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Author: Joe Kraynak; James A Brannan
Publisher: Harlow : Pearson, 2012.
Series: In simple steps.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed.View all editions and formats
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Discover everything you want to know about web design in this easy to use guide, from the most essential tasks that you'll want to perform, to solving the most common problems you'll encounter. Web Design In Simple Steps 2nd edition covers every practical aspect you will need to master in web design that will help you to achieve immediate results.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Kraynak; James A Brannan
ISBN: 9780273774723 0273774727
OCLC Number: 805661029
Notes: Previous edition: published as by James A. Brannan. 2010.
Description: 1 volume : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Top 10 web design tips --
1. Planning your website (Determine your site's purpose ; Identify your target audience ; Identify a service you can offer users ; Create a user case diagram) --
2. Website architecture (Fiollow the three-click rule ; Use sequential navigation when appropriate ; Always create a site map or site index ; Create a website framework, complete with blank pages) --
3. Writing yout text (Ensure your site contains quality content ; Chunk your information into bite-size pieces ; Write descriptive headings and subheadings ; Ensure meaning is intuitive on important items) --
4. Webpage layout and composition (Place important information above the fold line ; Make pages printable ; Emphasise what is important ; Prominently display your purpose, or have a tagline) --
5. Using web colour effectively (Understand colour theory essentials ; Use your colour palette consistently across pages ; Choose colours to match your site's mood ; Accept that colour choices may not appear as you wish) --
6. Texture (Add texture with a repeating pattern ; Add texture with a non-repeating image ; Use drop-shadows to add depth ; Use opacity/transparency for an interesting visual effect) --
7. Web typography (Specify the desired font ; Increase line height to make text legible ; Left-align text and headings in most situations ; Add sufficient padding around boxed text) --
8. Images (Choose the right file format: JPEG, PNG, SVG or GIF ; Consider using a logo for brand identity ; Use only relevant images ; Edit a photo before using it on a webpage) --
9. Using multimedia effectively (Leverage the power of YouTube ; Consider podcasting to deliver your multimedia ; Include audio on your webpages ; Avoid Flash splash screens) --
10. Testing your website (Troubleshoot appearance issues ; Test using more than one browser ; Test your site's usability ; Evaluate your site's effectiveness in achieving its goals ; Test your site's speed) --
Top 10 web design problems solved.
Series Title: In simple steps.

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