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Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to HTML, Graphics, and Beyond, Second Edition
Jennifer Niederst
0596004842
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
In Learning Web Design, author Jennifer Niederst shares the knowledge she's gained from years of web design experience, both as a designer and a teacher. This book starts from the beginning-- defining the Internet, the Web, browsers, and URLs -- so you don't need to have any previous knowledge about how the Web works. After reading this book, you'll have a solid foundation in HTML, graphics, and design principles that you can immediately put to use in creating effective web pages. In the second edition, Jennifer has updated the book to cover style sheets and reflect current web standards. She has also added exercises that help you to learn various techniques and short quizzes that make sure you're up to speed with key concepts. The companion CD-ROM contains material for all the exercises in the book, as...


Creating Web Pages for Dummies
Bud E. Smith
0764573276
October 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Creating Web pages isn't just for nerds anymore--far from it. You can't get far in any hobby without participating in its Web community; even the smallest businesses need good-looking, functional Web sites. Those facts mean you must be able to do your own site-building work, and Creating Web Pages for Dummies exists to share the skills you need to learn. This book goes a long way toward explaining Web publishing to newcomers to the field. It is not, however, much of an introduction to Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) or any other site development language, and you'll soon find yourself wishing for more information on the low-level code that makes your pages look and act the way they do.

Instead of focusing on HTML (see Elizabeth Castro's excellent HTML 4 for the World Wide Web for that), this book emphasizes Web...



Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide
Eric A. Meyer
0596005253
March 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Cascading Style Sheets can put a great deal of control and flexibility into the hands of a Web designer--in theory. In reality, however, varying browser support for CSS1 and lack of CSS2 implementation makes CSS a very tricky topic. Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide is a comprehensive text that shows how to take advantage of the benefits of CSS while keeping compatibility issues in mind.

The book is very upfront about the spotty early browser support for CSS1 and the sluggish adoption of CSS2. However, enthusiasm for the technology spills out of the pages, making a strong case for even the most skeptical reader to give CSS a whirl and count on its future. The text covers CSS1 in impressive depth--not only the syntactical conventions but also more general concepts such as specificity and inheritance. ...



Professional Web Design: Techniques and Templates
Clint Eccher
1584503653
November 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Review
Clint Eccher has designed professional Web sites for seven years and now makes some of his designs available as templates through his own site (A5design.com) and with his new book, Professional Web Design. You get 50 templates (each of which features home and second-level pages) and careful instructions on how to adapt them for your own use. Along the way, Eccher offers sound advice on good Web design practices; a little bit about HTML, cascading style sheets, and JavaScript; a look at JPEGs and GIFs; and some insight into "comping" (sketching) a site design for the client's approval.

For the most part, however, this book addresses just those aspects of Web design that readers will need to know in order to successfully utilize the templates. These are designed as "mortised" sites; that is, they are built with nested tables...



Web Style Guide: Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites
Patrick J. Lynch
0300088981
April 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
In 160 pages of expert instruction, authors Patrick J. Lynch and Sarah Horton put the essence of the Yale University Center for Advanced Instructional Media's wonderful online site design guide into traditional print.

The book begins the presentation of its helpful and forward-looking advice with a discussion of the overall process of defining the objectives and users of your Web site, as well as the goals you will use to measure your progress. The authors then use time-tested, traditional print concepts to clearly illustrate how to make your site interface welcoming and efficient. High-quality illustrations show how to design for overall style and professional appeal. The sections on typography and editorial style set this manual apart from many Web style guides with attention to the fine details that separate the good...



Creating a Web Page in HTML: Visual QuickProject Guide
Elizabeth Castro
032127847X
August 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Creating beautifully coded HTML Web pages that perform predictably and consistently across all browsers and platforms can be a daunting task, but best-selling author Elizabeth Castro knows that most readers don't need an encyclopedic reference, just simple instructions for creating their first Web page. This compact guide delivers! Rather than explaining every tag and option, she demonstrates the quickest, easiest, smartest route to creating that first Web page. Each short section walks readers through the construction of a single phase or component, so they learn how to plan a site, prepare Web images, insert links and graphics, and publish their finished pages to the Web. Project-based, step-by-step instructions and large, full-color screen shots make the information instantly accessible, and the author's...


Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004: Training from the Source
Peachpit Press Staff
0321219198
November 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Learning is doing--which means you're guaranteed to expand your skill set exponentially as you work your way through the 18 project-based tutorials that form the core of this volume on Macromedia's Dreamweaver MX 2004. With its powerful combination of visual layout tools, application development features, and code editing support, Dreamweaver MX 2004 really is a Web designer's dream, and Macromedia's official guide shows you how to transform your dream projects into real-life success stories by creating and maintaining Web sites in an environment that integrates both visual editing and code editing. By re-creating the book's sample Web site, you'll learn the skills and techniques necessary to create your own widely accessible sites. In addition to the basics of creating a Web page that incorporates text, graphics and...


Creating Cool Web Sites with HTML, XHTML, and CSS
Dave Taylor
0764557386
April 2004
Paperback
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Review
“…difficult to fault the quality of information provided…” (PC Utilities, August 2004)

Book Description
Walks readers through the process of creating a basic Web site from scratch using HMTL, the basis for billions of Web pages, and then jazzing it up with advanced techniques from the author's award-winning sites This updated edition features new material that shows readers how to attract visitors to a site and keep them there, including new JavaScript examples and coverage of cascading style sheets and XHTML, technologies that make building successful Web sites even easier Also features exciting new tips and tricks for beginning and advanced users, as well as more expanded examples and samples for users to incorporate in their own sites ...


Learning PHP 5
David Sklar
0596005601
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
PHP has gained a following among non-technical web designers who need to add interactive aspects to their sites. Offering a gentle learning curve, PHP is an accessible yet powerful language for creating dynamic web pages. As its popularity has grown, PHP's basic feature set has become increasingly more sophisticated. Now PHP 5 boasts advanced features--such as new object-oriented capabilities and support for XML and Web Services--that will please even the most experienced web professionals while still remaining user-friendly enough for those with a lower tolerance for technical jargon. If you've wanted to try your hand at PHP but haven't known where to start, then Learning PHP 5 is the book you need. If you've wanted to try your hand at PHP but haven't known where to start, then Learning PHP 5 is the...


Dreamweaver 8 For Dummies
Janine Warner
0764596497
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Publishing in conjunction with the release of the next version of Dreamweaver, this book offers a friendly introduction to this sophisticated program that is noted for its advanced features, such as the capability to seamlessly move between visual and HTML modes Covers the key features of Dreamweaver, including how to design a well-planned site, coordinate the design work, and add graphics Addresses using Cascading Style Sheets, adding interactivity, working with multimedia files, building a dynamic site, bringing data into the site, and more The companion Web site features links to trial versions of several software programs, templates to make building a site quicker and easier, sample Flash animations, a glossary of Dreamweaver lingo, all the examples provided in the book, and more ...

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