Web Copy That Sells: The Revolutionary Formula for Creating Killer Copy That Grabs Their Attention and Compels Them to Buy

With the rise of social networks, “Twitterized” attention spans, and new forms of video content, the techniques that worked in crafting attention-grabbing, clickable, and actionable online copy a few years ago are simply not as effective today. Thoroughly revised, the third edition of “Web Copy That Sells” gives readers proven methods for achieving phenomenal success with their online sales and marketing efforts. They will learn to: use psychological tactics that compel Web surfers to buy; create effective, highly-targeted Facebook ads; test copy to maximize response; write online marketing video scripts that sell; craft compelling copy for interactive advertising banners; produce high-converting video sales letters; and more. Proven and practical, “Web Copy That Sells” shows how to quickly turn lackluster sites into “perpetual money machines,” streamline key messages down to irresistible “cyber bites”…and ensure that Web copy, e-mail, and marketing communications pack a fast, powerful-and sales generating-punch.

Graphic Style Lab: Develop Your Own Style with 50 Hands-On Exercises (Playing)

Graphic Style Lab is a lively and playful approach to discovering different design styles. This guidebook is full of experimental design projects that cover the distinctions between a personal and universal style, historical and contemporary style, one-of-a kind styles. You’ll also discover how lettering, type and typography often define style.

Improve your awareness and sensitivity to type styles, forms, and type choices through these visual experiments, and boost your confidence in your personal and professional work.

Graphic Style Lab can be used in the classroom or independently. Go directly to any of the step-by-step exercises and create extraordinarily creative graphic design. Don’t be afraid to try something different! Graphic Style Lab offers 50 experiments that apply the fundamental principles of graphic design in a way that is creative, fun and interactive.

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites, 3rd Edition

The post-Ajaxian Web 2.0 world of wikis, folksonomies, and mashups makes well-planned information architecture even more essential. How do you present large volumes of information to people who need to find what they’re looking for quickly? This classic primer shows information architects, designers, and web site developers how to build large-scale and maintainable web sites that are appealing and easy to navigate.

The new edition is thoroughly updated to address emerging technologies — with recent examples, new scenarios, and information on best practices — while maintaining its focus on fundamentals. With topics that range from aesthetics to mechanics, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web explains how to create interfaces that users can understand right away. Inside, you’ll find:

  • An overview of information architecture for both newcomers and experienced practitioners
  • The fundamental components of an architecture, illustrating the interconnected nature of these systems. Updated, with updates for tagging, folksonomies, social classification, and guided navigation
  • Tools, techniques, and methods that take you from research to strategy and design to implementation. This edition discusses blueprints, wireframes and the role of diagrams in the design phase
  • A series of short essays that provide practical tips and philosophical advice for those who work on information architecture
  • The business context of practicing and promoting information architecture, including recent lessons on how to handle enterprise architecture
  • Case studies on the evolution of two large and very different information architectures, illustrating best practices along the way

How do you document the rich interfaces of web applications? How do you design for multiple platforms and mobile devices? With emphasis on goals and approaches over tactics or technologies, this enormously popular book gives you knowledge about information architecture with a framework that allows you to learn new approaches — and unlearn outmoded ones.