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  • Business

    How to Create Selling eCommerce Websites

    Smashing Magazine263 Pages
    Designing and developing e-commerce websites is a puzzle with thousands of pieces. Not only are the layout and structure of your Web store important, but you also have to keep the user experience and conversion rates in mind. These are what, in the end, really convince your client’s customers to click that shiny “Buy now” button. In this book you’ll be studying the universal principles for successful e-commerce websites, which include improving your check-out process and making your product displays more attractive. In reality, optimizing your conversion rates takes little effort. Find out how to resolve small usability issues to immense effect. Are you familiar with A/B and multivariate testing? Use them to figure out how customers respond to minimal changes in design, content structure and check-out convenience. Customers decide whether to stay on a page in just a few (milli)seconds, so you better make them count!
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  • Code

    Mastering CSS for Web Developers

    Smashing Magazine365 Pages
    Are you stumped by the rather sophisticated nature of CSS ? Getting a grip on this still dewy technology isn’t quite as hard as you might think. Connecting the dots is easier when you have all the vital facts within reach. And that’s what Mastering CSS for Web Developers is all about. This eBook offers 15 hand-picked articles that overflow with professional advice and that reflect the deep experience of the Smashing Magazine authors you trust — authors who know exactly what they’re writing about.
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  • Web Design

    Mastering Photoshop for Web Designers Vol. 2

    Smashing Magazine216 Pages
    As the technology becomes more advanced, all of us seek for time-saving tips and guidelines to make our work much more effective and productive. Mastering Photoshop for Web Design Vol. 2 contains 11 articles that cover useful and partly unknown Photoshop techniques and tricks from experts in the field. The articles discuss retouching, cloning, compositing, obscure Photoshop timesavers and designing for iPhone. The articles have been published on Smashing Magazine in 2010 and 2011 and have been carefully edited and revised.
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  • Business

    Freelance Statistics Report 2007

    Rockable Press56 Pages
    There are millions of freelancers around the globe, but for most, freelancing is something done in isolation. What do other freelancers charge? Do they quote or estimate? How many hours a week do they bill? These and many other questions are what we set out to answer in the Global Freelancer Survey of 2007. 3,700 people took part in the survey from 6 continents and 10 industries. The results revealed some interesting facts.
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  • Business

    Twitter Up Your Business

    Rockable Press78 Pages
    In this Rockable* Mini-Book, author Maneesh Sethi takes a look at the social networking phenomenon Twitter from the perspective of a business owner, and explains how to make the most of the service to boost your company’s brand, popularity, and — of course — sales. By the time you’ve finished this book, you’ll know not only the basics of Twitter usage, but how to deliver value in only 140 characters, build a loyal following, and use that following to expand your reach and market your business.
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  • Business

    Rockstar Presentations

    Rockable Press140 Pages
    In Rockstar Presentations, author Joseph Lewis shares tips, tricks and wisdom on public speaking with no fear, no cue cards and no worries! Whether you’re giving a blockbuster keynote or teaching a handful of co-workers how to do something cool, this book was written for you. This book also comes bundled with 3 great PowerPoint templates you can use in your own presentations.
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  • Code

    Rockstar WordPress Designer

    Rockable Press314 Pages
    Managing web content has always been tricky, but with WordPress, any web designer can have a flexible, free and powerful CMS to use not just on blogging projects, but on all sorts of websites. In How To Be a Rockstar WordPress Designer you will learn step by step how to take a straight HTML site and power it with WordPress. During the course of the book you’ll build THREE WordPress themes, a blog, a portfolio site and a general site with menus and submenus. Each theme demonstrates different aspects of WordPress theming and all three are packaged in with the book so you’ll have Photoshop, HTML, CSS and WordPress PHP files to refer to.
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  • Business

    How to Build a Successful Blog Business

    Rockable Press330 Pages
    How to Build a Successful Blog Business is a straight forward guide to building a publishing business online that covers everything from choosing a niche to hiring staff, registering a business to selling it, finding traffic to monetizing it. Whether you are interested in creating an additional income stream or building a fully-fledged business, this is an essential read for web entrepreneurs and online publishers. Collis is a web veteran with a wealth of experience and an easy to read style. He has founded sites such as the Tuts+ Network, the Envato Marketplaces, FreelanceSwitch and AppStorm which combined serve up over 50 million pageviews a month.
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  • Photo & Video

    How to Take Great Photos

    Rockable Press95 Pages
    In How to Take Great Photos, professional photographer Peter Tellone teaches you the fundamental skills you need to take great photos with whatever camera you got! It's time to stop taking snapshots, and start taking photographs.
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  • Web Design

    Get Going with Google AdWords

    Rockable Press88 Pages
    In Get Going with Google AdWords, author Chandler Nguyen introduces you to the AdWords phenomenon, and will help you get started with setting up simple, water-tight campaigns to promote your blog, website or business. Find out why and how so many people are using Google AdWords to help them get the results they want!
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  • Business

    Successful Facebook Marketing

    Rockable Press140 Pages
    Whether you’re trying to build your personal business, build your personal brand, sell your product or forge your community, Successful Facebook Marketing helps you get results! You’ll learn how to make an impressive Facebook page and find out how Facebook can lead to a huge source of traffic, sales and clients that most people don’t even know about.
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  • Code

    How to Be a Rockstar WordPress Designer 2

    Rockable Press150 Pages
    Want to take your WordPress theme designs to the next level? Rockstar WordPress Designer 2 picks up where the original Rockstar WordPress Designer left off and teaches you the advanced tools for WordPress mastery! Rohan Mehta translates his extensive experience as a WordPress developer into a straight-forward, practical guide to advanced WordPress features like custom post types, widgets, and more.
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  • Code

    Theme Tumblr Like a Pro

    Rockable Press137 Pages
    In Theme Tumblr Like a Pro, Nettuts+ editor Jeffrey Way will teach you everything you need to start making powerful Tumblr themes while maintaining the platform's core principle: simplicity. Tumblr's ease of use and streamlined approach has made it one of the web's fastest growing blog platforms. This book includes a completed Tumblr theme and all the asset files you need to build your own version of the theme as you progress through the book.
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  • Code

    Getting Good with Git

    Rockable Press101 Pages
    In Getting Good With Git, Nettuts+ author Andrew Burgess will guide you through the sometimes-scary waters of source code management with Git, the fast version control system. Git's speed, efficiency, and ease-of-use have made it the popular choice in the world of source code managers. In this book, Andrew Burgess will take you from knowing nothing about source code management to being able to use Git proficiently. You'll look at why you should use a version control system, why Git is better than the other options, and how to set up and use Git. This book covers some of the advanced features of Git, and includes an appendix of other resources that will take your Git knowledge to the next level. We'll even get to know GitHub!
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