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Learning CSS technology and continually improving one?s design and developer skills is essential for every Web designer. Professional Web Design: Techniques and Templates (CSS and XHTML), Third Edition educates beginning-to-intermediate Web designers on crucial design issues through general discussion, case studies, and helpful tips and techniques. Using easy-to-understand language and concepts, the book bridges the knowledge gap from XHTML table-based design to full CSS-based design, helping you master the most current technologies and techniques needed. With over 13 years of experience as a Web designer for Fortune 500 companies, non-profi ts, and small businesses alike, author Clint Eccher has learned numerous tips and techniques of the trade and discloses them here, saving you time and potential aggravation by alerting you to potential pitfalls. Best of all, he shares over 200 of the completely customizable design templates that he has developed over the years on this book?s companion CD-ROM! The designs included on the CD illustrate the book?s content and offer you a variety of options?XHTML table-based coded Web sites, e-newsletters, signatures, Photoshop-only designs, and CSS-coded designs. These designs not only offer the reader a variety of designs that can be quickly customized and used, but are great for inspiration as well. This is a complete Web design training course and free library of templates all in one!

Book News Annotation:

The new edition of this guide for beginning to intermediate Web designers includes 15 new Webpage templates (there are 65 now), and expanded coverage of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), client-side scripting with JavaScript, and server-side scripting with PHP. Topics include the concepts of mortising images and nesting tables; understanding graphics; branding a site; enhancing usability by simplifying architecture and developing consistent navigation; creating a comp (a mock-up of a page design); breaking up the comp into HTML, testing the page in Internet Explorer and Netscape, and uploading the site; tips and tricks for images, navigation, and color; and case studies for low-, medium-, and high-content designs. The final chapter describes how to customize the templates.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Professional Web Design: Techniques and Templates (CSSandXHTML), Third Edition, is the must-have book for designers who want to expand their skills and improve the quality of their designs. Learning CSS technology and continually improving one's design and developer skills is becoming increasingly essential for every Web designer in today's marketplace. This book teaches designers and developers how to bridge the knowledge gap from XHTML table-based design to full CSS-based design, and master the technologies and techniques needed. But the book isn't just about the theory behind design; it's about putting it into practice right away. Using more than 200 customizable design templates on the companion disc, designers can put to use what they learn immediately.

Synopsis:

Whether you are an intermediate Web designer looking to take your sites to the next level or a more experienced designer looking to improve your professional skills, you will find the tools to meet your needs in Professional Web Design: Techniques and Templates, Second Edition. This completely updated version of the best-selling book features the 50 professional-quality, license-free Web design templates from the original, as well as 15 new templates, all of which can be easily customized and extended. Each ready-to-use design includes a homepage, and one second-level page, and the framework to build subsequent pages. All of the specific techniques that are required for building these and other highly usable sites have been updated to cover the latest technologies, including HTML, XHTML, JavaScript, CSS, Photoshop CS, and PHP. Also included are five new HTML e-mail templates, an increasingly important marketing tool. Detailed tutorials and hands-on projects teach both basic and sophisticated design concepts, including how to create designs for low, medium, or high content sites and the strengths and weaknesses of each. The new edition also includes four new chapters on Cascading Style Sheets, using client-side scripting, creating dynamic sites, and an overview of the new Web designs. It covers important topics such as client- and server-side scripting, security, and using databases to update a site,s content.

About the Author

Clint Eccher (Fort Collins, CO) is an award winning Web designer with more than 15 years of experience designing and developing professional Web sites. He is the owner of A5design, a Web design company that not only subcontracts to various marketing, advertising, and IT organizations, but also is commissioned by Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, and small businesses for Web design and development. In addition to authoring the previous editions of Professional Web Design: Techniques and Templates, which have been published in five different languages, he is also the author of Advanced Professional Web Design: Techniques and Templates. Eric Hunley (Hampton, VA) is an instructor and Web Developer.He has taught and developed numerous courses including 25 different courses at the University of Arizona Extended University, including many on Macromedia and Web design. He is is the author of Web Design with Macromedia Studio MX 2004 and co-author of Professional Web Design: Techniques and Templates, Second Edition. Erik Simmons (Oro Valley, AZ) is an independent designer and illustrator, and is the principal of the online creative studios Vividology.com and FullAfterburner.com. He has won multiple awards for his design work and has served clients such as Hewlett-Packard, UTI, the U.S. Government, as well as several national non-profit organizations.

Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Overview of Web Development Today Chapter 2: Designing for the Past, Present, and Future Chapter 3: Things to Consider Before Beginning Chapter 4: Enhancing Usability Chapter 5: Gathering Requirements and Creating a Comp Chapter 6: What Is Needed to Build Mortised Sites Chapter 7: Understanding Graphics Chapter 8: Understanding the Basics of Creating Mortised CSS Designs Chapter 9: Case Study: Low-Content CSS Design Chapter 10: Case Study: Medium-Content CSS Design Chapter 11: Case Study: High-Content CSS Design Chapter 12: Case Study: Full-Height Three-Column Layout Chapter 13: Case Study: Background-Based Design Chapter 14: Case Study: A CSS Form Chapter 15: Case Study: Low-Content XHTML Template Chapter 16: Tips and Techniques Chapter 17: Customizing the Designs Included in This Book Appendix: Templates Inclouded on the CD

Product Details

ISBN:
9781584503651
Subtitle:
Techniques and Templates
Author:
Eccher, Clint
Author:
Hunley, Eric
Author:
int Eccher
Author:
Simmons, Erik
Author:
Cl
Publisher:
Charles River Media
Subject:
Internet - Web Site Design
Subject:
Interactive multimedia
Subject:
Careers
Subject:
Graphic Arts
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Series:
Charles River Media Internet & Web Design
Publication Date:
November 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
586
Dimensions:
9.29x7.35x1.19 in. 2.43 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Professional Web Design: Techniques and Templates (CSSandXHTML), Third Edition, is the must-have book for designers who want to expand their skills and improve the quality of their designs. Learning CSS technology and continually improving one's design and developer skills is becoming increasingly essential for every Web designer in today's marketplace. This book teaches designers and developers how to bridge the knowledge gap from XHTML table-based design to full CSS-based design, and master the technologies and techniques needed. But the book isn't just about the theory behind design; it's about putting it into practice right away. Using more than 200 customizable design templates on the companion disc, designers can put to use what they learn immediately.
"Synopsis" by , Whether you are an intermediate Web designer looking to take your sites to the next level or a more experienced designer looking to improve your professional skills, you will find the tools to meet your needs in Professional Web Design: Techniques and Templates, Second Edition. This completely updated version of the best-selling book features the 50 professional-quality, license-free Web design templates from the original, as well as 15 new templates, all of which can be easily customized and extended. Each ready-to-use design includes a homepage, and one second-level page, and the framework to build subsequent pages. All of the specific techniques that are required for building these and other highly usable sites have been updated to cover the latest technologies, including HTML, XHTML, JavaScript, CSS, Photoshop CS, and PHP. Also included are five new HTML e-mail templates, an increasingly important marketing tool. Detailed tutorials and hands-on projects teach both basic and sophisticated design concepts, including how to create designs for low, medium, or high content sites and the strengths and weaknesses of each. The new edition also includes four new chapters on Cascading Style Sheets, using client-side scripting, creating dynamic sites, and an overview of the new Web designs. It covers important topics such as client- and server-side scripting, security, and using databases to update a site,s content.
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