You'll Love This If:
You're a designer looking to branch into web design
You're not so much worried about coding, but rather the fundamentals of functional web design
You need to build a beautiful but functional website
Finally, a sure sign that this book is for you is if you, is if
your designs do manage to be built, but they are difficult to use, hard to update and have no sense of flexibility.
The Designer's Web Handbook, web guru Patrick McNeil teaches you the fundamentals of great web design. He explains how to make a website not only look good, but work as well. Too many designer's are unaware of the differences they'll face when designing for the web. Things like efficient navigation and building for easy updates or changes may be neglected in the planning process. This book will help you avoid making those costly mistakes so that your designs work the way you want them to.
Patrick McNeil's designcast, Can't Designers and Web Developers Get Along?. This hour long tutorial shows you how to ease tension and presents 10 ways to ensure interdepartmental harmony. A BONUS! FREE With Your Purchase of The Designer's Web Handbook: $69.99 value, yours free with purchase of The Web Designer's Handbook!
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The Designer's Web Handbook You'll Learn:
How to start/plan a web design project
How to identify and properly use the different components to a web page
The specifications of designing for the web, like screen resolution or file size limitations
Both lessons and inspiration for actually designing your website
How to maintain your website in the long run
How to track your website's performance
And so much more!
BONUS: With the purchase of this book, get FREE access to exclusive bonus materials online at TheDesignersWebHandbook.com.
Check out Patrick McNeil's virtual book signing below and see what this book is all about. Hear snippets from the book and learn a few take-away lessons as well!
Patrick McNeil knows there are hundreds of books out there that will teach you how to write html or make a css stylesheet, but there aren't any that teach you how to plan and then create a great website. How should you plan your navigation? How do you layout your items? What are your options for image galleries? What kind of forms do you need to build to do what you want? These are the questions that will be addressed in this book, by someone who knows a thing or two about successful websites.
If you follow the lessons in this book, then the sites you design will be less expensive to build, they will break down less, and they will be easy to maintain into the future.
What People Are Saying
"It takes the best methods of organizing content from a variety of online galleries and combines them to create what could be the most well-thought-out source of design inspiration available." - WebDesignerDepot.com
What HOW Magazine's Senior Art Director, Bridgid McCarren, has to say: Patrick McNeil is a wonderful at breaking down interactive design topics so that they are approachable. I love having this book on hand for information about my interactive design projects.