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New Perspectives On Web DesignThe concept of the Smashing Book 4 is focused around practical techniques, strategies and approaches that haven't been thoroughly discussed and adopted by the community just yet. We'd like to challenge you to look beyond what's usually done.
The book will feature valuable insights into large-scale projects, adaptive interfaces, customer support, user psychology and typography. We will also uncover smart front-end strategies, obscure back-end techniques and find out what it takes to improve website performance for faster and more robust apps
Table Of ContentsWe've assembled a remarkable line-up of authors for the book. All of them are well-respected designers and developers who will share their practical insights, design strategies and hands-on tools to explore the new perspectives in Web design today.
|Harry Roberts||Modern CSS Architecture and Front-End|
|Nicholas C. Zakas||Writing Maintainable, Future-Friendly Code|
|Christian Heilmann||The Vanilla Web Diet|
|Tim Kadlec||Culture of Performance|
|Mat Marquis||Robust, Responsible, Responsive Web Design|
|Addy Osmani||Finding and Fixing Mobile Web Rendering Issues|
|Aaron Gustafson||Designing Adaptive Interfaces|
|Paul Tero||Obscure Back-end Techniques and Terminal Secrets|
|Marko Dugonjić||The Next Steps For Web Typography|
|Corey Vilhauer||The Two Faces of Content Strategy|
|Rachel Andrew||Supporting Your Product|
|Nishant Kothary||The Design of People|
|Christopher Murphy||On Creative Spirit|
From left to right: Harry Roberts, Nicholas C. Zakas, Christian Heilmann, Tim Kadlec, Mat Marquis, Addy Osmani, Aaron Gustafson, Paul Tero, Marko Dugonjić, Corey Vilhauer, Rachel Andrew, Nishant Kothary and Christopher Murphy
What Reviewers Say About Smashing Book #4A few reviewers have had the chance to read the book a few days before its release, and share their views in a non-committal way. The result is very clear: the book is worthwhile. Should you get it? Yes! Let’s see why:
"Smashing Book 4 provides logical, practical, real-world examples of what’s wrong with modern sites and how to fix them. [..] I want the Web to win. But to do so, Web development has to match its age and live up to the responsibility it has earned. The book takes a big step in guiding that transition for both products and people, making it a book I would very strongly recommend for everyone involved in Web development."
— Dudley Storey
"The Smashing Book 4 is excellent value for money. [...] [It's] conference quality topics in the palm of your hand, permanently committed to paper (or the medium of your choice) ready for you to consume whenever you want. The Web has grown up and The Smashing Book 4 is the perfect field guide for making and maintaining things for a future-friendly Web."
— Jordan Moore
"Currently reading a preview of Smashing Book #4. Each chapter updates you on one important area of Web development and Web design which is really useful given the hectic pace seemingly every aspect of our industry is moving at. Nice to have it all distilled in one book."
— Jamie Mason
"Just reading Smashing Book 4 and I can strongly recommend it. Full of practical and useful Web design stories."
— Janko Jovanovic
– Approx. 498 pages, 16.5 × 24.0 cm (6.5 × 9.5 inches).
– Quality hardcover with stitched binding and a ribbon page marker.
– For both newcomers and experienced Web designers and developers.
– The eBook version is included in the printed book for free (PDF, EPUB, Kindle).
– Worldwide Shipping available.
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