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CSS3: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals)
by David Sawyer McFarland

CSS3 lets you create professional-looking websites, but learning its finer points can be tricky—even for seasoned web developers. This Missing Manual shows you how to take your HTML and CSS skills to the next level, with valuable tips, tricks, and step-by-step instructions. You’ll quickly learn how to build web pages that look great and run fast on devices and screens of all sizes.
The important stuff you need to know:


Start with the basics. Write CSS3-friendly HTML, including the HTML5 tags recognized by today’s browsers.

Apply real-world design. Format text, create navigation tools, and enhance pages with graphics.

Make your pages lively. Create eye-catching animations and give your visitors attractive tables and forms.

Take control of page layouts. Use professional design techniques such as floats and positioning.

Look great on any device. Craft websites that adapt to desktop, tablet, and mobile browsers.

Get advanced techniques. Use CSS3 more effectively and efficiently, and ensure that your web pages look good when printed.

HTML5: The Missing Manual
by Matthew MacDonald

HTML5 is more than a markup language—it's a dozen independent web standards all rolled into one. Until now, all it's been missing is a manual. With this thorough, jargon-free guide, you'll learn how to build web apps that include video tools, dynamic drawings, geolocation, offline web apps, drag-and-drop, and many other features. HTML5 is the future of the Web, and with this book you'll reach it quickly.
The important stuff you need to know:


Structure web pages in a new way. Learn how HTML5 helps make web design tools and search engines work smarter.

Add audio and video without plugins. Build playback pages that work in every browser.

Draw with Canvas. Create shapes, pictures, text, and animation—and make them interactive.

Go a long way with style. Use CSS3 and HTML5 to jazz up your pages and adapt them for mobile devices.

Build web apps with rich desktop features. Let users work with your app offline, and process user-selected files in the browser.

Create location-aware apps. Write geolocation applications directly in the browser.

Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition
by Steve Krug

Five years and more than 100,000 copies after it was first published, it's hard to imagine anyone working in Web design who hasn't read Steve Krug's "instant classic" on Web usability, but people are still discovering it every day.  In this second edition, Steve adds three new chapters in the same style as the original: wry and entertaining, yet loaded with insights and practical advice for novice and veteran alike.  Don't be surprised if it completely changes the way you think about Web design. With these three new chapters:

Usability as common courtesy -- Why people really leave Web sites Web Accessibility, CSS, and you -- Making sites usable and accessible Help! My boss wants me to ______. -- Surviving executive design whims

"I thought usability was the enemy of design until I read the first edition of this book.  Don't Make Me Think! showed me how to put myself in the position of the person who uses my site.  After reading it over a couple of hours and putting its ideas to work for the past five years, I can say it has done more to improve my abilities as a Web designer than any other book.

In this second edition, Steve Krug adds essential ammunition for those whose bosses, clients, stakeholders, and marketing managers insist on doing the wrong thing.  If you design, write, program, own, or manage Web sites, you must read this book."  -- Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing with Web Standards

Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition) (Voices That Matter)
by Steve Krug

Since it was first published in 2000, hundreds of thousands of Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug's guide to understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it's one of the best loved and most recommended books on the subject. It's a core foundational book that every Web designer must internalize to make their designs truly effective.

In this substantially revised edition, Steve returns with fresh perspective to reconsider the principles he originally laid out--commenting, amending, amplifying, and offering fresh new examples to underscore their importance. This edition adds an important new chapter on mobile as well as integrating coverage of mobile throughout. It's a complete reimagining of the concepts that made this book an instant classic.

Tableau Your Data!: Fast and Easy Visual Analysis with Tableau Software
by Dan Murray

Best practices and step-by-step instructions for using the Tableau Software toolset
Although the Tableau Desktop interface is relatively intuitive, this book goes beyond the simple mechanics of the interface to show best practices for creating effective visualizations for specific business intelligence objectives. It illustrates little-known features and techniques for getting the most from the Tableau toolset, supporting the needs of the business analysts who use the product as well as the data and IT managers who support it.
This comprehensive guide covers the core feature set for data analytics, illustrating best practices for creating and sharing specific types of dynamic data visualizations. Featuring a helpful full-color layout, the book covers analyzing data with Tableau Desktop, sharing information with Tableau Server, understanding Tableau functions and calculations, and Use Cases for Tableau Software.

Includes little-known, as well as more advanced features and techniques, using detailed, real-world case studies that the author has developed as part of his consulting and training practice
Explains why and how Tableau differs from traditional business information analysis tools
Shows you how to deploy dashboards and visualizations throughout the enterprise
Provides a detailed reference resource that is aimed at users of all skill levels
Depicts ways to leverage Tableau across the value chain in the enterprise through case studies that target common business requirements
Endorsed by Tableau Software

Tableau Your Data shows you how to build dynamic, best-of-breed visualizations using the Tableau Software toolset.

iPad: The Missing Manual
by J. D. Biersdorfer

Apple’s wildly popular iPad and new iPad Mini come jam-packed with features, like access to your media library from the Web, Siri voice control, and seamless Facebook and Twitter integration. But to tap your iPad’s potential, you need a trustworthy owner’s manual. This bestselling book shows you how to import, create, and play back media; sync and shop wirelessly; keep in touch over the Internet; and even take care of business. In addition, you'll find full coverage of iTunes 11, Apple's newly updated media manager.
The important stuff you need to know:


Take your media with you. Fill your iPad with music, photos, movies, TV shows, games, ebooks, and podcasts.

Tap new features in email. Create VIP and Flagged mailboxes, and insert photos or videos into messages on the fly.

Get online. Surf at warp speed with the streamlined Safari browser and the iPad’s new ultrafast WiFi connection or 4G LTE network.

Post to Facebook and Twitter. Update your status right from the iPad’s Camera, Photos, Maps, and Game Center apps.

Make photos public. Share selected photos over iCloud.

Find your way with Maps. Get turn-by-turn directions, soar over cityscapes in 3D, and read embedded Yelp reviews.

Dictate email. Speak email messages and notes and have your iPad type them up.

Stream with Airplay. Take stunning photos and HD video, and wirelessly beam the results to your big-screen TV.

Blogging For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))
by Amy Lupold Bair

The best book on blogging, updated and better than ever!
The blogosphere keeps changing and evolving, and so does this top blogging guide. A terrific book whether you're just starting out or are already blogging regularly, this book provides solid information on blogging basics, the anatomy of a good blog, and the tools you need to get started. You'll learn how to set up an account, find ample coverage of social plug-ins and emerging platforms like Squarespace and Overblog, and discover savvy ways to write your first post. Best of all, the book explores how you can make real money from your passion and become a professional blogger.

Updates you on the latest blogging software and utilities
Explains search engine optimization, so new readers will find your blog
Reviews advertising tools and techniques you can use to attract readers
Helps you integrate your blog with social media
Delves into professional blogging and how to make money from your blog

Start blogging like a professional with the new edition of this top guide, Blogging For Dummies, 5th Edition.

Web Analytics 2.0: The Art of Online Accountability and Science of Customer Centricity
by Avinash Kaushik

Adeptly address today’s business challenges with this powerful new book from web analytics thought leader Avinash Kaushik. Web Analytics 2.0 presents a new framework that will permanently change how you think about analytics. It provides specific recommendations for creating an actionable strategy, applying analytical techniques correctly, solving challenges such as measuring social media and multichannel campaigns, achieving optimal success by leveraging experimentation, and employing tactics for truly listening to your customers. The book will help your organization become more data driven while you become a super analysis ninja!Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Facebook For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))
by Carolyn Abram

There's no time like the present: get started on Facebook today with this friendly beginner guide!
Facebook is constantly changing and evolving, replacing old features and introducing new ones. And while it can difficult to keep up with everything that it has to offer, its ever-changing features allow you to jump in and get started at any time! This edition of the popular For Dummies guide to Facebook covers the latest updates and guides new users into the Facebook experience quickly and easily. It explores the new look for photos and videos, the updated features in messaging service, expanded options for Timeline user profile, updates to popular Facebook apps, and much more.

Covers Facebook's relaunched mobile application and integration with Windows 8
Offers a straightforward approach to demystifying Facebook for newbies
Features expanded updates on the photo/video sharing services, timeline profile, and more
Updates all the changes to existing Facebook apps that are used by millions of people every day
Helps Facebook newcomers get up to speed and use the site safely and confidently

Facebook For Dummies, 5th Edition is the resource you need to get the most from your Facebook experience.

Content Strategy for the Web, 2nd Edition
by Kristina Halvorson

FROM CONSTANT CRISIS TO SUSTAINABLE SUCCESS

BETTER CONTENT MEANS BETTER BUSINESS. Your content is a mess: the website redesigns didn’t help, and the new CMS just made things worse. Or, maybe your content is full of potential: you know new revenue and cost-savings opportunities exist, but you’re not sure where to start. How can you realize the value of content while planning for its long-term success?

For organizations all over the world, Content Strategy for the Web is the go-to content strategy handbook. Read it to:

Understand content strategy and its business value Discover the processes and people behind a successful content strategy Make smarter, achievable decisions about what content to create and how Find out how to build a business case for content strategy

With all-new chapters, updated material, case studies, and more, the second edition of Content Strategy for the Web is an essential guide for anyone who works with content.