Design: What It Is and How to Use It
  • A Showcase of Responsive Web Design
  • Persuasion Triggers in Web Design
  • Why We Should Start Using CSS3 and HTML5 Today
  • HTML5: The Facts And The Myths
  • The User Is The Anonymous Web Designer
  • The Design Matrix: A Powerful Tool for Guiding Client Input
  • A Design Is Only As Deep As It Is Usable
  • Web Designers, Don’t Do It Alone
  • Why Design-By-Committee Should Die
  • Design Better and Faster with Rapid Prototyping
  • When a Thousand Words Is Worth a Picture

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 279
  • Language: English
  • Released: March 2011
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
  • ISBN: 978-3-943075-09-0

Getting the Hang of Web Typography

“Getting the Hang of Web Typography” 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 read that helps you to create rich, sophisticated Web sites with beautiful and elegant Web typography.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • The Ails Of Typographic Anti-Aliasing
  • 10 Principles For Readable Web Typograph
  • 5 Principles and Ideas of Setting Type on the Web
  • Lessons From Swiss Style Graphic Design
  • 8 Simple Ways to Improve Typography in Your Designs
  • Typographic Design Patterns and Best Practices
  • The Typography Dress Code: Principles of Choosing and Using Typefaces
  • Best Practices of Combining Typefaces
  • Guide to CSS Font Stacks: Techniques and Resources
  • New Typographic Possibilities with CSS 3
  • Good Old @Font-Face Rule Revisited
  • The Current Web Font Formats
  • Review of Popular Web Font Embedding Services
  • How to Embed Web Fonts from your Server
  • Web Typography: Work-arounds, Tips and Tricks
  • 10 Useful Typography Tools

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 242
  • Language: English
  • Released: January 2011
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
  • ISBN: 978-3-943075-07-6

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