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Working with Text in Microsoft Expression Web 2
Oct 28, 2008
Nolan Hester explains why you should treat your web text like an outline and avoid focusing on formatting.
Stupid User Syndrome: Why We Become Idiots Online (And What Web Designers Can Do About It)
Jul 18, 2008
Whether we like to admit it or not, we've all been victims of stupid user syndrome at some point or another. Designing the Moment author Robert Hoekman Jr. outlines the symptoms of this terrible malady as well as what Web designers can do to prevent it.
New Riders Interview with Donโ€™t Make Me Think Author Steve Krug
Jul 1, 2008
Michael Nolan, senior acquisitions editor with New Riders Press, interviews bestselling author Steve Krug, one of the speakers for the Voices That Matter Web Design Conference that just took place in Nashville.
All Links Are Not Created Equal: How to Make Online Lists Easier to Read
Jun 16, 2008
How do you make the Web look old? Why would you want to? Designing the Moment author Robert Hoekman shows how making links look their age can help readers more easily find what they're looking for in a list.
Design for Sign-Up: How to Motivate People To Sign Up For Your Web App
May 30, 2008
You've got about eight seconds to convince a person to become your customer online. Usability expert Joshua Porter tells you how to make every second count in this excerpt from his new book, Designing for the Social Web.
Improving Findability Through Web Standards
May 16, 2008
You put a lot of effort into building a website, but it's time down the drain unless the site ultimately connects with people. In this series, Aarron Walter teaches easy techniques for getting the attention of both search engines and users.
How to Create Content That Sucks (Users In)โ€”And Makes Your Site More Findable
Apr 4, 2008
Aarron Walter explains how the good karma of sharing your ideas and keeping them open can bolster the findability of your site.
Going Online with QuarkXPress
Mar 21, 2008
This excerpt from Real World QuarkXPress 7 shows you how to increase the value of your XPress documents by taking them from print to the Web.
Practical Advice for Developing Web Software Applications
Feb 29, 2008
Need help updating an outdated site? Learn how to identify web apps that are stuck in the past and prepare them for the future with advice from several of New Riders' Voices That Matter.
How to Embed a QuickTime Movie in a Web Page or Blog Post
Feb 22, 2008
So you've decided to join the video revolution in Web publishing. But instead of dealing with YouTube, you want to publish higher-quality content directly on your blog. Maria Langer shows you how.
Working with ColdFusion 8's Advanced Components
Feb 8, 2008
This sample chapter from the best-selling Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 2: Application Development takes you through many of the advanced features of ColdFusion Components.
Embedding Flash Video with Dreamweaver
Jan 4, 2008
David Karlins shows how to use Dreamweaver to embed a video clip into your own web page, presented with your own customized display skin, and surrounded by your own content.
How to Create a Landing Page That Sells
Nov 16, 2007
Authors Lance Loveday and Sandra Niehaus show you how to turn landing pages into powerful strategic weapons that enhance financial returns and give you a competitive edge.
Why Bad Site Design Succeeds
Oct 19, 2007
Every so often, bad design wins. Unfortunately, this often results in designers believing that bad design is a good idea. Before you start creating animated GIFs again, take a look at what Robert Hoekman, Jr., has to say about why sites like YouTube, MySpace, and others succeed in spite of their weak designs.
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.
Make Your Site BulletProof With Floats
Oct 5, 2007
Dan Cederholm helps you choose the best markup for the job to ensure your site's content is displayed properly across the widest range of browsers and devices.
The Next Level: Creating an Inline Random Graphic in Dreamweaver CS3
Jul 13, 2007
Spice up your Web pages with the easy-to-use Dreamweaver CS3!
The Art of TextEdit
May 4, 2007
Need a fast and easy-to-use word processor/page layout program with lists, styles, tables, advanced typography, and support for multiple languages? Ladies and gentlemen, Neale Monks wants to introduce you to TextEdit, which is a viable, attractive alternative to heavyweight word processors.
Quick Guide To Creating RSS Feeds
Jan 19, 2007
This chapter is all about creating your own RSS feeds by using RSS creation applications. Read on to learn how to create RSS feeds online and on your computer, upload your RSS feed, add an XML button, and validate your RSS feed.
What Do People Think of Your Site Design? Here's How To Find Out.
Jan 12, 2007
Usability testing is an essential part of the web design diet. In a nutshell, it's a technique for soliciting feedback on the design of a web site. Usability testing is usually conducted on one participant at a time, and attempts to have participants use the site in as close to a real-world setting as possible. Different people have different approaches to usability testing but two things remain consistent—the documents describing what you'll do during the test (the plan) and what came out of the test (the results report). This chapter describes the test plan—the document you prepare in advance of testing—.

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