Web Designer's Reference
Most web design books concentrate on a single technology or piece of
software, leaving the designer to figure out how to put all the pieces
together. This book is different. Web Designer's Reference provides a
truly integrated approach to web design. Each of the dozen chapters
covers a specific aspect of creating a web page, such as working with
typography, adding images, creating navigation, and crafting CSS layouts.
In each case, relevant XHTML elements are explored along with associated
CSS, and visual design ideas are discussed.
Several practical examples are provided, which you can use to further
your understanding of each subject. This highly modular and integrated
approach means that you learn about technologies in context, at the
appropriate time and, upon working through each chapter, you craft a
number of web page elements that you can use on countless sites in the future.
This book is ideal for those making their first moves into standards-based
web design, experienced designers who want to learn about modern design
techniques and move toward creating CSS layouts, graphic designers who
want to discover how to lay out their designs, and veteran web designers
who want a concise reference guide.
The book's advocacy of web standards, usability, and accessibility
with a strong eye toward visual design means itís of use to technologists
and designers alike, enabling everyone to build better websites. And for
those moments when a particular tag or property value slips your mind, the
book provides a comprehensive reference guide that includes important and
relevant XHTML elements and attributes, XHTML entities, web colors, and
CSS 2.1 properties and values.
With this book:
• Use XHTML elements effectively and efficiently to
create lean, standardscompliant, highly compatible web pages.
• Style web pages with CSS.
• Create effective page layouts, highly flexible
navigation areas, great online typography, and more.
• Learn how to balance quality contemporary design with
future-proof web standards.
• Use the essential reference guides to remind yourself
about XHTML elements, CSS properties, and their associated attributes and values