Synopses & Reviews
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!
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.
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