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HTML Dog: The Best-Practice Guide to XHTML & CSS

HTML Dog: The Best-Practice Guide to XHTML & CSS

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 22-NOV-2006

Insert Date: 20-DEC-2006

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For readers who want to design Web pages that load quickly, are easy to update, accessible to all, work on all browsers and can be quickly adapted to different media, this comprehensive guide represents the best way to go about it. By focusing on the ways the two languages--XHTML and CSS--complement each other, Web design pro Patrick Griffiths provides the fastest, most efficient way of accomplishing specific Web design tasks. With Web standards best practices at its heart, it outlines how to do things the right way from the outset, resulting in highly optimized web pages, in a quicker,...

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Codin’ for the Web: A Designer’s Guide to Developing Dynamic Web Sites

Codin’ for the Web: A Designer’s Guide to Developing Dynamic Web Sites

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 10-NOV-2006

Insert Date: 19-DEC-2006

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EVEN THE MOST SKILLED WEB DESIGNERS can find the complexities of creating a full-functioned Web site to be a daunting task. Here to help designers create sites that not only work, but work well and are easy to update and maintain is an easy-to-read guide to Web programming basics from best-selling author Charles Wyke-Smith. Just as architects need to understand building materials and their properties, Web designers need to understand the code that serves as the foundation of their sites. Wyke-Smith ensures they do by teaching designers that all dynamic Web sites consist of essentially three...

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Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design

Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design

By: Andy Clarke; Molly E. Holzschlag; Dave Shea

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 15-NOV-2006

Insert Date: 16-DEC-2006

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As the Web evolves to incorporate new standards and the latest browsers offer new possibilities for creative design, the art of creating Web sites is also changing. Few Web designers are experiences programmers, and as a result, working with semantic markup and CSS can create roadblocks to achieving truly beautiful designs using all the resources available. Add to this the pressures of presenting exceptional design to clients and employers, without compromising efficient workflow, and the challenge deepens for those working in a fast-paced environment. As someone who understands...

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Information Trapping: Real-Time Research on the Web

Information Trapping: Real-Time Research on the Web

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 07-DEC-2006

Insert Date: 10-NOV-2006

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How many times have you run a Google search that resulted in thousands of results? With over 8 billion pages online and more posted every day, the Web more than likely contains the information you’re looking for — if only you could find it. In Information Trapping: Real-Time Research on the Web, Internet-search-engine expert Tara Calishain makes researching more efficient and rewarding for anyone for whom the Web is an indispensable tool — academics, journalists, scientists, and professionals, as well as bloggers, genealogists, and hobbyists. She does so by teaching the latest techniques for...

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Hot-Wiring Your Creative Process: Strategies for Print and New Media Designers

Hot-Wiring Your Creative Process: Strategies for Print and New Media Designers

By: Curt Cloninger

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 03-OCT-2006

Insert Date: 04-NOV-2006

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Design philosophies can be useful, but inspiration, creative strategies, and efficient work habits are what really get the job done. Designer, instructor, and author Curt Cloninger provides a multitude of strategies, tools, and practices that readers can use to inject a big dose of creativity into just about any design project. With illustrations drawn from 20th-century French philosophy, medieval manuscripts, punkrock posters, and more, Curt’s innovative text introduces readers to his personal toolkit for hot-wiring the creative process. You’ll learn strategies to: • Recognize and...

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ZAG: The Number-One Strategy of High-Performance Brands

ZAG: The Number-One Strategy of High-Performance Brands

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 20-SEP-2006

Insert Date: 26-OCT-2006

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"When everybody zigs, zag," says Marty Neumeier in this fresh view of brand strategy. ZAG follows the ultra-clear "whiteboard overview" style of the author’s first book, THE BRAND GAP, but drills deeper into the question of how brands can harness the power of differentiation. The author argues that in an extremely cluttered marketplace, traditional differentiation is no longer enough—today companies need “radical differentiation” to create lasting value for their shareholders and customers. In an entertaining 3-hour read you’ll learn: - why me-too brands are doomed to fail - how to "read"...

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ppk on JavaScript

ppk on JavaScript

By: Peter-Paul Koch

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 26-SEP-2006

Insert Date: 15-OCT-2006

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Whether you're an old-school scripter who needs to modernize your JavaScripting skills or a standards-aware Web developer who needs best practices and code examples, you'll welcome this guide from a JavaScript master. Other JavaScript books use example scripts that have little bearing on real-world Web development and are useful only in the chapter at hand. In contrast, Peter-Paul Koch's book uses eight real-world scripts he created for real-world clients in order to earn real-world money. That means the scripts are guaranteed to do something useful (and sellable!) that enhances the...

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Dispatches from Blogistan: A Travel Guide for the Modern Blogger

Dispatches from Blogistan: A Travel Guide for the Modern Blogger

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 20-SEP-2006

Insert Date: 15-OCT-2006

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The term "blog" wasn't coined until 1999 and yet by 2004, it had become Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year. Globally, the number of blogs is doubling every six months, with more than 50 million blogs online today. Here to offer a unique overview of the emerging phenomenon that even armchair observers will find curiosity-satisfying is Dispatches from Blogistan: A Travel Guide for the Modern Blogger. Filled with practical, easy-to-implement advice for making blogging more enjoyable, useful, and profitable, this book covers everything from blogging and how it fits into the history of...

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Analog In, Digital Out: Brendan Dawes on Interaction Design

Analog In, Digital Out: Brendan Dawes on Interaction Design

By: Brendan Dawes

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 06-SEP-2006

Insert Date: 06-OCT-2006

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Creativity is an innate human impulse, many people believe, something we’re born with but too often “grow out of” as adult lives make more and more demands. Fortunately for us, the creative drive continues to run strong in legendary designer Brendan Dawes. Habitually alert to the happy accident, and possessed of highly eclectic interests and a quirky wit, he has happened into his perfect career. Around this habit–call it a philosophy–of asking, “Why does this have to be this way? What if . . .,” Dawes has built magneticNorth, an acclaimed Web and interaction design practice, based in...

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Prioritizing Web Usability

Prioritizing Web Usability

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 20-APR-2006

Insert Date: 04-OCT-2006

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In 2000, Jakob Nielsen, the world’s leading expert on Web usability, published a book that changed how people think about the Web—Designing Web Usability (New Riders). Many applauded. A few jeered. But everyone listened. The best-selling usability guru is back and has revisited his classic guide, joined forces with Web usability consultant Hoa Loranger, and created an updated companion book that covers the essential changes to the Web and usability today. Prioritizing Web Usability is the guide for anyone who wants to take their Web site(s) to next level and make usability a priority!...

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The Flash Animator

The Flash Animator

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 11-JUN-2002

Insert Date: 29-SEP-2006

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Intrigued by digital animation? Know a little bit about Macromedia Flash but are ready to take it to the next level? The Flash Animator will teach you how to create traditional-looking animations faster, cheaper, and with more delivery options. Sandro Corsaro helps you to develop a solid understanding of the principles of traditional animation, and then guides you step by step through bringing those principles to life with Flash. Topics range from creating basic ball bounces to managing complex character design, sound, and optimization issues. Interviews with numerous experts in the animation...

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China’s New Culture of Cool: Understanding the world’s fastest-growing market

China’s New Culture of Cool: Understanding the world’s fastest-growing market

By: Lianne Yu; Cynthia Chan; Christopher Ireland

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 18-AUG-2006

Insert Date: 06-SEP-2006

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When China opened its borders to travelers and its economy to international trade, businesses all over the world took note. With well over one billion people, it represented a huge potential marketplace for goods and services. Huge as it is, however, China is not a monolithic culture. Though deeply rooted in native traditions, its contemporary marketplace is eclectic, combining Chinese regional styles with elements borrowed from foreign cultures. Most of all, it is evolving at a remarkable pace. To succeed in that dynamic emerging market, smart businesses need to understand its driving...

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Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning

Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning

By: Daniel M. Brown

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 06-SEP-2006

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Most discussion about Web design seems to focus on the creative process, yet turning concept into reality requires a strong set of deliverables—the documentation (concept model, site maps, usability reports, and more) that serves as the primary communication tool between designers and customers. Here at last is a guide devoted to just that topic. Combining quick tips for improving deliverables with in-depth discussions of presentation and risk mitigation techniques, author Dan Brown shows you how to make the documentation you're required to provide into the most efficient communications tool...

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Inside/Outside: From the Basics to the Practice of Design, Second Edition

Inside/Outside: From the Basics to the Practice of Design, Second Edition

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 27-JUN-2006

Insert Date: 19-AUG-2006

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Renowned artist and design legend Malcolm Grear has permanently shaped the design world with his work, lecturing, writing and teaching. Grear approaches design by looking at the inner parts of an object, process, or idea in order to understand the whole. He believes that form and structure are the underpinnings of effective design, which stands contrary to the reductive approach taught in most modern design education. Deftly and sparingly capturing the essence of his subject matter, Grear offers unique insight into the design process with images and forms drawn from nature, typography,...

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Designing With Web Standards, Second Edition

Designing With Web Standards, Second Edition

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 06-JUL-2006

Insert Date: 13-AUG-2006

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Best-selling author, designer, and web standards evangelist Jeffrey Zeldman has updated his classic, industry-shaking guidebook. This new edition--now in full color--covers improvements in best practices and advances in the world of browsers since the first edition introduced the world to standards-based design. Written in the same engaging and witty style, making even the most complex information easy to digest, it remains an essential guide to creating sites that load faster, reach more users, and cost less to design and maintain. Readers will learn from Jeffrey's insights as he...

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3ds Max Animation with Biped

3ds Max Animation with Biped

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 09-MAR-2006

Insert Date: 10-AUG-2006

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3ds Max is a leader in 3D animation for game development, design visualization, and visual effects and enables users to outperform the competition when it comes to high-volume visual effects production. From 3D storyboards and digital matte paintings to realistic digital environments, believable characters, and impressive crowds, this all-in-one software is professional and fast! The powerful Biped module in 3ds Max 8, with pre-linked and realistically constrained skeletons and its suite of motion tools, dramatically speeds up the animation process. In this book and accompanying CD, author...

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Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web Application Design

Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web Application Design

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 12-OCT-2006

Insert Date: 10-AUG-2006

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Designing the Obvious belongs in the toolbox of every person charged with the design and development of Web-based software, from the CEO to the programming team. Designing the Obvious explores the character traits of great Web applications and uses them as guiding principles of application design so the end result of every project instills customer satisfaction and loyalty. These principles include building only whats necessary, getting users up to speed quickly, preventing and handling errors, and designing for the activity. Designing the Obvious does not offer a one-size-fits-all...

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The Brand Gap

The Brand Gap

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 04-AUG-2005

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THE BRAND GAP is the first book to present a unified theory of brand-building.  Whereas most books on branding are weighted toward either a strategic or creative approach, this book shows how both ways of thinking can unite to produce a “charismatic brand”—a brand that customers feel is essential to their lives. In an entertaining two-hour read you’ll learn: • the new definition of brand • the five essential disciplines of brand-building • how branding is changing the dynamics of competition • the three most powerful questions to ask about any brand • why collaboration is the key to...

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Eric Meyer on CSS: Mastering the Language of Web Design

Eric Meyer on CSS: Mastering the Language of Web Design

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 28-JUN-2002

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There are several other books on the market that serve as in-depth technical guides or reference books for CSS. None, however, take a more hands-on approach and use practical examples to teach readers how to solve the problems they face in designing with CSS - until now. Eric Meyer provides a variety of carefully crafted projects that teach how to use CSS and why particular methods were chosen. The web site includes all of the files needed to complete the tutorials in the book. In addition, bonus information is be posted....

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Don’t Make Me Think!: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

Don’t Make Me Think!: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

By: Steve Krug

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 13-OCT-2000

Insert Date: 14-JUL-2006

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People won't use your web site if they can't find their way around it. Whether you call it usability, ease-of-use, or just good design, companies staking their fortunes and their futures on their Web sites are starting to recognize that it's a bottom-line issue. In Don't Make Me Think, usability expert Steve Krug distills his years of experience and observation into clear, practical--and often amusing--common sense advice for the people in the trenches (the designers, programmers, writers, editors, and Webmasters), the people who tell them what to do (project managers, business planners, and...