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Eric Meyer on CSS: Style at Dawn
May 21, 2004
It's easy to take two documents and add the CSS styles necessary to create translucent effects using ordinary JPEG images. These images make it fairly easy to create an attractive design.
Evolving Your Web Site
Jul 25, 2003
Once you launch your site, you may feel a sense of accomplishment (and you should). But don't confuse a launch party with a finish line. Your work has only just begun.
Expert Optimization: Five Tips for Optimizing JPEGs in Photoshop CS2
Sep 30, 2005
These days, no Web visitor has the time or patience to wait for slow-loading graphics. In the time it takes to load a large, beautiful photograph, a user can be long gone! But you don't have to abandon photographs altogether; Tanya Staples covers quick techniques for dramatically reducing the file size of those JPEG images while maintaining the finest of details.
Extending AJAX with the Flash/JavaScript Integration Kit
Oct 6, 2005
Want more control over the user experience? Because Flash makes graphical programming quick, easy, and attractive, and because JavaScript is very effective at manipulating HTML, they can be leveraged to focus on their strengths. Kris Hadlock shows you how to extend AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) by cross-communicating between Flash and JavaScript. Discover how this technique enables technologies to focus on specialized tasks, and helps create the ultimate user experience.
Eyetracking Web Usability: Images
Dec 11, 2009
In this chapter, Jakob Nielsen and Kara Pernice examine what specific attributes attract people or repel them from images on the Web.
Find Money with Google's AdSense for Search Program
Oct 6, 2005
Veteran author and Web developer Eric Giguere tells you all about Google's AdSense search and how you can use it to make your Web site more profitable.
Five Interaction Design Tips for Your Mobile App
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.
Flash Essentials for After Effects Users
Jun 17, 2009
Flash baffles After Effects users as often as it makes them feel comfortable. This chapter from Rich Harrington introduces you to Flash’s interface and core animation techniques.
Flash Video 101: Best Practices for Capturing and Encoding Flash Video for Web Delivery
Sep 15, 2006
Before you start a Flash video Web project, you must balance a variety of factors to ensure that you start with the highest quality, smallest video files as possible. Join James Gonzalez for a review of the best practices for achieving the best possible video image quality and viewing experience.
Flexible Web Design: Dynamically Changing Images’ Screen Area
Feb 16, 2009
There are lots of ways you can dynamically change the screen area that an image takes up. Zoe Mickley Gillenwater explains how.
Flexible Web Design: Types of Web-page Layouts
Feb 17, 2009
Web-page layouts can be grouped into three categories based on how their width is set: fixed-width, liquid (or fluid), and elastic. Zoe Mickley Gillenwater discusses the characteristics of each type of layout.
Fluid Web Typography: Scale & Rhythm
Dec 23, 2009
Jason Cranford Teague shows how giving careful consideration to the measurements and scale you are designing for is what separates good Web typography from great Web typography.
'Form Follows Function' Revisited
Jun 23, 2009
Curt Cloninger, author of Fresher Styles for Web Designers: More Eye Candy from the Underground, discusses the concept that 'form follows function,' with particular focus on web design.
Fractal Documents Tell Infinite Stories: An Interview with Dan Brown
Nov 17, 2010
Miraz Jordan interviews Dan Brown, author of Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning, 2nd Edition, about how the field of user experience has changed, the three kinds of pressure user experience will face over the next decade, and why designers need to convey their concepts through stories.
Fresh Styles for Web Designers: Lo-Fi Grunge Style
May 31, 2002
One way to come up with a "fresh" style is to go back in time a few decades, cut what you find, and paste it into the present. Here, Curt Cloninger discusses Lo-Fi Grunge Style of Web Design.
Fresher Styles for Web Designers: Psychedelic Minimalist Style
Jan 21, 2009
Curt Cloninger discusses the Psychedelic Minimalist style, a style that intentionally straddles the fence between minimalism and psychedelia, achieving surprisingly fresh, purposefully paradoxical results.
Game Mechanics: How to Design an Internal Economy for Your Game
Aug 15, 2012
Internal economy is one kind of mechanic you might find in a game. Designing a game's economy is the core of the game designer’s trade: You craft mechanics to create a game system that is fun and challenging to interact with. Ernest Adams and Joris Dormans, authors of Game Mechanics: Advanced Game Design, explain how to do it.
Get Your Site Noticed with a Solid Link Strategy
Oct 5, 2007
Shari Thurow explains how to create a link development strategy that search engines will love.
Getting from A to B -- Web Site Navigation
Jul 13, 2001
Web designer David deBoer discusses the most important aspects of Web site navigation techniques.
Getting Users to Click
Sep 26, 2002
This article will reveal to you not only how to get web users to click, but also how to get them to click on what you want them to select.

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