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Designing with Web Standards
     

Designing with Web Standards

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by Jeffrey Zeldman
 

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Best-selling author, designer, and web standards evangelist Jeffrey Zeldman has revisited his classic, industry-shaking guidebook. Updated in collaboration with co-author Ethan Marcotte, this third edition covers improvements and challenges in the changing environment of standards-based design.

Written in the same engaging and witty style, making even the most

Overview

Best-selling author, designer, and web standards evangelist Jeffrey Zeldman has revisited his classic, industry-shaking guidebook. Updated in collaboration with co-author Ethan Marcotte, this third edition covers improvements and challenges in the changing environment of standards-based design.

Written in the same engaging and witty style, making even the most complex information easy to digest, Designing with Web Standards remains your essential guide to creating sites that load faster, reach more users, and cost less to design and maintain.

  • Substantially revised—packed with new ideas
  • How will HTML5, CSS3, and web fonts change your work?
  • Learn new strategies for selling standards
  • Change what “IE6 support” means
“Occasionally (very occasionally) you come across an author who makes you think, ‘This guy is smart! And he makes me feel smarter, because now I finally understand this concept.’” — Steve Krug, author of Don’t Make Me Think and Rocket Surgery Made Easy

“A web designer without a copy of Designing with Web Standards is like a carpenter without a level. With this third edition, Zeldman continues to be the voice of clarity; explaining the complex in plain English for the rest of us.” — Dan Cederholm, author, Bulletproof Web Design and Handcrafted CSS

“Jeffrey Zeldman sits somewhere between ‘guru’ and ‘god’ in this industry—and manages to fold wisdom and wit into a tale about WHAT web standards are, HOW standards-based coding works, and WHY we should care.” — Kelly Goto, author, Web ReDesign 2.0: Workflow that Works

“Some books are meant to be read. Designing with Web Standards is even more: intended to be highlighted, dogeared, bookmarked, shared, passed around, and evangelized, it goes beyond reading to revolution.” — Liz Danzico, Chair, MFA Interaction Design, School of Visual Arts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321679789
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
10/15/2009
Series:
Voices That Matter
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,166,650
File size:
15 MB
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Meet the Author

Dubbed King of Web Standards by Business Week, Jeffrey Zeldman (zeldman.com) was one of the web’s first designers and bloggers. He publishes A List Apart “for people who make websites;” runs Happy Cog™, a leading web design studio; and co-founded An Event Apart, The Deck, and The Web Standards Project.

Versatile user experience designer/developer Ethan Marcotte served as a steering committee member of The Web Standards Project, and has worked with clients including New York Magazine, Harvard University, and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Books to which he has contributed include Handcrafted CSS, Web Standards Creativity, and Professional CSS. Ethan writes and does technical editing at A List Apart, and is a popular educator and conference speaker. He would like to be an unstoppable robot ninja when he grows up (unstoppablerobotninja.com).

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Designing with Web Standards 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book (one of the two Holy Grail of coding books) tells the story of print, internet, web, ebook, mobile, app, tablet, html, css, html5 development and progress. It explains, in lay terms, how we got where we are in web design and where we are going. More importantly though, the book explains how to use clean code in your file creation so your work can move forward across mediums, platforms, and different operating systems. Not an expert in code, but involved in graphics for almost 30 years, I needed to read this. This book makes great sense. A MUST for web developers, designers, and artists.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book will change your philosophy about designing web pages. There is a bit of how-to in there but it is more about the why. Parts will make you laugh but most of it makes you think.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is well written, easy to follow and a wealth of information. It clearly outlines browser histories and why things broke or are broken, core standards & technologies, and why these things are important - not just to site owners, developers, managers or educators - but to end users too! The book sets the ground work for better site design and management and improved user experiences which is a good thing no matter how you slice it. While it's geared to towards web designers and site owners/managers - end users will benefit from understanding just what is going on behind the scenes at a conceptual level which is explained clearly in the book. Sure - end users will want to ignore the bits on how things are coded - but if a user understands just what's going on there's no way they'd settle for poorly designed web sites nor would they be using obsolete browsers once they realize what's at stake. My copy is full of highlighting and about 40 book darts to must have tidbits of information. To Jeffrey Zeldman (and his cast of editors) - well done!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Designing with Web Standards is the bomb, all right - just what you'd expect from Zeldman. It addresses all of the issues that have plagued us at one time or another and then gives us options for dealing with them. It's the nuts and bolts and the how-to manual for creating timeless code.