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

Dedication
Designing Web Graphics
The Part of Tens
So Youre Designing a Website
From Concept to Execution
UserFriendly Design
Designing the Right Site for the Right Crowd
Building an Outline for Your Site
Consistency Is Everything
Lab Coats Not Required
Angled grids as in this print layout
The Red Bull site conveys a lot
Part of your graphic style guide should
Different amounts of leading can lend
The Secret World of
Hexadecimal Color Code

Creating a Sitemap
Simple sitemap for a micro site created
Building a Map for a Site Redesign
Organizing and Navigating Web Content
and product finder at the bottom
While creative this website relies
Interaction Design
A user flow diagram maps all the possible
A rollover changes appearance when
This website places its global navigation
Image Compression and File Formats
Building YourWeb Comps
The Glue That Holds a Page Together
HTML5
Platform Selection Content Management
Websites on Steroids
Personalized Web Pages with Cookies
Global Website Performance
Tread Lightly with RealLife Metaphors
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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