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Latest Web Design Trends, The Road To Good Website Design (2012, Quick Guide) (Quick Guides For WebDesigners in 1 hour!)

Latest Web Design Trends, The Road To Good Website Design (2012, Quick Guide) (Quick Guides For WebDesigners in 1 hour!) [Kindle Edition]

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In art, its history is clearly defined into movements titled after the prominent style of that time. Web design is slightly different. The prominent styles defining moments in time for web design are better defined as trends. The dominant trends of the moment define the popular design practices and styles of the moment, while also showcasing what can be done for the web at the time.

As all know, the internet is constantly evolving form of technology. It is the job of web designers and developers to be able to maximize their work, within the limitations of the web. So each different web design trend movement, if you will, was heavily influenced by what could be done at the time.

After reading this thus far, an understandable question might be popping up in your head. How is knowing any of this going to benefit me? Well, there is an easy answer to that.

To be able to foresee the possible future, one must first have a grasp for the present. To have a grasp of the present, an understanding of the past is required.

Web Design Trends(2010, 2011, 2012) is a brief look at the web design trend movements of the two previous years, and our current one. The three years covered here will be looked at in four different sections. These sections being: code and technology, layout and usability, graphics and typography, and social and mobile media.

Table Of Contents

Introduction 1 page
The opening section takes a look at how trends in web design come about. By taking a look at the reasons of why and how they occur first, a better appreciation for the history lesson of trends in years will be achieved later on.

Areas Covered 1 page
In this section, you'll get a brief look into the four divided sections. Each section represents an important aspect of web design that is most influenced by the passing trends of the times.

Code and Technology 5 pages
As the name suggests, it concerns the advancement of HTML, CSS and the capabilities of physical technology, without which the trends would evolve at a much slower pace.

Layout and Usability 4 pages
Since the web is becoming an increasingly large part of our everyday lives, additional measures have to be taken in order to make our visits as easy, quick and painless as possible. In this section, we will be taking a look at the aspect of web design responsible for this.

Graphics and Typography 4 pages
Just like the artistic movements change in time, so do the aesthetics on the web. Typography has been included here because it has already become more than just text and it can function as a functional and decorative element.

Social and Mobile Media 5 pages
It’s no mystery that the web has gone mobile and people like to share things on their device of choice. For this reason, we need to adjust our way of thinking and create more versatile designs for the various available screens.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 731 KB
  • Print Length: 41 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: 1stwebdesigner; 1 edition (26 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0086MH6XS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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3.0 out of 5 stars all correct but not really that useful 5 Dec 2013
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Lots of correct and accurate statements about modern web design. However, not many clues as to how to achieve these!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Overview of the Basics 28 Jun 2013
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I'm starting out in web design and this was a really good whistle stop tour of what to consider when you don't really know where to start. I really liked the links to your blogs. Thank you for your generosity in sharing this ebook for free.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Insightful and inspirational! 11 Jun 2012
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Loved reading this with all the links to further reading. A must for designers of all levels and at just a reasonable price as well make' this an invaluable addition to your kindle!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful! 31 May 2012
By Agota
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This is a great book for anyone who wants to catch up with the latest web design trends.

I'm not a web design nor a developer, but as someone interested in online marketing, I found this book to be very useful: web design plays a big role in conversions and branding, therefore it's always good to stay up to date with the latest trends.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great short read for web developers 1 Jun 2012
By Caleb M. - Published on
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I just finished reading the book "Web Design Trends". There is a good bit of helpful info packed into this little book that takes around 1 hour to read. A lot of these topics like Responsive Design, Minimalism, HTML5 and Speed optimization I have been studying this last year. The book was a good overview of why I'm learning these things.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Where we've been, where we're going - a book to help web designers stay on top of current web design trends 29 May 2012
By Hannah West - Published on
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It's possible to be so busy that you don't have much time to stay up to speed with the latest trends, and therefore it can be hard to see what's around the bend. This recent history of web design trends will help you understand the ground we've covered over the last couple of years in the areas of code and technology, layout and usability, graphics and typography, and social and mobile media so you can extrapolate the future and begin designing for it. Particularly helpful in combination with these books: Learn HTML5 Website Basic Features And Elements In 1 Day (Quick Guides For Web Designers in 1 hour!) Responsive Web Site Design, Quick Guide How To Get Your Site Ready For Every Device And Browser (Quick Guides For Web Designers in 1 hour!)
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1.0 out of 5 stars waste of money 25 Nov 2012
By Kurt - Published on
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this is little more than a web article that has been converted into an ebook. Took me 10 mins to read and I thought I was reading an article from the web

This is not a book. I expect more in depth information from a book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Take on Trends 6 Nov 2012
By Cindi Carrigan - Published on
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While this book does a bit of self-promoting, the information contained in it is useful. Not a lot of fluff - gets to the point and is quick to read. Lots of examples.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mustread for those in Web Design Industry 30 May 2012
By Tim Soulo - Published on
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I'm not a designer and not a development guy either, yet I'm doing online marketing for a number of projects in web design niche.
Despite the fact that I never design or code anything I find it extremely helpful to be up to date with all the latest trends and technologies.

And it appears that this is what this little ebook is all about.

I've learned a few things on where HTML5 and CSS3 are going right now, all with fancy examples and links to live sites implementing these technologies. Other than that I've learned some new tips on website usability, which was surprising, since I follow lots of resources on usability. And yeah, the typography section is something I enjoyed a lot! I'm really a fan of sleek typography!

And this little ebook contains a lot more than that. So again.. if you're into web design industry - this is a must have for you!
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