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Your True Academic Design Series

Hands-on tutorials with a project orientation designed to provide a thorough

knowledge and understanding of graphic design



•    Extensive End-of-Chapter Exercises include three levels of reinforcement exercises that emphasize hands-on skill development.

•    Portfolio Builder exercises at the end of every chapter require creative problem solving and the application of learned skills. The completed projects can be combined into a portfolio that will impress at job interviews.

•    Integrating Projects are designed to reflect real-world graphic design work, drawing on skills learned throughout the text.

•    Careers in Design feature offers advice, tips, and resources that will help you on your path to a successful career.

•    Full color format throughout!

Your online resource for mastering graphic design


  • Interactive Study Guide
    • Data Project Files
      • OnlineExercises and Additional Projects
        • Recent IT Articles
          • Student Career Center
            • . . . and much, much more!


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131877962
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 9/20/2006
  • Series: Essentials for Design Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     xviii
Creating XHTML Documents     1
Understanding a Hypertext Document     6
Document Tags and Elements     9
Creating Paragraphs     13
Aligning Paragraphs     16
Creating Line Breaks     18
Creating Headings     20
Indenting Text     24
Checking Concepts and Terms     28
Skill Drill     29
Challenge     35
Portfolio Builder     37
Formatting Text and Lists     38
Basic Text Effects     42
Changing Font Color     45
Changing Font Size     48
Changing the Font Style     50
Formatting the Body     53
Creating Unordered Lists     56
Creating Ordered Lists     60
Creating Definition Lists     61
Careers in Design     65
Checking Concepts and Terms     66
Skill Drill     67
Challenge     74
Portfolio Builder     79
Adding Graphical Elements     80
Inserting an Image in a Web Page     85
Adding Alternate Text     90
Controlling the Image     92
Specifying Image Height and Width     97
Working with Space around an Image     101
Lowsrc (Low Source) Images     105
Horizontal Rules     107
Checking Concepts and Terms     110
Skill Drill     111
Challenge     122
Portfolio Builder     125
Creating Hyperlinks     126
Adding Hyperlinks to Text     129
Targets within a Page     132
Adding Hyperlinks to Images     137
Removing Borders     139
Relative vs. Absolute URLs     141
Using the [RightAngleBracket]base[LeftAngleBracket] Tag     144
Linking to an Email Address     147
Careers in Design     149
Checking Concepts and Terms     150
Skill Drill     151
Challenge     156
Portfolio Builder     161
Working with Tables     162
Creating a Basic Data Table     165
Spanning Columns and Rows     170
Height and Width     176
Alignment     184
Styling a Table     189
Borders and Colors     193
Cellspacing and Cellpadding      196
Nested Tables     198
Checking Concepts and Terms     201
Skill Drill     202
Challenge     205
Portfolio Builder     209
Creating XHTML Forms     210
Creating a Basic Form     213
Form Data     216
Text Inputs     219
Passwords     224
Radio Buttons and Check Boxes     227
Select Boxes     236
Text Areas     242
Hidden Elements     244
Buttons     246
Careers in Design     250
Checking Concepts and Terms     251
Skill Drill     252
Challenge     255
Portfolio Builder     260
Working with Frames     261
The Frameset     265
Nested Framesets     272
Controlling Individual Frames     277
Controlling Content Location and Borders     280
Targets     284
Using a Base Target     288
Using Targets for Special Cases     290
Parents     296
The "Future" of Frames     297
Checking Concepts and Terms     301
Skill Drill      302
Challenge     305
Portfolio Builder     310
Prepping and Publishing a Web Site     311
The Comment Tag     313
Adding Character Codes     316
Working with Meta Information     319
Validating a Web Site     322
Publishing a Web Site     328
Search Engine Registration     331
Careers in Design     334
Checking Concepts and Terms     335
Skill Drill     336
Challenge     339
Portfolio Builder     344
Using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)     345
Using Inline Style Sheets and Redefining HTML Tags     351
Using Custom Classes and ID Selectors     357
Using Pseudo-Classes     360
Linking to External CSS Files     362
Understanding "the Box" Analogy and Positioning     365
Controlling Invisibility and Layering     370
Checking Concepts and Terms     379
Skill Drill     381
Challenge     385
Portfolio Builder     392
Working with Advanced Layouts     394
Working with Advanced Table Layouts     398
Working with Column Groups      407
Applying Text Styles to a Table     411
Adding a Background Style to a Table     414
Formatting Table Borders     417
Checking Concepts and Terms     419
Skill Drill     420
Challenge     428
Portfolio Builder     434
Integrating Other Technologies     435
Creating Client-Side Scripts     439
Using Inline JavaScript     443
Understanding Functions     446
Case Sensitivity     449
Embedding Flash Movies into an HTML Document     451
Checking Concepts and Terms     455
Skill Drill     456
Challenge     463
Portfolio Builder     466
Integrating Project     467
Task Guide     489
Glossary     493
Index     501
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