Adaptive Web Design: Crafting Rich Experiences with by Aaron Gustafson

By Aaron Gustafson

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"Adaptive website design not just offers the clearest, most pretty rationalization of revolutionary enhancement I've ever learn, it's additionally packed filled with sensible knowledge pumped without delay into your neocortex via Aaron's hot and pleasant writing kind. for those who aren't already utilizing innovative enhancement to construct web content, you quickly will be." --Jeremy Keith, writer, HTML5 for net Designers
"Finally. revolutionary enhancement defined with an ideal stability of concept and perform. Aaron's take-aways may have you progressively-enhancing your markup, variety and behaviour with ease." --Dan Cederholm, writer, CSS3 For net Designers
"With this forward-thinking publication Aaron exhibits us that any one can produce available, enticing net reports with no sacrificing their targets. via innovative enhancement, he'll enable you deliver designs to existence with out compromising the integrity of content material. I've been studying from Aaron for a few years, and recommend you do the same." --Simon Collison, Co-author, CSS Mastery
"You listen the time period 'Progressive Enhancement' bandied approximately as a very good factor, and it completely is. despite the fact that, few assets conceal the breadth of the subject in addition to this e-book does. Adaptive website design comprises the very best and broadest assurance in an easy-to-read and well-structured book." --Jonathan Snook, Co-author, The paintings and technology of CSS

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We’ll take a closer look at some of the tools and techniques commonly used to address each element. Along the way, we’ll see how these elements come into play in products that aren’t Web sites at all. We’ll see what the elements on each plane have in common, what makes each one different, and how they affect each other to help us create the total user experience. 33 chapter 3 The Strategy Plane Product Objectives and User Needs Surface Skeleton Structure The foundation of a successful user experience is a clearly articulated strategy.

But in many cases, demographically identical people have very different ways of seeing and interacting with the world. ) That’s why uncovering the psychographics of your users can give you insights you can’t get from demographics. When developing a Web site or any technology product, there’s another very important set of attitudes to consider: the users’ attitudes toward the Web and technology itself. How much time do your users spend using the Web every week? Is technology a part of their daily lives?

Interface Design Navigationn Design D Information Design Interaction Information ati Design Architecture re Functional Content en Specifications Requirements nt User Needs Product Objectives 36 CHAPTER 3 THE STRATEGY PLANE Defining the Strategy The most common reason for the failure of a Web site is not technology. It’s not user experience either. Web sites most often fail because—before the first line of code was written, the first pixel was pushed, or the first server was installed—nobody bothered to answer two very basic questions: .

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