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Stephanie Stimac
  • MEAP began April 2022
  • Publication in Spring 2023 (estimated)
  • ISBN 9781617299476
  • 275 pages (estimated)
  • printed in black & white
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Solve common application design and usability issues with flair! These essential design and UX techniques will help you create good user experiences, iterate smoothly on frontend features, and collaborate effectively with designer colleagues.

In Design for Developers you will learn how to:

  • Use color, typography, and layout to create hierarchy on a web page
  • Apply color palettes consistently in a user interface
  • Choose the correct typefaces and fonts
  • Conduct user research to validate design decisions
  • Quickly plan a website’s layout and structure

In Design for Developers, author Stephanie Stimac shares the unique insights she’s learned as a designer on the Microsoft Developer Experiences team. This one-of-a-kind book provides a developer-centric approach to the essential design fundamentals of modern web applications. You’ll learn how to craft a polished visual design with just color, space, and typeface, and put all your new skills into practice to design a website from scratch.

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Having good design sense will make you a better web developer. This practical guide teaches you essential design and UX principles so you can speak the language of design and make more informed decisions about how you build your apps. You’ll also get up to speed with the design workflow, and learn how to integrate the design process effectively into the development lifecycle.

about the book

Design for Developers lays out everything you need to deliver great UX, intuitive UIs, and beautiful frontends. You’ll appreciate the developer-centric perspective demonstrated through real-world websites. This book covers every part of the design process, including user research and user experience design. You’ll get useful techniques for visual design elements of color, typography, and layout and learn how the components of design and UX fit together in practice.

about the reader

For web developers familiar with HTML, CSS, and the JavaScript basics.

about the author

Stephanie Stimac is a design technologist and senior product manager who focuses on building and improving developer experiences. She previously worked on the Microsoft Edge browser for 6 years before joining RapidAPI. She studied web design and has worked as both a designer and front-end developer with clients that include Microsoft, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Safeway and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Apart from her work focusing on identifying developer needs in the browser web platform, Stephanie frequently speaks on the topics of user interface and visual design at conferences around the world.

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