About the Book

Graphics are key to the user experience of online content, especially now that users are accessing that content on a multitude of devices: smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops.

This book provides foundational methodology for optimal use of graphics that begins with HTML and CSS, and delves into the worlds of typography, color, transparency, accessibility, imagery, and layout for optimal delivery on all the different devices people use today.

It serves beginners and intermediate web builders alike with a complete foundation needed to create successful illustrative and navigational imagery for web and mobile. Coverage includes:

  • lessons on typography, icons, color, and images
  • the latest information on HTML5, CSS3, and other modern technologies
  • in-depth exploration of image formats: GIF, PNG, JPEG, and SVG
  • ways to employ adaptive strategies for responsive web design

Editorial Reviews

Chris Mills, Open Standards Evangelist and Editor of dev.opera:

“If you’re a designer trying to make sense of all the new breed of web technologies, this is the book for you”

Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman, Co-Founder of Unicorn Institute:

“In his book, Designing Web & Mobile Graphics, Christopher Schmitt uses easy-to-understand language to guide you through the process of designing web and mobile experiences. This book is a fantastic way to learn the nuts and bolts that you can practically apply to create experiences both for the Web and for mobile devices.”

Marc Grabanski, Founder of Frontend Masters Workshop Series:

“If you’re looking for a comprehensive guide to getting started with web design, this is it.”