500 Simple Website Hints, Tips, and Techniques

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500 Simple Website Hints, Tips, and Techniques is a jargon-free guidebook on the basics of website design, packed with essential advice and step-by-step projects. Whether you need a site for personal or professional purposes, this book contains everything you need to know to get started. The book offers tips and hints on planning your site, with an introduction to information architecture, HTML basics, file and image formats, and methods of testing websites. Key design aspects, ...
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Overview

500 Simple Website Hints, Tips, and Techniques is a jargon-free guidebook on the basics of website design, packed with essential advice and step-by-step projects. Whether you need a site for personal or professional purposes, this book contains everything you need to know to get started. The book offers tips and hints on planning your site, with an introduction to information architecture, HTML basics, file and image formats, and methods of testing websites. Key design aspects, such as colors, typefaces, and layouts are also explored.

To be successful, a website needs to be accessible to as many people as possible. The book includes advice on following W3C Web Standards, ensuring maximum compatibility as well as achieving a high ranking in search engines. Once you've got a website that works and can be easily found, the book explains the best way to add fun extras, such as Flash and animated rollovers. Illustrated throughout with inspiring examples of great websites, 500 Simple Website Hints, Tips, and Techniques is the ideal beginner's guide.

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  • ISBN-13: 9782940378326
  • Publisher: RotoVision SA
  • Publication date: 2/19/2008
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 7.92 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Jamie Freeman, a web designer and writer on web design issues, currently works for Message, a company that designs and builds websites. He lives in the United Kingdom.
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Table of Contents

Introduction     6
Gallery One     8
Gallery Two     10
Web Design Basics
Starting out     12
Web forums     18
User testing your site     20
The professional web design process     22
Design
Beyond the visual     24
Design inspiration     26
Design copyright     39
Production Techniques
Creating the site     44
Aqua-style buttons     48
HTML basics     50
Caching     53
PayPal and eBay     55
Two-column layouts     56
Three-column layouts     57
Batch processing     58
Hosting companies     62
Code comments     63
Custom bullet points     64
Contact links     66
Header and footer layout     68
Lists     70
Show your work online     72
Accessibility and Web Standards
Inclusive web design     74
Semantic markup     80
Getting Found
Search engines     84
Using Google     86
Cool Stuff
Advanced web design     92
Adding Flash     96
Exporting Flash     97
Ajax     98
Background images     100
CSS rollover menus     102
Google AdSense     106
Fireworks rollover menus     108
Horizontal rollover menus     110
Password protection     112
Image protection     115
Hacking     116
Flash portfolios     118
PHP portfolios     120
Featured designers     123
Glossary     124
Index     126
Acknowledgments     128
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