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Advanced Professional Web Design: Techniques and Templates (CSS & XHTML) is the must-have book for advanced 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 the ~140 customizable designs, designers can use what they learn immediately. This indispensable collection of designs includes 20 CSS-driven templates, 80 XHTML table-based templates, 10 e-newsletter templates, 10 signature templates, and 20 Photoshop designs that can be coded. Too see some of the sample templates that come on the book's companion CD, visit the author's Web site at http://www.a5design.com/a5-book-designs. The book goes well beyond the authors' very successful Professional Web Design: Techniques and Templates by providing advanced tools and techniques that teach how e-commerce and shopping carts work, explain the concept of database-driven sites, and show how to create relative sizing designs, among other important topics. The techniques are taught with an emphasis on CSS, including explanations, examples, and templates that go far beyond existing CSS documentation. The database-driven and e-commerce examples in the book are written using CFML (ColdFusion Markup Language). Because the purpose of this book is to give a high-level explanation of such techniques, the techniques can be easily translated to other languages, such as ASP/ASP.Net, JSP, and PHP. This is a unique training course and free library of templates all in one!
Preface. Acknowledgments. 1: Creating Database-Driven Sites. 2: Examples of Database Functionality. 3: Understanding E-Commerce Functionality. 4: Creating CSS Designs. 5: Tips and Techniques. 6: Case Study: Low Content CSS Design. 7: Case Study: Medium Content CSS Design. 8: Case Study: High Content CSS Design. 9: Case Study: Full-Height Three-Column Layout. 10: Customizing the Designs Included in This Book. 11: Designs Included on the CD-ROM. About the CD-ROM. Index.
Posted October 16, 2007
The book is clear and explicit. The layout description 'Chapter 4' may help in improving CSS-based designs in general. Many helpful hints and other practical features make the book very useful to CSS-XHTML designers.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 12, 2006
I've been looking for such a book for two years. I never thought I would get so much more helpful information. The templates are worth their weight in gold, and the A5design method to creating full color three column tables provides a simple, powerful solution to a large problem with CSS design. I highly recommend this book to any designer wishing to learn how to design using CSS.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.