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Once you catch the user experience bug, the world changes. Doors open the wrong way, websites don’t work, and companies don’t seem to care. And while anyone can learn the UX remedies usability testing, personas, prototyping and so on unless your organisation “gets it”, putting them into practice is trickier.
The HTML5 spec is 900 pages and hard to read. HTML5 for Web Designers is 85 pages and fun to read. Easy choice. In this brilliant and entertaining user’s guide, Jeremy Keith cuts to the chase, with crisp, clear, practical examples, and his patented twinkle and charm.
This book is a step-by-step guide to enhancing Web sites with Ajax. You’ll find solutions to the challenges Ajax poses, illustrated with working examples.
This book gives you all you need to know about web accessibility, whether you are a web designer or developer who wants your sites to be accessible, or a business manager who wants to learn what impact the web accessibility laws have on your websites.
Your indispensable guide to cutting-edge CSS development — all you need to work your way up to CSS professional.
The book is aimed at designers rather than programmers. If you’ve learned the benefits of Web Standards through CSS and you’re now ready to move on to the next level, this is the book for you. It will show you how to add stylish, usable enhancements to your web pages using Web Standards that guarantee future compatibility.
Richard Rutter brings an interesting new tool to the wireframing table with the introduction of a useful jQuery plugin for designing or prototyping modern multi-state web sites or applications.
Jeremy Keith does the maths and presents an interesting equation to help you to decide when to put the effort into providing support for Internet Explorer 6, and when to fall back on pre-existing shortcuts.
Now is the time to get real, and prove design can adapt, if we want to stay relevant in these increasingly unreal times.
Richard Rutter reconciles the designer’s requirement for accuracy with the user’s need to resize text on demand, arriving at a best practice that satisfies designers and users and works across browsers and platforms.
Standards-aware developers, by their very nature, will object to adding a line of unnecessary markup to their documents just to get one single browser to behave as it should by default.
An in-depth look at the state of print stylesheets. Often neglected by developers but much loved by the user, the simple print stylesheet can really add that finishing touch to even the best site designs.
An overview of how to conduct a quick and dirty usability test to check that your website is easy to use.