Designing Web Interfaces: Principles and Patterns for Rich by Bill Scott, Theresa Neil

By Bill Scott, Theresa Neil

Want to benefit easy methods to create nice consumer reviews on today's net? during this ebook, UI specialists invoice Scott and Theresa Neil current greater than seventy five layout styles for development internet interfaces that offer wealthy interplay. Distilled from the authors' years of expertise at Sabre, Yahoo!, and Netflix, those most sensible practices are grouped into six key rules that can assist you reap the benefits of the internet applied sciences to be had at the present time. With a complete part dedicated to each one layout precept, Designing net Interfaces is helping you:
Make It Direct-Edit content material in context with layout styles for In web page enhancing, Drag & Drop, and Direct Selection
Keep It Lightweight-Reduce the hassle required to engage with a website through the use of In Context instruments to depart a "light footprint"
Stay at the Page-Keep viewers on a web page with overlays, inlays, dynamic content material, and in-page stream patterns
Provide an Invitation-Help viewers detect website good points with invites that cue them to the subsequent point of interaction
Use Transitions-Learn whilst, why, and the way to exploit animations, cinematic results, and different transitions
React Immediately-Provide a wealthy event by utilizing vigorous responses similar to reside seek, stay recommend, dwell Previews, and more

Designing net Interfaces illustrates many styles with examples from operating web pages. if you want to construct or renovate an internet site to be really interactive, this ebook offers the foundations for success.

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