General Internet and PCs
Windows Xp Hacks and Mods for Dummies
Paperback ISBN: 0471748978
Offers tips, techniques, and tools to modify Windows XP, covering such topics as customizing the taskbar, searching on the desktop, using Firefox, using Windows Event Viewer, and changing security settings.
The Internet Police
How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed
Paperback ISBN: 0393349454
A veteran reporter describes how authorities in Australia, Belgum, Ukraine and the United States combined forces to respond to a child pornography ring as well as how other criminal sting operations have been policed and patrolled online. Reprint.
The Elements of User Experience
User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0321683684
From the moment it was published almost ten years ago, The Elements of User Experience became a vital reference for Web and interaction designers the world over, and has come to define the core principles of the practice. Now, in this updated, and full-color new edition, Jesse James Garrett has refined his thinking about product design, going beyond the desktop to include insight that applies to the proliferation of mobile devices and applications Successful interactive product design requires more than just clean code and sharp graphics. You must also fulfill strategic objectives while meeting users' needs. Even the best content and the most sophisticated technology won't help you balance those goals without a cohesive, consistent user experience to support it With so many issues involved---usability, brand identity, information architecture, interaction design---creating the user experience can be overwhelmingly complex. This new edition cuts through that complexity with clear explanations and vivid illustrations that focus on ideas rather than tools or techniques. Garrett gives readers the big picture of user experience development, from strategy and requirements to information architecture and visual design "Jesse James Garrett's book remains essential reading because it elegantly brings together the ideas that define user experience. This book continues to help novices design with confidence and to give experienced practitioners a structure that enables them to reach further." Giles Colborne author of Simple and Usable Web, Mobile and Interaction Design "Still, pound-for-pound, the most useful introduction to user experience there is." Louis Rosenfeld publisher, Rosenfeld Media and co-author of Information Architecture for the World Wide Web "Jesse James Garrett clarifies the entire jumbled field of user experience design. And because he's a very smart fellow, he's kept it very short so there's a useful insight on almost every page." Steve Krug author of Don't Make Me Think and Rocket Surgery Made Easy "Deconstructing and modeling both the human and conceptual issues, Garrett exposes the essence of a problem usually obscured by thick layers of technical camouflage." Alan Cooper author of About Face and The Inmates Are Running the Asylum
How to Do Everything iPad
3rd Edition Paperback ISBN: 007180451x
The third generation iPad continues Apple's mastery of the fast-growing tablet market. In How to Do Everything iPad, popular author Joli Ballew shows technology enthusiasts from high school kids to enterprise employees to grandmothers how to quickly master the basics of the iPad, including sending/receiving text messages and e-mail, surfing the Internet, reading e-books and other online content, and customizing the iPad. Chapters show users how to take/send images and video using the forward and rear-facing cameras; chat with other iPad users; and get content from the App Store and iTunes. The book also delivers in-depth information and time-saving tips, including how to map routes with the built-in GPS, synch the device with a computer, rent movies, take handwritten notes and translate them to typed pages, and more.
The Art of Writing Little
Paperback ISBN: 039334181x
Welcome to the age of the incredible shrinking message. Your guide to this new landscape, Christopher Johnson reveals the once-secret knowledge of poets, copywriters, brand namers, political speechwriters, and other professional verbal miniaturists. Each chapter discusses one tool that helps short messages grab attention, communicate instantly, stick in the mind, and roll off the tongue. Piled high with examples from corporate slogans to movie titles to product names, Microstyle shows readers how to say the most with the least, while offering a lively romp through the historic transformation of mass media into the media of the personal. “With advice for writing compelling blogs, pitches, ads, slogans, and social-media postings, Johnson's sophisticated, richly referenced, and example-filled microstyle guide is distinctive, instructive, enjoyable, and inspiring.
Don't Make Me Think, Revisited
A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Paperback ISBN: 0321965515
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.