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Website Prototyping, part 3: The Structure of Prototyping

Editor’s note: This is the third of a 3-part series by HOW Books author and HOW Interactive Design Conference speaker Christopher Butler on prototyping for web design. All 3 articles are excerpted from his book, The Strategic Web Designer. See the previous articles: Why Prototyping Matters The Language of Prototypes Actually articulating how pages work, which is the heart of prototyping,...

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Website Prototyping, part 2: The Language of Prototyping

Editor’s note: This is the second of a 3-part series by HOW Books author and HOW Interactive Design Conference speaker Christopher Butler on prototyping for web design. All 3 articles are excerpted from his book, The Strategic Web Designer. Check out the previous article: Why Prototyping Matters The first priority of a prototype is to accurately represent the information a website will...

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Web Hosting 101, part 3: Hosting Services & Plans

Editor’s Note: This is the final installment of a three-part series on web hosting. See author Patrick McNeil’s previous two articles: Web Hosting 101, part 1: Domain Names Web Hosting 101, part 2: Introduction to DNS What is a Web Host? A web host is a service that provides access to a server to...

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Web Hosting 101, part 2: Domain Name Services

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of a three-part series on web hosting. See author Patrick McNeil’s previous article: Web Hosting 101, part 1: Domain Names In the first part of our Web Hosting 101 series, I tackled domain names—how to choose a domain name, how to register a domain and how to...

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Web Hosting 101, part 1: Registering a Domain

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of a three-part series on web hosting. Be sure to move on to read author Patrick McNeil’s next two articles: Web Hosting 101: Introduction to Domain Name Services Web Hosting 101: Hosting Services & Plans Everyone seems to have a unique story about how they came to...

Web Design Terms

This helpful list of web design terms is excerpted from The Designer’s Web Handbook by Patrick McNeil (MyDesignShop.com). Before you dig deeper, it’s important to start by understanding these web design basics. When you’re ready to take your knowledge to the next level, visit HOWInteractiveDesign.com. Accessibility: Accessibility is the consideration of a website’s usability...

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New at HOW U: Principles of Web Design

We’ve been working on something new here at HOW Interactive Design. After the HOW Interactive Conference in November and our recent DesignCasts, we realized that we really needed to develop some offerings for absolute web beginners. So I’ve been working with our own Patrick McNeil to develop a series of courses for HOW Design University. What’s...