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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.
How to Work with Simple Variable Types in JavaScript
By Larry Ullman
Mar 20, 2012
This chapter starts with the basics of variables in JavaScript, and then covers number, string, and Boolean variables. Along the way you’ll find plenty of real-world code, representing some of the actions you will take with these simple variable types.
How and Why to Start Using HTML5 and CSS3 Now: An Interview with Bruce Hyslop
By Ian Devlin, Bruce Hyslop
Mar 13, 2012
Ian Devlin interviews Bruce Hyslop about the best features of HTML5 and CSS3, when — and when not — to start using them, and what he really likes about the new edition of his book, The HTML5 & CSS3 Visual QuickStart Guide, 7th Edition.
The Five Biggest JavaScript Misconceptions
By Larry Ullman
Feb 22, 2012
JavaScript, despite its importance and widespread use in today’s web, is a very misunderstood language. Whether it’s thinking that JavaScript is somehow related to Java, or that you can’t implement access control without classes, there are plenty of misconceptions about JavaScript, one of the world’s most used programming languages. In this article, programming expert Larry Ullman discusses five of the biggest misconceptions commonly held when it comes to the language.
Working with Text in HTML5
By Elizabeth Castro, Bruce Hyslop
Feb 20, 2012
Unless a site is heavy on videos or photo galleries, most content on Web pages is text. This chapter explains which HTML semantics are appropriate for different types of text, especially (but not solely) for text within a sentence or phrase.
How to Design the Look of Your Website with WordPress
By Raphael Concepcion
Feb 15, 2012
Rafael Concepcion shows you how, by using themes in WordPress, you can have multiple looks for your website in just a few clicks.
Bulletproof Web Design: Creative Floating
By Dan Cederholm
Jan 31, 2012
The creative use of the float property can give grid-like results, with a fraction of the code we’d need with the nested-tables approach. By paring down the markup to its barest essentials, you make it easier for browsers, software, and all devices to read your content, at the same time making it easier for other designers and developers to modify and edit these components.
A jQuery Reading List by Jay Blanchard
By Jay Blanchard
Jan 26, 2012
Jay Blanchard shares a few of his favorite jQuery books.
HTML5 Multimedia: Using Video with Canvas
By Ian Devlin
Jan 18, 2012
Ian Devlin shows you how to use HTML5 to draw and manipulate graphics using JavaScript via the new canvas element. The canvas element defines an area on a web page that you can draw on using a JavaScript API.
WordPress Basics: Adding Facebook Integration to Your WordPress Site
By Jessica Neuman Beck
Dec 26, 2011
Let your WordPress readers share your content with their Facebook friends. Follow these quick steps from Jessica Neuman Beck, coauthor of WordPress Visual QuickStart Guide, Second Edition, to give your content new life on the social network everyone is using.

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