Basics of Web Design: HTML5 & CSS3

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Basics of Web Design: HTML5 and CSS3 is intended for use in a beginning web design or web development course. The text covers the basics that web designers need to develop their skills:

  • Introductory Internet and Web concepts
  • Creating web pages with HTML5
  • Configuring text, color, and page layout with Cascading Style Sheets
  • Configuring images and multimedia on web pages
  • Web design best practices
  • Accessibility, usability, and search engine optimization considerations
  • Obtaining a domain name and web host
  • Publishing to the Web
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780137003389
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 3/11/2011
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,278,834
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Terry Ann Felke-Morris is an Associate Professor at William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois. She holds a Doctor of Education degree, a Master of Science degree in information systems, and numerous certifications, including Adobe Certified Dreamweaver 8 Developer, WOW Certified Associate Webmaster, Microsoft Certified Professional, Master CIW Designer, and CIW Certified Instructor.

Dr. Felke-Morris received the Blackboard Greenhouse Exemplary Online Course Award in 2006 for use of Internet technology in the academic environment. She was the recipient of two international awards in 2008: the Instructional Technology Council’s Outstanding e-Learning Faculty Award for Excellence and the MERLOT Award for Exemplary Online Learning Resources–MERLOT Business Classics.

With over 20 years of information technology experience in business and industry, Dr. Felke-Morris published her first website in 1996 and has been working with the Web ever since. A long-time promoter of Web standards, she has been a member of the Web Standards Project Education Task Force. Dr. Morris is the author of the popular Web Development and Design Foundations with XHTML textbook, currently in its fifth edition. She was instrumental in developing the Web Development degree and certificate programs at Harper College and currently is the senior faculty member in that area. For more information about Dr. Felke-Morris, visit

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Internet and Web Basics
The Internet and the Web Web Standards and Accessibility Information on the Web Web Browsers and Web Servers Internet Protocols Uniform Resource Identifiers and Domain Names HTML, XHTML, and HTML5 Overview Your First Web Page Head, Body, Title, and Meta Elements Name, Save, and Test Your Web Page Review and Apply
Chapter 2 Web Page Structural Basics
Heading Element Paragraph Element Line Break and Horizontal Rule Blockquote Element Logical Style Elements Unordered List Element Ordered List Element Definition List Element Special Entity Characters HTML5 Syntax Validation Review and Apply Pacific Trails Resort Case Study
Chapter 3 Hyperlink Basics
Anchor Element Absolute and Relative Hyperlinks Practice with Hyperlinks E-mail Hyperlinks Fragment Identifiers More on the Anchor Element Review and Apply Pacific Trails Resort Case Study
Chapter 4 Web Design Basics
Design for Your Target Audience Website Organization Principles of Visual Design Design to Provide for Accessibility Use of Text Web Color Palette Use of Color Use of Graphics and Multimedia Navigation Design Page Layout Design More Design Considerations Web Design Best Practices Checklist Review and Apply Web Project Case Study
Chapter 5 Cascading Style Sheets Basics
Cascading Style Sheets Overview CSS Selectors and Declarations CSS Syntax for Color Values Inline CSS with the style Attribute Configure Embedded CSS Configure External CSS CSS Class, Id, and Contextual Selectors Div and Span Elements Practice with CSS CSS Syntax Validation HTML5 Structural Elements (Header, Section, Article, Nav, and Footer Elements)
More HTML5 Structural Elements (Hgroup, Menu, and Aside Elements)
Practice Styling HTML5 Structural Elements Review & Apply Pacific Trails Resort Case Study
Chapter 6 Web Graphics and Multimedia Basics
Type of Web Graphics Image Element Caption an Image Optimize a Photo for the Web Image Hyperlinks Configure Background Images Position Background Images Practice with Background Images CSS3 Background Image Properties CSS3 Opacity and Gradients The Favorites Icon Configure List Markers with CSS HTML5 Meter Element HTML5 Canvas Element CSS Sprites Review and Apply Pacific Trails Resort Case Study
Chapter 7 More CSS Basics
Fonts with CSS Text Properties with CSS Align and Indent Text with CSS Width and Height with CSS The Box Model Margin and Padding with CSS Borders with CSS CSS3 Rounded Corners Center Page Content with CSS CSS3 Box Shadow and Text Shadow Review and Apply Pacific Trails Resort Case Study
Chapter 8 CSS Page Layout Basics
Normal Flow Relative and Absolute Positioning Float Clear a Float Overflow CSS Two-Column Page Layout Hyperlinks in an Unordered List CSS Interactivity with Pseudo-classes Practice with CSS Two-Column Layout CSS for Print CSS for the Mobile Web CSS3 Transform Property Review and Apply Pacific Trails Resort Case Study
Chapter 9 Table Basics
Table Overview Table Rows, Cells, and Headers Span Rows and Columns Configure an Accessible Table Style a Table with CSS Configure Table Sections Review and Apply Pacific Trails Resort Case Study
Chapter 10 Form Basics
Form Overview Text Box Submit Button and Reset Button Check Box and Radio Button Hidden Field and Password Box Textarea Element Format a Form with a Table Select Element and Option Element Label Element Fieldset Element and Legend Element Style a Form with CSS Server-Side Processing Practice with a Form HTML5 Datalist Element HTML5 Search Box HTML5 Contact Detail Boxes HTML5 Range and Spinner Controls HTML5 Calendar Control HTML5 Color Picker Control Practice with HTML5 Form Controls Review and Apply Pacific Trails Resort Case Study
Chapter 11 Multimedia Basics
Web Multimedia Configure Sound and Video Audio with the Object Element Video with the Object Element Flash with the Object Element HTML5 Audio Element HTML5 Video Element HTML5 Embed Element Practice with Multimedia Review and Apply Pacific Trails Resort Case Study
Chapter 12 Web Publishing Basics
Register a Domain Name Choose a Web Host Publish with File Transfer Protocol Search Engine Submission Search Engine Optimization Accessibility Testing Usability Testing Review and Apply
Appendix Answers to Review Questions
HTML5 Cheat Sheet CSS Cheat Sheet WCAG 2.0 Quick Reference

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2011

    Highly - Recommended! I'll recommend Terry's books to Computer Programmers.

    Terry's book will save you a lot of trips to the college classrooms. Amazing work that does not need a teacher in front of you, but just her book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    Not on content, on delivery

    The rating is low b/c of the Nook eTextbook being available for one day, then saying the book couldn't be found. The cover graphic, title, etc. is all there. My account shows it installed on 1 of 2 computers. The book can be found, obviously. It's just faulty B&N software that tanks. Go for a hard copy or use a reliable software provider instead of Nook.

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  • Posted August 26, 2011

    Do not buy this book

    I need to clarify. I bought this book because of the reviews that I have read. And they are true it is a great book. I can not recommend this book because you are not given access to all the downloads. If you buy this book from collage book store you can get all the downloads. Because I did buy this book through Barns and Noble they WILL NOT sell me access to the students downloads. I called Barns and Noble and they had no clue. I called Pearson and they are just rude. I even emailed the author and got no response,not sure what to think of that. If you do not mind being completely on you own this is a great book. Layout is great the companion website with the learning games, perfect for a student. Just to rest is a total loss.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2011

    Great Introduction to HTML5 & CSS3!

    We use this book in a community college course for both online and face-to-face classes. The full-color book is engaging for students. The two-page topics are geared towards students who may be more visually oriented and who don't want to read a lot. The hands-on practice exercises encourage students to apply what they've just learned. The students really like the hands-on approach with examples, practice exercises, and case studies. This textbook focuses on how to use HTML5 and CSS3 today and while introducing new elements and techniques that will be utilized in the future. Where appropriate, both XHTML and HTML5 syntax are discussed. There is also excellent coverage of web standards, web design best practices, accessibility, usability, and search engine optimization techniques. A bonus is the textbook's companion website at webdevbasics dot net that has a page for each chapter with chapter links, additional information, flash review puzzles,and chapter updates. I highly recommend this book!

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