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WordPress 3.4: Using the New Theme Customizer
By Jessica Neuman Beck
Aug 13, 2012
Preview changes to a WordPress theme before launching them to your site! In just a few steps, Jessica Neuman Beck, coauthor of WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide, Second Edition, shows how to use the new Theme Customizer introduced with the WordPress 3.4 core update.
Building Better Websites with Dreamweaver Site Definitions
By Tom Negrino
Aug 9, 2012
To set up a new website with Dreamweaver, you have to begin by creating a site definition. Though Dreamweaver makes setup easy, it has some pitfalls that can trip up the unwary. Tom Negrino, coauthor of Dreamweaver CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide, guides us step by step through the process of site definition.
How to Create Flexible Header Images in WordPress 3.4
By Jessica Neuman Beck
Jul 30, 2012
Break free from header image-size constraints! Jessica Neuman Beck, coauthor of WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide, Second Edition, shows how to use the new flexible header support introduced with the WordPress 3.4 core update.
Enhancing Boxes with CSS3 Bling
By Chris Mills
Jul 26, 2012
In this chapter you’ll learn new ways to (tastefully) add graphical effects to your sites programmatically without having to use millions of background images. You’ll start by looking at some basic isolated examples and then advance to more involved implementations.
Creating Multipage Websites in jQuery Mobile
By Kris Hadlock
Jul 16, 2012
Kris Hadlock explains page template types and shows you how to preload and cache pages, work with different page transitions, and customize loading messages. You'll also learn to create custom functionality to take your pages to the next level.
HTML5 Multimedia: Using Video with Canvas
By Ian Devlin
Jun 21, 2012
In addition to native multimedia, one of the most talked about capabilities that HTML5 brings to the web table is the ability to draw and manipulate graphics using JavaScript via the new canvas element. The element defines an area on a web page that you can draw on using a JavaScript API. Ian Devlin shows you how to use it.
The Inspiration Bookshelf: The Best Books for Design, Learning and User Experience
By Julie Dirksen
Jun 4, 2012
Julie Dirksen, author of Design For How People Learn, shares her "Inspiration Bookshelf" for designers, listing books and websites that are special, not only in the content, but also in the way that they were written and designed.
Adobe Flash CS6 Classroom in a Book: Creating a Home Button with Code Snippets
By Adobe Creative Team
May 30, 2012
In this excerpt from Adobe Flash Professional CS6 Classroom in a Book, you'll learn to use the Code Snippets panel to add ActionScript to your project.
How to Preview a Website for Mobile Screens in Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
By Adobe Creative Team
May 5, 2012
Learn how to preview a website for mobile screens, including how to locate the finished layout using the Files panel, which lets you browse files without leaving Dreamweaver. You’ll also try the Multiscreen Preview, which lets you see how your site looks at multiple sizes at once.
Designing Responsive Web Pages Using a Fluid Grid Layout in Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
By Adobe Creative Team
May 3, 2012
In the following excerpt from Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium Classroom in a Book, you’ll work on two pages of a prototype website in Adobe Dreamweaver. You’ll learn how to quickly set up a web page layout that adapts to different screen sizes, and preview the design in a web browser.
Project Objectives and Approach for UX Designers: Know Which Star to Navigate By
By Russ Unger, Carolyn Chandler
May 1, 2012
This chapter covers forming objectives for your project and offers some questions that will help you solidify those goals. You'll also learn some common project approaches (or methodologies) and how they may influence the way you work.
Adobe Flash CS6 Classroom in a Book: Publishing for a Mobile Device
By Adobe Creative Team
Apr 23, 2012
Learn how to publish Flash content for mobile devices running on Android or on Apple’s iOS using the mobile device simulator available with Adobe Flash Professional CS6.
Creating a Page Layout with Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
By Adobe Creative Team
Apr 23, 2012
In this lesson from Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Classroom in a Book, you’ll learn the basics of webpage design, how to create design thumbnails and wireframes, insert and format new components into a predefined CSS layout, use Code Navigator to identify CSS formatting, and check for browser compatibility.
UI Design with Adobe Illustrator CS6: The Illustrator Workspace
By Rick Moore
Apr 23, 2012
The Adobe Illustrator workspace is designed to allow you to be as creative as you want without a lot of distractions. In this excerpt from UI Design with Adobe Illustrator, Rick Moore shows you how to choose the right measurement units, select the optimal color space, and create artboards and organize your work.
Using the New Gradient on a Stroke in Adobe Illustrator CS6
By Adobe Creative Team
Apr 23, 2012
This excerpt from Adobe Illustrator CS6 Classroom in a Book shows you how to apply a gradient fill and gradient stroke to a rectangle that will become a painting.
Using Web Fonts in Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
By Tom Negrino, Dori Smith
Apr 23, 2012
The @font-face rule allows you to use non-Web-safe fonts by defining the location of a font resource, which can be either local to your machine or external. As of CS 5.5, Dreamweaver supports @font-face. Tom Negrino and Dori Smith show you some examples in this excerpt from Dreamweaver CS6 Visual Quick Start.
Top 10 Content Strategy Mistakes to Avoid
By Melissa Rach
Apr 20, 2012
Melissa Rach, coauthor of Content Strategy for the Web, Second Edition, sees far too many organizations making similar mistakes in their outreach attempts. The "throw it together" approach that most people employ tends to create havoc, rather than useful information for potential customers and clients. She shares 10 of the most common (and dangerous) pitfalls that everyone should learn to avoid.
Working with Pages in jQuery Mobile
By Kris Hadlock
Apr 20, 2012
Working with Pages is easy with jQuery Mobile. With most of the heavy lifting being done by the framework it's easy to focus on the results of the website being built. In this excerpt from jQuery Mobile Develop and Design, Kris Hadlock explains the internal functionality behind how pages work in jQuery Mobile so you can get ready to write your own custom functionality.
How to Create a Successful Digital Publishing Plan
By Ann Rockley, Charles Cooper
Mar 26, 2012
Digital publishing is fast becoming a critical requirement for publishers. It’s no longer just a desirable capability; it’s a matter of survival. Ann Rockley and Charles Cooper explain that the crucial point for publishers today is to create a unified content strategy in order to prepare their content for multichannel delivery.
The 10 Best JavaScript Development and Design Habits
By Larry Ullman
Mar 21, 2012
JavaScript is an easy language to use, and a necessary one in today’s web. So much so that many developers come to JavaScript without any formal programming education. Hence, it’s not uncommon for developers to have years of JavaScript practice (or experimentation) under their belts without ever having established some best development and design habits. In this article, Larry Ullman outlines 10 guidelines that'll help every developer code more effectively.

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