Originally developed by Twitter, Bootstrap is a framework that making the once-arduous process of crafting fully responsive web designs a breeze! Discover why Bootstrap is fast becoming a favorite tool of top web designers.
In just one weekend with this hands-on tutorial, you'll learn how to:Integrate Bootstrap into your projectsUnderstand the basic Bootstrap templateWork with Bootstrap's gridCustomize Bootstrap to work with any project
You'll learn how to:Lose that pesky Flash habit by embracing native HTML5 videoSet type that truly supports your messageBuild intelligent web forms that users will love!Design modern web apps the shine on mobile devicesCreate dynamic, efficient graphics on the fly with SVG and canvasUse shiny new APIs to add geolocation and offline functionalityBuild your own full featured HTML5 website, the HTML5 Herald
This easy-to-follow guide is illustrated with lots of examples, and leads readers through the process of creating great websites from start to finish using HTML5 and CSS3.
Learn the real secrets of creating web pages, and why everything your boss told you about HTML tables is probably wrong (and what to do instead). Most importantly, hold your own with your co-worker (and impress cocktail party guests) when he casually mentions how his HTML is now strict, and his CSS is in an external style sheet.
With Head First HTML, you'll avoid the embarrassment of thinking web-safe colors still matter, and the foolishness of slipping a font tag into your pages. Best of all, you'll learn HTML and CSS in a way that won't put you to sleep. If you've read a Head First book, you know what to expect: a visually-rich format designed for the way your brain works. Using the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory, this book will load HTML and CSS into your brain in a way that sticks.
So what are you waiting for? Leave those other dusty books behind and come join us in Webville. Your tour is about to begin.
Now Steve returns with fresh perspective to reexamine the principles that made Don’t Make Me Think a classic–with updated examples and a new chapter on mobile usability. And it’s still short, profusely illustrated…and best of all–fun to read.
If you’ve read it before, you’ll rediscover what made Don’t Make Me Think so essential to Web designers and developers around the world. If you’ve never read it, you’ll see why so many people have said it should be required reading for anyone working on Web sites.
“After reading it over a couple of hours and putting its ideas to work for the past five years, I can say it has done more to improve my abilities as a Web designer than any other book.”
–Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing with Web Standards
Learn how to use the latest techniques, best practices, and current web standards—including HTML5 and CSS3. Each chapter provides exercises to help you to learn various techniques, and short quizzes to make sure you understand key concepts.
—Andrew Hedges, Tapulous
As shown in this book, LiveCycle Designer addresses the many objectives of forms creation. It offers a digital handshake between the graphic designer and the data programmer. LiveCycle Designer lets form designers create more compelling and dynamic documents than is possible with Acrobat or Microsoft Word. Forms created with LiveCycle Designer automatically expand to accommodate different amounts of data and report that information back to a database. The new version of LiveCycle Designer (ES4) allows for the first time forms to be deployed in HTML5 format, so they can be used on a wider array of devices (page sizes can adjust to smaller screens) and in a wider range of software systems (no special reader or plugin needed to use them, just a Web browser).
Adobe LiveCycle Designer: Creating Dynamic PDF and HTML5 Forms for Desktop and Mobile Applications shows design strategies as well as the technical underpinnings of PDF and XFA (Adobe XML Forms Architecture), the tools necessary to create intelligent forms.
Solve problems involving events, effects, dimensions, forms, themes, and user interface elementsLearn how to enhance your forms, and how to position and reposition elements on a pageMake the most of jQuery's event management system, including custom events and custom event dataCreate UI elements-such as tabs, accordions, and modals-from scratchOptimize your code to eliminate bottlenecks and ensure peak performanceLearn how to test your jQuery applications
The book's contributors include:
Cody LindleyJames PadolseyRalph WhitbeckJonathan SharpMichael Geary and Scott GonzálezRebecca MurpheyRemy SharpAriel FleslerBrian CherneJörn ZaeffererMike HostetlerNathan SmithRichard D. WorthMaggie Wachs, Scott Jehl, Todd Parker, and Patty TolandRob Burns
HTML and CSS are essential tools for creating dynamic websitesand help make your websites even more effective and unique. Thisfriendly-but-straightforward guide gets you started with the basicsof the latest versions of HTML and CSS: HTML5 and CSS3. Introducingyou to the syntax and structure of the languages, this helpfulguide shows you how to create and view a web page, explains idealusage of HTML5 and CSS3, walks you through the CSS3 rules and stylesheets, addresses common mistakes and explains how to fix them, andexplores interesting HTML5 tools.Serves as an ideal introduction to HTML5 and CSS3 for beginnerswith little to no web development experienceDetails the capabilities of HTML5 and CSS3 and how to use bothto create responsive, practical, and well-designed websitesHelps you understand how HTML5 and CSS3 are the foundation uponwhich hundreds of millions of web pages are builtFeatures full-color illustrations to enhance your learningprocess
Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies is the perfect firststep for getting started with the fundamentals of web developmentand design.
PART I: Getting Started 1 What Is Web Publishing 2 Getting Your Tools in Order 3 Introducing HTML and CSS
PART II: Creating Web Pages 4 Learning the Basics of HTML 5 Organizing Information with Lists 6 Working with Links
PART III: Doing More with HTML and CSS 7 Formatting Text with HTML and CSS 8 Using CSS to Style a Site 9 Using Images on Your Web Pages 10 Building Tables 11 Using CSS to Position Elements on a Page 12 Designing Forms 13 Structuring a Page with HTML5 14 Integrating Multimedia: Video and Sound 15 Advanced CSS: Page Layout in CSS 16 Using Responsive Web Design
PART V: Designing for Everyone 21 Designing for the Mobile Web 22 Designing for User Experience
PART VI: Going Live on the Web 23 How to Publish Your Site 24 Taking Advantage of the Server 25 Search Engines and SEO
HTML5 and CSS3 All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition servesas the perfect reference for both web development beginners andseasoned professionals looking to learn more about how to get themost out of the powerful combination of HTML5 and CSS3.
The important stuff you need to know:Structure web pages more effectively. Learn how HTML5 helps web design tools and search engines work smarter.Add audio and video without plugins. Build playback pages that work in every browser.Create stunning visuals with Canvas. Draw shapes, pictures, and text; play animations; and run interactive games.Jazz up your pages with CSS3. Add fancy fonts and eye-catching effects with transitions and animation.Design better web forms. Collect information from visitors more efficiently with HTML5 form elements.Build it once, run it everywhere. Use responsive design to make your site look good on desktops, tablets, and smartphones.Include rich desktop features. Build self-sufficient web apps that work offline and store the data users need.
Inside, you'll learn about:
Interaction design and physical computingThe Arduino hardware and software development environmentBasics of electricity and electronicsPrototyping on a solderless breadboardDrawing a schematic diagram
And more. With inexpensive hardware and open-source software components that you can download free, getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this book, all you need is a USB Arduino, USB A-B cable, and an LED.
Join the tens of thousands of hobbyists who have discovered this incredible (and educational) platform. Written by the co-founder of the Arduino project, with illustrations by Elisa Canducci, Getting Started with Arduino gets you in on the fun! This 128-page book is a greatly expanded follow-up to the author's original short PDF that's available on the Arduino website.
Even though new technologies enable people to do much more withthe Web, in the end HTML, XHTML and CSS are still at the root ofany Web site. The newest edition of this bestselling guide is fullyupdated and revised for the latest technology changes to the field,including HTML5 and CSS3. Illustrated in full color, this bookprovides beginner and advanced coders the tools they need to beproficient at these programming languages.Shows you how to create a Web page and formulate XHTML documentstructureAddresses working with content management systems (WordPress,Drupal, and Joomla), and designing for mobile devices (iPhone,BlackBerry, and Android)Introduces HTML5 and CSS3, tools critical to mobile WebdevelopmentReviews working with text, lists, and images, and customizinglinksDemonstrates ways to employ cascading style sheets (CSS) andget creative with colors and fontsDetails integrating scripts with XHTML and understandingdeprecated HTML markup tags
Written by two veteran computer whizzes, HTML, XHTML and CSSFor Dummies will help you get the design results you want!
Turn plain words and images into stunning websites using HTML5and this beautiful, full-colour guide. Taking you beyond theconstraints of prebuilt themes and simple site building tools, thisnew Treehouse book combines practicality with inspiration to showyou how to create fully customized, modern, and dazzling websitesthat make viewers want to stop and stay.
Leverage pages of dazzling website design ideas and expertinstruction with a new Treehouse Series book.
Perfect for beginners who need step-by-step guidance, and for longtime Dreamweaver designers who need a handy reference to the new version, this thoroughly updated edition of our bestselling Missing Manual is your complete guide to designing, organizing, building, and deploying websites. It's the ultimate atlas for Dreamweaver CS4.
Size text using keywords, percentages, and ems to allow more user control. Plan for vertical expansion of horizontal page components. Use floats to achieve grid-like results. Ensure that content is still readable in the absence of images or CSS. Strip the presentation from data tables, and rebuild with CSS. Progressively enhance your designs using HTML5 and CSS3. Visit the companion website at simplebits.com/bulletproof to download finished files, additional resources, and book updates.
Complete with quizzes, exercises, and helpful illustrations, this easy-to-follow, self-paced tutorial gets you started with both Python 2.7 and 3.3— the latest releases in the 3.X and 2.X lines—plus all other releases in common use today. You’ll also learn some advanced language features that recently have become more common in Python code.Explore Python’s major built-in object types such as numbers, lists, and dictionariesCreate and process objects with Python statements, and learn Python’s general syntax modelUse functions to avoid code redundancy and package code for reuseOrganize statements, functions, and other tools into larger components with modulesDive into classes: Python’s object-oriented programming tool for structuring codeWrite large programs with Python’s exception-handling model and development toolsLearn advanced Python tools, including decorators, descriptors, metaclasses, and Unicode processing
Rather than focus on design, CSS Secrets shows you how to solve problems with code. You'll learn how to apply Lea's analytical approach to practically every CSS problem you face to attain DRY, maintainable, flexible, lightweight, and standards-compliant results.
Inspired by her popular talks at over 60 international web development conferences, Lea Verou provides a wealth of information for topics including:Backgrounds and BordersShapesVisual EffectsTypographyUser ExperienceStructure and LayoutTransitions and Animations
This handy guide offers programmers a complete overview of the syntax and semantics of regular expressions that are at the heart of every text-processing application. Ideal as an introduction for beginners and a quick reference for advanced programmers, Regular Expression Pocket Reference is a comprehensive guide to regular expression APIs for C, Perl, PHP,Java, .NET, Python, vi, and the POSIX regular expression libraries.
O'Reilly's Pocket References have become a favorite among programmers everywhere. By providing a wealth of important details in a concise, well-organized format, these handy books deliver just what you need to complete the task at hand. When you've reached a sticking point and need to get to a solution quickly, the new Regular Expression Pocket Reference is the book you'll want to have.
Fully updated for Java SE 8, Java: The Complete Reference, Ninth Edition explains how to develop, compile, debug, and run Java programs. Bestselling programming author Herb Schildt covers the entire Java language, including its syntax, keywords, and fundamental programming principles, as well as significant portions of the Java API library. JavaBeans, servlets, applets, and Swing are examined and real-world examples demonstrate Java in action. New Java SE 8 features such as lambda expressions, the stream library, and the default interface method are discussed in detail. This Oracle Press resource also offers a solid introduction to JavaFX.
Coverage includes:Data types, variables, arrays, and operators Control statements Classes, objects, and methods Method overloading and overriding Inheritance Interfaces and packages Exception handling Multithreaded programming Enumerations, autoboxing, and annotations The I/O classes Generics Lambda expressions String handling The Collections Framework Networking Event handling AWT and Swing The Concurrent API The Stream API Regular expressions JavaFX JavaBeans Applets and servlets Much, much more
The important stuff you need to know:Start with the basics. Write CSS-friendly HTML, including the HTML5 tags recognized by today’s browsers.Design for mobile devices. Create web pages that look great when visitors use them on the go.Make your pages work for you. Add animations that capture the imagination, and forms that get the job done.Take control of page layouts. Use professional design techniques such as floats and positioning.Make your layouts more flexible. Design websites with Flexbox that adjust to different devices and screen sizes.Work more efficiently. Write less CSS code and work with smaller files, using Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets (Sass).
This course is for web developers who are familiar with HTML and CSS but want to understand the essentials of responsive web design. It is for those developers who are willing to seek innovative techniques that deliver fast, intuitive interfacing with the latest mobile Internet devices.What You Will LearnBuild a semantic website structure with HTML5 elementsUse Bower to organize website dependenciesMake responsive media that is optimized for the specific device on which it's displayed, allowing images, videos, and other elements be fully appreciatedMake typography that's fluidly responsive, so it's easy to read on all devices—no more hard-to-see text on a tiny mobile screenGet to know techniques for server-side and client-side media deployment, providing platforms that are scaled for any device that requests themIn Detail
Responsive web design is an explosive area of growth in modern web development due to the huge volume of different device sizes and resolutions that are now commercially available. The Internet is going mobile. Desktop-only websites just aren't good enough anymore. With mobile internet usage still rising and tablets changing internet consumption habits, you need to know how to build websites that will just “work,” regardless of the devices used to access them. This Learning Path course explains all the key approaches necessary to create and maintain a modern responsive design using HTML5 and CSS3.
Our first module is a step-by-step introduction to ease you into the responsive world, where you will learn to build engaging websites. With coverage of Responsive Grid System, Bootstrap, and Foundation, you will discover three of the most robust frameworks in responsive web design. Next, you'll learn to create a cool blog page, a beautiful portfolio site, and a crisp professional business site and make them all totally responsive.
Packed with examples and a thorough explanation of modern techniques and syntax, the second module provides a comprehensive resource for all things “responsive.” You'll explore the most up-to-date techniques and tools needed to build great responsive designs, ensuring that your projects won't just be built “right” for today, but in the future too.
The last and the final module is your guide to obtaining full access to next generation devices and browser technology. Create responsive applications that make snappy connections for mobile browsers and give your website the latest design and development advantages to reach mobile devices. At the end of this course, you will learn to get and use all the tools you need to build and test your responsive web project performance and take your website to the next level.
This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products:Responsive Web Design by Example: Beginner's Guide - Second Edition by Thoriq FirdausResponsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 - Second Edition by Ben FrainHTML5 and CSS3 Responsive Web Design Cookbook by Benjamin LaGroneStyle and approach
This Learning Path course provides a simplistic and easy way to build powerful, engaging, responsive, and future proof websites across devices using HTML5 and CSS3 to meet the demands of the modern web user.
Are you writing two websites – one for mobile and one for larger displays? Or perhaps you've already implemented your first 'RWD' but are struggling bring it all together? If so, Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3, Second Edition gives you everything you need to take your web sites to the next level.
You'll need some HTML and CSS knowledge to follow along, but everything you need to know about Responsive Design and making great websites is included in the book!What You Will LearnUnderstand what responsive design is, and why it's vital for modern web developmentHTML5 markup is cleaner, faster, and more semantically rich than anything that has come before - learn how to use it and its latest featuresIntegrate CSS3 media queries into your designs to use different styles for different media. You'll also learn about future media queries which are evolving in CSS4.Responsive images allow different images to be presented in different scenarios. We'll cover how to load different sets of images depending upon screen size or resolution and how to display different images in different contexts.Conquer forms! Add validation and useful interface elements like date pickers and range sliders with HTML5 markup alone.Implement SVGs into your responsive designs to provide resolution independent images, and learn how to adapt and animate themLearn how to use the latest features of CSS including custom fonts, nth-child selectors (and some CSS4 selectors), CSS custom properties (variables), and CSS calcIn Detail
Desktop-only websites just aren't good enough anymore. With mobile internet usage still rising, and tablets changing internet consumption habits, you need to know how to build websites that will just 'work', regardless of the devices used to access them. This second edition of Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 explains all the key approaches necessary to create and maintain a modern responsive design.
The changing way in which we access the web means that there has never been a greater range of screen sizes and associated user experiences to consider. With these recent trends driving changes in design, typical desktop-only websites fail to meet even minimum expectations when it comes to style and usability, which can be vital when your website is central to yours or your client's brand. Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3, Second Edition is an updated and improved guide that responds to the latest challenges and trends in web design, giving you access to the most effective approaches to modern responsive design.
Learn how to build websites with a “responsive and mobile first” methodology, allowing a website to display effortlessly on every device that accesses it. Packed with examples, and a thorough explanation of modern techniques and syntax, Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3, Second Edition provides a comprehensive resource for all things 'responsive'.
This updated new edition covers all the most up-to-date techniques and tools needed to build great responsive designs, ensuring that your projects won't just be built 'right' for today, but in the future too.
Chapter example code is all hosted on rwd.education, a dedicated site for the book, built by the author, using the approaches and techniques championed throughout.Style and approach
This book should be useful in two ways: as a 'read from the beginning and learn as you go' resource but also as a reference you can come back to in the months to come – when trying to remember this or that syntax or look up a link that may help you out of a development hell-hole.
To this end, rather than follow a single design through from chapter one and build on it incrementally until the end of the book, each chapter exists in relative isolation.
This means that code and examples are particular to each chapter and don't need to be considered along with what has gone before or after.
That doesn't mean that each chapter's techniques won't work in unison; the reference site for this book, rwd.education is an example of them all working in harmony.
However, by limiting the chapter examples to the topic at hand, it should be simpler for you to understand and reference the essence of each example and topic in the future.
This carefully organized, well-written tutorial teaches beginning web page development skills, covering only those HTML and CSS tags that are likely to be used on creating a beginning web page. The 24 separate, one hour-long tutorials follow the process by which you should be creating your web page, building knowledge not only of how to create a web page, but building a general knowledge of how to use HTML and CSS in other projects as well.
Chapters include:Understanding HTML and XHTML Creating Your Own Web Page Graphics Using Tables to Organize and Lay Out Your Pages Using Style Sheets for Page Layout Dynamic Web Pages
The book also discusses the server-side implications of building Ajax applications, and uses a "black box" approach to server-side components.
The HTML Pocket Guide is a valuable companion to creating standards-compliant markup that will help Web designers and developers quickly define content and meaning. Accessible, convenient, and inexpensive, this pocket guide is exactly what web designers and developers need.
Need to build a web site? Or update one? Or just create some effective new web content? Maybe you just need to update your skills, do the job better.
Welcome. This book's for you. We'll leverage what you already know about the web, so you'll go further, faster than you ever expected. You'll master today's best practices: the real nuts and bolts, not theory or hooey. You'll learn through dozens of focused HTML, XHTML, and CSS examples: crafted for simplicity and easy to adapt for your own projects.
Need specific solutions? This book's modular, visual, high-efficiency format delivers them instantly. Molly E. Holzschlag draws on her unparalleled experience teaching Web design and development. No other HTML/CSS guide covers this much, this well, this quickly. Dig in, get started, get results!
All you need to succeed with HTML, XHTML, and CSS in real-world projects
Learn how to build web pages that'll work in any environment, on virtually any contemporary browser
Construct templates that simplify every page you develop
Structure and tag text so it's easy to work with and manage
Add images, media, and scripts–quickly and reliably
Discover the right ways to use HTML tables
Build easy-to-use forms and validate your users' input
Use CSS to take total control over your site's look and feel
Master core CSS techniques: color, images, text styles, link effects, lists, navigation, and more
Control margins, borders, padding, positioning, floats, even Z-index
Design efficient, compatible, easy-to-manage CSS layouts
Includes concise XHTML and CSS annotated references: quick help for every language element
Spring Into... is a new series of fast-paced tutorials from Addison-Wesley. Each book in the series is designed to bring you up to speed quickly. Complex topics and technologies are reduced to their core components, and each component is treated with remarkable efficiency in one- or two-page spreads. Just the information you need to begin working...now! And because the books are example-rich and easy to navigate, you'll find that they make great on-the-job references after you've mastered the basics.
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Learn the fundamentals of programming with HTML5—and begin building your first standards-based web pages from the ground up. If you have absolutely no previous experience, no problem—simply start here! This book introduces must-know concepts and getting-started techniques through easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and exercises.
Here’s where you start learning HTML5
Create a web site using HTML5 tags in a simple text editor Use semantic tags to make your pages easier to layout and find Draw in HTML5 using the canvas element Embed audio and video in your web pages Get HTML5 to work in older browsers Develop your future skills in web design
Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common HTML5 mobile development tasks.
Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.
By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion.
Did you Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.
Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.
Learn how to…Work with the new HTML5 tags most valuable for mobile development Get started fast with HTML5 features already supported by today’s browsers Detect mobile devices and HTML5 support and upgrade sites to support them Style and build more efficient, usable mobile pages Use jQuery Mobile to quickly create mobile apps Leverage HTML5’s breakthrough drawing and typography features Efficiently integrate media content into your apps Add meaning with HTML5 sectioning and semantic elements Implement drag-and-drop more easily than ever Build offline applications and other apps that use local storage Detect and work with location data via the GeoLocation API Use microformats and microdata to make web pages friendlier to computers Add powerful back-end functionality with WebSockets, Web Workers, and File APIs Improve user navigation with the History API
At last--a tablet that puts the power of a full computer right in your hands! This hands-on guide shows you show to tap into your Galaxy Tab's full range of business productivity and entertainment features. How to Do Everything: Samsung GALAXY Tab teaches you how to connect to wireless networks, sync data with your PC or Mac, browse the Web, use e-mail, and much more. Harness the power of the Android operating system, maximize the built-in and third-party applications, and maintain and troubleshoot your Galaxy Tab with help from this practical, time-saving resource.set up, navigate, and customize your Galaxy Tab Connect seamlessly to as many wireless networks as you need Synchronize your Galaxy Tab with your PC or Mac using Samsung Kies Play movies on your Galaxy Tab or your TV Take photos and videos and share them online and offline Check e-mail, communicate with instant messaging, and browse the Web from anywhere Keep up with your social networks on the go Read e-books and PDFs in the palm of your hand Navigate easily with Google Maps Install and use versatile applications from the Android Market Troubleshoot, maintain, and secure your Galaxy Tab Connect to your work network via virtual private networking
You’ll learn how to create an Android-friendly web app on the platform of your choice, and then use Adobe’s free PhoneGap framework to convert it to a native Android app. Discover why device-agnostic mobile apps are the wave of the future, and start building apps that offer greater flexibility and a much broader reach.Convert a website into a web application, complete with progress indicators and other featuresAdd animation with JQTouch to make your web app look and feel like a native Android appMake use of client-side data storage with apps that run when the Android device is offlineUse PhoneGap to hook into advanced Android features, including the accelerometer, geolocation, and alertsTest and debug your app on the Web with real users, and submit the finished product to the Android Market
It covers:Layout techniquesImages, backgrounds, textNavigationGetting fancy with CSS3
The book is built around a real-life example project: a recipe website design. It's a fun and easily understandable project that is used to demonstrate the concepts outlined in the book in a practical way.
This is a clear, approachable and very easy-to-follow book that will get you to to speed with CSS in no time.
Fully updated for Java Platform, Standard Edition 8 (Java SE 8), Java: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition gets you started programming in Java right away. Bestselling programming author Herb Schildt begins with the basics, such as how to create, compile, and run a Java program. He then moves on to the keywords, syntax, and constructs that form the core of the Java language. This Oracle Press resource also covers some of Java's more advanced features, including multithreaded programming, generics, and Swing. Of course, new Java SE 8 features such as lambda expressions and default interface methods are described. An introduction to JavaFX, Java's newest GUI, concludes this step-by-step tutorial.
Designed for Easy Learning:Key Skills & Concepts -- Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter Ask the Expert -- Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips Try This -- Hands-on exercises that show you how to apply your skills Self Tests -- End-of-chapter quizzes to reinforce your skills Annotated Syntax -- Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated
The book's code examples are available FREE for download.
In this how-to companion to Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, Steve Krug spells out a streamlined approach to usability testing that anyone can easily apply to their own Web site, application, or other product. (As he said in Don't Make Me Think, "It's not rocket surgery".)
Using practical advice, plenty of illustrations, and his trademark humor, Steve explains how to:
Test any design, from a sketch on a napkin to a fully-functioning Web site or application Keep your focus on finding the most important problems (because no one has the time or resources to fix them all) Fix the problems that you find, using his "The least you can do" approach By paring the process of testing and fixing products down to its essentials ("A morning a month, that's all we ask"), Rocket Surgery makes it realistic for teams to test early and often, catching problems while it's still easy to fix them. Rocket Surgery Made Easy adds demonstration videos to the proven mix of clear writing, before-and-after examples, witty illustrations, and practical advice that made Don't Make Me Think so popular.
The authors also include examples covering a variety of different integration technologies, such as JMS, MSMQ, TIBCO ActiveEnterprise, Microsoft BizTalk, SOAP, and XSL. A case study describing a bond trading system illustrates the patterns in practice, and the book offers a look at emerging standards, as well as insights into what the future of enterprise integration might hold.
This book provides a consistent vocabulary and visual notation framework to describe large-scale integration solutions across many technologies. It also explores in detail the advantages and limitations of asynchronous messaging architectures. The authors present practical advice on designing code that connects an application to a messaging system, and provide extensive information to help you determine when to send a message, how to route it to the proper destination, and how to monitor the health of a messaging system. If you want to know how to manage, monitor, and maintain a messaging system once it is in use, get this book.