Web Design in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", 2001 - Computers - 618 pages
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Web Design in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition contains the nitty-gritty on everything you need to know to design web pages. It's the good stuff, without the fluff, written and organized so that answers can be found quickly. This completely revised and expanded 2nd edition is chock-full of information about the wide range of front-end technologies and techniques from which web designers and authors must draw.

Web Design in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition is an excellent reference for HTML 4.01 tags (including tables, frames, forms, color, and cascading style sheets) with special attention given to browser support, platform idiosyncrasies, and standards. You'll also find lots of updated information on using graphics, multimedia, audio and video, and advanced technologies such Dynamic HTML, Javascript, and XML, as well as new chapters on XHTML, WML, and SMIL. This book is an indispensable tool for web designers and authors of all levels.

Web Design in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition includes:

  • Discussions of the web environment including monitors and browsers, printing from the Web, accessibility, and internationalization
  • A complete reference to HTML and Server Side Includes, including up-to-date browser support (Netscape 6, IE 6.0, and Opera 5) for every tag and attribute
  • Updated chapters on creating GIF, animated GIF, JPEG, and PNG graphics, including designing with the Web Palette
  • Information on multimedia and interactivity, including audio, video, Flash 5 and Shockwave, and a new chapter on SMIL
  • A revised tutorial and reference on Cascading Style Sheets
  • Appendixes detailing HTML tags, attributes, deprecated tags, proprietary tags, CSS compatibility and support, and character entities


  

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Review: Web Design in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference

User Review  - John - Goodreads

The book gives quick introductions to most of the tools and technologies needed for starting out in web design. The book does not go too in-depth on anything, but provides resources for further ... Read full review

Review: Web Design in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference

User Review  - Rahmat Romadon - Goodreads

This book is very helpful for introduction in study and learning web design for beginner like me. It's very simple and easy to understand. Generally applicable and to-the-point explanation, but not in ... Read full review

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Niederst was one of the first designers for the Web. She has taught Web design at the Massachusetts College of Art and the Interactive Factory in Boston, MA.

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