Making 508 Compliant Websites
Get practical guidelines for making your website accessible to people with disabilities. With this handbook, you'll learn how to design or develop a site that conforms to Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act - and in the process you'll discover how to provide a better user experience for everyone.
The more » Accessibility Handbook introduces you to several audiences that have difficulty using today's complex websites, including people with blindness, hearing loss, physical disabilities, and cognitive disorders. Learn how to support assistive technologies, and understand which fonts, colors, page layouts, and other design elements work best - without having to exclude advanced functions, hire outside help, or significantly increase overhead. « less
Beginning Windows 8 Application Development - XAML Edition introduces you to the Windows 8 modern app design paradigm and the new Windows 8 programming model developed around this paradigm. You'll learn to build rich, immersive applications designed to run on the many devices that will be powered by more » Windows 8.
The Windows 8 modern UI style is far more than a programming model and Beginning Windows 8 Application Development - XAML Edition takes you beyond the syntax of any development language. We examine the factors such as UX (User Experience), social integration, and maintaining data and settings across multiple devices. « less
Griffon in Action is a comprehensive tutorial written for Java developers who want a more productive approach to UI development. After a quick Groovy tutorial, you'll immediately dive into Griffon and start building examples that explore its high productivity approach to Swing development.
With Griffon more » in Action you get going quickly. Griffon's convention-over-configuration approach requires minimal code to get an app off the ground, so you can start seeing results immediately. You'll learn how SwingBuilder and other Griffon "builders" provide a coherent DSL-driven development experience. Along the way, you'll explore best practices for structure, architecture, and lifecycle of a Java desktop application.
Written for Java developers - no experience with Groovy, Grails, or Swing is required. « less
Killer UX Design is jam-packed with real-life examples that show you how to harness the power of user experience to build interfaces that influence and inspire. You will gain an appreciation for your users and learn how to create experiences for them that keep them coming back - time and time again!
Our more » aim is to present UX design in a fun, practical, and non-academic way, so that the concepts are accessible and can be tried out immediately. In this regard, this book is for newcomers to the UX space rather than seasoned professionals. However, those with a UX background and some experience might be interested to see how we approached design problems. « less
Pro HTML5 Accessibility helps designers come to grips with building exciting, accessible and usable web sites and applications with HTML5. The book covers how to use HTML5 in order to serve the needs of people with disabilities and older persons using assistive technology (AT). It aims to be a useful more » go-to guide, providing practical advice. It takes several approaches, including a look at the new semantics of HTML5 and how to combine its use with authoring practices you know from using earlier versions of HTML. It also demonstrates how HTML5 content is currently supported (or not) by assistive technologies such as screen readers, and what this means practically for accessibility in your web projects. « less
Add gesture and posture recognition to your applications
Create rich experiences for users of Windows 7 and Windows 8 Developer Preview with this pragmatic guide to the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit (SDK). The author, a developer evangelist for Microsoft, walks you through Kinect sensor technology and the SDK - providing hands-on insights for more » how to add gesture and posture recognition to your apps. If you're skilled in C# and Windows Presentation Foundation, you'll learn how to integrate Kinect in your applications and begin writing UIs and controls that can handle Kinect interaction. « less
Writing Maintainable Applications
YUI 3 Cookbook introduces specific implementation patterns in the library, demonstrating granular solutions for everything from simple page effects to sophisticated web apps. Experienced users will learn how to create modules that load on demand; generate beautiful documentation; and write powerful and flexible Widgets, Models, and Views. « less
A Designer's Guide to Visual Development
How do you transform user interface designs created in Photoshop or Illustrator into interactive web pages? It's easier than you think. This guide shows you how to use Adobe Flash Catalyst to create interactive UIs and website wireframes for Rich Internet Applications - without writing a single line more » of code.
Ideal for web designers, this book introduces Flash Catalyst basics with detailed step-by-step instructions and screenshots that illustrate every part of the process. You'll learn hands-on how to turn your static design or artwork into working user interfaces that can be implemented in Flash Builder or Adobe AIR. « less
Effective Application Development with Model-View-ViewModel
WPF and Silverlight are unlike any other user interface (UI) technologies. They have been built to a new paradigm that - if harnessed correctly - can yield unprecedented power and performance. This book shows you how to control that power to produce clean, testable, maintainable code.
It is now recognized more » that any non-trivial WPF or Silverlight application needs be designed around the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) design pattern in order to unlock the technology's full data-binding potential. « less
Create your own stunning interfaces that just work
Sexy Web Design is an easy-to-follow guide that reveals the secrets of how to build your own breathtaking web interfaces from scratch. You'll be guided through the entire process of creating a gorgeous, usable web site by applying the timeless principles of user-centered design.
Even if you're short more » on design skills, with this book you'll be creating your own stunning web sites in no time at all. « less