Web Design For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 21, 2012 - Computers - 352 pages
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Get up to speed on the newest technologies, tools, and possibilities in web design

Have a great idea for a web site but don't know where or how to begin? Web Design For Dummies, 3rd Edition is an ideal starting point! Fully updated to cover the latest and the greatest in the world of web design, this fun-but-straightforward guide gets you caught up with everything you need to know to organize your ideas, create a template, start development, test to make sure everything is working properly, and launch your finished site. Packed with invaluable advice on incorporating social media aspects, linking content with social sites, and designing for mobile devices, this book will have you web designing like a pro in no time.

  • Highlights the many significant changes in the world of web design since the previous edition, including the introduction of HTML5, new technologies for sharing media, mobile web design, and more
  • Zeroes in on effectively using color, text, and navigation
  • Reveals helpful advice for avoiding common pitfalls
  • Details ways to connect with social sites like Twitter and Facebook

Web Design For Dummies, 3rd Edition goes beyond just making a basic web site and instead encourages you to create a site that is appealing, practical, and useful.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Web Design KickOff
7
So Youre Designing a Website 9 Chapter 2 From Concept to Execution
19
UserFriendly Design
35
Organizing and Navigating Web Content
59
User Interface Design for the Web
77
Designing the Right Site for the Right Crowd 37 Chapter 4 Organizing and Navigating Web Content 59 Chapter 5 User Interface Design for the Web...
95
Designing Web Graphics
111
Building YourWeb Comps
173
Getting Inspired WebDesign Ideas
189
Presenting Your Design Masterpiece
209
LetterPerfect Type Design 133 Chapter 9 Understanding Web Color Resolution and File Formats 151 Chapter 10 Building Your Web Comps 173 Ch...
219
Platform Selection Content Management
239
Websites on Steroids
263
Ecommerce Websites
270
Global Website Performance
282

Designing Web Graphics
114
LetterPerfect Type Design
133
Understanding Web Color Resolution
151
Bitmap versus Vector Graphics
161
Platform Selection Content Management Analytics and SEO 239 Chapter 15 Websites on Steroids 263 Part V The Part of Tens
285
Ten Tips for Managing Your WebDesign Business 287 Chapter 17 Ten Information and Interaction Design Tips
301
Index
321
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Lisa Lopuck is an experienced digital creative executive with over 20 years building, inspiring, and leading creative teams; managing vendors; overseeing digital department and project budgets, brand identity, packaging, and pointof-sale design; and guiding innovation and best practices for web, mobile, social media, and e-commerce projects.

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