Teach Yourself VISUALLY Web Design

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Wiley, Sep 24, 2010 - Computers - 368 pages
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The mechanics of Web design made easy for visual learners

An effective Web site combines good graphic design principles with a functional user interface. This colorful, step-by-step guide shows visual learners how to plan, develop, and publish a site, all with easy-to-follow lessons. Each task is illustrated with screen shots accompanied by numbered steps. You’ll learn all the tools and techniques for creating great-looking Web sites that users will love.

  • Good Web design incorporates basic graphic design principles as well as the techniques required to make a site easy to navigate and user-friendly
  • Those who learn best when someone shows them how will quickly get up to speed with the full-color screen shots and step-by-step illustrations in this visual guide
  • Covers planning a site, creating eye-popping content with popular Adobe tools, building in functionality with HTML and CSS, testing the site, taking it live, and keeping it up to date
  • Companion Web site features code and design examples for experimentation

If you find learning easier when someone shows you how to do something, you’ll quickly learn to build Web sites with Teach Yourself VISUALLY Web Design.

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Great book for beginners..easy to follow instructions and well illustrated. For those who wanting a easy, quick way to learn web design this is a good start and future reference material.

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About the author (2010)

Rob Huddleston has been developing Web pages and applications since 1994, and has been an instructor since 1999, teaching Web and graphic design to thousands of students. His clients have included the United States Bureau of Land Management, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the States of California and Nevada and many other federal, city, and county agencies; the United States Army and Air Force; Fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Safeway, and Coca-Cola; software companies including Adobe, Oracle, Intuit, and Autodesk; the University of California, San Francisco State University, and the University of Southern California; and hundreds of small businesses and nonprofit agencies, both in the United States and abroad. Rob is an Adjunct Professor in the Interactive Media program at the Art Institute of California, Sacramento. He is an Adobe Certified Instructor, Certified Expert, and Certified Developer, serves as an Adobe User Group Manager, and has been named as an Adobe Community Professional for his volunteer work answering user questions in online forums. He also helps users as an expert moderator on Adobe's Community Help system.
Rob is the author of XML: Your visual blueprint for building expert Web sites with XML, CSS, XHTML, and XSLT; HTML, XHTML, and CSS: Your visual blueprint for designing effective Web pages; Master VISUALLY: Dreamweaver CS4 and Flash CS4 Professional; ActionScript: Your visual blueprint for creating interactive projects in Flash CS4 Professional; and the Flash Catalyst CS5 Bible. You can visit Rob's blog at www.robhuddleston.com, or follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/robhuddles.

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