Web Design For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Get up to speed on the newest technologies, tools, and possibilities in web design

Have a great idea for a web site but don’t know where or how to begin? Web Design For Dummies, 3rd Edition is an ideal starting point! Fully updated to cover the latest and the greatest in the world of web design, this fun-but-straightforward guide gets you caught up with everything you need to know to organize your ideas, create a template, start development, test to make sure everything is working properly, and launch your finished site. Packed with invaluable advice on incorporating social media aspects, linking content with social sites, and designing for mobile devices, this book will have you web designing like a pro in no time.

  • Highlights the many significant changes in the world of web design since the previous edition, including the introduction of HTML5, new technologies for sharing media, mobile web design, and more
  • Zeroes in on effectively using color, text, and navigation
  • Reveals helpful advice for avoiding common pitfalls
  • Details ways to connect with social sites like Twitter and Facebook

Web Design For Dummies, 3rd Edition goes beyond just making a basic web site and instead encourages you to create a site that is appealing, practical, and useful.

From the Back Cover
Get started down the path to amazing web designs and user-friendly sites

Ready to build the coolest high-powered websites? This guide is packed with the processes, tips, and techniques to show you how. You’ll gain new skills as you learn how to plan, produce, and manage enterprise-level web pages. Then you’ll take your site to new heights by connecting it to social media accounts and optimizing it for tablets.

  • Kicking off web design — learn about the entire production process and the roles and responsibilities of your web development team
  • Crafting a stunning site — from defining your audience andcreating a sitemap to navigating web content and testing yourdesign, put your plans in place for your site
  • Images, text, color, mood boards, and more — have fun designing web graphics while following key techniques to deliver the right look and feel
  • Producing the final website — implement visual design strategies that enhance usability and present a unique brand statement

Open the book and find:

  • Tips for creating a user-friendly design
  • Ways to organize and navigate web content
  • How to carry out user tests to ensure optimal performance
  • Methods for crafting the visual interface
  • Steps for integrating social media into your pages
  • How to design a mobile-optimized site
  • Hints to follow to get found by search engines
  • How to extend functionality with APIs

Learn to:

  • Effectively plan your site and incorporate social media aspects
  • Apply good web-design principles using color, text, and navigation
  • Develop, test, and launch your site

Book Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 3rd Edition (April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118004906
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118004906
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