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December 21, 2009

Web Design for Developers--New from Pragmatic Bookshelf: A Programmer's Guide to Design Tools and Techniques

Raleigh, NC—Want to make your web applications look just a little bit better? Don't have a professional designer on staff? This book can help.

Web Design for Developers (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $42.95 USD) will show you how to make your web-based application look professionally designed. You'll learn how to pick the right colors and fonts, avoid costly interface and accessibility mistakes, and make your application really come alive.

Author Brian Hogan says, "If you've ever written an application and wished it looked a little better, then this book is for you. If you've ever looked at your favorite website and tried to pull apart the CSS to figure out how it works, you're come to the right place."

Brian walks you through some common Photoshop and CSS techniques and works through a complete web site redesign, taking a new design from concept all the way to implementation.

You'll learn how to take a sketch and transform it into a digital mockup in Photoshop, and then finally into a working web page. You'll see how to develop logos, icons, and buttons using Illustrator and Photoshop, and then code a web page that will load fast, be easy to maintain, and most of all, be accessible to all audiences.

Advance Praise
"This is the book I wish I had had when I started to build my first website. It covers web development from A to Z and will answer many of your questions while improving the quality of the sites you produce."
--Shae Murphy, CTO, Social Brokerage

For a review copy or more information please email pragprogpr@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

Brian Hogan has been developing web sites for over 10 years as both an independent consultant and as a developer at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He also trains other developers on topics such as accessibility, Ruby on Rails, test-driven development, and graphic design concepts. Brian has written several popular articles related to the development and deployment of Rails applications on Windows.

Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including code, errata, discussions, full table of contents, excerpts from the book and more, see the catalog page for Web Design for Developers.

Web Design for Developers
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
Brian Hogan
ISBN: 9781934356135, 300 pages,
Book Price: $42.95 USD
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