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  • Design & Illustration

    Rockstar Icon Designer

    Rockable Press271 Pages
    Veteran icon designer Kate McInnes introduces you to the wonderful world of icon design, so you too can become a Rockstar Icon Designer! In this book Kate shares with you her experience and expertise by covering everything from the history and theory of icon design, to best practices and methods. She’ll also take you through the whole process of creating your own icon set, and walk you through actual tutorial exercises where you’ll design icons from scratch.
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  • Code

    Scalable and Modular Architecture for CSS

    Jonathan Snook75 Pages
    SMACSS (pronounced “smacks”) is more style guide than rigid framework. There is no library within here for you to download or install. SMACSS is a way to examine your design process and as a way to fit those rigid frameworks into a flexible thought process. It is an attempt to document a consistent approach to site development when using CSS. And really, who isn’t building a site with CSS these days?!
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  • Business

    Successful Freelancing

    Smashing Magazine263 Pages
    It didn’t work out as you expected, did it? The freelancing life was supposed to give you more time with the family and free you from that incompetent boss. You even assumed you would be better off financially. Instead, you’re working longer hours and are under constant stress, worrying about various aspects of your business. It has to stop. If you are thinking of freelancing or are close to surrendering to your workload, then this eBook will be a treasure chest for you. Realizing that you have made the same mistakes as many before you can be a relief. Read up on how to pitch like a pro and handle your finances properly. Get precious tips on a key issue in freelancing: communication with clients and partners. Compelling marketing strategies will brighten your future, win contracts and make your business profitable.
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  • Business

    LinkedIn and Lovin' It

    Rockable Press83 Pages
    Over 120 million professionals use LinkedIn, but how strong is your professional network? LinkedIn veteran and professional writer Susan Johnston teaches you how to build a rock solid LinkedIn network that can be a constant source for recommendations and referrals. Nine-to-fivers often turn to LinkedIn when they’re searching for a job. But the site also offers tons of useful tools and features for freelancers, small business owners, and creative professionals, not just those interested in finding a corporate job. LinkedIn lets you focus on building and maintaining your professional network in a strategic and targeted fashion. It allows users to send and receive messages, join groups around industries and common interests, ask and answer questions, stay in touch with colleagues and clients, view job postings, and a whole lot more.
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  • Code

    From Photoshop to HTML

    Rockable Press144 Pages
    In Photoshop to HTML, Nettuts+ editor Jeffrey Way takes you through the entire process of converting a design from Photoshop into a complete HTML/CSS website. But this is NOT just an eBook. It also comes packed with extras: a directory of Photoshop, HTML and CSS files for you to use as you work through the book AND a series of 14 screencasts covering the whole project from beginning to end.
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  • Business

    Rockstar Personal Branding

    Rockable Press28 Pages
    Personal branding isn’t very different than product branding, except that the entity being branded is you. Just like Nike uses its brand to attach a certain personality and uniqueness to the shoes it sells, your personal brand is made up of the qualities and unique traits you relay about yourself. Your personal brand represents the way you want other people to think about you.
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  • Web Design

    Professional Web Design

    Smashing Magazine242 Pages
    Web design, with its wide range of disciplines and fields, is not an easy nut to crack. However, it is possible to put together a book with some of the crucial principles and fundamentals that you will need for every project you take on. Learn about the harsh truths of corporate Web design and the troubles you are bound to run into. Create effective online portfolios with optimized user experiences, without the usual trial and error. Use storytelling to create engaging user experiences. Impress clients by staying on top of enhancements and Web standards. And in case you’re wondering how to handle clients, we have some professional advice on how to deal with exceptional situations and customer requests.
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  • Web Design

    Mobile Design for iPhone and iPad

    Smashing Magazine322 Pages
    You know it and so do your clients: taking mobile devices into account is a crucial requirement for the success of websites today. Advanced smartphones and tablets like the iPhone and iPad are gaining popularity, and mobile Web usage is growing with no end in sight. Consequently, we designers have to create engaging mobile experiences, with state-of-the-art design solutions. This eBook offers everything you need to keep up in the mobile Web game.
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  • Web Design

    Getting the Hang of Web Typography

    Smashing Magazine242 Pages
    Getting the Hang of Web Typography is dedicated to web workers that are dealing with typography in their daily lives, but have no special training for this independent craft. This eBook gives you the necessary background on macro- and microtypography, it helps you to choose suitable fonts and use modern techniques such as Web font embedding. It’s a valuable book that helps you to create rich, sophisticated Web sites with beautiful and elegant Web typography.
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  • Web Design

    Professional Web Design Vol. 2

    Smashing Magazine279 Pages
    The pace at which the Web rolls today has picked up, and we feel obliged to give you a status report and outlook. This eBook focuses on recent changes in Web development, as well as design trends that are likely to catch on and could have a substantial effect on our workflow. Be prepared for the onset of innovative approaches such as responsive Web design, and learn how to apply psychology-based persuasion triggers in your designs. Clear up some myths about HTML5 and CSS3 , and make use of the “design matrix” methodology.
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  • Web Design

    Professional Workflow for Web Designers

    Smashing Magazine92 Pages
    The Smashing Workflow Package provides financial and legal advice as well as work related icons and vector graphics for professional Web designers. These will surely help you to improve your business workflow and help you carry out sound decisions when engaging in business with clients. Additionally, we’ve carefully prepared samples of legal documents, along with explanations of their purpose and best use. This product also contains 26 icons and 20 vector graphics. You can use both the samples and the included graphics within the bundle for your private as well as commercial projects without any restrictions.
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  • Business

    Freelance Confidential

    Rockable Press135 Pages
    You're talented, you're reliable, you're professional. What's holding your business back from where you want to be? In Freelance Confidential, former FreelanceSwitch editor Amanda Hackwith uncovers the facts and myths about freelancing and reveals what freelancers at any stage of business need to know.
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  • Business

    iPhone App Entrepreneur

    Rockable Press171 Pages
    In iPhone App Entrepreneur, former AppStorm manager David Appleyard sheds light on what it takes to get you to iPhone app success! This book provides you with the knowledge and the techniques you need to spot a great opportunity, get the most from the App Store, make smart decisions about development, craft a stunning interface, and promote your app successfully! Drawing from the insights and experiences of 16 top-notch app developers, and survey responses from over 1000 iPhone users, David Appleyard equips you with everything you need to successfully become an iPhone app entrepreneur!
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  • Business

    How to Write Great Copy for the Web

    Rockable Press96 Pages
    In How to Write Great Copy for the Web, author Donna Spencer will help you start writing content for the web that works! Learn about how writing web copy differs from other forms of writing, and how writing useful, functional and concise copy can both help persuade your readers, and also help with search engine optimization! Whether it’s for your own site, or for somebody else, How to Write Great Copy for the Web will quickly bring you up to speed with some clever strategies that will make you popular with your site’s visitors, or with your clients!
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  • Business

    How to Be a Rockstar Freelancer

    Rockable Press212 Pages
    Covering everything from getting started to expanding your business, How to Be a Rockstar Freelancer is the official FreelanceSwitch book. Written by Collis & Cyan Ta’eed – the founders of the site – it’s packed with new information, advice and insights not covered on the blog. If you want to start your freelance career the right way, then How to Be a Rockstar Freelancer will give you everything you need to become the best freelancer in town!
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