Synopses & Reviews
If you think web design is beyond your reach, or if you want your existing web site to look more professional, this thoroughly updated classic is the place to turn! In these pages, best-selling authors Robin Williams and John Tollett share the creative ideas, useful techniques, and basic design principles that are essential to great Web design-all in the context of the most current technology, software, and standards. Throughout, the authors' aim is to inspire you and spark your creativity rather than sedate you with pages and pages of code. To that end, you'll find loads of real-world examples, interesting illustrations, and the simple instructions you need to implement the techniques and concepts described in these pages.
This text shows non-designers how to create professional-looking layout, typography, print and Web design. It provides ideas, techniques and inspiration aimed at waking the reader up rather than putting them to sleep with code.
Robin and John have updated their best-selling book on Web design by adding more creative ideas, useful techniques, and current technology, all of which can easily be implemented by both inexperienced Web designers and professional designers or programmers. If Web design seems beyond your grasp, this book will change your mind. Even if you already have a Web site, youÕll find valuable ideas, techniques, and inspiration in this work. ItÕs a Web design book that will wake you up creatively, rather than put you to sleep with code.
About the Author
Robin Williams has written dozens of best-selling and award-winning books, including The Little Mac Book, The Little Mac iApps Book, The Non-Designer's Design Book, Robin Williams Mac OS X Book, and many more. John Tollett is a graphic designer, art director, and illustrator. He is the coauthor of numerous books with Robin, including The Little iBook Book the two editions of The Non-Designer's Web Book, and Robin Williams Web Design Workshop.
Table of Contents
I. USING THE WORLD WIDE WEB. 1. What is the World Wide Web?
2. How to Search the Internet.
II. MAKING WEB PAGES. 3. Just What are Web Pages, Anyway?
4. Things to Know Before You Begin a Web Site.
III. DESIGN ISSUES ON THE WEB. 5. Print vs. Web and How it Affects Design.
6. Basic Design Principles for Non-Designers.
7. Designing the Interface and Navigation.
8. How to Recognize Good and Bad Design.
IV. COLOR, GRAPHICS, AND TYPE. 9. Color on the World Wide Web.
10. Graphic Definitions You Must Know.
11. How to Prepare Image Files for the Web.
12. Typography on the Web.
13. Advanced Tips and Tricks.
V. YOU'RE DONE—NOW WHAT? 14. Test and Fix Your Web Site.
15. How to Upload and Update Your Site.
16. How and Why to Register Your Site.
The Stuff at the End.