Anybody can start building simple apps for the Android platform, and this book will show you how! Recently updated to include Android Jelly Bean, Android Apps for Absolute Beginners, Second Edition takes you through the process of getting your first Android apps up and running using plain English and practical examples.
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This book is Android Jelly Bean compliant, but is backwards compatible to most of the previous Android releases.
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In the newest edition of his top-selling book, social mediaexpert Dave Evans bypasses theory to provide you with practical,hands-on advice on developing, implementing, and measuring socialmedia marketing campaigns. In what can be an overwhelming topic, hedemystifies the jargon, dispels the myths, and helps you develop aneffective, day-by-day plan.
Revised and updated with more than 100 pages of new material onall the latest developments, Evans includes new and updatedcoverage on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+; the latest on listeningand analytics platforms; how to incorporate mobile andlocation-based services like Foursquare and Gowalla into your plan;and more.
Helps marketers, advertisers, and small business owners quicklydevelop effective, practical approaches to social media marketingcampaigns
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Practical HTML5 Projects is a collection of valuable web techniques that any developer or designer can use. This book is all about saving time. Busy web developers should not have to plow through pages of theory or history only to discover that no practical applications are provided, nor should they have to read a paragraph five times to extract some meaning from it. All of the techniques within this book are explained using fully worked examples that you can immediately apply to your own projects.
With each technique the book provides:
A practical and useful example (and a screen shot of the end result where applicable).
The markup for a fully worked example.
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With Practical HTML5 Projects, you can dive straight into the book at the required chapter and immediately find answers to your website problems, and find the sample code you can use to get it right. Start creating websites using the practical examples, summaries, and templates.
This book includes topics such as rollover navigation menus without scripts, adding audio and video, rounded corners, drop shadows, adding PayPal services, and much more. It also includes sections on troubleshooting and transitioning to HTML5 and CSS3 to help bring your existing content up to date
PHP and MySQL Web Development, Fifth Edition
The definitive guide to building database-driven Web applications with PHP and MySQ
PHP and MySQL are popular open-source technologies that are ideal for quickly developing database-driven Web applications. PHP is a powerful scripting language designed to enable developers to create highly featured Web applications quickly, and MySQL is a fast, reliable database that integrates well with PHP and is suited for dynamic Internet-based applications.
PHP and MySQL Web Development shows how to use these tools together to produce effective, interactive Web applications. It clearly describes the basics of the PHP language, explains how to set up and work with a MySQL database, and then shows how to use PHP to interact with the database and the server.
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The fifth edition of PHP and MySQL Web Development has been thoroughly updated, revised, and expanded to cover developments in PHP through versions 5.6 and 7, as well as features introduced in recent stable releases of MySQL
Best-selling author, designer, and web standards evangelist Jeffrey Zeldman has revisited his classic, industry-shaking guidebook. Updated in collaboration with co-author Ethan Marcotte, this third edition covers improvements and challenges in the changing environment of standards-based design.
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It's been known for years that usability testing can dramatically improve products. But with a typical price tag of $5,000 to $10,000 for a usability consultant to conduct each round of tests, it rarely happens.
In this how-to companion to Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, Steve Krug spells out a streamlined approach to usability testing that anyone can easily apply to their own Web site, application, or other product. (As he said in Don't Make Me Think, "It's not rocket surgery".)
Using practical advice, plenty of illustrations, and his trademark humor, Steve explains how to:
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Keep your focus on finding the most important problems (because no one has the time or resources to fix them all)
Fix the problems that you find, using his "The least you can do" approach
By paring the process of testing and fixing products down to its essentials ("A morning a month, that's all we ask"), Rocket Surgery makes it realistic for teams to test early and often, catching problems while it's still easy to fix them. Rocket Surgery Made Easy adds demonstration videos to the proven mix of clear writing, before-and-after examples, witty illustrations, and practical advice that made Don't Make Me Think so popular.
WordPress has millions of users, and this popular guide has sold more than 105,000 copies in its previous editions. With the newest releases of WordPress, author and WordPress expert Lisa Sabin-Wilson has completely updated the book to help you use and understand all the latest features. You'll learn about both the hosted WordPress.com version and the more flexible WordPress.org, which requires third-party hosting. Whether you're switching to WordPress from another blogging platform or just beginning to blog, you'll find lots of advice in this friendly guide.
WordPress is a state-of-the-art blogging platform that emphasizes aesthetics, web standards, and usability
This guide explains how to set up and maintain a blog with either of the two WordPress versions
Covers all the changes and improvements in the latest release of WordPress
WordPress For Dummies, 6th Edition is the guide you'll want by your side to help you create and maintain a knockout blog with WordPress.
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Ben Frain has been a freelance front-end web designer/developer for over a decade working directly with clients and alongside design agencies worldwide. He also works as a technology journalist, contributing regularly to a number of diverse publications on the Mac platform, future technology, website design and technology systems. Before that, he worked as an underrated (and modest) TV actor, having graduated from Salford University with a degree in Media and Performance. He has written four equally underrated (his opinion) screenplays and still harbors the (fading) belief he might sell one. Outside of work he enjoys playing indoor football whilst his body (and wife) still allow it.
Get the basics on four key web programming tools in one great book!
Serves as essential reading for web designers who are new to these technologies, offering a crash course covering all of these powerful technologies in this handy volume of seven self-contained minibooks
Covers how to program in PHP and how to create and administer a MySQL database as well as how to manipulate MySQL data via a web interface
Shows how to create a secure website and how to code popular e-business applications such as login programs and shopping carts
Content strategy is the web's hottest new thing. But where did it come from? Why does it matter? And what does the content renaissance mean for you? This brief guide explores content strategy's roots, and quickly and expertly demonstrates not only how it's done, but how you can do it well. A compelling read for both experienced content strategists and those making the transition from other fields.
Offers an overview of the WordPress system and describes what happens when a WordPress-generated web page is displayed
Demonstrates extending WordPress through plugins and customizing it via themes
Combines a developer view of user experience and optimization with the deployment requirements for performance, security, and measurement
Includes code downloads and code samples from the book's website
You'll be hard pressed to find a reliable resource with more advanced content than Professional WordPress, Second Edition!
Building on what made the first edition a bestseller, CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions, Second Edition unites the disparate information on CSS-based design spread throughout the internet into one definitive, modern guide. Revised to cover CSS3, the book can be read from front to back, with each chapter building on the previous one. However, it can also be used as a reference book, dipping into each chapter or technique to help solve specific problems. In short, this is the one book on CSS that you need to have.
This second edition contains:
New examples and updated browser support information
New case studies from Simon Collison and Cameron Moll
CSS3 examples, showing new CSS3 features, and CSS3 equivalents to tried and tested CSS2 techniques
Get the last word on the most up-to-date social media marketing techniques
If you're not tweeting, Facebooking, or blogging by now, your business is getting left behind. Social media marketing is a highly effective way to engage with your customers. It's an easy, inexpensive way to enlarge your audience, add customers, and build your business. This guide provides an indispensable resource for small businesses and start-ups looking for low-cost online marketing strategies, as well as for marketers in larger companies who want to be more involved with social media. Learn which social media sites best fit your business and how to take full advantage of them.
Explore the many aspects of social media, including reviewing sites, monitoring competitors, and fitting social into your current marketing plans
Launch a campaign, develop a voice, reach your audience on key and niche platforms, and embrace the influencers
Identify social media sites that appeal to your target audience and learn which social platform works best for which objectives
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This straightforward guide is exactly what busy marketers and entrepreneurs need to help them get up and running!
Do you want to build Jennifer Niederst Robbins was one of the first designers for the Web. As the designer of O'Reilly's Global Network Navigator (GNN), the first commercial web site, she has been designing for the Web since 1993. She is the author of the bestselling "Web Design in a Nutshell" (O'Reilly), and has taught web design at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and Johnson and Wales University in Providence. She has spoken at major design and Internet events including SXSW Interactive, Seybold Seminars, the GRAFILL conference (Geilo, Norway), and one of the first W3C International Exposweb pages, but have no previous experience? This friendly guide is the perfect place to start. You’ll begin at square one, learning how the Web and web pages work, and then steadily build from there. By the end of the book, you’ll have the skills to create a simple site with multi-column pages that adapt for mobile devices.
Learn how to use the latest techniques, best practices, and current web standards—including HTML5 and CSS3. Each chapter provides exercises to help you to learn various techniques, and short quizzes to make sure you understand key concepts.
This thoroughly revised edition is ideal for students and professionals of all backgrounds and skill levels, whether you’re a beginner or brushing up on existing skills.
Build HTML pages with text, links, images, tables, and forms
Use style sheets (CSS) for colors, backgrounds, formatting text, page layout, and even simple animation effects
Learn about the new HTML5 elements, APIs, and CSS3 properties that are changing what you can do with web pages
Make your pages display well on mobile devices by creating a responsive web design
Create and optimize web graphics so they’ll download as quickly as possible