Language : English
Published : 2014-06-23
Pages : 1024
Fundamentals of Web Development, Global Edition
Fundamentals of Web Development covers the broad range of topics required for modern web development (both client- and server-side) and is appropriate for students who have taken a CS1 course sequence. The book guides students through the creation of enterprise-quality websites using current development frameworks. It covers the required ACM web development topics in a modern manner closely aligned with best practices in the real world of web development. Teaching and Learning Experience *Help students master the fundamentals of web development: A true grasp of web development requires an understanding of both the foundations of the web and current web development practices. *Support learning outcomes in various teaching scenarios: This book allows instructors to chart their own unique way through the topics that make up contemporary web development.
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Companies are building in-house digital/experience design teams at a breakneck pace these days But they’re doing so without understanding the idiosyncrasies of design organizations and designers, and many companies are gathering designers without getting the most out of this investment. Traditional models of in-house design organizations (typically marketing design) don’t perform well for digital product design, and there’s a lot of confusion around evolving models of organization: Should it be centralized or decentralized? Embedded? Singular or shared creative leadership? Report to the CEO or up through another team such as Product Management or Marketing? How is it funded? This practical book provides the answers you need.
About the Author
Peter Merholz is President and one of the co-founders of Adaptive Path. For more than six years, he has been instrumental in developing the company’s world-class consulting, training, and public events. Kristin Skinner is Managing Director at Adaptive Path where she established and leads the Design Program Management practice. She has shaped and lead over 40 of the firm’s most strategic and complex projects and programs, working directly with C-suite stakeholders in the Fortune 50. She is also Head of Design Management at Capital One, an emerging function to address rapid growth in the design organization.
Pixels use electricity. If the internet were a country, it would be the sixth largest in terms of electricity use. The average web page (according to the “HTTP Archive”) is now over 2 megabytes in size. Bloated websites lead to slow load times, frustrated users, and wasted energy.This book identifies four key areas where sustainability principles can be applied to the process of creating websites that are speedy, user-friendly and energy-efficient: findability, performance optimization, design and user experience, and green hosting.Design and user experience (UX) are where the seeds of web sustainability are sown. Websites that provide a streamlined experience putting the right things in front of users at precisely the moment needed and nothing more are more sustainable websites. In the case of the web, people-friendly is also more planet-friendly. This book will help you get there.”
About the Author
A frequent speaker and conference presenter, Tim offers workshops and presentations on web design, content strategy, digital marketing, social impact business, and sustainability. He is passionate about the global B Corporation movement and co-hosts Chicago area B Corp networking events.Tim is also the author of three books, which are used at higher learning institutions across the U.S. and Europe, including Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University, the Art Institutes, and Full Sail University, among others.Tim sits on the board of Climate Ride, a national charity bike ride for sustainable solutions. He is also co-host of Content Jam, a one-day conference for those who create or curate content for the web.
This book offers a guide for librarians who see their profession as a chance to make a positive difference in their communities — librarians who recognize that it is no longer enough to stand behind a desk waiting to serve. R. David Lankes, author of The Atlas of New Librarianship, reminds librarians of their mission: to improve society by facilitating knowledge creation in their communities. In this book, he provides tools, arguments, resources, and ideas for fulfilling this mission. Librarians will be prepared to become radical positive change agents in their communities, and other readers will learn to understand libraries in a new way. The librarians of Ferguson, Missouri, famously became positive change agents in August 2014 when they opened library doors when schools were closed because of civil unrest after the shooting of an unarmed teen by police. Working with other local organizations, they provided children and their parents a space for learning, lunch, and peace. But other libraries serve other communities — students, faculty, scholars, law firms — in other ways. All libraries are about community, writes Lankes; that is just librarianship. In concise chapters, Lankes addresses the mission of libraries and explains what constitutes a library. He offers practical advice for librarian training; provides teaching notes for each chapter; and answers “Frequently Argued Questions” about the new librarianship.
About the Author
R. David Lankes is Professor and Dean’s Scholar for New Librarianship in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies.
Relations between the public and holders of political authority are in a period of transformative flux. On the one side, new expectations and meanings of citizenship are being entertained and occasionally acted upon. On the other, an inexorable impoverishment of mainstream political communication is taking place. This book argues that the Internet has the potential to improve public communications and enrich democracy, a project that requires imaginative policy-making. This argument is developed through three stages: first exploring the theoretical foundations for renewing democratic citizenship, then examining practical case studies of e-democracy, and finally, reviewing the limitations of recent policies designed to promote e-democracy and setting out a radical, but practical proposal for an online civic commons: a trusted public space where the dispersed energies, self-articulations and aspirations of citizens can be rehearsed, in public, within a process of ongoing feedback to the various levels and centers of governance: local, national and transnational.