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WEB DEVELOPMENT Titles from Wiley


We are delighted to present the list of titles in our bestselling Smashing series of web development titles published with the world’s most popular resource for web designers and developers – Smashing Magazine. If you would like to view more information on any of these titles just click the cover image. This will take you to our website where you can see more about the author, view a Table of Contents and also, any other relevant titles. If you would like to review a copy of any title featured here, please do email me. We hope you enjoy this catalogue and look forward to hearing from you soon. Julie Attrill jattrill@wiley.com


Professional Web Design: The Best of Smashing Magazine 978-1-119-99275-2 / 1-119-99275-3 176 pp. Pub: 21/01/11

• Harsh Truths About Corporate Websites - Paul Boag • Portfolio Design Study: Design Patterns - Vitaly Friedman • Creating A Successful Online Portfolio - Sean Hodge • Better User Experience With Storytelling - Francisco Inchauste • Designing User Interfaces For Business Web Applications - Janko Jovanovic • Progressive Enhancement And Standards Do Not Limit Web Design - Christian Heilmann • Color Theory for Professional Designers - Cameron Chapman • Is John The Client Dense or Are You Failing Him? Paul Boag • How To Identify and Deal With Different Types Of Clients - Robert Bowen • How To Respond Effectively To Design Criticism Andrew Follett • Web Designer's Guide to Professional Networking Steven Snell • Expert Advice for New Web Designers - Various

True to the Smashing Magazine's promise, Professional Web Design: The Best of Smashing Magazine smashes readers with the information they need to make their life easier. Really. Written by some of the best known web designers in the business, this book presents guidelines for professional Web development, including communicating with clients, creating a road map to a successful portfolio, rules for professional networking and tips on designing user interfaces for business Web applications. The Smashing Magazine experts share their advice to help you learn how to respond effectively to design criticism, use storytelling for a better user experience and apply colour theory to your professional designs.


Smashing jQuery Jake Rutter

978-0-470-97723-1 / 0-470-97723-X 176 pp. Pub: 14/01/11

• Begins with an exploration of fundamental jQuery concepts such as Document Object Model (DOM) scripting • Explores writing "Don't Repeat Yoursefl" (DRY) to gain a comprehensive understanding of these imperative modern techniques and best practices • Shows how jQuery enables the user to adhere to these modern best practices with ease • The succeeding chapters discuss a specific part of jQuery development such as manipulating the DOM, working with Ajax, and adding slick animation effects through tutorial style learning approach that utilizes working examples to explore the concept • The books caps off by discussing popular ways of extending the core jQuery library with pugins and building web interfaces using jQuery UI

Licensed in Korean, Polish, Portuguese and Russian

Jake Rutter is a Web Designer and Developer with over 9 years experience in user interface design and front-end development working with HTML, CSS and JavaScript on websites and applications coded in PHP, Ruby on Rails, ASP and Java. He regularly contributes to the industry by writing tutorials and articles on web design and development with an acute focus on jQuery and PHP via his blog, http://www.onerutter.com/


Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog Thord Daniel Hedengren 978-0-470-68415-3 / 0-470-68415-1 322 pp. Pub: 05/02/10

Smashing WordPress shows you how to utilize the power of the WordPress platform, and provides a creative spark to help you build WordPress-powered sites that go beyond the obvious. You will learn the core concepts used to build just about anything in WordPress, resulting in fast deployments and greater design flexibility. • The anatomy of a WP install and how WordPress actually works • How to build beautiful WordPress themes – including child themes • How to create custom login forms and admin themes • How to use the loop to control content, and even use alternatices to the loop • How to integrate theme options • How to build plugins including widget functionality • How to build your WordPress projects for SEO • Integrate WordPress with the social web • How to create amazing navigation • How to use conditional elements

Licensed in Portuguese

Thord Daniel Hedengren is a web designer and developer, as well as a freelance writer and a WordPress expert. He has created numerous WordPress themes, developed plugins, and put WordPress to good use powering both blogs and big editorial sites. In the blogosphere, you probably know Thord as TDH, and as the editor of the Blog Herald, a popular resource for bloggers and WordPress users.


Smashing UX Design: Foundations for Designing Online User Experiences Andrew Maier, Matthew Kammerer 978-0-470-66685-2 / 0-470-66685-4 288 pp. Pub: 15/10/10

As website and applications get richer and more complex, the user experience becomes critical to their success. UX, or User Experience is a growing specialty among web designers. Smashing UX design provides practical guidance that designers can put to work right away on their own projects, not just theory to study. Readers should have a fundamental knowledge of how the web works, what "good design" looks like, and what web applications are considered successful/failures. Moreover, it is assumed that readers have created a website or two, but may have not worked extensively as freelancers or independent consultants.

Andrew Maier architects, designs, and implements web sites for a variety of clients and organisations. He teaches, writes, and speaks on topics pertaining to user experience, usability, and human-computer interaction. His blog, the UX Booth, offers articles about crafting user experiences as well as periodic, community-driven evaluations of websites and services. He is a frequent contributor to Smashing Magazine.


Smashing HTML 5 Bill Sanders

978-0-470-97727-9 / 0-470-97727-2 320 pp. Pub: 17/12/10

HTML 5 is a foundational and must know technology for web designers and developers, and a dramatic shift from previous versions of HTML. HTML 5 will be broadly supported across all major browsers, and is the only way to display video content on Apple devices like the iPad and iPhone. Large sites like YouTube are already shifting to HTML 5. Smashing Magazine will absolutely blast their books out the door, promoting them with excerpts, contests, and giveaways to more than 3 million users. Smashing HTML 5 is intended for web designers and developers who are eager to begin building HTML 5 websites.

Licensed in Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish

William Sanders is a Professor of Multimedia Web Design and Development at the University of Hartford, and the owner of Sandlight Productions (founded 1984.) Sanders is a professional web developer, information and interface designer and avid coder, and the author of more than 20 other books dealing with Internet and Web technology including JavaScript, HTML, ActionScript, Flash. ASP.NET, C#, PHP, Perl, streaming video and Flash Catalyst. .


Smashing CSS: Professional Techniques for Modern Layout Eric Meyer

978-0-470-68416-0 / 0-470-68416-X 320 pp. Pub: 25/06/10

100 professional techniques for using Cascading Style Sheets to build modern web sites. Techniques include: • Using the right tools - Firebug, Dragonfly, XRAY and more. • Throwing elements offscreen/hiding them. • Body/html backgrounds in XHTML. • Serving CSS via HTTP headers. • More than 15 layout techniques including Clearfix, Two/Three simple columns, Faux columns, One True Layout, Holy Grail, EmBased Layout, Fluid Grids, Sticky footers, and more. • A variety of CSS effects including CSS pop-ups, Boxpunching, Rounded corners, CSS Sprites, Sliding doors, Liquid bleach, Ragged floats, and more. • CSS table styling including Using thead, tfoot, and tbody, Row headers, Column-oriented styling (classes), Styling data tables w/ jQuery, Tables to graphs, Tables to maps, and more. •

Eric A. Myer is an internationally recognised expert on the subjects of HTML, CSS, and Web standards, and has been working on the web since late 1993. He is the founder of Complex Spiral Consulting, which counts among its clients America On-Line, Apple, Adobe, Microsoft, Progressive Insurance, Sherwin-Williams, and more; a co-founder of the microformats movement; and co-founder of An Event Apart, the conference series for people who make web sites. He is the author of 5 top selling books on CSS and web design.

Licensed in Korean, Polish, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese


Smashing WordPress Themes: Making WordPress Beautiful Thord Daniel Hedengren 978-0-470-66990-7 / 0-470-66990-X 320 pp. Pub: 15/08/10

WordPress is so much more than a blogging platform, and Smashing WordPress Themes teaches readers how to make it look any way they like - from a corporate site, to a photography gallery and more. It is, quite simply, one of the hottest tools on the web today and is used by sites including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, flickr, CNN, NASA and of course Smashing Magazine. • Beautiful full colour throughout - web designers expect nothing less. • Smashing Magazine is more popular than Scott Kelby's Photoshop website, has more traffic than Problogger's site, and tops even the mighty Slashdot. (Alexa data) The Smashing WordPress reader is a web designer or developer. They knows at least a little bit of scripting, probably PHP but also JavaScript/AJAX and is interested in building beautiful WordPress themes.

Thord Daniel Hedengren is a web designer and developer, as well as a freelance writer and a WordPress expert. He has created numerous WordPress themes, developed plugins, and put WordPress to good use powering both blogs and big editorial sites. In the blogosphere, you probably know Thord as TDH, and as the editor of the Blog Herald, a popular resource for bloggers and WordPress users. .


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