In The Web Designer's 101 Most Important Decisions, Scott Parker distils his in-depth experience of web publishing into 101 practical insights that readers can draw on with ease. He offers best-practice and insider tips, from the basics--ensuring your web design is easily accessible and quick to load at the click of a mouse, and how to encourage people to return to your web pages and recommend them over and over again--through to designing diverse content and planning for the growth and development of your website, whether it's for business, professional or personal use. Not only for web designers, but also for anyone commissioning a web designer, this book offers a host of graphic design, process and technical tips, all fully illustrated, that will enhance your web publishing and help you stand out from the crowd!
Today's Integrated Circuit (IC) architects depend on Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software to conquer the overwhelming complexity of Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) designs. As the complexity of IC chips is still fast increasing, it is critical to maintain the momentum towards growing productivity of EDA tools. On the other hand, single-core Central Processing Unit (CPU) performance is unlikely to see significant improvement in the near future. It is thus essential to develop highly efficient parallel algorithms and implementations for EDA applications so that their overall productivity can continue to increase in a scalable fashion. Among various emergent parallel platforms, Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) now offer the highest single-chip computing throughput. A large body of research has therefore been dedicated to accelerating EDA applications with GPUs. Electronic Design Automation with Graphic Processors is a timely state-of-the-art review of the existing literature on GPU-based EDA computing. Considering the substantial diversity of VLSI Computer Aided Design (CAD) algorithms, it puts forward a taxonomy of EDA computing patterns, which can be used as basic building blocks to construct complex EDA applications. GPU-based acceleration techniques for these patterns are then reviewed, and, building on this foundation, it goes on to survey recent works on building efficient data-parallel algorithms and implementations to unleash the power of GPUs for EDA applications.
All textile designs start with an idea sketch, which is later put into a repeat. A textile designer knows that the fabric will be silkscreened in a limited number of colors. So a textile sketch usually includes the all-important separations between colors, making it better for coloring than other kinds of sketches. This adult coloring book offers you an insider's glimpse into the archives of a working textile designer, where beauty meets industry and both flourish. Yolanda Fundora has been licensing her designs to the quilting industry for over 20 years. She is also a fine artist, illustrator, quilt designer, and graphic designer. You can see more of her work at www.urbanamishfabrics.com and www.TowardADigitalAesthetic.com.
The last few decades have seen an explosion in the production of critical theories, with deconstructionists, poststructuralists, postmodernists, second-wave feminists, new historicists, cultural materialists, postcolonialists, black critics and queer theorists, among a host of others, all vying for our attention. This vast range of interpretations can leave one feeling confused and frustrated. This book provides a route through the tangled jungle of competing theories, in an accessible and enjoyable manner.
The VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL) provides a standard machine processable notation for describing hardware. VHDL is the result of a collaborative effort between IBM, Intermetrics, and Texas Instruments; sponsored by the Very High Speed Integrated Cir- cuits (VHSIC) program office of the Department of Defense, beginning in 1981. Today it is an IEEE standard (1076-1987), and several simulators and other automated support tools for it are available commercially. By providing a standard notation for describing hardware, especially in the early stages of the hardware design process, VHDL is expected to reduce both the time lag and the cost involved in building new systems and upgrading existing ones. VHDL is the result of an evolutionary approach to language devel- opment starting with high level hardware description languages existing in 1981. It has a decidedly programming language flavor, resulting both from the orientation of hardware languages of that time, and from a ma- jor requirement that VHDL use Ada constructs wherever appropriate. During the 1980's there has been an increasing current of research into high level specification languages for systems, particularly in the software area, and new methods of utilizing specifications in systems de- velopment. This activity is worldwide and includes, for example, object- oriented design, various rigorous development methods, mathematical verification, and synthesis from high level specifications. VAL (VHDL Annotation Language) is a simple further step in the evolution of hardware description languages in the direction of applying new methods that have developed since VHDL was designed.
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