Do you have the impression that Git is only for geekier web developers? Think again! This short, introductory guide will show you that Git can easily be used by anyone - developers, designers, content specialists, marketers, and more - to manage their projects and to collaborate with others.
Git enables users to capture the state of their projects, and in doing so make it possible to revert to a previous state if required. The safety net that this provides aids collaboration, and encourages freedom to experiment. ...
Rails Deep Dive
This book will guide you in creating a Rails application. It will focus on setting your system up properly and will fly a little lower than the typical 50,000 foot level of many tutorials.
While Rails is often touted as a good web development framework for beginners, there are rumblings in the community that Rails has outgrown that moniker the changes in Rails 3.1 are a result of a more mature community being in need of an advanced web framework. We're going to focus on Rails 3.1 (RC4 at the time of writing), highlighting some of the changes at 3.1 as we go. I'll assume that you're comfortable on the command line; that is, “curl” is more than a Canadian verb. ...
HTML5 & CSS3 For The Real World
HTML5 and CSS3 for the Real World is ideal for any web designer or developer who wants to start using the latest generation of web technologies in their everyday work.
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. ...
Build Your Own ASP.NET 4 Web Site Using C# & VB, 4th Edition
Build Your Own ASP.NET 4 Web Site Using C# & VB is aimed at beginner ASP.NET developers wanting to develop their skills, web designers wanting to move into server-side programming, and experienced developers making the leap from ASP to .NET.
... all in the process of successfully developing and deploying a working intranet site for a fictional company. ...
Build Mobile Websites and Apps for Smart Devices
Build Mobile Websites and Apps for Smart Devices is a practical guide for front-end web designers and developers. You'll discover a fun and fresh approach to mobile web design and development, with enormous scope for opportunity.
Mobile web development is changing rapidly, with a greater emphasis on modern touch-screen smartphones. By following the advice in this book, you can be sure you're learning the skills youneed to make the most of this new technology. ...
Host Your Web Site In The Cloud
Host Your Web Site On The Cloud is your step-by-step guide to this revolutionary approach to hosting and managing your web applications.
Cloud computing gives you the tools you need to prepare and cope with a traffic onslaught. You'll have the confidence to withstand a traffic surge without melting your servers or sending you into bankruptcy.
There are a number of ways to use the cloud to host existing applications, build creative new ones, and improve the cost-effectiveness and efficiency or organizations large and small. ...
Plus you'll discover how to use modern techniques such as Canvas and Ajax. ...
Jump Start CSS
This short SitePoint book provides readers with a fun and yet practical introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), the language used to style and lay out all web pages. This book will quickly get you up to speed with the fundamentals of CSS and give you the confidence to start experimenting on your own.
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. ...
The Principles of Beautiful Web Design
Many non-designers believe that they're unable to create visually pleasing websites because they didn't go to art school, or that they lack creative flair.
There are certain design maxims and techniques anyone can learn and apply to ensure that their website is not only functional, but sexy too. No art school required.
Whether you want to improve the look of an ordinary website or learn a new set of skills, The Principles of Beautiful Web Design will teach you good design fundamentals, ensuring that you avoid making any rookie mistakes. ...
Build Your Own Web Site, 2nd Edition
Build Your Own Website The Right Way Using HTML & CSS, 2nd Edition teaches web development from scratch, without assuming any previous knowledge of HTML, CSS or web development techniques. This book introduces you to HTML and CSS as you follow along with the author, step-by-step, to build a fully functional web site from the ground up.
Look good on a PC, Mac or Linux computer Render correctly whether your visitors are using Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, or Safari Use web standards so your sites will be fast loading and easy to maintain Be accessible to disabled users who use screenreaders to browse the Web. ...
The Art and Science of CSS
CSS-based design doesn't need to be boring. The Art & Science of CSS brings together a talented collection of designers who will show you how to take the building blocks of your web site's design (such as headings, navigation, forms, and more) and bring them to life with fully standards-compliant CSS.
This book is ideal for anyone who wants to gain the practical skills involved in using CSS to make attractive web sites, especially if you're not the type who likes to learn by memorizing a formal specification and then trying to work out which browsers implemented it completely (does anyone enjoy reading specifications?). The only knowledge you'll need to have is some familiarity with HTML. ...