Silverlight 5 in Action
This hands-on guide explores Silverlight from the ground up, covering every feature in rich, practical detail. It is readable and the coverage is comprehensive. You'll master networking, MVVM, and more, with dozens of code samples you can use in Visual Studio or the free Visual Web Developer Express.

Silverlight 5 in Action teaches you how to build desktop-quality applications you can deploy on the web. Beginners will appreciate the progression from simple examples to full applications that employ good design and coding practices. Seasoned .NET developers will love how the sample code embraces and extends what they already know. more »
Beginning PHP and MySQL E-Commerce, 2nd Edition
Beginning PHP and MySQL E-Commerce: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition covers every step of the design and building process involved in creating powerful, extendable e-commerce web sites. Based around a real-world example involving a web site selling t-shirts, you'll learn how to create and manage a product catalog, build and integrate a shopping cart, and process customer accounts and PayPal / credit card transactions.

With the e-commerce framework in place, authors Emilian Balanescu and Cristian Darie show you how to integrate advanced features sure to set your web site apart from the competition. You'll learn how to expand your catalog using Amazon Web Services, optimize the web site for the search engines, and take advantage of Ajax to build an even more user - friendly shopping cart. more »
Dreamweaver CS6: The Missing Manual
Dreamweaver CS6 is the most capable website design and management program yet, but there's no printed guide to its amazing features. That's where Dreamweaver CS6: The Missing Manual comes in. You'll learn to use every facet of this versatile program, through jargon-free explanations and 13 hands-on tutorials. more »
Drupal for Designers
Are you a solo web designer or part of a small team itching to build interesting projects with Drupal? This hands-on book provides the tools and techniques to get you going. Award-winning designer Dani Nordin guides you through site planning, teaches you how to create solid, user-centered design for the Drupal framework, and shows you tricks for using real, honest-to-goodness, developer Ninja Magick.

If you're familiar with HTML and CSS, but struggling with Drupal's learning curve, this is the book you've been looking for. more »
Accessibility Handbook
Get practical guidelines for making your website accessible to people with disabilities. With this handbook, you'll learn how to design or develop a site that conforms to Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act - and in the process you'll discover how to provide a better user experience for everyone.

The Accessibility Handbook introduces you to several audiences that have difficulty using today's complex websites, including people with blindness, hearing loss, physical disabilities, and cognitive disorders. Learn how to support assistive technologies, and understand which fonts, colors, page layouts, and other design elements work best - without having to exclude advanced functions, hire outside help, or significantly increase overhead. more »
Pro Website Development and Operations
Pro Website Development and Operations gives you the experience you need to create and operate a large-scale production website. Large-scale websites have their own unique set of problems regarding their design - problems that can get worse when agile methodologies are adopted for rapid results. Managing large-scale websites, deploying applications, and ensuring they are performing well often requires a full scale team involving the development and operations sides of the company - two departments that don't always see eye to eye. more »
Cloud Architecture Patterns
If your team is investigating ways to design applications for the cloud, this concise book introduces 11 architecture patterns that can help you take advantage of cloud-platform services. You'll learn how each of these platform-agnostic patterns work, when they might be useful in the cloud, and what impact they'll have on your application architecture. You'll also see an example of each pattern applied to an application built with Windows Azure.

The patterns are organized into four major topics, such as scalability and handling failure, and primer chapters provide background on each topic. With the information in this book, you'll be able to make informed decisions for designing effective cloud-native applications that maximize the value of cloud services, while also paying attention to user experience and operational efficiency. more »
Web Design in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition
Are you still designing web sites like it's 1999? If so, you're in for a surprise. Since the last edition of this book appeared five years ago, there has been a major climate change with regard to web standards. Designers are no longer using (X)HTML as a design tool, but as a means of defining the meaning and structure of content. Cascading Style Sheets are no longer just something interesting to tinker with, but rather a reliable method for handling all matters of presentation, from fonts and colors to the layout of the entire page. In fact, following the standards is now a mandate of professional web design. more »
Android Apps Security
Android Apps Security provides guiding principles for how to best design and develop Android apps with security in mind. It explores concepts that can be used to secure apps and how developers can use and incorporate these security features into their apps.

This book will provide developers with the information they need to design useful, high-performing, and secure apps that expose end-users to as little risk as possible. more »
iOS in Practice
When you are building an iOS app, you want more than basic concepts - you want real answers to practical problems. You want iOS in Practice.

This book distills the hard-won experience of iOS developer Bear Cahill into 98 specific iOS techniques on key topics including managing data, using media, location awareness, and many more. And the sample apps are wonderful! As you pull them apart, you'll see two things: experienced app development and creative design savvy in action.

Examples written for iOS 6. more »