Web Design with HTML and CSS Digital Classroom

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (May 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470583606
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470583609

eBook Description:

An invaluable full-color training package for Web design

Web design consists of using multiple software tools and codes-such as Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, Silverlight, Illustrator, Photoshop, HTML, and CSS, among others-to craft a unique, robust, and interactive websites. This book teaches you how to effectively use all the major tools involved in web design to create a site that is both attractive and functional.

You’ll go beyond the basics to learn best practices of good web design so you can go from the drawing board to a successful site.

Combining full-color, step-by-step instructions with lesson files and video training from web experts is like having your own personal instructor guiding you through each lesson-but you work at your own pace!

Web Design with HTML and CSS Digital Classroom

Web design consists of using multiple software tools and codes-such as Dreamweaver, Flash, Silverlight, Illustrator, Photoshop, HTML, and CSS, among others-to craft a unique, robust, and interactive websites. This book teaches you how to effectively use all the major tools involved in web design to create a site that is both attractive and functional.

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Supercharged JavaScript Graphics: with HTML5 Canvas, jQuery, and More

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (August 2, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449393632
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449393632

eBook Description:

Supercharged JavaScript Graphics: with HTML5 Canvas, jQuery, and More

With HTML5 and improved web browser support, JavaScript has become the tool of choice for creating high-performance web graphics. This faced-paced book shows you how to use JavaScript, jQuery, DHTML, and HTML5’s Canvas element to create rich web applications for computers and mobile devices.

  • Tackle JavaScript optimization and understand how it impacts performance
  • Create fast-moving graphics by combining old-school DHTML with jQuery
  • Learn advanced UI techniques using the jQuery UI and Ext JS libraries
  • Build games with collision detection, object handling, and JavaScript scrolling techniques
  • Master HTML5 Canvas basics for drawings, fills, bitmaps, animation, and more
  • Create applications for the small screen with jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap
  • Use Google’s data visualization tools to create interactive dashboards

By following real-world examples, experienced web developers learn fun and useful approaches to arcade games, DHTML effects, business dashboards, and other applications. This book serves complex subjects in easily digestible pieces, and each topic acts as a foundation for the next.

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HTML5 Canvas: Native Interactivity and Animation for the Web

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 652 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (May 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 144939390X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449393908

eBook Description:

HTML5 Canvas: Native Interactivity and Animation for the Web

No matter what platform or tools you use, the HTML5 revolution will soon change the way you build web applications, if it hasn’t already. HTML5 is jam-packed with features, and there’s a lot to learn. This book gets you started with the Canvas element, perhaps HTML5’s most exciting feature. Learn how to build interactive multimedia applications using this element to draw, render text, manipulate images, and create animation.

  • Create and modify 2D drawings, text, and bitmap images
  • Incorporate and manipulate video, and add audio
  • Build a basic framework for creating a variety of games on Canvas
  • Use bitmaps and tile sheets to develop animated game graphics
  • Go mobile: port Canvas applications to iPhone with PhoneGap
  • Explore ways to use Canvas for 3D and multiplayer game applications

Whether you currently use Flash, Silverlight, or just HTML and JavaScript, you’ll quickly pick up the basics. Practical examples show you how to create various games and entertainment applications with Canvas as you learn. Gain valuable experience with HTML5, and discover why leading application developers rave about this specification as the future of truly innovative web development.

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Mastering Search Analytics: Measuring SEO, SEM and Site Search

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 402 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (October 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449302653
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449302658

eBook Description:

Mastering Search Analytics: Measuring SEO, SEM and Site Search

Many companies still approach Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and paid search as separate initiatives. This in-depth guide shows you how to use these programs as part of a comprehensive strategy not just to improve your site’s search rankings, but to attract the right people and increase your conversion rate.

  • Focus on conversion and usability not on driving larger volumes of traffic
  • Track the performance of your SEO and paid search keywords
  • Apply techniques to monitor what your competitors are doing
  • Understand the differences between mobile and desktop search
  • Learn how social media impacts your search rankings and results
  • Audit your site for problems that can affect users and search spiders
  • Create dashboards and expanded reports for all of your search activities

Learn how to measure, test, analyze, and interpret all of your search data with a wide array of analytic tools. Gain the knowledge you need to determine the strategy’s return on investment. Ideal for search specialists, webmasters, and search marketing managers, Mastering Search Analytics: Measuring SEO, SEM and Site Search shows you how to gain better traffic and more revenue through your search efforts.

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Pro Agile .NET Development with SCRUM

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (October 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430235330
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430235330

eBook Description:

Pro Agile .NET Development with SCRUM

There is plenty of literature on the theory behind agile methodologies, but no book on the market takes the concepts of agile practices and applies these in a practical manner to an end-to-end ASP.NET project, especially the estimating, requirements and management aspects of a project. Pro Agile .NET Development with SCRUM takes you through the initial stages of a project gathering requirements and setting up an environment through to the development and deployment stages using an agile iterative approach: namely, Scrum.

In the book, you’ll focus on delivering an enterprise-level ASP.NET project. Each chapter is in iterations or sprints, putting into practice the features of agile user stories, test-driven development (TDD), behavior-driven development (BDD), continuous integration, user acceptance testing, extreme programming, Scrum, design patterns and principles, inside-out development, lean developent, KanBan boards, and more. An appendix features code katas designed for the reader to get up-to-speed with some of the features of extreme programming, while also showcasing popular open-source frameworks to assist in automated testing and mocking. In addition, popular open-source architectural foundation projects such as S#arp and NCommons are demonstrated to allow you to base future projects on these frameworks, which already have many best-practice design patterns and principles built in.

Pro Agile .NET Development with SCRUM guides you through a real-world ASP.NET project and shows how agile methodology is put into practice.

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