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PDF, ePUB, Amazon Kindle. Covering a range of topics from design to development and everything in between, our eBook bundles contain everything you need to start crafting well-designed and well-built websites today. No buts or ifs.
As the web continues to become more complex, designing static pages has become untenable, so that many of us have started to approach design in a more systematic way. In this book, Alla Kholmatova sets out to identify what makes an effective design system that can empower teams to create great digital products.
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Without forms, the web is a passive experience where content is just consumed. But with forms the web can be collaborative, creative and productive. Forms are at the center of every meaningful interaction, so they’re worth getting a firm handle on.
Meet Smashing Book 6 with everything from accessibility to CSS Custom Properties, Grid, Service Workers, performance patterns, AR/VR, conversational UIs and responsive art direction.
Many companies try to create a great experience for customers. But few are willing to make the changes required to deliver on that promise. In fact most don’t even realize just how bad their experience can be.
Most things in life come with a dark side. For years, the online space has acted as a playground for thieves, bandits and murky types who will use every trick in the book to make you do the opposite of what you set out to do. But there is hope. The next generation in user experience is coming.
Nothing is more frustrating than stubborn management entangled in dated workflows and inefficient processes. That’s why we created “Digital Adaptation”, a new practical book on how to help senior management understand the Web and adapt the business, culture, team structure and workflows accordingly.
We make inaccessible and unusable websites and apps all the time, but it’s not for lack of skill or talent. It’s just a case of doing things the wrong way. We try to build the best experiences we can, but we only make them for ourselves and for people like us.
This eBook will empower product managers who work in digital and help them to build better products that make their companies and users more successful.
Responsive design is a default these days, but we are all still figuring out just the right process and techniques to better craft responsive websites. That’s why we created a new book — to gather practical techniques and strategies from people who have learned how to get things done right, in actual projects with actual real-world challenges.
If you’re hungry to learn about how the latest techniques will make your websites more creative, flexible and adaptable, then “Harboiled Web Design” is for you.
If you’re designing for the web today, you are probably using Sketch. We do, too, so we created “The Sketch Handbook”, filled with many practical examples and tutorials in 12 jam-packed chapters.
In this ebook, you’ll learn all about WebP: what it’s capable of, how it performs, how to convert images to the format in a variety of ways, and most importantly, how to use it.
Fresh ideas and practical advice to help you improve your leadership skills and foster a passionate and agile team.
There comes a time in everyone’s career when changing jobs is the natural next step. But how can you make the most of this situation and find a job you’ll love?
Testing usability is vital to creating a successful website — even more so if it’s an e-commerce website, a complex app or any other complicated project.
With this eBook, you will learn to take the guesswork out of your design decisions and base them on real-life experiences and user needs instead.
Accessibility is not just about addressing specific disabilities, but making sure as many people as possible have access to the same information.
The eBook “Behind the Scenes of Real-Life Projects” takes a closer look at the techniques and stories of some folks behind real-life Web projects.
The eBook “Clients: Friends You Never Had” provides valuable advice to foster stable relationships and a fruitful cooperation with your clients.
This eBook delves into the world of content, providing beginners as well as communications pros with a fundamental understanding of how content strategy works.
This eBook is your guide through the critical phases of content planning, production and maintenance, your partner in crime to develop a sound content strategy.
What is it that makes a website stand out from the crowd? What makes it memorable and meaningful? This eBook wants to explore these questions.
The infamous creative spark isn’t as random as we might think. The creativity lessons in this eBook may help you overcome a creative trough.
If WordPress got you hooked, and you want to tailor your site more to your needs and ideas, then this eBook is for you.
“Designing Better UX” raises awareness for those little things that add up to an ideal user experience. A valuable resource for your daily UX routine.
“Designing For Email” offers practical advice to cater for a flawless and engaging experience on web, desktop, and mobile email clients.
From avoiding pitfalls to optimizing content and turning words into marketing tools, this eBook highlights the real-word copywriting experiences of Smashing’s authors.
Find out how to integrate emotional appeal into your website — a personal touch can make all the difference, if you know how to design it.
You won’t get far without the foundational understanding of HTML semantics. This eBook addresses the importance of semantics in our code.
This eBook takes a look at the challenges that crafting online shopping experiences bring along, and equips you with the necessary know-how on how to deal with them effectively.
In “Inside Creative Minds” experienced influencers and successful designers provide first-hand insights into their workflows, habits and strategies.
Typography is everywhere. This eBook introduces historical and cultural aspects of type and how they relate to the web industry.
Marketing is an essential part of web design and knowing its 101 helps you see your design decisions in a broader context.
The foundations of good UX design lie in transparent navigation and interaction patterns and systems. A solid understanding of the rules is as important as knowing when to break them.
The foundation of a solid, frustration-free user experience lies in a well-considered navigation system. But which design decisions have proven themselves in practice?
Tracking down performance bottlenecks does not only improve loading times but also results in a much snappier experience and a higher user engagement.
With the help of this eBook, you will gain a deeper understanding of common accessibility pitfalls and learn to circumvent them to create a better experience for everyone.
Put your users in the focus and learn about designing flows, optimizing emotional engagement and performing heuristic website reviews.
“Psychology Of Web Design” gives you insights on how the human brain deals with different elements, colors, contrast, symmetry and balance.
Rethinking UX is a springboard for developing a new perspective and for creating future-proof user experiences.
Read up on how to pitch like a pro and handle your finances properly and get precious tips on communicating with clients and partners.
Web design is not just about a flamboyant or simply beautiful website appearance. This eBook is about small — but crucial — typographic details.
Learn how to train and sharpen your eyes to recognize specific typographic details which will be sure to guide you in your own projects.
User Experience design isn’t a new field. But sometimes new approaches lead to new perspectives.
“Unlocking Innovation” goes beyond the mere process of generating ideas and looks at how we can actually bring them to life.
“User Experience Design” provides you with insights on how to improve your website based on the most important UX principles.
Web design is more than a job. It’s a passion. This eBook focuses on practical tips and strategies to foster a balanced lifestyle so that you can tackle the job you love with more energy.