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Expressive Strokes in Adobe Illustrator
By Sharon Steuer
Oct 13, 2014
Sharon Steuer shows you how to create expressive strokes in Adobe Illustrator in this excerpt from The Adobe Illustrator WOW! Book for CS6 and CC.
Animating Symbols in Adobe Flash Professional CC (2014 release)
By Russell Chun
Sep 29, 2014
In this excerpt from Adobe Flash Professional CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), learn how to use Flash Professional to change almost any aspect of an object—position, color, transparency, size, rotation, and more—over time. Motion tweening is the basic technique of creating animation with symbol instances.
Working with Images in JavaScript
By Dori Smith, Tom Negrino
Aug 18, 2014
Rollovers are a great tool, but you can do much more than rollovers with JavaScript, such as automatically change images, create ad banners, build slideshows, and display random images on a page. In this chapter from JavaScript: Visual QuickStart Guide, 9th Edition, you’ll learn how to make JavaScript do all of these image tricks.
Animating Shapes with Shape Tweens in Adobe Flash Professional CC (2014 release)
By Russell Chun
Jul 18, 2014
You’ll start the lesson by viewing the animated logo that you’ll create as you learn about shape tweens and masks in Flash, in this chapter from Adobe Flash Professional CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release).
Designing Type and Layout in Adobe Illustrator
By Sharon Steuer
Jun 23, 2014
This chapter from The Adobe Illustrator WOW! Book for CS6 and CC focuses on tips and tricks related to working with the type tools, as well as design and layout in Adobe Illustrator.
Learn to Code HTML and CSS: Opening the Box Model
By Shay Howe
May 27, 2014
In this chapter from Learn to Code HTML and CSS: Develop and Style Websites, Shay Howe discusses the box model and how it works with HTML and CSS, and also looks at a few new CSS properties.
The Next Generation Responsive Web Design Tool: Macaw
By Brian Wood
May 15, 2014
With the advent of responsive design on the web, workflows and roles have been changing on web teams. Because of this, a flood of responsive design tools has come about that can also write semantic HTML and clean CSS. Macaw is one. Adobe expert Brian Wood dives into Macaw and explores a typical responsive design workflow using it.
Steve Krug Explains Several True Things about Usability Testing
By Steve Krug
May 1, 2014
In this excerpt from Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 3rd Edition, Steve Krug share three true things about usability tests.
Steve Krug on Why Nothing Beats a Good Tagline!™
By Steve Krug
Apr 30, 2014
Taglines are a very efficient way to get your message across, because they’re the one place on the web page where users most expect to find a concise statement of the site's purpose. In this excerpt from Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 3rd Edition, Steve Krug shares some attributes to look for when choosing a tagline.
Steve Krug on Creating Effective Visual Hierarchies
By Steve Krug
Apr 29, 2014
In this excerpt from Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 3rd Edition, Steve Krug explains that the appearance of the things on the page should accurately portray the relationships between the things on the page.
Steve Krug on Things that Make Us Think
By Steve Krug
Apr 28, 2014
Don't make people puzzle over stuff on your website! In this excerpt from Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 3rd Edition, Steve Krug shares some examples of things that make us think, so you'll begin to notice all the things that make you think in the sites and apps you use. And eventually you’ll learn to recognize and avoid them in the things you’re building.
Five Interaction Design Tips for Your Mobile App
By Cameron Banga, Josh Weinhold
Apr 2, 2014
Apps for mobile platforms might seem simple, but they're far from it. Programs that run on smartphones and tablets have their own style and rules, which are far different from the protocols and techniques established on their desktop computer ancestors. Cameron Banga and Josh Weinhold share five tips for perfecting your app designs in ways that will help you meet or exceed your users' expectations.
Interface Design for Learning: An Interview with Dorian Peters
By Julie Dirksen, Dorian Peters
Feb 6, 2014
Instructional designer and author Julie Dirksen interviews Dorian Peters, author of Interface Design for Learning: Design Strategies for Learning Experiences, about the importance of interface design for learning, how it differs from typical web interface design, and some of her favorite learning interfaces.
Top 10 New Features in Adobe Illustrator CC 17.1 (January 2014)
By Brian Wood
Feb 5, 2014
Brian Wood loves the handy new (and often long-awaited) features in Illustrator Creative Cloud (CC). In this article he shows you what they are and how to use them.
Why You Need Responsive Design for Your WordPress Site
By Joe Casabona
Jan 30, 2014
In 2013, over 50% of e-commerce traffic was mobile. In 2014, one quarter of new websites will be powered by WordPress. Joe Casabona, author of Responsive Design with WordPress: How to make great responsive themes and plugins, explains why implementing responsive web design on your WordPress site is so important, and not as hard as you might think!
Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral? Steve Krug on Why Users Like Mindless Choices
By Steve Krug
Jan 27, 2014
We face choices all the time on the Web. Steve Krug explains that making those choices mindless is one of the most important things you can do to make a site easy to use.
Making Your WordPress Theme Responsive: Core Features
By Joe Casabona
Jan 13, 2014
This chapter looks at some of the core features of WordPress instrumental to a good User Experience, including navigation, images, and widgets.
Effortless E-Commerce with PHP and MySQL: User Accounts
By Larry Ullman
Jan 9, 2014
Learn how to create and manage user accounts for a simple e-commerce system using PHP and MySQL.
Interface Design for Learning: Basic Principles A-Z
By Dorian Peters
Jan 6, 2014
Dorian Peters offers a crash course in interface design for learners, covering basic concepts from psychology, education, and human-computer interaction essential to the design of learning interfaces.
Adventures in Experience Design: Splatter!
By Carolyn Chandler, Anna van Slee
Jan 2, 2014
Learn the language of your eyes. Solve a problem for bald heads. Redesign your bedroom. Dissect a corpse. Paper a wall with ideas.

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