Mastering Xcode 4: Develop and Design

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (September 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321767527
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321767523

eBook Description:

Mastering Xcode 4: Develop and Design

This project-based book introduces readers to Apple’s development environment. The book is aimed at new Mac OS X and iOS developers and assumes the reader is familiar with programming and object-oriented concepts. The book starts at the basics how to download, install, and start using Xcode and moves to a detailed look at building and running applications. The last part of the book covers more advanced topics, such as testing, debugging, and source-code management. With the book’s approach, readers will be able to take the projects they build during the book and adapt them for use in their own projects.

Xcode 4 has a brand new user interface, built upon proven technologies that Apple itself uses to build Mac OS X and iOS, and that have produced over a quarter million Mac OS X and iOS apps.

This project-based book introduces readers to Apple’s development environment. The book is aimed at new Mac OS X and iOS developers and assumes the reader is familiar with programming and object-oriented concepts. The book starts at the basics how to download, install, and start using Xcode and moves to a detailed look at building and running applications. The last part of the book covers more advanced topics, such as testing, debugging, and source-code management. With the book’s approach, readers will be able to take the projects they build during the book and adapt them for use in their own projects.

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Fundamentals of ActionScript 3.0: Develop and Design

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (July 21, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321777026
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321777027

eBook Description:

Fundamentals of ActionScript 3.0: Develop and Design

Adobe Flash Professional is the most popular software available for creating animations for the Web. Most people start using Flash to create vector-based animations that output small file sizes perfect for the Web. Later they want to branch out into creating rich interactive experiences for websites and mobile devices, and for that they need to learn ActionScript.

Doug Winnie draws on the experience he’s gained from his years as an educator to teach not only what ActionScript can do, but also to show how the code works. This gives the reader a deeper understanding of how ActionScript functions, and gives them the power to come up with original solutions when creating their own projects.

Fundamentals of ActionScript 3.0: Develop and Design

Adobe Flash Professional is the most popular software available for creating animations for the Web. Most people start using Flash to create vector-based animations that output small file sizes perfect for the Web. Later they want to branch out into creating rich interactive experiences for websites and mobile devices, and for that they need to learn ActionScript.

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Applied jQuery: Develop and Design

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (August 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321772563
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321772565

eBook Description:

Applied jQuery: Develop and Design

Applied jQuery: Develop and Design teaches readers how to quickly start writing application interfaces. The beautifully designed book offers practical techniques and provides lots of real-world advice and guidance. The Author, Jay Blanchard, has practical experience working in the field and wastes no time getting to the instruction, taking the reader from a beginner to a proficient interface programmer by the end of the book.

Today’s Web developers are are expected to be well versed in many different technologies. While it is good to have a shelf full of books that focus on single technologies, having a book that shows developers how to combine these technologies is key. This book takes the reader beyond the fundamental mechanics of individual technologies to illustrate the value and power of combining jQuery and PHP with templates and layouts handled by HTML and CSS. Beginning to intermediate web developers designing and developing web application interfaces and web sites will learn how to blend these ingredient technologies, as well as how to secure jQuery.

Applied jQuery: Develop and Design teaches readers how to quickly start writing application interfaces. The beautifully designed book offers practical techniques and provides lots of real-world advice and guidance. The Author, Jay Blanchard, has practical experience working in the field and wastes no time getting to the instruction, taking the reader from a beginner to a proficient interface programmer by the end of the book.

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WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide, 2nd Edition

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 2nd edition (October 21, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321792661
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321792662

eBook Description:

WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide, 2nd Edition

WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide, 2nd Edition uses a visual approach to teach the essential elements of WordPress, one of the world’s most popular publishing platforms. This book gives readers the tools they need to create beautiful, functional WordPress-powered sites with minimal hassle. Using plenty of screenshots and a clear, organized format, authors Jessica Neuman Beck and Matt Beck walk new users through the installation and setup process while providing valuable tips and tricks for more experienced users. With no other resource but this guide, readers can set up a fully-functional and well-designed WordPress site that takes advantage of all the features WordPress has to offer.

This new, fully updated version covers all the key new features of WordPress 3, including an improved welcome screen with enhanced security and usability; internal linking to articles on one’s own blog; support for individual author templates; improved menu interface allowing for changes to be made from inside the WordPress dashboard; and the new, easily customizable Default Theme, Twenty Eleven, with support for child themes and header and background adjustments. It also covers more advanced features, such as improved content management with Custom Post types, which allow WordPress theme developers to create custom content types outside of pages and posts; and integration of the WordPress Multi-User into the WordPress core so that users can create and manage hundreds of blogs.

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Photoshop Elements 10: The Missing Manual

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 656 pages
  • Publisher: Pogue Press (October 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449398502
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449398507

eBook Description:

Photoshop Elements 10: The Missing Manual

Elements 10 offers much of Photoshop’s power without the huge price tag. It’s a great tool for most image-editing buffs whether you’re a photographer, scrapbooker, or aspiring graphic artist. But Elements still doesn’t come with a useful manual. This bestselling book helps you get the most out of the program, from the basics to advanced tips for both Windows and Mac users.

  • Quickly learn your way around. Customize Elements to suit your working style.
  • Get to work right away. Import, organize, and make quick image fixes with ease.
  • Retouch any image. Learn how to repair and restore old and damaged photos.
  • Add pizzazz. Give images more zip with dozens of filters, layer styles, and special effects.
  • Design with words. Make text flow along a curved path or around an object or shape.
  • Find your creative flair. Create scrapbooks, greeting cards, photo books, and more.
  • Try out advanced techniques. Work with layers, blend modes, and other tools.

Elements 10 offers much of Photoshop’s power without the huge price tag. It’s a great tool for most image-editing buffs whether you’re a photographer, scrapbooker, or aspiring graphic artist. But Elements still doesn’t come with a useful manual. This bestselling book helps you get the most out of the program, from the basics to advanced tips for both Windows and Mac users.

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