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How jQuery Mobile Handles HTML5 data- Atrributes with Dialog Windows, Popups, and Buttons
By Kris Hadlock
Oct 4, 2012
HTML5 plays a key role in the jQuery Mobile framework. HTML5 is the starting point for everything from defining how your web page renders in mobile, tablet, or desktop browsers to custom attributes that define widgets, themes, and much more. Web developer/designer Kris Hadlock shows you few ways that jQuery Mobile handles HTML5 data- attributes with dialog windows, popups, and buttons.
The Infographics Complexity Challenge: Presentation and Exploration
By Alberto Cairo
Oct 3, 2012
An information graphic is a tool for the designer to communicate with readers, and a tool for readers to analyze what’s being presented to them. It doesn’t matter if you see yourself as an engineer or as an artist: If you create infographics and visualizations, the balance you achieve between these two dimensions will define whether or not your work is good.
Working with Smart Objects in Dreamweaver and Photoshop
By Tom Negrino
Oct 3, 2012
If your websites use a lot of images, you've probably spent plenty of time jumping between Dreamweaver and Photoshop to make changes, and then trying to keep track of which files are current and which need to be synched. Now you can cross that nightmare off your task list. Tom Negrino, coauthor of Dreamweaver CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide, shows how using Smart Objects in Dreamweaver CS6 can keep your images in sync automatically.
Modifying Simple Graphics in Adobe Flash Professional CS6
By Katherine Ulrich
Oct 1, 2012
In this chapter, you’ll use the selection, lasso, and subselection tools to select and modify elements. You’ll modify elements’ attributes using the Property inspector and other panels.
Automatically Adapt Your Site for Any Screen Size with Dreamweaver
By Tom Negrino
Sep 27, 2012
Modern websites must accommodate devices with all sorts of screens - from giant monitors down to pocket-size smartphones. Tom Negrino, coauthor of Dreamweaver CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide, shows how to use built-in Dreamweaver features to make your site adapt itself automatically to fit screens of any size.
Get Familiar with Panels in Adobe Illustrator CS6
By Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann
Sep 27, 2012
This chapter will help you become more intimately acquainted with the Illustrator interface features that you will be using continually as you work: the panels.
Working with Image Trace in Adobe Illustrator CS6
By Brian Wood
Sep 26, 2012
Brian Wood, contributor to Adobe Illustrator CS6 Classroom in a Book, demonstrates how to trace raster images like the pros by using the Image Trace tool in Illustrator CS6.
"The Best Design Advice I Ever Got" with Jakob Nielsen
By Jakob Nielsen
Sep 25, 2012
Jakob Nielsen, coauthor of Mobile Usability, reminds us that anything you think is easy or good might be terrible for the target audience.
Custom Search Filtering with jQuery Mobile
By Kris Hadlock
Sep 24, 2012
Search functionality is often a necessary piece of functionality for a website, especially when your website has a lot of content. In this article, Kris Hadlock, author of Ajax for Web Application Developers, explains how to use the search filter bar to create search functionality in the listview component, and how to create a custom search filter in case the default search functionality doesn’t meet your needs.
Hidden Gems in Adobe Illustrator
By Brian Wood
Sep 19, 2012
Brian Wood, contributor to Adobe Illustrator CS6 Classroom in a Book, shows you how to optimize content for use in projects such as websites, apps, and more.
Don't Do That! Five Habits to Avoid on Your Websites
By Tom Negrino
Sep 17, 2012
Tom Negrino, coauthor of Dreamweaver CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide, points out five common behaviors that we see used all over the Web. Unfortunately, these are BAD habits, and website designers really need to break them in order to create successful sites.
Corral Your Styles with Dreamweaver's CSS Visualization Tools
By Tom Negrino
Sep 13, 2012
Using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) with Dreamweaver provides detailed control of the design and display of your web pages, but hidden rules underlying the styles might prevent you from getting the effect you really want. Fortunately, Dreamweaver offers some powerful tools for working with CSS. Tom Negrino, coauthor of Dreamweaver CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide, explains how to use Dreamweaver's visualization tools to make CSS behave.
WordPress Theming Basics
By Jesse Friedman
Sep 11, 2012
Jesse Friedman covers WordPress theming basics, including WordPress theme requirements, dynamic header calls, menu nav creation, and content formatting.
Bringing Infographics And Visualization to the Mainstream: Not Just the Tools, but the Ideas
By Alberto Cairo
Sep 10, 2012
Alberto Cairo, author of The Functional Art: An introduction to information graphics and visualization, explains that the democratization and commoditization of infographics is a wonderful trend, but it will get even better if it is informed by a solid understanding of certain universal guidelines.
UI Design with Adobe Illustrator CS6, Part 3: Visualizing Interactions with Animation
By Rick Moore
Sep 10, 2012
Rick Moore, author of UI Design with Adobe Illustrator, takes us on a whirlwind run through creating animations to test interactions in Illustrator. Hold onto your hat!
An Interview with Tim Kadlec on Responsive Design
By Tim Kadlec, Mat Marquis
Sep 6, 2012
Mat Marquis talks with Tim Kadlec, author of Implementing Responsive Design: Building Sites for an Anywhere, Everywhere Web, about what makes a web design 'responsive,' how some responsive sites develop bloat, and why his hair is so luxuriously soft.
Working with Exposed Methods in jQuery Mobile
By Kris Hadlock
Sep 5, 2012
Kris Hadlock, author of Ajax for Web Application Developers, describes two specific exposed methods from the jQuery Mobile framework that give you the capability to preload and change pages programmatically.
UI Design with Adobe Illustrator CS6, Part 2: Creating Vector Icons
By Rick Moore
Sep 3, 2012
Wish you had an efficient way to create custom icons in multiple sizes for use on your websites and in your applications? Adobe Illustrator CS6 grants you the power, as demonstrated by Rick Moore, author of UI Design with Adobe Illustrator.
WordPress 3.4: Making Your Theme Compatible with the Theme Customizer
By Jessica Neuman Beck
Sep 3, 2012
Use the WordPress 3.4 Theme Customizer for fast, easy, nearly code-free editing of your custom WordPress themes! Jessica Neuman Beck, coauthor of WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide, Second Edition, shows how to update an existing theme with the WordPress 3.4 Theme Customizer.
Implementing Responsive Design with Media
By Tim Kadlec
Aug 28, 2012
It takes careful consideration and planning to give our users the best of both worlds: a beautiful experience that loads as quickly as possible. In this chapter, learn why performance matters, how to conditionally load images, what responsive image solutions are available, and their limitations, how to swap out background images without downloading multiple images, how to conditionally load web fonts, what’s ahead for responsive images, how to make embedded video scale while maintaining its aspect ratio, and what to do with responsive advertising.

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