Web Design in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference PDF

Title Web Design in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference
Author Jennifer Niederst Robbins
Publisher O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Category Internet & Web Software Development & Engineering
Released Date 2006-02-20
Language English
Format EPUB / PDF
Pages 828
Total Downloads 4,414,841
Total Views 13,244,744
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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.

Our popular reference, Web Design in a Nutshell, is one of the first books to capture this new web landscape with an edition that's been completely rewritten and expanded to reflect the state of the art. In addition to being an authoritative reference for (X)HTML and Cascading Style Sheets, this book also provides an overview of the unique requirements of designing for the Web and gets to the nitty-gritty of JavaScript and DOM Scripting, web graphics optimization, and multimedia production. It is an indispensable tool for web designers and developers of all leve...


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If you're new to web design and need to learn a lot fast, this is the perfect book for you. The problem with books on the Internet is that they're outdated almost immediately. This book is no exception. The only parts still of use to me are those on optimizing web graphics. It's also interesting as a look back into how the Internet worked a few years ago to better help understand where it is now.I got this book cheap used on Amazon so I'm happy with it. I just wish you could trade in older versions for a discount on the new one!


Invaluable guide to HTML! Couldn't do without this. Note Third edition is now out, and apparently heavily updated from my old first ed...


Good overview of many web concepts (for when book was published, anyway). Other references cover more in depth, but that's the limitation, of such a reference book. Packs a lot in for its breadth of content.