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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 levels.

The third edition covers these contemporary web design topics:

  • Structural layer: HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.0 (9 chapters), including an alphabetical reference of all elements, attributes and character entities
  • Presentation layer: Ten all-new chapters on Cascading Style Sheets, Level 2.1, including an alphabetical reference of all properties and values.
  • Behavior layer: JavaScript and scripting with the Document Object Model (DOM)
  • Web environment: New web standards, browsers, display devices, accessibility, and internationalization
  • Web graphics optimization: Producing lean and mean GIF, JPEG, PNG, and animated GIFs
  • Multimedia: Web audio, video, Flash, and PDF

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.

Book News Annotation:

Arranged into 36 chapters, this reference reviews the technical details of developing web content with XML, XHTML, JavaScript, the DOM, graphics, audio, and video. The appendices list the elements and attributes in HTML 4 and the properties defined in CSS 2. The third edition adds ten chapters on cascading style sheets.
Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Arranged into 36 chapters, this reference reviews the technical details of developing web content with XML, XHTML, JavaScript, the DOM, graphics, audio, and video. The appendices list the elements and attributes in HTML 4 and the properties defined in CSS 2. The third edition adds ten chapters on cascading style sheets. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

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. Since then, she has worked as the creative director of Songline Studios (a former subsidiary of O'Reilly) and as a freelance designer and consultant since 1996. She is the author of the bestselling "Web Design in a Nutshell" and "Learning Web Design (O'Reilly), and she 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. In addition to designing, Jennifer enjoys cooking, travel, indie-rock, and making stuff. She maintains her own professional web site at http://www.littlechair.com as well.

Table of Contents

Foreword Contributors Technical Reviewers Preface Part I: The Web Environment Chapter 1: Web Standards Chapter 2: Designing for a Variety of Browsers Chapter 3: Designing for a Variety of Displays Chapter 4: A Beginner's Guide to the Server Chapter 5: Accessibility Chapter 6: Internationalization Part II: The Structural Layer: XML and (X)HTML Chapter 7: Introduction to XML Chapter 8: HTML and XHTML Overview Chapter 9: Document Structure Chapter 10: Text Elements Chapter 11: Creating Links Chapter 12: Images and Objects Chapter 13: Tables Chapter 14: Frames Chapter 15: Forms Part III: The Presentation Layer: Cascading Style Sheets Chapter 16: Cascading Style Sheets Fundamentals Chapter 17: Selectors Chapter 18: Font and Text Properties Chapter 19: Basic Box Properties Chapter 20: Color and Backgrounds Chapter 21: Floating and Positioning Chapter 22: CSS for Tables Chapter 23: Lists and Generated Content Chapter 24: CSS Techniques Chapter 25: Managing Browser Bugs: Workarounds, Hacks, and Filters Part IV: The Behavioral Layer: JavaScript and the DOM Chapter 26: Introduction to JavaScript Chapter 27: DOM Scripting Part V: Web Graphics Chapter 28: Web Graphics Overview Chapter 29: GIF Format Chapter 30: JPEG Format Chapter 31: PNG Format Chapter 32: Animated GIFs Part VI: Media Chapter 33: Audio on the Web Chapter 34: Video on the Web Chapter 35: The Flash Platform Chapter 36: Printing from the Web Part VII: Appendixes Appendix A: HTML Elements and Attributes Appendix B: CSS 2.1 Properties Appendix C: Character Entities Appendix D: Specifying Color Appendix E: Microformats: Extending (X)HTML Glossary Colophon

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