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The Functional Art: An introduction to information graphics and visualization

The Functional Art: An introduction to information graphics and visualization

By: Alberto Cairo

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 22-AUG-2012

Insert Date: 31-AUG-2012

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Unlike any time before in our lives, we have access to vast amounts of free information. With the right tools, we can start to make sense of all this data to see patterns and trends that would otherwise be invisible to us. By transforming numbers into graphical shapes, we allow readers to understand the stories those numbers hide. In this practical introduction to understanding and using information graphics, you’ll learn how to use data visualizations as tools to see beyond lists of numbers and variables and achieve new insights into the complex world around us. Regardless of the kind of...

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From Oz to Kansas: Almost Every Black and White Conversion Technique Known to Man

From Oz to Kansas: Almost Every Black and White Conversion Technique Known to Man

By: Vincent Versace

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 28-AUG-2012

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The ability to create a stunning black and white image remains one of photography’s greatest and most aspirational skills. Being able to "see" in black and white is an enviable capability, and a well-crafted black and white photograph remains the finest of the fine arts. Master photographer Vincent Versace has spent his career teaching the art of perception and how to translate it into extraordinary black and white images. In From Oz to Kansas: Almost Every Black and White Conversion Technique Known to Man, Versace discusses digital black and white photography – with a nod to traditional...

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Stylin’ with CSS: A Designer’s Guide, Third Edition

Stylin’ with CSS: A Designer’s Guide, Third Edition

By: Charles Wyke-Smith

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 16-OCT-2012

Insert Date: 29-JUL-2012

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In this completely revised edition of his bestselling Stylin’ with CSS, veteran designer and programmer Charles Wyke-Smith guides you through a comprehensive overview of designing Web pages with CSS, including the advanced capabilities of CSS3 that are now widely implemented across all the major browsers.     You will learn the full capabilities of the CSS language, with step-by-step examples and in-depth explanations that will take your skills to new levels, whether you are a newbie or already have experience with CSS. Stylin’ with CSS focuses on practical skills for Web designers and...

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Experiment!: Website conversion rate optimization with A/B and multivariate testing

Experiment!: Website conversion rate optimization with A/B and multivariate testing

By: Colin McFarland

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 17-AUG-2012

Insert Date: 20-JUL-2012

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Testing is a surefire way to dramatically improve your website’s conversion rate and increase revenue. When you run experiments with changes to design or content, you’ll quickly discover which changes better motivate your users to take action. This book shows how to learn from your customers’ behavior and decisions, and how their responses reveal the strengths and weaknesses of your site. It will show you how to make websites that work harder and convert better. Experiment! will inspire you to challenge assumptions and start experimenting right now. You will: Learn how to approach...

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Web Designer’s Guide to WordPress: Plan, Theme, Build, Launch

Web Designer’s Guide to WordPress: Plan, Theme, Build, Launch

By: Jesse Friedman

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 08-AUG-2012

Insert Date: 20-JUL-2012

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Legions of web designers and developers are choosing WordPress for building sites. That's because it's powerful, reliable, flexible, scalable—and more. This book is your complete guide to mastering WordPress theme development, covering everything from installation to leveraging the community and resources to improve your WordPress skills for years to come. You'll learn how to: Install WordPress and work on a development server Create site plans and content architecture Develop basic through advanced WordPress themes Maintain responsive design...

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Implementing Responsive Design: Building sites for an anywhere, everywhere web

Implementing Responsive Design: Building sites for an anywhere, everywhere web

By: Tim Kadlec

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2012

Insert Date: 07-JUL-2012

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New devices and platforms emerge daily. Browsers iterate at a remarkable pace. Faced with this volatile landscape we can either struggle for control or we can embrace the inherent flexibility of the web. Responsive design is not just another technique–it is the beginning of the maturation of a medium and a fundamental shift in the way we think about the web. Implementing Responsive Design is a practical examination of how this fundamental shift affects the way we design and build our sites. Readers will learn how to: Build responsive sites using a combination of fluid layouts, media...

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100 Things Every Presenter Needs to Know About People

100 Things Every Presenter Needs to Know About People

By: Susan Weinschenk

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 04-MAY-2012

Insert Date: 11-MAY-2012

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Every day around the world millions of presentations are given, with millions of decisions hanging in the balance as a result. Do you know the science behind giving a powerful and persuasive presentation? This book reveals what you need to know about how people listen, how people decide, and how people react so that you can learn to create more engaging presentations. No matter what your current skill level, whether beginner or polished, this book will guide you to the next level, teaching you how to improve your delivery, stance, eye contact, voice, materials, media, message, and call to...

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Exposed: Inside the Life and Images of a Pro Photographer

Exposed: Inside the Life and Images of a Pro Photographer

By: Michael Clark

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 27-APR-2012

Insert Date: 09-MAY-2012

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Photographer Michael Clark provides an inside look at the reality of working in extreme conditions to capture and process his breath-taking images. He offers start-to-finish details of some of his most demanding assignments – rock climbing, big wave surfing, sky diving, and mountain biking – sharing his personal shooting expertise, on-the-fly problem solving skills, and photography post-processing techniques in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop (including Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6). This gorgeous guide for intermediate to advanced DSLR shooters is packed with practical...

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Game Mechanics: Advanced Game Design

Game Mechanics: Advanced Game Design

By: Ernest Adams; Joris Dormans

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 15-JUN-2012

Insert Date: 27-APR-2012

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This in-depth resource teaches you to craft mechanics that generate challenging, enjoyable, and well-balanced gameplay. You’ll discover at what stages to prototype, test, and implement mechanics in games and learn how to visualize and simulate game mechanics in order to design better games. Along the way, you’ll practice what you’ve learned with hands-on lessons. A free downloadable simulation tool developed by Joris Dormans is also available in order to follow along with exercises in the book in an easy-to-use graphical environment. In Game Mechanics: Advanced Game Design, you’ll learn...

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Interactive Project Management: Pixels, People, and Process

Interactive Project Management: Pixels, People, and Process

By: Nancy Lyons; Meghan Wilker

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 12-APR-2012

Insert Date: 19-APR-2012

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As an industry, interactive is different. The work entails elements of software development, marketing, and advertising, yet it’s neither purely technical nor traditional “agency” work. Delivery methods are different, and because the industry is relatively new, the gap in understanding between the clients buying the work and the teams building it is often wide. Enter the geek girls guide. Nancy Lyons and Meghan Wilker don’t just tell you how to deliver digital work, they demonstrate how to think about it. Interactive Project Management: Pixels, People, and Process helps clients, agencies,...

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Seattle 100: Portrait of a City

Seattle 100: Portrait of a City

By: Chase Jarvis

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 24-SEP-2010

Insert Date: 05-APR-2012

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Seattle 100: Portrait of a City is the culmination of a two-year personal project by renowned photographer, filmmaker, and social artist Chase Jarvis. Both a creative project and an insightful ethnography, Seattle 100 shares—via more than 300 stunning black-and-white portraits and biographies of each subject—a curated collection of leading artists, musicians, writers, scientists, restaurateurs, DJs, developers, activists, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, and more, all of whom are defining and driving culture in Seattle. Some faces you will know, other names you may have heard in passing, and others...

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Creating the Art of the Game

Creating the Art of the Game

By: Matthew Omernick

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 23-MAR-2004

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The key word here is art: the dynamic 3D art that defines the world of computer games. This book teaches you everything you need to know about the planning, modeling, texturing, lighting, effects creation, and interface design that go into creating today's most advanced and stunning video games. You'll be learning from a master-veteran 3D artist and instructor Matthew Omernick-as you progress through the carefully chosen, software-agnostic tutorials that make up this beautiful, full-color volume. The end result will be skills you can apply to whatever 3D tool you choose and whatever wildly...

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A Project Guide to UX Design: For user experience designers in the field or in the making, Second Edition

A Project Guide to UX Design: For user experience designers in the field or in the making, Second Edition

By: Russ Unger; Carolyn Chandler

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 09-MAR-2012

Insert Date: 30-MAR-2012

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User experience design is the discipline of creating a useful and usable Web site or application that’s easily navigated and meets the needs of the site owner and its users. There’s a lot more to successful UX design than knowing the latest Web technologies or design trends: It takes diplomacy, management skills, and business savvy. That’s where the updated edition of this important book comes in. With new information on design principles, mobile and gestural interactions, content strategy, remote research tools and more, you’ll learn to: Recognize the various roles in UX design,...

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Chasing the Light: Improving Your Photography with Available Light

Chasing the Light: Improving Your Photography with Available Light

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Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 28-MAR-2011

Insert Date: 23-FEB-2012

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Light. It's the most powerful tool that any photography has at their disposal. Whether the lens is turned to people, wildlife or the landscape, it is often the creative use of light that transforms a snapshot into a photograph. Chasing the Light will enlighten photographers of all levels and help them make the most of this most important tool--light. With over 25 years of experience in the photographic industry as a photographer, writer, and educator, Ibarionex Parello has developed an approach to photography that has helped photography enthusiasts from all over the world discover and...

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Content Strategy for the Web, Second Edition

Content Strategy for the Web, Second Edition

By: Kristina Halvorson; Melissa Rach

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 10-FEB-2012

Insert Date: 17-FEB-2012

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FROM CONSTANT CRISIS TO SUSTAINABLE SUCCESS BETTER CONTENT MEANS BETTER BUSINESS. Your content is a mess: the website redesigns didn’t help, and the new CMS just made things worse. Or, maybe your content is full of potential: you know new revenue and cost-savings opportunities exist, but you’re not sure where to start. How can you realize the value of content while planning for its long-term success? For organizations all over the world, Content Strategy for the Web is the go-to content strategy handbook. Read it to: Understand content strategy and its business value Discover...

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Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs

Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs

By: Roberto Valenzuela

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 17-FEB-2012

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Foreword by Skip Cohen Translating the chaos of the real world into a breathtakingly simple, beautiful photograph can often seem like an impossible task. With busy, cluttered backgrounds and subjects who don’t know how to pose, how can you take control and get a great shot no matter the situation? In Picture Perfect Practice, photographer Roberto Valenzuela breaks down the craft of photography into three key elements–locations, poses, and execution–that you can use to unlock the photographic opportunities lying beneath every challenging situation. Valenzuela stresses the need for...

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Film IS Not Dead: A Digital Photographer’s Guide to Shooting Film

Film IS Not Dead: A Digital Photographer’s Guide to Shooting Film

By: Jonathan Canlas; Kristen Kalp

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 23-JAN-2012

Insert Date: 15-FEB-2012

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With the popularity of digital photography growing by leaps and bounds over the last decade, some say film has been dying a slow death ever since – or is already dead. The reality is that film has never gone away, and in recent years has experienced a surging, renewed popularity – sometimes simply for its retro, analog status, but mostly for film's ability to create a look and feel that many believe digital can still not achieve. If anyone can attest to this, it's Utah photographer Jonathan Canlas, who exclusively shoots with film, and has both an extremely successful wedding photography...

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Managing Enterprise Content: A Unified Content Strategy, Second Edition

Managing Enterprise Content: A Unified Content Strategy, Second Edition

By: Ann Rockley; Charles Cooper

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 16-FEB-2012

Insert Date: 26-JAN-2012

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Smartphones, eBook readers, and tablet computers like the Apple iPad have forever changed the way people access and interact with content. Your customers expect the content you provide them to be adaptive --responding to the device, their location, their situation, and their personalized needs. Authors Ann Rockley and Charles Cooper provide insights and guidelines that will help you develop a unified content strategy—a repeatable, systematic plan that can help you reach your customers, anytime, anywhere, on any device. This up-to-date new edition of Managing Enterprise Content...

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[digital] Modeling

[digital] Modeling

By: William Vaughan

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 23-DEC-2011

Insert Date: 05-JAN-2012

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Professional modeling is the foundation of every aspect of the 3D production pipeline and is essential to the success of any 3D computer graphics project. [digital] Modeling is unlike any other modeling book you’ve seen—it gets to the core of what it takes to create efficient production-ready models and demystifies the process of producing realistic and jaw-dropping graphics. Taking a software-neutral approach, it teaches you the essential skills and concepts that you can apply to modeling in any industry 3D software, such as 3ds Max, LightWave 3D, Maya, Modo, Silo, XSI, ZBrush and other...

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Envisioning Family: A photographer’s guide to making meaningful portraits of the modern family

Envisioning Family: A photographer’s guide to making meaningful portraits of the modern family

By: Tamara Lackey

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 15-DEC-2011

Insert Date: 02-JAN-2012

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FAMILY – A small word with powerful meaning. Most of us trace the roots of our own personal identity back  to our experience of being part of a family. The definition of what a family is can vary widely, but most family photography is anything but varied. We are used to the basic posing of a group, assembled and smiling like they never do in real life. This doesn't offer much visual or emotional impact. Create an image that captures the spirit of a family – as well as the individualism of the members – and you start at a magical place. That family now feels something when they view the...