Synopses & Reviews
Everything you need to know to create dazzling Web designs is in one of these minibooks
A Web designer is a graphic designer, creative organizer, visual communicator, markup language technologist, and cutting-edge trendsetter, all in one. This All-in-One guide helps you wear all those hats without losing your head! Learn to lay the groundwork, follow design rules, test your site, register a domain name, and more. Ready to get started?
- Start here Book I covers planning, defining your target audience, choosing the right software, and more
Build it Book III gets down to nuts and bolts: putting text, images, hyperlinks, and multimedia files together, organizing content, and building navigation systems
Does it work? Book IV teaches you how to test and validate so everyone can enjoy your site
Maintenance and more Book V helps you get your site online and keep it current
Open the book and find:
- How to choose a Web editor and graphics program
Tips for attracting visitors
Why and how to slice up graphics
How to make your site accessible to the widest possible audience
What a layers-based layout is
How to use Dreamweaver® templates
Ethical SEO techniques and how to use them
When to ask for help from a pro
- Written by a professional designer, this full-color book walks readers through designing a site for a specific audience, building the look of a site, adding navigation elements, testing for usability, and keeping a site updated
- Covers creating a checklist of what a design needs to include, identifying an audience, gathering content, and building a toolbox
- Addresses crafting the look and feel of a site and getting content ready for the Web
- Reviews search engine optimization
This All-in-One Desk Reference is designed for Web builders who need help with the most basic part of the building process - making the site look how they want it to look. Sue Jenkins offers reference on all parts of the design process. Minibooks cover:
- Putting Ideas on Paper: The first step in the process, including creating a checklist of what your design needs to include, identifying your audience, gathering content, and building your toolbox
- Crafting the Elements of Design: covers establishing look and feel, mocking up graphics, and getting your content Web ready
- Putting the Plan to Work: the nuts & bolts of the design process. Includes reference on HTML, tables, lists, forms, templates, interactive features, and style sheets
- Standards and Testing: introduces the concepts and methods of building to Web standards and testing for usability
- Publishing & Site Maintenance: no site should live unchanged. This section shows how to get the site online, keep it updated, and enhance SEO
Web designers must wear many hats. Among books on Web design, Web Design All-in-One For Dummies
is the one that helps you successfully wear all those hats without losing your head.
Full-color illustrations and five self-contained minibooks show you how to be a graphic designer, creative organizer, visual communicator, markup language technologist, and cutting-edge trendsetter, all in one. This book helps you lay the groundwork, follow design rules, test your site, register a domain name, and much more.
- Getting Started covers planning, defining your target audience, choosing the right software, and more
- Building Web Sites gets down to nuts and bolts: putting text, images, hyperlinks, and multimedia files together, organizing content, and building navigation systems
- Web Standards & Testing teaches you how to test and validate so everyone can enjoy your site
- Publishing & Site Maintenance helps you get your site online and keep it current
Web Design All-in-One For Dummies also helps you learn how to choose a Web editor and graphics program, how to make your site accessible to the widest possible audience, and when it’s time to call in a pro like author Sue Jenkins. It’s just what you need to start and manage a great site.
About the Author
Sue Jenkins is a professional designer with experience in Web sites, print media, logo design, and illustration. She is the author of several books and?teaches Adobe software; has created training videos on Dreamweaver, Illustrator,?and Photoshop; and operates Luckychair, a Web and graphic design studio (www.luckychair.com).
Table of Contents
Book I: Getting Started.
Chapter 1: Starting with a Plan.
Chapter 2: Defining the Audience.
Chapter 3: Gathering Content.
Chapter 4: Choosing the Right Tools.
Book II: Designing for the Web.
Chapter 1: Defining the Look and Feel.
Chapter 2: Mocking Up the Design.
Chapter 3: Slicing and Optimizing Web Graphics.
Book III: Building Web Sites.
Chapter 1: Adding Text, Images, and Links.
Chapter 2: Organizing Content with Tables and Lists.
Chapter 3: Styling with Cascading Style Sheets.
Chapter 4: Understanding CSS Style Properties.
Chapter 5: Creating Web Layouts.
Chapter 6: Constructing Navigation Systems.
Chapter 7: Designing Web Forms.
Chapter 8: Making Your Pages Interactive.
Chapter 9: Building Web Sites.
Book IV: Web Standards and Testing.
Chapter 1: Following Web Standards.
Chapter 2: Testing, Accessibility, Compliance, and Validation.
Book V: Publishing and Site Maintenance.
Chapter 1: Domain Registration and Hosting.
Chapter 2: Publishing Your Site.
Chapter 3: Search Engine Optimization and Site Maintenance.