Mastering Microsoft Lync Server 2010

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 744 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex; 1st edition (February 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118089537
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118089538

eBook Description:

Mastering Microsoft Lync Server 2010

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 maximizes communication capabilities in the workplace like no other Unified Communications (UC) solution. Written by experts who know Lync Server inside and out, this comprehensive guide shows you step by step how to administer the newest and most robust version of Lync Server. Along with clear and detailed instructions, learning is aided by exercise problems and real-world examples of established Lync Server environments. You’ll gain the skills you need to effectively deploy Lync Server 2010 and be on your way to gaining all the benefits UC has to offer.

  • Gets you up and running with Lync Server whether you are migrating from Office Communications Server or new to Lync Server.
  • Walks you through all of the essential stages for deploying Lync Server
  • Shows integration with Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SharePoint Server
  • Demonstrates how to monitor, diagnose, and troubleshoot problems more efficiently

Mastering Microsoft Lync Server 2010: An in-depth guide on the leading Unified Communications platform

Mastering Microsoft Lync Server 2010 is a must-have resource for anyone looking to manage all the various forms of communication from one user interface. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

WordPress Bundle

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 164 + 166 + 183 pages
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH (2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3-943075-13-7

eBook Description:

WordPress Bundle

With this bundle you will master WordPress in no time. Three fresh eBooks contain Smashing Magazine’s best articles on WordPress, carefully prepared, edited and — of course — without advertising. “WordPress Essentials”, “Mastering WordPress” and “WordPress Tutorials” will surely come in handy. All eBooks are available in PDF, EPUB and MobiPocket formats. This bundle really gets your WordPress career started.

“WordPress Essentials” eBook (Techniques for Beginners) (164 pages)

If you want to find out how to extend the limitations of WordPress, this eBook for will help you improve your capabilities, so you can take full advantage of its flexibility. Learn how to build WordPress themes that sell, how to interact with the WordPress database, create a plugin, integrate Facebook with WordPress and use AJAX and HTML5 to produce engaging experience and maintainable code.

“Mastering WordPress” eBook (166 pages)

This eBook explains advanced methods and techniques which go beyond front-end experience and show how to customize back-end for your needs as well. You will learn the definitive guide to WordPress hooks and custom fields, power tips for WordPress template developers, tips for WordPress plugin developers and comprehensive introduction to advanced layout templates. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Coding Bundle (jQuery, JavaScript, CSS)

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 365 + 142 +122 pages
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH (2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3-943075-13-7

eBook Description:

Coding Bundle (jQuery, JavaScript, CSS)

This bundle includes three eBooks that will help you master the various areas of CSS, JavaScript and jQuery. Get the full hang of CSS: be it layouts, !important declarations, advanced CSS selectors, CSS specificity and inheritance, media queries or experimental CSS properties. The CSS eBook is a full compendium of advanced CSS techniques for professional Web developers.

Improve your JavaScript knowledge with valuable lessons from practice and learn your way around the new jQuery techniques. Of course, all three eBooks are available in PDF, EPUB and MobiPocket formats.

“Mastering CSS” (eBook, 365 pages)

Are you stumped by the rather sophisticated nature of CSS? Getting a grip on this still dewy technology isn’t quite as hard as you might think. Connecting the dots is easier when you have all the vital facts within reach. And that’s what “Mastering CSS” is all about. This eBook offers 15 hand-picked articles that overflow with professional advice and that reflect the deep experience of the Smashing Magazine authors you trust – authors who know exactly what they’re writing about.

Stop hiding behind cross-browser compatibility issues, and launch a counterstrike. Tame those advanced CSS selectors; learn your way around CSS3 media queries; pioneer the field of CSS3 keyframe animations. Get in the game, and learn how to use advanced CSS typography, CSS3 pseudo-classes and modern CSS layouts, while devising back-up solutions for older browsers. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Corporate Bundle (eBook, Illustrator Templates, Icon Set, WP Theme)

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH (2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3-943075-01-4

eBook Description:

Corporate Bundle (eBook, Illustrator Templates, Icon Set, WP Theme)

Now, that’s quite a deal: get a professional eBook and templates for your corporate designs in one swoop! Our Corporate Bundle contains a Smashing eCommerce eBook, a Corporate Identity Pack (including a business card design, a portfolio layout and stationary), a Swiss Retro Icon Set and a Corporate WordPress Theme all in one swoop! If you were looking for professional tools to get your business set up, this is the way to go – build your identity and start building a brand to be proud of. You’ll see how strong the influence of a positive business image is on your company reputation.

Smashing eCommerce eBook (256 pages)

Designing and developing eCommerce websites is a puzzle with thousands of pieces.

In this book you’ll be studying the universal principles for successful eCommerce websites, which include improving your check-out process and making your product displays more attractive. In reality, optimizing your conversion rates takes little effort. Find out how to resolve small usability issues to immense effect. Improve your conversion rates with A/B and multivariate testing? Use them to figure out how customers respond to minimal changes in design, content structure and check-out convenience. Customers decide whether to stay on a page in just a few (milli)seconds, so you better make them count! CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Mobile Bundle (eBook + HTML5 App)

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH (2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3-943075-01-4

eBook Description:

Mobile Bundle (eBook + HTML5 App)

This bundle includes a “Mobile Design” eBook which offers everything you need to keep up in the mobile Web game. Helpful articles on mobile Web design practices and iPhone apps, along with practical tips on design from Smashing Magazine’s professional authors, are complemented by insight into responsive Web design techniques and an exclusive study on mobile Web design trends.

Additionally, this bundle comes with Pocket HTML5 Template, a template for a mobile portfolio. Have your work with you at all times and feature your projects and pieces in an appropriate way. Impress your clients and get their attention with the mobile version of your portfolio.

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“Mobile Design” eBook (304 pages)

You know it and so do your clients: taking mobile devices into account is a crucial requirement for the success of websites today. Advanced smartphones and tablets like the iPhone and iPad are gaining popularity, and mobile Web usage is growing with no end in sight. Consequently, we are facing the challenge to create engaging mobile experiences, with state-of-the-art design solutions. This eBook offers everything you need to keep up in the mobile Web game. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Creative Design Bundle (Icons, Photoshop eBooks, InDesign Templates)

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 22 + 22 + 178 + 216 + 92 pages
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH (2010, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3-943075-17-5

eBook Description:

Creative Design Bundle (Icons, Photoshop eBooks, InDesign Templates)

Are you always looking out for practical tips to help you improve your skills in Photoshop? Have you ever thought of publishing an eBook or designing a professional book layout or just a brochure? We have put this bundle together to make it as easy as possible for you. This Creative Design Bundle includes the manual “How to Create an eBook using Apple Pages “, a template for eBooks (InDesign), an icon set for eBook design, two Smashing Photoshop eBooks and bulletproof legal templates to get your working process streamlined. Reduce all friction, brush up your Photoshop skills and get bulletproof legal documents and samples for your work.

Creative Icon Set for eBook Design (29 icons)

This goodie is a commissioned set of icons that was especially designed to complement your eBooks and use in your online eBook shop. The set consists of 29 eye-catching, useful and memorable icons in various formats, making it possible to adapt them to your needs - for example, in your blog or email newsletter.

The set includes icons for different eBook formats, such as ePub, Mobipocket and PDF, as well as for popular online stores, such as eBay, Amazon, iTunes and Kobo. You can also tease your audience by letting them know that you have a book in production using the “draft” icon, or announce that your book is ready to come out with the “new release” icon. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Web Design Bundle (Best Practices, UX, Typography, Business)

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 309 + 242 + 279 + 242 pages
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH (2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3-943075-08-3

eBook Description:

Web Design Bundle (Best Practices, UX, Typography, Business)

If you are a professional Web designer, or looking for an expert advice on how to become one, this bundle is for you. The bundle contains four high-quality Smashing eBooks on the various areas: the technical, visual and business side of Web design.

“Modern Web Design and Development” contains articles on on responsive Web design, Web security, coding tips and best practices for HTML5 and CSS3 as well as Photoshop tricks, UX persuasion triggers and designing for iPhone 4 Retina Display. The eBook touches on what Web designers should be ready for to keep abreast of new challenges and opportunities.

The “Getting Hang of Web Typography” eBook will help you master the challenges and possibilities of modern Web Typography. This eBook gives you the necessary background on macro- and microtypography, it teaches you how to choose suitable fonts and use modern techniques such as Web font embedding.

“Professional Web Design” Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 are comprehensive guides to best practices, techniques and concepts in modern Web design. Among other things, you’ll learn about the business side of Web design, professional workflow with clients, user experience and rapid prototyping. Also, you will clear up some myths about HTML5 and CSS3. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Fluent C#

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 888 pages
  • Publisher: Sams; 1st edition (October 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0672331047
  • ISBN-13: 978-0672331046

eBook Description:

Fluent C#

Based on the principles of cognitive science and instructional design, Fluent C# is a true tutorial that helps you build effective working models for understanding a large and complex subject: developing .NET Framework applications with C#. Unlike so-called “tutorials” that merely describe the material briefly, and offer an “exercise” that merely requires typing in already-provided source code, this book’s carefully paced exercises closely align with the brain’s natural learning processes. You will discover the material yourself- and absorb it more rapidly and effectively. Fluent C# successfully introduces you to the principles and concepts you need to use Object-Oriented Programming, Test-Driven Development, design patterns, and even the Microsoft Architectural Guidelines for building effective .NET software. It also teaches powerful C# 4.0 techniques for building presentation layers with WPF; business layers that incorporate workflow, activities, and services; and data access layers that utilizing the Entity Framework and LINQ. This book’s breadth is impressive. More important, its open, inviting graphical format and exercise-driven learning approach makes learning these complex topics easier and more natural than it’s ever been before.

Based on the principles of cognitive science and instructional design, Fluent C#, the first in the new Fluent Learning series, is a true tutorial that will help you build effective working models for understanding a large and complex subject: developing .NET Framework applications in C#. Most introductory books just talk at you and give you “exercises” that have more to do with taking dictation than actually learning. Fluent C# is different. It guides you through learning the way your mind likes to learn: by solving puzzles, making connections, and building genuine understanding instead of just memorizing random facts. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Fluent Visual Basic

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 880 pages
  • Publisher: Sams; 1st edition (November 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0672335808
  • ISBN-13: 978-0672335808

eBook Description:

Fluent Visual Basic

Based on the principles of cognitive science and instructional design, Fluent Visual Basic, part of the Fluent Learning series, is a true tutorial that will help you build effective working models for understanding a large and complex subject: developing .NET Framework applications in Visual Basic.

Most introductory books just talk at you and give you “exercises” that have more to do with taking dictation than actually learning. Fluent Visual Basic is different. It guides you through learning the way your mind likes to learn: by solving puzzles, making connections, and building genuine understanding instead of just memorizing random facts.

Based on the principles of cognitive science and advanced instructional design, Fluent Visual Basic is a true tutorial that helps the reader to build effective working models for developing .superior NET applications with the newest versions of Visual Basic. Conventional “tutorials” briefly describe the material and present an “exercise” requiring users to type already-provided source code. This book is radically different and better: its carefully-paced exercises have been designed to closely match the brain’s natural learning processes. Readers discover the material themselves – and therefore absorb it more rapidly and effectively. As they move forward, they don’t merely learn VB syntax: they internalize powerful concepts such as Microsoft application archetypes, VB design patterns, and test-driven design. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1st edition (November 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132121360
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132121361

eBook Description:

Android for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach

The Deitels’ App-Driven, Live Code Approach is simply the best way for working developers to master Android programming! Following up on their best-selling iPhone For Programmers, the Deitels teach Android programming through sixteen complete, working Android Apps. Each chapter presents new concepts through a single App. The authors first discuss what the App does, show screen shots, test drive the App, and present an overview of the technologies and architecture used to build it. Next, the authors walk through building the App, presenting complete code and providing a detailed “Live Code” walkthrough. As part of the code walkthrough, they discuss essential programming concepts, and demonstrate the functionality of relevant Android smartphone and Tablet APIs. Readers will gain hands-on experience with a wide spectrum of essential Android APIs. They will also learn how to use Eclipse and Android Development Tools (ADT) for Eclipse to successful create, debug, and deploy Android apps. The Deitels have long been the world’s #1 Java programming book authors. They have a large reader base: one that has grown even larger in the wake of their success iPhone For Programmers.

The professional programmer’s Deitel® guide to Android™ smartphone and tablet app development and the Eclipse IDE with the Android Development Tools (ADT) plug-in

Billions of apps have been downloaded from Android Market! This book gives you everything you’ll need to start developing great Android apps quickly and getting them published on Android Market. The book uses an app-driven approach each new technology is discussed in the context of 16 fully tested Android apps, complete with syntax coloring, code walkthroughs and sample outputs. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD