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Super Bundle of Free e-books for Web Designers and Developers

Sharing knowledge it’s a great way to help others, this great job you can find on Project Gutenberg which is the first producer of free ebooks. If you are a Designer or Developer than this list bring to you best free ebooks about CSS, HTML, Ajax, web programming, javascript, web design and more topics about web development and designing. As well best books you can buy from tutsplus ebooks. All eBooks are available in PDF , ePUB, Mobipocket formats,  or viewed as a web page (HTML).

Head first HTML with CSS & XHTML

A learner’s guide to creating standards-based Web pages.

How To Be Creative

MacLeod, an advertising executive and popular blogger with a flair for the creative, gives his 26 tried-and-true tips for being truly creative. Each point illustrated by a cartoon drawn by the author himself.

If you’ve ever felt the draw to do something creative but just haven’t been able to pull it together, you’ll love this manifesto.
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Web Designers Success Guide (PDF)

Web Designer’s Success Guide is the definitive guide to starting your own freelance Web design business. In this book he gives designers step-by-step instructions on how to achieve the following:

  • Transition from full-time to self-employment
  • Freelance on the side to make additional income
  • Find new clients and keep them coming back for more
  • Market your freelance business
  • Manage your projects professionally
  • Price your services appropriately

Design Your Imagination

WebGuru is glad to offer an ebook named “Design Your Imagination”; a one stop resource for the beginners and learners of website design. Though this e-book is mainly targeted for the beginners of website design, it might prove helpful for the experienced web designers as well.

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HTML5 WTF?

From Simon Schoeters, the author: Yet another overview of the changes introduced by HTML5. How does it look like? What is sexy? What is sexy? This presentation, that’s what.

HTML & XHTML

The definitive guide to HTML & XHTML.

JavaScript Programming for the Absolute Beginner

For the Absolute Beginner, No Experience Required

Pro Drupal Development

Learn how to use the content management framework to create powerful customized web sites.

Web design in a Nutshell

Completely revised for standards compliance, including CSS 2.1 and XHTML 1.0.

Using XHTML

Molly Holzschlag has her finger on the pulse of what web developers need to know. And small wonder, she has been working in the trenches herself for years.

Joomla!

The Best Easy-to-Use Guide to Joomla!TM–The World’s #1 Open Source Content Management System If you want to build sophisticated websites that can be easily edited and updated, you need to master Joomla. Now there’s an easy-to-read, easy-to-use guide to Joomla! for every site manager, administrator, and developer. Leading Joomla! consultant Barrie North covers all you need to get results: installation, administration, site organization, template development, content updates, and a whole lot more. You’ll find tips, tricks, and troubleshooting solutions, as well as three start-to-finish case studies. New to Joomla? No problem! This book starts with the simplest design and system concepts and builds your expertise step-by-step. You’ll rapidly master Joomla!’s power, even if you have no content management, scripting, or CSS expertise. Experienced with Joomla!? You’ll turn to this book constantly for its authoritative, plain-English, example-rich Joomla! 1.5 reference content. Understand content management, what Joomla! does, and how its components fit together Build Joomla! sites from scratch and systematically customize them to your needs Organize content with sections, categories, blogs, and tables Create dynamic pages and effective navigation Work with Joomla! modules and components Learn how to optimize your Joomla! sites for search engines Follow three start-to-finish case studies: building a school website, a small business site, and a blog Identify the most valuable Joomla! extensions and add-ons: find them and use them About the Website The accompanying site, www.joomlabook.com, provides five fully functional Joomla! sites with live follow-along examples from the book and up-to-date information on Joomla!.

Up to Speed on HTML 5 and CSS 3

A presentation to Refresh DC about the emerging HTML 5 and CSS 3 standards, namely about aspects that are beginning to become applicable to web design and development.

Faster, and More Secure Webfonts

Font embedding for the web is a great step in making the web look better and become more functional, but what about security and load times?
Bram Pitoyo’s slide deck takes the top layer off font embedding and shows us how things work, and ultimately how to improve performance and make it more secure.

20 Things I learned about Browsers and the Web

What’s a cookie? How do I protect myself on the web? And most importantly: What happens if a truck runs over my laptop?
For things you’ve always wanted to know about the web but were afraid to ask, read on.

Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design (HTML)

Accessibility is designing products so that people with disabilities can use them. Accessibility makes user interfaces perceivable, operable, and understandable by people with a wide range of abilities, and people in a wide range of circumstances, environments, and conditions. Thus accessibility also benefits people without disabilities, and organizations that develop accessible products.

Web Style Guide: 3rd Edition (HTML)

Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites

Type Classification eBook

This book has been made to help you learn the 10 broad classifications of type. These are the basic foundations of what you need to learn to learn typography and it is essential for any designer to know how to classify type.

Time Management for Creative People

It’s subtitled ‘Manage the Mundane – Create the Extraordinary’ as it’s designed to help you maintain your creative focus while dealing with your other commitments.

Forty’s Pocket Guide to SEO

Quick reference for SEO terms and phrases.

Taking Your Talent to the Web

Rated Five Stars at Amazon.com since the day it was published, “Taking Your Talent to the Web” is now a free downloadable book from zeldman.com

The Design Funnel: A Manifesto for Meaningful Design

Are you a professional designer? Would you like a process to create more consistently creative work which distinguishes itself from the work of your peers?
Would you like a process which would help translate the often vague, unclear wishes of your clients (and yourself, for that matter) into a clear and solid basis for your design? This manifesto will show you how.

The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web (HTML)

A practical guide to web typography.

Design Patterns

Essential JavaScript And jQuery Design Patterns – A Free New Book

Why design?

The booklet is written to provide some core messages for which we can create a common chorus. It defines the power of Designing, a larger concept that includes strategy as well as artifacts across a variety of disciplines.

The Woork Handbook

The Woork Handbook is a free eBook about CSS, HTML, Ajax, web programming, Mootools, Scriptaculous and other topics about web design… directly from Woork.

A Concise Guide to Archiving for Designers

In 10 short chapters the guide provides designers with the proper ways to store and describe their collections.

Getting Real

Discover the smarter, faster, easier way to build a successful web-based application. A book by 37 signals.

Lateral Action

Freedom, Money, Time,Key to Creative Success

Scribd in HTML5

As fans of HTML5 and its possibilities for the web, it’s nice to see major sites like Scribd jump on board the train and push it forward. Your move, Slideshare.

Learning PHP 5

A pain free introduction to Building Interactive Web Sites.

HTML5 Quick Learning Guide

This guide introduces you to just the main elements of HTML5 that you’ll probably want to use right away. This guide is for those who want to get the basics figured out first, and worry about the finer details later on.

Eloquent JavaScript

Eloquent JavaScript is a book providing an introduction to the JavaScript programming language and programming in general.

Search User Interfaces

This book presents the state of the art of search interface design, based on both academic research and deployment in commercial systems.

Access by Design Online

A universal design approach to web usability.

Research-Based Web Design & Usability Guidelines

Throughout your Web design or redesign project, you should take advantage of what is already known about best practices for each step of the process. The Research-Based Web Design and Usability Guidelines, compiled through an extensive process of research and review, bring you those best practices.

Practical PHP Programming

Welcome to the new home of Practical PHP Programming – now updated for PHP 5.2. This is the definitive source for the book from now on, and you’ll be pleased to know the entire book is hosted on a super-fast server so you should never have access troubles again.

HTML

A Beginner’s Guide to HTML.

Knock Knock

Knock Knock is now available for you to read for free. It’s a short take on how to use the new online marketing tools to make any website work more effectively.

CSS Cookbook

Quick Solutions to Common CSS Problems.

Beginning CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design

Cascading style sheets (CSS) are the modern standard for website presentation. When combined with a structural markup language such as HTML, XHTML, or XML (though not limited to these), cascading style sheets provide Internet browsers with the information that enables them to present all the visual aspects of a web document.

Ajax Design Patterns

Creating Web 2.0 Sites with Programming and Usability Patterns.

Flash 8: Projects for Learning Animation and Interactivity

Projects for Learning Animation and Interactivity.

Ruby on Rails: Up and Running

Lighting Fast Web Development.

Essential ActionScript 3.0

Action Script 3.0 Programming Fundamentals.

Foundations of Ajax

The expert’s Voice in Web Development.

Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

If you know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you already have what you need to develop your own iPhone apps. With this book, you’ll learn how to use these open source web technologies to design and build apps for both the iPhone and iPod Touch.

UX Storytellers – Connecting the Dots

You can download several book formats from a public dropbox  folder:UX_Storytellers_v1.1.pdf and UX_Storytellers.epub and for our beloved Kindle:U.mobi plus U.jpg plus U.opf (remember: Kindle is the name of a hardware device you have to buy from Amazon but there are free Kindle reader apps foriPhoneiPadAndroid or even Blackberry).

Data Structures and Algorithms

This book written by Granville Barnett and Luca Del Tongo is part of an effort to provide all developers with a core understanding of algorithms that operate on various common, and uncommon data structures.

Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Device-agnostic mobile apps are the wave of the future, and this book shows you how to create one product that can be used on several mobile operating systems. You’ll find guidelines for using the free PhoneGap framework to converty our product into a native Android app. And you’ll learn why releasing your product as a web app first helps you find, fix, and test bugs much faster than if you went straight to the Android Market with a product built with the official Android SDK.

Guerrilla Freelancing by Mike Smith

Guerrilla Freelancing | PDF

Premium Books for Web Designers and Developers


Rockstar WordPress Designer BUNDLE

Want to take your WordPress theme designs to the next level? Rockstar WordPress Designer 2 picks up where the original Rockstar WordPress Designer left off and teaches you the advanced tools for WordPress mastery! Rohan Mehta translates his extensive experience as a WordPress developer into a straight-forward, practical guide to advanced WordPress features like custom post types, widgets, and more.

How to be a Rockstar WordPress Designer 2

Mastering CSS for Web Developers

Many Web designers are reluctant to embrace the new technologies such as CSS3 or HTML5 because of the lack of full cross-browser support for these technologies. Many designers are complaining how this situation is holding them back and tying their hands.

Smashing eBook Super Bundle

Professional Workflow For Web Designers

Being a great Web designer or developer is one thing; running a successful freelance business is another. Whether you already have experience working for a company or have just graduated from design school, being self-employed entails a number of tasks that you most likely haven’t had to deal with so far. As a freelance Web designer, you’ll often have to do it all yourself, and sometimes all alone.

Getting Good with JavaScript

Includes source files plus over 6 hours of screencasts!
JavaScript has become one of the most widely used programming languages in the world. This book will get acquainted with what JavaScript; what it is, where it came from, and most importantly – how to code it!

Successful Facebook Marketing 

This is information that Fortune 500 companies are paying social media consulting firms tens of thousands of dollars to share. You’ll learn all the strategies I used to co-ordinate a team to build and direct a network of 11 Facebook Pages with over 100,000 fans.

Professional Web Design Vol. 2

This eBook describes existing and upcoming trends and explains how the Web design might evolve in the coming months and years. It also touches on what Web designers should be ready for to keep abreast of new challenges and opportunities.

Freelance Confidential (Includes PDF, ePub + MOBI)

It also COMES IN ALL 3 DIGITAL FORMATS ! Buy the eBook and you get the PDF , ePub and MOBI (Kindle) versions as well!

• Full color charts with survey statistics from over 3200 participants of the 2010 Global Freelancers Survey, compared to the ground-breaking 2007 survey. Which means you will know trends before they effect your bottom line!

• Expert advice from seasoned entrepreneurs like James Chartrand, Ed Gandia, Linda Formichelli, Chris McConnell, Travis King, and more!

• Exclusive interview with Collis Ta’eed, co-founder of Envato, on the state of freelancing today and where things are headed. Hear how Collis would get started if he had to do it all over again!

• Rare advice and next steps: The realities of freelancing, debunking the biggest freelancing myths, advice for marketing, diversifying income, even getting support from friends and family!

Get Going with Google AdWords

In Get Going with Google AdWords, author Chandler Nguyen introduces you to the AdWords phenomenon, where you can bypass weeks or months of attempts to get your site to the top of Google search queries by bidding for keywords.

How to Take Great Photos


Learn the fundamental skills of what it takes to take great photos with whatever camera you got!
Whether you’ve got a simple point-and-shoot, or a professional camera, you’ll learn the basics of what every photographer needs to know to make their shots count!

How to Make Your First iPhone App

iPhone App Entrepreneur

If you’ve ever thought about developing an iPhone app (or even if you already have), this book will be a fascinating read. It will provide you with all the knowledge and technique you need to spot a great opportunity, get the most from the App Store, make smart decisions about development, craft a stunning interface, and promote your app successfully.

Theme Tumblr Like a Pro

In Theme Tumblr Like a Pro, Nettuts+ manager Jeffrey Way shows you just how much you can do with Tumblr, while still maintaining its core principle: simplicity.

Tumblr’s ease-of-use and streamlined approach has allowed its popularity to skyrocket, becoming one of the top blogging platforms around!

This book includes a completed Tumblr theme and all its asset files, so you can learn how to build the theme as you work your way through the book.

Photoshop to HTML

In “Photoshop to HTML ”, Nettuts+ editor Jeffrey Way takes you through the entire process of converting a design from Photoshop into a complete HTML /CSS website! But this is NOT just an eBook. It also comes packed with extras! You also get a directory of Photoshop, HTML and CSS files for you to use as you work through the book AND a series of 14 screencasts covering the whole project from beginning to end.

How to manipulate image sizes to speed up WordPress blog load times

Loading time of web site directly impact users and ranking position. As compare to text, images take more time to load and search engines indexed those web pages which have less load time and user spend time that give good impression to search engines.

To load your image fast, you will have to optimize images by manipulating their size. I recommend you to use compression of images to light up your sites’ load. To load quickly your web pages images, make smaller image in size. Here are a few simple rules— they will help you minimize image sizes and will reduce the loading times. More about Image file formats.

Image File Formats:

  • Never use BMP file, because there is no space on web page for them now.
  • GIF formate is the most best if you are not using photograph in your image, because GIF support few colors and photographs need thousand of colors.
  • JPG is the best option, if you have large image. You can control its quality and its copression property. So compressed it as your requirement. Open and Save your JPG file in Paint will reduce the file size.
  • PNG format is ideal for both solid colors and photographs. They display abetter image quality than JPG files.

With Adobe Photoshop always use its feature called “Save for the web”, it will reduce the image size and load time substantially. An other open source alternative Gimp, you can get high-quality images that look identical to the big master files. As well, you can try the Online Image Optimizer or JPEG Wizard for free optimization of your images on the internet!

Images for Search Engines:

Search engines special Google Image Search is the most efficient tools to drive more traffic and more leads to your website. By using the following techniques you can increase the ranking of the images on your websites, that ultimately will increase your web site traffic.

  • Always use Appropriate Images: Use your own or try to search on Google according to  your requirement and image must be relevant to your post content. Ask permission if needed.
  • Optimize your images as explained above
  • Give the proper name to your image and better to use keyword as a name.
  • Do not forget to provide Descriptive text for your images.

I am sure by using these quid lines, your web site can achieve better ranking in images search.

References and resources:

Speed Up Your Site: Optimize Images
Using site speed in web search ranking
Optimizing Images to Top Image Search
How to Optimize Your Site for Better Loading Time
Speed Up Your Blog – Loading Times Are More Important Than You Think

Images: Search engine optimization companyPXL Soft

Agent Press WordPress Theme!

AgentPress helps industry savvy real estate agents like you build a better business with its intuitive design, powerful functionality, and smart listings.

Free Files of the Month: May 2011 from Envato

This post is continuity of “ Free Files of the Month: April 2011 from Envato”  which is the marketplaces where thousands of developers and designers buy and sell digital goods every day.

Free files from Envato are completely ready-made, well-designed and functional enough to provide you with all necessary facilities for your website or project requirement. You can download the files you like absolutely for free.

All you have to create an account and with this single account you can get access to all Envato Marketplaces and after Sing in  Download link will be available to you.

Themeforest: Slideo Business template – available in 7 colors

A modern business template, cool sliding menu and ready to use page styles.

7 custom skins: Navy, Red, Green, Pink, Orange, Purple and Grey.

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Code Canyon:CSS style switcher

Features

  • absolutely no PHP editing needed!
  • 5 seconds, 3 step setup (see below)
  • created for designers
  • support for multiple CSS files in single HTML
  • ideal for showcasing your work with multiple color schemes
  • faster than JS based switching
  • unlike JS based switching not prone to bugs; doesn’t interfeer with other JS code
  • extensive user-friendly documentation and examples

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Calendar is resizable.
You can resize the whole calendar over xml including text size and position of every element, without the need for opening flash files.
Easy to change font (instructions included).

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Video Hive: Spectrum

Customize this project any way you need! Add your videos, photos and text! By simply tweaking a few settings, you can give this project a completely different feel!

Included with the project file is a in-depth video tutorial to help you customize the project quickly and easily.

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Pack of stunning backgrounds, including city skylines and night skies.

  • Includes 25 JPEGS and a PSD file
  • 10 color variations, plus add your own with a few clicks
  • Fully layered, editable and easy to use
  • Textured and clean versions included
  • Resolution – 1280×960

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3D Ocean: 15 plastic Materials and Render Scene

This file was made using 3d Max 2010, so the material will only work in 3d max 2010/2011

Please Note the Hovercraft is not included, but is available to buy from DarkstarDesigns’s portfolio.

These amazing materials come with a professional render scene included to help get the best out the textures, It comes ready to use simply add you own models to the scene. 15 different styles of Plastic material to choose from so any model will look good.

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An upbeat modern Africa inspired piece depicting simpler times and joyful souls… Bouncy celesta and marimbas set the tone for this one.

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Tut Plus: Build your Own JavaScript Library

Over the course of the past few years, the JavaScript community has exploded exponentially. While technologies like Ajax certainly had something to do with the popularity of JavaScript, it it’s safe to say that libraries are the primary reason we’ve seen such astonishing growth in the community. No longer is the browser the playground of those who venture into JavaScript development and brave the disparate APIs supported by multiple browsers. Thanks to libraries, the differences between the popular browsers are minimized, making cross-browser development much easier than it used to be.

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Where In The World Are The Tarantino´s’


Where In The World Are The Tarantino´s’. Nolan and Hannah Tarantino – Missionaries to Europe
Nolan and Hannah Tarantino have lived in Europe since 2001. Their passion to bring hope to Europe has driven them to live in Brussels, Belgium where the base out of while doing as much as they can reaching Europe… stay in touch to hear about where they are working
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