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Digital Design Essentials: 100 ways to design better desktop, web, and mobile interfaces [Kindle Edition]

Rajesh Lal

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Digital Design Essentials takes a practical, highly accessible approach to creating graphical user interface designs for desktop, mobile, and touch screen devices. Written by an expert in the realm of digital design, this comprehensive, step-by-step guide demonstrates how to apply design principles in a variety of desktops, web pages, mobile devices and other touchscreens. Filled with straightforward strategies in a visual format, it’s an essential volume for any designer working in the digital realm.

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About the Author

Raj Lal is an internationally recognized digital product leader who has designed and developed software used by millions of people. He has spent more than a decade designing UIs and had contributed to more than 50 desktop, web, and mobile applications. He is also popular for his books, on desktop, web and mobile devices. More information on him can be found at Other resources for the book can be found at He tweets at @iRajLal

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 77872 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers (1 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I56GAPK
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #133,787 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Reference Book For Web Designers 14 April 2014
By J. Crowe - Published on
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If you are a novice web site designer this book may not be for you, but you will use it later as a good reference book to kick off some thinking on better design of web pages. This book along with Homepage Usability by Jakob Nielsen and Marie Tahir point you in the right direction when working on the design/layout of a web site. If you are looking at page layout for smartphone platforms, there are some good books, such as Mobile Design Pattern Gallery by Theresa Neil. that go further than this book on page layout for mobile devices.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Total eye candy! 20 Oct. 2013
By Chris Shaushkin - Published on
The author breaks down design patterns into bite sized chunks that are easy to understand and easily digestible (no filler/jargon). This book has been passed around to many of my UX colleagues with the common feedback string being "this guy gets it - he's put as much thought into the context (pattern, rules) as he has to to the content (detail, result)".

Truly a great tool.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great User Interface! 12 Dec. 2013
By R. Lu - Published on
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
In the process of learning more about UI design, I've been making very selective purchases of books that would help me along in the process. This book definitely is worth its weight (it's a pretty hefty volume, being hardbound). It clearly outlines different scenarios and offers best practice recommendations without the waffling you see in other competing volumes. Concise and easy to follow, it follows the principle of effective UI design itself to a tee.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great breakdown of digital design components 21 July 2013
By J. Pannafino - Published on
I love how this book breaks down digital design examples and explains each component is a visual way ... very friendly for a first time web designer and a great reference for those with more experience. The book talks about functional requirements, best practices and user experience which all are very important in today's digital design profession. As a interactive design educator, this is a valuable resource to show to my students. The author's professional background clearly shows he knows what he is talking about.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Useful Book 23 July 2013
By Jesse Friedman - Published on
Not only is this book a powerful tool in understanding the intricate details of a design element. It's also a great way to help explain the details of a project to your client. I envision using this book to show a client a specific element that we are talking about. Detailed imagery and descriptions go a long way. Plus it validates everything you're saying. This is a great addition to my library.
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