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Designing Your Second Life

Designing Your Second Life

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 16-JUL-2007

Insert Date: 18-JUL-2007

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Whether your second, virtual life has just begun, or you’ve been “in-world" for a long time, a successful and rewarding experience depends on your mastery of design. Everything from your avatar to your home, your clothes to your behavior says something about who you are and the way others see you. In this book Rebecca Tapley—“Mera Luan” in SL—shows you how to design everything from bodies to earrings, cars to castles, for improved appearance, function, and usability. Real-world topics such as urban planning, color theory, user experience, interior design, and landscaping are mapped to...

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The Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom™ Book for Digital Photographers

The Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom™ Book for Digital Photographers

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 03-APR-2007

Insert Date: 03-APR-2007

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Free Lightroom 1.1 update available. Simply visit peachpit.com/register to gain instant access. Scott Kelby, author of the world's #1 bestselling Photoshop book,  The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, brings his same award-winning, step-by-step, plain-English style, look and feel to The Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers. This groundbreaking new book doesn't just show you "which sliders do what" (every Lightroom book does that). This book takes you beyond that to reveal the secrets of the new digital photography workflow, and he does it using three simple, yet...

223. 

Inside LightWave v9

Inside LightWave v9

By: Dan Ablan

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 30-MAR-2007

Insert Date: 28-MAR-2007

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You hold in your hands the best-selling guide to NewTek's LightWave 3D animation software, completely updated for LightWave v9 by award-winning animator and trainer Dan Ablan. Rather than rehash the documentation like other books, this down-to-earth, easy-to-follow guide offers an invaluable set of project tutorials that teach you the ins and outs of LightWave and show you the techniques you need to master this powerful 3D software. Inside LightWave v9's accompanying DVD features hours of high- quality video training tutorials that will help you take the projects in the book to new heights....

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The glitterguru on Photoshop: From Concept to Cool

The glitterguru on Photoshop: From Concept to Cool

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 15-OCT-2003

Insert Date: 01-MAR-2007

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Suzette Troche-Stapp, "the glitterguru", one of the most successful and sought-after photographers/digital artists today, has written the book she wishes had existed when she started working professionally. Here, she divulges her secrets culled from years of producing commercial digital art, from how to think about images, setting up images at photo shoots, retouching secrets, to composing an entire business package. She covers the entire process of image creation and development from start to finish (from concept to cool!). Reading this book is like shadowing Suzette throughout her career --...

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Pause & Effect: The Art of Interactive Narrative

Pause & Effect: The Art of Interactive Narrative

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 10-SEP-2002

Insert Date: 28-FEB-2007

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Interactive narrative is the cornerstone for many forms of digital media: web sites, interface design, gaming environments, and even artificial intelligence. In Pause & Effect, Mark Stephen Meadows examines the intersection of storytelling, visual art, and interactivity. He takes the key principles from these areas and applies them to the design, architecture, and development of successful interactive narrative. This provocative book will appeal to designers with its edgy aesthetic and artistic sensibility. Striking graphic and typographic imagery complement unique design features that...

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Bulletproof Ajax

Bulletproof Ajax

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 09-FEB-2007

Insert Date: 27-FEB-2007

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Step-by-step guide reveals best practices for enhancing Web sites with Ajax A step-by-step guide to enhancing Web sites with Ajax. Uses progressive enhancement techniques to ensure graceful degradation (which makes sites usable in all browsers). Shows readers how to write their own Ajax scripts instead of relying on third-party libraries. Web site designers love the idea of Ajax--of creating Web pages in which information can be updated without refreshing the entire page. But for those who aren't hard-core programmers, enhancing pages using Ajax can be a challenge. Even more...

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Nash Editions Photography and the Art of Digital Printing

Nash Editions Photography and the Art of Digital Printing

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 12-DEC-2006

Insert Date: 24-FEB-2007

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"This is the magnum opus on digital printing and the book to read before color calibrating your monitor or wondering about differences in pigmented and dye-based inks. With little in the way of “how-to,” the book focuses more on why and showcases eloquent photographs, including a heartbreakingly beautiful portrait of Marilyn Monroe, a naked World War II bomber tail gunner, and the inevitable “Emperor’s New Clothes” work. Equally heartbreaking for far different reasons is Henry Wilhelm’s essay “A History of Permanence” that includes a section called “The Totally Lost Kodacolor Era” that will...

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How to Win Sales & Influence Spiders: Boosting Your Business & Buzz on the Web

How to Win Sales & Influence Spiders: Boosting Your Business & Buzz on the Web

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 21-FEB-2007

Insert Date: 21-FEB-2007

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If you’re like most business professionals, you could be losing $10,000, $100,000, or even $1 million a month on the Web! Catapulting your business online is easier than you may think. Thanks to new and emerging developments in Web technology, you can immediately reach more new customers — free. Plus, you can better leverage your “traditional” Internet marketing to get more traffic from the search engines and free publicity from the press. Internet marketing veteran and Entrepreneur columnist Catherine Seda reveals how to attract new customers, search engine spiders and the press,...

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The Imagination Challenge: Strategic Foresight and Innovation in the Global Economy

The Imagination Challenge: Strategic Foresight and Innovation in the Global Economy

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 22-DEC-2006

Insert Date: 30-JAN-2007

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Companies constantly present technological developments-new materials, new mechanisms, and new ways to enhance existing products and services. Yet these seldom lead to truly new ideas. Why? Humans are all born with creative instincts, but in the interest of efficient and predictable productivity, institutions such as schools and businesses routinely hinder those impulses. The most innovative products and services, author Alexander Manu argues, arise out of the behaviors of play--the ability to imagine, without limits, the question "What if…?" Manu's engaging and inspiring book offers...

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Welcome to Oz: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop

Welcome to Oz: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 13-DEC-2006

Insert Date: 14-JAN-2007

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"Vincent Versace is a Renaissance man who has produced the best how-to book of the year! With its subtitle of “A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop” Versace introduces a system for creating images that owes as much to the traditional darkroom as the digital one. Don’t just read the book; study it. The first chapter isn’t called “The Tao of Dynamic Workflow” for nothing and, like the rest of the book, contains Versace’s charm, wit, and wisdom. It’s copiously illustrated with detailed step-by-step examples of techniques that when applied to your own work will turn...

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The Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom™ Beta 4 eBook for Digital Photographers

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The Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom™ Beta 4 eBook for Digital Photographers

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 10-JAN-2007

Insert Date: 04-JAN-2007

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You've just downloaded the free Beta 4 version of Lightroom, the revolutionary new workflow application from Adobe. Now what? Pick up this ebook (updated for Beta 4 for Mac and Windows users), written by best-selling author Scott Kelby, to give you all the dirt you need on Lightroom to allow you to work faster, smarter, and more creatively. You'll learn the essential shortcuts you need to know to save hours every week, the best ways to import and organize your images, which tools and features to really hone in on to get the most out of this application, how to manage your photos like a pro,...

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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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The Photoshop® Elements 5 Book for Digital Photographers

The Photoshop® Elements 5 Book for Digital Photographers

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 13-NOV-2006

Insert Date: 28-NOV-2006

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Best-selling author Scott Kelby is well known for his plain-English style, his humorous tone, and his unparalleled ability to cut through all the technical jargon that other authors use when writing about image-editing programs. Here, Scott delivers great techniques on Photoshop Elements 5 that his readers understand and use to make the best possible images. With this newest release of Photoshop Elements, Scott shows readers how to work with their images like a pro, from importing to organization to correction to output. Readers will learn all they need to know about the digital photography...

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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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The Adobe® Lightroom™ Beta 3 eBook for Digital Photographers

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The Adobe® Lightroom™ Beta 3 eBook for Digital Photographers

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 15-SEP-2006

Insert Date: 30-OCT-2006

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You've just downloaded the free Beta 3 version of Lightroom, the revolutionary new workflow application from Adobe. Now what? Pick up this ebook (updated for Beta 3 for Mac and Windows users), written by best-selling author Scott Kelby, to give you all the dirt you need on Lightroom to allow you to work faster, smarter, and more creatively. You'll learn the essential shortcuts you need to know to save hours every week, the best ways to import and organize your images, which tools and features to really hone in on to get the most out of this application, how to manage your photos like a pro,...

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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...