Review: The Designer’s Web Handbook

BY IN A+, Non-fiction, Web Design, Web Development NO COMMENTS YET Patrick McNeil

By Patrick McNeil. Grade: A+

You know how to design. But you can increase your value as a designer in the marketplace by learning how to make that design function on the web. From informational sites to e-commerce portals to blogs to mobile apps, The Designer’s Web Handbook helps any designer understand the full life cycle of a digital product: idea, design, production and maintenance.

This book is definitely a web designers handbook. To put it simply, the book outlines the different trends and styles of website and what makes them tick. You can think of it as a comprehensive documentation of web design as it is in 2012.

Inside the book the author, Patrick McNeil, gives valuable information and tips about the accepted norms in web design and how to get there yourself.… Continue Reading?

Review: 500 Simple Website Tips and Techniques

BY IN A, Non-fiction, Web Design, Web Development NO COMMENTS YET Jamie Freeman

By Jamie Freeman. Grade: A

More and more people are setting up their own websites for personal or professional purposes. This convenient, easy-to-use guide offers solid, jargon-free advice on the basics of website design. Learn exactly how to plan a site, with an introduction to information architecture, tools, scripting basics, file and image formats, choosing and buying a domain name, and testing procedures. Key design aspects, such as colors, typefaces, and rollovers are also explained, along with tips on marketing, quick loading, and fun extras like Flash animation. Want a website? Build a website, with help from 500 Simple Website Hints, Tips, and Techniques.

This book is great right from the get-go. You open it up to find glossy, full-color pages.… Continue Reading?

Review: Web Designer’s Guide To WordPress

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By: Jesse Friedman. Grade: A+

Legions of web designers and developers are choosing WordPress for building sites. That’s because it’s powerful, reliable, flexible, scalable–and more. This book is your complete guide to mastering WordPress theme development, covering everything from installation to leveraging the community resources to improve your WordPress skills for years to come. With detailed explanations, real-life examples, and step-by-step tutorials, you’ll find everything you need to build and deploy WordPress-powered websites with no prior server-side or WordPress development experience.

This book is a great manual on using WordPress and what it can do for you. If I could use the word powerful to descibe a web design book I would. This book takes you from installation all the way up to advanced techniques.… Continue Reading?