6 Smashing Books for Web Designers - almost 40% off!

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If you are a professional Web designer, or looking for an expert advice on how to become one, this bundle is for you. The bundle contains six high-quality eBooks from Smashing Magazine covering the technical, visual and business side of web design.

Among other things, you'll learn about professional workflow with clients, user experience and rapid prototyping. All six books come in PDF, ePub, and Mobipocket versions, and all are DRM-free.

Get all of 6 eBooks in one bundle package for just $19  - almost 40% off their regular combined price of $29.94!

The bundle includes:

Professional Web Design Vol. 1 (302 pages)
These comprehensive guides cover best practices, techniques, and concepts in modern web design. Among other things, you'll hear about the business side of web design, professional workflow with clients, user experience, and rapid prototyping. Volume one teaches you how to communicate with clients, create a road map to a successful portfolio, rules for professional networking, and tips on designing user interfaces for business web applications. This eBook shares expert advice and helps you learn how to respond effectively to design criticism, use storytelling for a better user experience, and apply color theory to your professional designs.
Professional Web Design Vol. 2 (279 pages)
This eBook focuses on recent changes in web development, as well as design trends that are likely to evolve in the coming months and years, and could have a substantial effect on your workflow. Be prepared for the onset of innovative approaches such as responsive web design, and learn how to apply psychology-based persuasion triggers in your designs. It also clears up some myths about HTML5 and CSS3, and shows you how to make use of the “design matrix” methodology. It even touches on what web designers should be ready for and how to keep abreast of new challenges and opportunities.
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Mobile Design for iPhone & iPad (304 pages)
These days it's crucial to take mobile devices into account when designing a website. Designers have to create engaging mobile experiences, with state-of-the-art design solutions for advanced mobile devices. This eBook offers everything you need to keep up in the mobile Web game. Helpful articles on mobile Web design practices and iPhone apps, along with practical tips on design from Smashing Magazine’s professional authors, are complemented by insight into responsive Web design techniques and an exclusive study on mobile Web design trends. Get set to market your own mobile application; be aware of common visual and contextual mistakes, and avoid usability slip-ups that could cost you precious clicks.
Typography
Getting the Hang of Web Typography (242 pages)
Getting the Hang of Web Typography is dedicated to web workers that are dealing with typography in their daily lives, but have no special training for this independent craft. This eBook gives you the necessary background on macro- and micro-typography, it helps you to choose suitable fonts, and use modern techniques such as web font embedding. In web design especially illegible text, incorrect use of punctuation marks, and inappropriate font combinations or use of line widths are frequent. The new techniques that web fonts offer might bring about even worse examples of ugly and illegible web typography.
Mastering Photoshop 1
Mastering Photoshop For Web Design Vol. 1 (178 pages)
Many claim to be able to teach you how to master Photoshop, so why should you trust this eBook to explain techniques any better than others? Here is why: because the book was written by someone just like you. Have you reached a dead end and feel like a massive barrier stands between your creativity and the screen? Thomas Giannattasio has been there and knows how to help. He has put together an intuitive guide to color management, as well as detailed instructions on how to get the most out of paths and brushes. Handle layer styles like a pro, take your typography to the next level, and make your photographs look like a professional's with native CS5 techniques. Take Giannattasio's advice: spark your creativity by discovering the vast possibilities of the complex design laboratory we know as Photoshop. Start experimenting today.
Mastering Photoshop 2
Mastering Photoshop for Web Designers, Vol. 2 (216 pages)
As the technology becomes more advanced, all of us look for time-saving tips and guidelines to make our work much more effective and productive. Mastering Photoshop for Web Design Vol. 2 covers useful and partly unknown Photoshop techniques and tricks from experts in the field. The articles discuss retouching, cloning, compositing, obscure Photoshop timesavers, and designing for iPhone. Productivity is a crucial asset of professional designers. Photoshop is an extremely powerful application for photo processing and image manipulation, and we can make it even more powerful by using advanced techniques and design approaches that professionals and experts in the field are using regularly. The better our professional skills are, the more time we can spend to focus on the actual design process rather than the tool we are using to implement it on screen.
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  • Instant download.
  • All eBooks are provided in three DRM-free file formats - PDF, ePUB and Mobipocket, for use on the device of your choice.
  • All eBooks are fully searchable and text can be cut-and-pasted.
  • This is sold as a complete bundle.
  • Not for redistribution/resale.
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