Web Design in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference (Google eBook)
Are you still designing web sites like it's 1999? If so, you're in for a surprise. Since the last edition of this book appeared five years ago, there has been a major climate change with regard to web standards. Designers are no longer using (X)HTML as a design tool, but as a means of defining the meaning and structure of content. Cascading Style Sheets are no longer just something interesting to tinker with, but rather a reliable method for handling all matters of presentation, from fonts and colors to the layout of the entire page. In fact, following the standards is now a mandate of professional web design.
The third edition covers these contemporary web design topics:
Organized so that readers can find answers quickly, Web Design in a Nutshell, Third Edition helps experienced designers come up to speed quickly on standards-based web design, and serves as a quick reference for those already familiar with the new standards and technology.
There are many books for web designers, but none that address such a wide variety of topics. Find out why nearly half a million buyers have made this the most popular web design book available.
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Review: Web Design in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick ReferenceUser 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
Review: Web Design in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick ReferenceUser Review - Bonnie - Goodreads
This is a great book for people new to web development. It gives you what you need to know and tells you how it works. It's not just telling you the rule and the properties. For example, the chapter on CSS box model is very helpful to understanding how CSS works. Read full review
CSS for Tables
Lists and Generated Content
Workarounds Hacks and Filters
Introduction to XML
HTML and XHTML Overview
Images and Objects
Cascading Style Sheets Fundamentals
Font and Text Properties
Basic Box Properties
Color and Backgrounds
Floating and Positioning