UI Design with Adobe Illustrator: Discover the ease and power of using Illustrator to design Web sites and apps
Create high fidelity prototypes for complex websites and applications with the easy-to-learn and super-efficient vector capabilities of Illustrator and make the fear of client changes a thing of the past. Whether you’re a seasoned Photoshop veteran, a budding designer, or someone who simply has a good eye and artistic vision, this book will show you how to produce mockups and UI elements in a creative and productive way.
Strongly of the opinion that design should not happen solely in a browser, Rick Moore demonstrates how to design mockups and UI elements with Illustrator in a way you may not have realized was possible. Learn which tools are best suited to a UI design workflow and how to customize Illustrator in a way that fits your style and flow. Rick provides expert guidance throughout the process from the initial planning stages to finalizing and sharing your work with clients and others.
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Rick started his career as a graphic designer at the dawn of the Internet and quickly realized what the future of the web would bring. He has been an Illustrator user since 1997, designing everything from branding and illustrations to enterprise software user experiences. He currently works as an in-house User Experience Designer for a non-profit, where he has been since 2007. Rick lives in Farmington, Utah with his beautiful wife and two vivacious daughters.
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WordPress(R) SEO Success Search Engine Optimization for Your WordPress Website or Blog Hands-on, up-to-the-minute SEO techniques specifically for WordPress users! WordPress gives you amazingly powerful SEO tools: this hands-on guide will help you make the most of them! Written specifically for WordPress users, this guide covers all you need: built-in WordPress capabilities, third-party plugins, well-integrated web resources, and more. Whether you manage a large-scale site or a personal blog, Jacob Aull will help you integrate SEO into all you do, from strategy through optimization of existing content. New to SEO? Already do it for a living? Either way, WordPress SEO Success will help you drive the traffic you want–and the value you need! * Build a complete SEO strategy–and a content plan that aligns with it * Choose the best WordPress SEO tools and plugins for your needs * Uncover quick, powerful ways to improve your site * Identify and research keywords far more effectively * Reflect SEO in architecture via site mapping and marketing funnels * Sensibly manage the inevitable tradeoffs of optimization * Improve SEO even if you’re running a free WordPress.com blog * Leverage content themes and keyword-driven blogging techniques * Optimize “blog-meets-website” and “multiple blogs sites” deployments * Strengthen your rankings by intelligently using social media * Optimize your sites for smartphones and tablets * Measure performance via free analytics–including mobile analytics * Integrate organic SEO with paid advertising * Avoid today’s worst SEO blunders Jacob Aull, principal of Zen Fires Digital Marketing, has been in Internet marketing since the label existed. He began doing web design and branding in the late ’90s as an agency partner. While transitioning deeper into online and search marketing, he earned an M.S. in marketing from Georgia State’s Robinson College of Business in 2009. There he customized his own degree program, executing an independent capstone thesis on social media marketing. In 2010, the university asked him to write and teach its first course on social media marketing, which he continues today. Aull edited Prentice Hall’s first social media marketing textbook, and wrote its accompanying instructor’s manual. He co-founded and chaired the Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association Social Media SIG, and speaks widely on social and search marketing.
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Justin Beegel is the founder of Infographic World, Inc. The company is one of the leading infographic creators in the U.S. and boasts a whos who of clients on their roster. They claimed a Best Infographic of 2011 honor from sodahead.com with a Steve Jobs tribute graphic.
Wish your favorite PC game had a more informative heads up display? What if you could instantly collect all that loot from your latest epic battle? You don’t need to be a sorcerer to transform a game you like into a game you love. Just make a bot to do the grunt work for you! If you’re familiar with Windows-based development and memory management, then Game Hacking, provides all the tools and knowledge you need to become a true game hacker. Let veteran game hacker Nick Cano teach you the basics, including reverse engineering, assembly code analysis, programmatic memory manipulation, and code injection. Throughout the book, you’ll hone your new skills with hands-on labs, dig into practice binaries, and learn to write your own bot.Level up your toolbox with hacking techniques: Scan and modify memory with Cheat Engine Explore program structure and execution flow with OllyDBG Log processes and pinpoint useful data files with Process Monitor Manipulate control flow through NOPing, hooking, and more Locate and dissect common game memory structures Discover the secrets behind common game bots, including: Persistent hacks, such as a heads up display Responsive hacks, such as auto healers and combo bots Bots with artificial intelligence, such as cave walkers and automatic looters Game hacking might seem like black magic, but that doesn’t mean it’s evil. When you know how bot makers create bots and why they do it, you’ll be empowered to discourage and defend against bots in your own games! Journey through the inner workings of PC games, and come away with a deeper understanding of both game design and computer security.
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Nick Cano is a senior security engineer at Bromium, where he develops software to defend against advanced malware. He wrote his first scripts for open-source game servers when he was 12 years old and has been involved with bot development communities ever since. Cano maintains his own game bot company and advises developers and designers on best practices to discourage and protect their games against bots
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