Smashing eBook "Modern Web Design and Development"

My article How To Make Innovative Ideas Happen has been published in the new Smashing eBook “Modern Web Design and Development“. This eBook will be offered in the Apple Bookstore for just 99 Cents.


A note from the Smashing Magazine team about the eBook:

We’re seeing better interaction design and more aesthetically pleasing designs. And we’re seeing more personal, engaging and memorable sites, too. But what exactly is making the difference? What new directions is Web design heading in today? What new techniques, concepts and ideas are becoming important? This eBook contains 16 articles that cover current as well as upcoming Web design trends. It also includes facts on responsive Web design, improving Web security, useful coding tips and practices for HTML5 and CSS3, and much more! This eBook on ‘Modern Web Design and Development’ touches on what Web designers should be ready for to keep abreast of new challenges and opportunities. These articles have been published on Smashing Magazine in 2010 and 2011 and are known to be the best on professional Web design and development.
— Thomas Burkert, Smashing eBook Editor

Table of contents:

  1. Preface
  2. Responsive Web Design: What It Is and How to Use It
  3. HTML5: The Facts and the Myths
  4. Mastering Photoshop: Unknown Tricks and Time-Savers
  5. “What Font Should I Use?”: 5 Principles for Choosing Typefaces
  6. Persuasion Triggers in Web Design
  7. Designing for iPhone 4 Retina Display: Techniques and Workflow
  8. What to Do When Your Website Goes Down
  9. Commonly Confused Bits of jQuery
  10. Why We Should Start Using CSS3 and HTML5 Today
  11. Why Design-by-Committee Should Die
  12. The Current State of Web Design
  13. A Design Is Only as Deep as It Is Usable
  14. Web Security: Are You Part of the Problem?
  15. How to Make Innovative Ideas Happen
  16. I Want to Be a Web Designer When I Grow Up
  17. Making Your Mark on the Web Is Easier than You Think
  18. The Authors