Category: ARTICLES


E-books are rapidly gaining popularity as most essential guide for web designers. It’s so helpful for designers to planning for business in lesser time. E-books contain most essential web design tips with less page-flipping, additional resources, linked pages etc. In this post we present 10 free e-books for designers that can surly inspire you.

Web Designer’s Success Guide
Web Designer’s Success Guide is the definitive resource for starting your own freelance web design business. The book offers step-by-step instructions on transitioning from full-time to self-employment, marketing your freelance business, managing projects and pricing yourself appropriately.

Time Management for Creative People
This book is guides to help professionals in the creative sector maximize their time and productivity. It’s very special for its simplicity. Subtitled “Manage the Mundane – Create the Extraordinary,” this book is designed to help you maintain your creative focus and other commitments. It includes plenty of practical time management tips for creative types.

Integrating Accessibility throughout Design
This e-book is a practical guide to improve your websites, software, hardware, and consumer products, all with an easy accessibility and avoiding future problems. The book covers the basics of improving accessibility in design projects with tips for comfortable interaction with a user-friendly design process.

Web Style Guide
This book is a useful resource of web development with information and instructions in several important areas. Beginners should grab this opportunity as a practical guide to improve their efficiency in web development arena.

The Woork Handbook
This book contains most important and useful topics of web design such as CSS, HTML, Ajax, Mootools etc.

Taking Your Talent To The Web
It is a detailed and intelligent guide for print designers who want to turn their skill towards web design profession. In this book the writer beautifully instructed how to transition from print to web.

Design Your Imagination
Design Your Imagination is a complete guide on website design for those new comers, although it may also prove helpful for experienced web designers as well This book features more than 28 chapters that deal with a broad array of subjects, from the history of web design through web design principles, planning, and more, all illustrated with practical examples.

A Practical Guide to Web Typography
Getting Real is the business, design, programming, and marketing philosophy of 37signals, a developer of web-based software used by over one million people and businesses in 70 countries. This book is an excellent guide for building web-based applications in a smarter, faster and easier way.

Getting Real
Getting Real is the business, design, programming, and marketing philosophy of 37signals, a developer of web-based software used by over one million people and businesses in 70 countries. This book is an excellent guide for building web-based applications in a smarter, faster and easier way.

Designing For the Web
A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web aims to teach core web development techniques based on the principles of graphic design It features five sections: Getting Started, Research, Typography, Color and Layout. The focus is on learning graphic design theory, which you can then easily apply to your own designs.

 

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The existence of the Internet has had an immeasurable effect upon how we, as a society, view and access the world. No other device, service or outlet has achieved what the Internet has in broadening the awareness of all those who have taken part in its offerings or have been uniquely affected by those who do. There is a ‘power’ within that cyber-world that is accessed by a few minor finger-clicks on a keyboard; and it’s a power that is unmatched.
Accessibility
Whether in the comfort of my own home, on a plane, on the beach or huddled in the corner at my favorite coffee shop, the internet is there and available to me. With the advent and subsequent development of tangible, reliable wireless services, the internet is accessible from nearly any location on the earth.

Diversity
The menu of information, resources, interest is only limited by my own imagination to access such things via the internet. Somewhere in that cyber-world there lays the answer to my queries or the exact need to pique my contemporary whim; and retrieving these things is incredibly simple to do.

Anonymity
Whether I’m communicating in a forum, chat room, or simply conversing with some cyber-friends I can do this in a manner that wholly suits me. I may choose to don a disguise for the day, type while in my pajamas—whatever–I can communicate, unabated by normal social standards or protocol.

Engagement
The choice is all my own as to whether, or not, I choose to engage with the internet. It is there for me to use whenever I feel the need, or want, to do so. It demands nothing from me and is my dutiful servant.

Exploration
The internet permits me to satisfy any curiosity that I may bring forth. Whether I’m researching news events, historical accounts, or the mating behaviors of the kiwi, the availability of this information is always there.

Uninhibited
Unlike traditional forms of research resources, the internet doesn’t keep any hours of operation. It is always available to me, regardless of time or day.

Entertainment
Along with all the wealth of knowledge available on the internet, it also includes all manner of entertainment. The entertainment can be accessed as an onlooker from your monitor portal, or it can be participatory for those of a more exhibitionist nature. The internet has become a stage upon which anyone can gain access.

Economical
The cost-effectiveness for vendors in publishing and advertising on the internet has profound influence on how I choose to shop or market for services. With time always at a premium and travel expenses at an all-time high, I am able to research, evaluate and even purchase products via the internet and have them shipped directly to my home.

Enrichment
Given the plethora of quality information and resource on the internet, I am able, and empowered, to delve into social, economic, political and entertainment interests at a level that suits me best.

Communication
The true beauty, to me, of the internet is that I may choose to communicate with virtually anyone, and to do so in real time. I don’t have to wait for the postal service to deliver my correspondence. I can send a note, request, solicitation or resumé to anyone; and this communication is delivered in milliseconds. I may also befriend and socialize with those whom I’ve never met, or would ever have a chance to know, on the other side of the planet. The internet enables me to keep in touch, more effectively and much more effortlessly.

Communications and enhancements of my personal life have never been more attainable and easier with the use of the internet; and with it, I am truly a ruler of my private domain.

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You would think that when it comes to social media sites like Facebook, the people who use them are, well, socializing, right? Well, apparently not everyone is in a particularly social mood when they log in. Here are 10 ways that people use Facebook to spy on others:

  1. Checking Out Their Profile – Unless your privacy preferences are set accordingly, your personal info is not private. It requires action on the member’s part to safeguard from public view what that member wants to keep to herself, or limit to friends.
  2. Friending – Once a person has become a friend on Facebook, they can keep tabs on your status and posts fairly simply. The tendency to automatically friendsomeone who friends them can open doors that best remain shut.
  3. Fake Profiles – If someone wants to spy on another, and cannot expect to be friended using their actual persona and avatar, they might create a new one that appears less objectionable. This is one way of circumventing privacy settings, and another is …
  4. Spoof Profiles – it’s also possible to use the same name as another of the person’s friends to create an entirely new profile. They can select a friend on their list whose profile suggests a limited use of Facebook (ie, no profile photo, little personal info provided on profile), and pose as that other friend on a different account, adding mutual friends to the new profile as well.
  5. Friending Your Friends – It’s not uncommon for members to confirm friendships with unknown people based purely on the fact that they have mutual friends. So, the logic goes, they must be OK. Not necessarily.
  6. Sending Gifts – It’s just a friendly gesture in most cases, but it also opens your private info up to access by the 3rd party app that the gift was sent through. This in turn leaves your private info open to sharing with others who may want to access that info too.
  7. Reading posts – Although someone may not have access to your profile directly, they may be able to keep tabs on you through your friends’ walls and tagged photos.
  8. Adding an RSS Feed – In order to continuously keep up with your status, it’s possible for a member to simply add your updates and posts to their feed and then see whenever you are logged in, right from their desktop or website.
  9. Send a Message – Social engineering attempts to gain access to private info works essentially the same. In this case, Facebook provides the option of sending a message to someone who isn’t already a friend. It’s the first step toward gaining someone’s trust.
  10. Instant Personalization – Apps and programs that can be linked to your Facebook profile, are another means for others to spy on you. For instance, you’re reading a news article online and wish to make a comment. The website offers you the option of logging in, using your Facebook profile. Non-members can access your profile by following the link from your user name.

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