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Do you want to build web pages, but have no previous experience? This friendly guide is the perfect place to start. Youll begin at square one, learning how the Web and web pages work, and then steadily build from there. By the end of the book, youll have the skills to create a simple site with multi-column pages that adapt for mobile devices.

Learn how to use the latest techniques, best practices, and current web standards—including HTML5 and CSS3. Each chapter provides exercises to help you to learn various techniques, and short quizzes to make sure you understand key concepts.

This thoroughly revised edition is ideal for students and professionals of all backgrounds and skill levels, whether youre a beginner or brushing up on existing skills.

  • Build HTML pages with text, links, images, tables, and forms
  • Use style sheets (CSS) for colors, backgrounds, formatting text, page layout, and even simple animation effects
  • Learn about the new HTML5 elements, APIs, and CSS3 properties that are changing what you can do with web pages
  • Make your pages display well on mobile devices by creating a responsive web design
  • Learn how JavaScript works—and why the language is so important in web design
  • Create and optimize web graphics so theyll download as quickly as possible

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HTML just keeps evolving, and web designers need to know how to combine it with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript to build today's striking and useful sites. The explosion of browser support for HTML5 has driven new lines of innovation, but designers need to know which parts of HTML5 are ready now and how to work through their strengths and weaknesses.

Learning Web Design provides a no-nonsense guide to the maze of options novice designers face, offering clear advice for creating attractive web sites and applications. Everything you need to know to create professional web sites is right here. Youll start at the beginning—learning how the Web and web pages work—and build your knowledge 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. It 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.

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. 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.

Table of Contents

PrefaceGetting StartedChapter 1: Where Do I Start?Chapter 2: How the Web WorksChapter 3: Some Big Concepts You Need to KnowHTML Markup for StructureChapter 4: Creating a Simple Page: (HTML Overview)Chapter 5: Marking Up TextChapter 6: Adding LinksChapter 7: Adding ImagesChapter 8: Table MarkupChapter 9: FormsChapter 10: Whats Up, HTML5?CSS for PresentationChapter 11: Cascading Style Sheets OrientationChapter 12: Formatting Text: (Plus More selectors)Chapter 13: Colors and Backgrounds: (Plus Even More Selectors and External Style Sheets)Chapter 14: Thinking Inside the Box: (Padding, Borders, and Margins)Chapter 15: Floating and PositioningChapter 16: Page Layout with CSSChapter 17: Transitions, Transforms, and AnimationChapter 18: CSS TechniquesJavaScript for BehaviorsChapter 19: Introduction to JavaScriptChapter 20: Using JavaScriptCreating Web GraphicsChapter 21: Web Graphics BasicsChapter 22: Lean and Mean Web GraphicsAnswersCSS3 SelectorsColophon

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9781449319274
Author:
Niederst Robbins, Jennifer
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O'Reilly Media
Author:
Robbins, Jennifer Niederst
Subject:
Internet - Web Site Design
Subject:
Computer Languages-CGI
Subject:
CSS;HTML;HTML5;background;body;box;color;design;font;formatting;header;image;layout;semantic;table
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Programming Languages - CGI, Javascript, Perl, VBScript
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Fourth Edition
Publication Date:
20120831
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English
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624
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9.19 x 7 in

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HTML just keeps evolving, and web designers need to know how to combine it with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript to build today's striking and useful sites. The explosion of browser support for HTML5 has driven new lines of innovation, but designers need to know which parts of HTML5 are ready now and how to work through their strengths and weaknesses.

Learning Web Design provides a no-nonsense guide to the maze of options novice designers face, offering clear advice for creating attractive web sites and applications. Everything you need to know to create professional web sites is right here. Youll start at the beginning—learning how the Web and web pages work—and build your knowledge 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. It 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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