Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to (X)HTML, StyleSheets, and Web Graphics

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Jun 29, 2007 - Computers - 464 pages
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Everything you need to know to create professional web sites is right here. Learning Web Design starts from the beginning -- defining how the Web and web pages work -- and builds from there. By the end of the book, you'll have the skills to create multi-column CSS layouts with optimized graphic files, and you'll know how to get your pages up on the Web.

This thoroughly revised edition teaches you how to build web sites according to modern design practices and professional standards. Learning Web Design explains:

  • How to create a simple (X)HTML page, how to add links and images
  • Everything you need to know about web standards -- (X)HTML, DTDs, and more
  • Cascading Style Sheets -- formatting text, colors and backgrounds, using the box model, page layout, and more
  • All about web graphics, and how to make them lean and mean through optimization
  • The site development process, from start to finish
  • Getting your pages on the Web -- hosting, domain names, and FTP
The book includes exercises to help you to learn various techniques, and short quizzes to make sure you're up to speed with key concepts. If you're interested in web design, Learning Web Design is the place to start.
  

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Review: Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to (X)HTML, StyleSheets, and Web Graphics

User Review  - Denis Vukosav - Goodreads

"Learning Web Design" written by Jennifer Niederst Robbins is book intended for beginners in web design profession. On its 600 pages student will be taught about basics of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and ... Read full review

Review: Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to (X)HTML, StyleSheets, and Web Graphics

User Review  - Jeffrey Ward - Goodreads

Although, I marked this as finished, I will be revisiting this book from time to time because it is probably one of the best textbooks I have ever read. I very much like its comprehensive coverage and how it provides hands-on practice. Read full review

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Page 1 - Conventions Used in This Book The following typographic conventions are used in this book: • Code lines, commands, statements, variables, and any text you type or see onscreen appears in a mono typeface.

About the author (2007)

Jennifer Niederst Robbins was one of the first designers for the Web. As the designer of O'Reilly's Global Network Navigator (GNN), the first commercial web site, she has been designing for the Web since 1993. She is the author of the bestselling "Web Design in a Nutshell" (O'Reilly), and has taught web design at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and Johnson and Wales University in Providence. She has spoken at major design and Internet events including SXSW Interactive, Seybold Seminars, the GRAFILL conference (Geilo, Norway), and one of the first W3C International Expos.

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