Presents information on using HTML and CSS to create Web pages, covering such topics as lists, links, images, tables, forms, color, layout, and video and audio.
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The book takes readers from the basics to the more complicated concepts of WordPress without expecting a lot of technical experience. While it does not teach server-side programming in depth, it does teach enough PHP for readers to customise WordPress themes and understand core concepts like variables and loops. WordPress: Design & Development uses the same graphical approach that was adopted in HTML & CSS which has proven very popular with readers. The examples and sample themes used in the book are of the same quality as commercial themes (not just proof-of-concept examples), and achieve the same kinds of things that WordPress users pay for in commercial themes. The title also makes use of lifestyle photography to inspire the reader and make the skills taught by this book feel aspirational. Along the way, readers are given tips on developing WordPress sites for clients, and managing the ongoing needs of the client. The book covers: Creating Content: Posts & Pages Administration: Tools Creating and Updating Content Understanding Theme Files Displaying Single Posts Displaying Single Pages Home Pages & Section Pages Headers, Footers, & Menus Galleries, Audio, Video Sidebar & Widgets Reader comments Functions.php, Actions, Filters, Hooks, & Shortcodes Plugins Custom Posts & Taxonomies Install, Backup, Moving, Optimizing
Are you really into cooking? Playing football? Doing fun and fancy crafts? You can design a website around whatever it is you love most! Learn how to set up a website of your very own in just a few simple steps. Then discover how to safely share your site with others and get lots of visitors to your new online site. A helpful Website Checklist at the end of the book has even more handy tricks to help you master your digital creation. Are you ready to make an awesome website? Let's get building!
Learn how UX and design thinking can make your site stand out from the rest of the internet. About This Book Learn everything you need to know about UX for your Web Design. Design B2B, B2C websites that stand out from the competitors with this guide Enhance your business by improving customer accessibility and retention. Who This Book Is For If you're a designer, developer, or just someone who has the desire to create websites that are not only beautiful to look at but also easy to use and fully accessible to everyone, including people with special needs, UX for the Web will provide you with the basic building blocks to achieve just that. What You Will Learn Discover the fundamentals of UX and the User-Centered Design (UCD) Process. Learn how UX can enhance your brand and increase user retention Learn how to create the golden thread between your product and the user Use reliable UX methodologies to research and analyze data to create an effective UX strategy Bring your UX strategy to life with wireframes and prototypes Set measurable metrics and conduct user tests to improve digital products Incorporate the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to create accessible digital products In Detail If you want to create web apps that are not only beautiful to look at, but also easy to use and fully accessible to everyone, including people with special needs, this book will provide you with the basic building blocks to achieve just that. The book starts with the basics of UX, the relationship between Human-Centered Design (HCD), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and the User-Centered Design (UCD) Process; it gradually takes you through the best practices to create a web app that stands out from your competitors. You'll also learn how to create an emotional connection with the user to increase user interaction and client retention by different means of communication channels. We'll guide you through the steps in developing an effective UX strategy through user research and persona creation and how to bring that UX strategy to life with beautiful, yet functional designs that cater for complex features with micro interactions. Practical UX methodologies such as creating a solid Information Architecture (IA), wireframes, and prototypes will be discussed in detail. We'll also show you how to test your designs with representative users, and ensure that they are usable on different devices, browsers and assistive technologies. Lastly, we'll focus on making your web app fully accessible from a development and design perspective by taking you through the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Style and Approach This is an easy-to-understand step-by-step guide with full of examples to that will help you in creating good UX for your web applications.
Most organizations, businesses, and schools, and even many individuals, have their own websites. Building a website draws on a number of different skills, and thus can be a valuable learning experience for students. This book introduces readers to the fundamentals of planning, designing, building, and launching their own websites. It simplifies complex concepts and encourages website creation and experimentation. It updates an earlier website-building edition with new guidance on cutting-edge technologies, including those for the mobile platforms that are more important than ever. Readers will also benefit from new content that acknowledges the importance and impact of social media.
Whatever your level of ambition, this guide will show you how to get there. From the basics of getting started, the book moves on to creating webpages, working with images and building your own website, as well as how to incorporate sound, video and animation and how to attract and retain visitors to your site.
A helpful book-and-video package for building and maintaining a successful Web site How do you know that you've done everything possible to create a unique, enriching, and successful Web site, particularly when you're hiring others to do it? With Website Design and Development, you'll feel confident that you’ve exhausted every facet of building a Web site. The clever question-and-answer format walks you through easily overlooked details, acting as a virtual consultant. You’ll get clear, easy-to-follow advice on everything from finding a host, design and layout, creating content, marketing, to staying secure. Each question features a rating as to how critical it is to the welfare of the site, allowing you to pick and choose where to spend your time and money, and the answers contain helpful illustrations as well as action points. In addition, your learning experience is further enhanced by the high-quality accompanying video. Contains professional advice for creating—and maintaining—a successful Web site Features an accompanying video that offers additional examples, commentary, and advice for each question. Lists questions you should ask yourself or your web developer and then presents clear, concise answers as well as helpful checklists Rates each topic as to its importance in the grand scheme of your Web site so that you can determine how to spend your time and money Website Design and Development answers the essential questions that need to be asked before creating a Web site.
Discover the best way to build, design and launch professional websites with Squarespace quickly, without needing to learn any code About This Book Discover time-saving tricks and best practices, and avoid common pitfalls while creating a website Create visually stunning Responsive Design templates for your website with Squarespace 7 Understand how to monitor, measure, and manage your website after launching it Who This Book Is For This book is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to use the latest version of Squarespace to create a website from scratch and take it through to go-live. You don't need any prior experience with Squarespace, HTML, or CSS, or building websites in general as everything is done using Squarespace's simple, browser-based interface. What You Will Learn Develop an essential Website Toolkit that will act as reference and materials for your entire project, ensuring you stay on-target to meet your objectives Set up your Squarespace account, learn how the interface works, and select the correct template for your website's purpose and goals Create your website framework, fill it with content, and arrange your pages using Squarespace's easy drag-and-drop tools Customize your site's look and feel to match your brand, and create a stunning visual impact for your website on all types of devices, including mobiles and tablets Configure the core functions your business needs, whether connecting to social media, promoting events, showcasing your work, or selling goods and services online Learn time-saving tricks and how to avoid common pitfalls from an experienced professional with years of Squarespace experience Gain valuable insights about search engine optimization, communicating effectively online, and other e-marketing advice How to monitor, measure, and manage your website post-launch In Detail Squarespace is a web-based tool that allows non-technical people to create and manage professional-looking websites quickly, without needing to write any code. It empowers business owners to take total control of their own websites, without needing to pay someone to design or maintain it. This book covers much more than just how to use Squarespace. It covers all aspects of creating a successful business website, from developing your brand identity, to writing and structuring content to match your target audience's needs, and dozens of other other valuable tips that will help your website shine. Most importantly, you'll learn the correct steps to follow in order to ensure your project is smooth and stress-free. The book starts by helping you plan your website project and gather all the raw materials you'll need. Next, you'll set up your account and become familiar with the terminology and tools that you'll be using. Once you've learned the basics of how the Squarespace interface, templates, and different page types operate, you will create the framework of your website, ready for you to insert content and functionality. Then, once all the core elements are in place, you'll apply the aesthetic fine-tuning needed to bring your website in line with your brand. After the aesthetics have been honed and all functions tested, you will launch your website and drive traffic to it, monitor it, and improve it. Style and approach This easy-to-follow guide will teach you to build websites the easiest way in the latest version of Squarespace.