Make the Web Work for You
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.
The best web designers create not only beautiful sites but also sites that function well--for both client and end user. Patrick McNeil, creator of the popular web design blog designmeltdown.com and author of the bestselling Web Designer's Idea Book, volumes 1 and 2, teaches you how to work with developers to build sites that balance aesthetics and usability, and to do it on time and on budget.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Usability
Chapter 2: Starting a New Project
Chapter 3: Components of Web Pages
Chapter 4: The Specs: Basic Design Limitations
Chapter 5: Designing for the Web
Chapter 6: Production Considerations
Chapter 7: Measuring Results
Chapter 8: Maintenance: A Long-Term Strategy
Appendix A: WordPress 101
Appendix B: The Myth of DPI
Appendix C: Technical Glossary
Appendix D: Further Reading