Developers don't get to spend a lot of time thinking about design, but many secretly wish they knew how to make their applications look just a little bit better. This book takes you on a journey through a web site redesign, where you'll learn the basic concepts of design, color theory, typography, and accessibility. You'll learn how to take a sketch and transform it into a digital mock up in Photo shop, and then finally into a working web page. You'll see how to develop logos, icons, and buttons using Illustrator and Photo shop, and then code a web page that will load fast, be easy to maintain, and most of all, be accessible to photo shop audiences.
Brian Hogan has been developing web sites for over 10 years as both an independent consultant and as a developer at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He also trains other developers on topics such as accessibility, Ruby on Rails, test-driven development, and graphic design concepts. Brian has written several popular articles related to the development and deployment of Rails applications on Windows.