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Sexy Web Design: Creating Interfaces That Workby Elliot Jay Stocks
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Sexy Web Design is an easy-to-follow guide that reveals the secrets of how to build your own breathtaking web interfaces from scratch. You'll be guided through the entire process of creating a gorgeous, usable web site by applying the timeless principles of user-centered design.
Even if you're short on design skills, with this book you'll be creating your own stunning web sites in no time at all.
Throughout, the focus is on simple and practical techniques that anyone can use - you don't need to have gone to art school or have artistic flair to create stunning designs using the methods outlined in this book.
The book's full-color layout and large format (8" x 10") make Sexy Web Design a pleasure to read.
Who should read this book?
Whether you're completely new to web design, a seasoned pro looking for inspiration, or a developer wanting to improve your sites' aesthetics, there's something for everyone here.
How? Because instead of trying to cover every possible area of creating a web site, we've focused purely on the design stage; that is, everything that happens before a single line of code is written.
However, great design is more than just aesthetics. Long before we open our graphics program of choice, we'll be conducting research, dealing with clients, responding to briefs, sketching out sitemaps, planning information architecture, moving from doodles to diagrams, exploring different ways of interactivity, and building upon design traditions.
But ultimately, you'll be finding out how to create web sites that look drop-dead gorgeous.
Designing usable and aesthetically pleasing interfaces is crucial to the success of any application on today's Web.
The book answers critical questions such as: What makes a web site work What makes a web site look good What makes a web site easy to use
The book covers the process of web site design from the discovery phase all the way through production and the development of style guides.
Through the process, Jina walks readers, step-by-step through creating a functional web site by applying timeless principles of user-centered design.
Sexy Web Design is an easy-to-follow guide that shows you the secrets to building your own breathtaking web interfaces. You'll be guided through the entire process of creating a gorgeous, usable web site by applying the timeless principles of user-centered design. Even if you're short on design skills, with this book you'll be creating your own stunning web sites in no time at all. Master key web interface design principles Design amazing web interfaces from scratch Create beautiful, yet functional, web sites Unleash your artistic talents And much more
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