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Head First Web Designby Ethan Watrall
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Want to know how to make your pages look beautiful, communicate your message effectively, guide visitors through your website with ease, and get everything approved by the accessibility and usability police at the same time? Head First Web Design is your ticket to mastering all of these complex topics, and understanding what's really going on in the world of web design.
Whether you're building a personal blog or a corporate website, there's a lot more to web design than div's and CSS selectors, but what do you really need to know? With this book, you'll learn the secrets of designing effective, user-friendly sites, from customer requirements to hand-drawn storyboards all the way to finished HTML and CSS creations that offer an unforgettable online presence.
The revised two-color edition of this book includes a free online version of the chapter on web color. You can easily access this chapter at Oreilly.com once you register your book.
Your time is way too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First Web Design uses a visually rich format specifically designed to take advantage of the way your brain really works.
Book News Annotation:
Written for web developers who want to become web designers, this visually rich guide outlines a professional web design process that emphasizes clear planning and communication with the client and compliance with XHTML 1.0 and CSS 2.1 standards. Color graphics and clever text illustrate navigation layout options, the rule of thirds applied to web pages, color schemes, web-friendly text editing, accessibility tags, and methods for collecting end user feedback. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Ever wished you could learn real web design from a book? Wondering about how to make your pages look beautiful, communicate your message effectively, never have a user wonder where to click, and get your site approved by the accessibility and usability police all at the same time? Whether you're building a personal blog or a corporate web site, there's a lot more to web design than HTML and CSS selectors... but what do you really need to know? Head First Web Design is your ticket to mastering all of these complex topics, and understanding what's really going on in the world of web design. You'll learn the secrets of designing incredible, user-friendly sites, from customer requirements to hand-drawn storyboards all the way to finished HTML and CSS online masterpieces... and your sites will actually work, too!
About the Author
Jeff Siarto is a Web and User Experience designer living in Chicago. He is the founder of Siarto Labs, a small design company and co-founder of Loudpixel, a consultancy specializing in web development and online learning. Jeff was a student of the standards-based web design movement and writes articles and tutorials aimed at helping new web designers get started in the craft.
Table of Contents
Head First Web Design Advance Praise for Head First Web Design Authors of Head First Web Design How to Use This Book: Intro Chapter 1: Building Beautiful Web Pages: Beauty is in the eye of your user Chapter 2: Pre-Production: Paper covers rock Chapter 3: Organizing Your Site: "So you take a left at the green water tower..." Chapter 4: Layout and Design: Follow the Golden Rule Chapter 5: Designing With Color: Moving Beyond Monochrome Chapter 6: Smart Navigation: "In 2 Seconds, Click 'Home'." Chapter 7: Writing for the Web: Yes, You Scan! Chapter 8: Accessibility: Inaccessibility Kills Chapter 9: Listen to Your Users: The Pathway to Harmonious Design Chapter 10: Evolutionary Design: Keeping your site fresh Chapter 11: The Business of Web Design: Mind Your Own Business Leftovers: The Top Ten Things (we didn't cover)
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