Principles of Web Design

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Cengage Learning, Mar 25, 2008 - Computers - 460 pages
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The ultimate guide to Web site design, Principles of Web Design, Fourth Edition leads you through the entire Web site creation process, from start to finish, while developing and enhancing your HTML, CSS, and visual design skills along the way. You'll begin by learning about the Web design environment and the principles of sound Web design, continue to planning site layout and navigation, and progress to Web typography, colors and images, working with CSS, and more. Updated to include the latest Web design technologies and trends, this Fourth Edition features all-new sections on Web accessibility, standards-based coding, and CSS positioning, as well as technical updates and new screen shots throughout. Armed with valuable knowledge and plenty of hands-on activities, you will gain a solid understanding of designing successful, standards-based Web sites that are portable across different operating systems, browsers, and connection speeds.
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Contents

Understanding the Web Design Environment
1
Web Site Design Principles
31
Planning the Site
63
Planning Site Navigation
91
Working with Tables
119
Introducing Cascading Style Sheets
159
Web Typography
187
Graphics and Color
225
Creating Positioned Layouts
311
Creating Framed Layouts
337
Working with Forms
365
Web Page Design Studio
395
XHTML Reference
435
CSS Reference
451
Glossary
461
Index
466

Using the Box Properties
271

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

Joel Sklar is an instructional designer and technical trainer specializing in HTML, XML, and Web technologies. He has taught markup languages and Web design to thousands of technical professionals in the New England area. Joel's consulting business offers a range of technical and design classes as well as customized courseware and e-learning development. Known for his lively hands-on demonstrations, Joel has presented at Web and technical conferences throughout the United States.

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