- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
In Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to HTML, Graphics, and Beyond, author Jennifer Niederst shares the knowledge she's gained from years of web design experience, both as a designer and as a teacher. This book starts from the very beginning?defining the Internet, the Web, browsers, and URLs?so you don't have to have any previous knowledge about how the Web works. Jennifer helps you build the solid foundation in HTML, graphics, and design principles that you need for crafting effective web pages. She also ...
Ships from: Springfield, VA
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Ships from: acton, MA
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
In Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to HTML, Graphics, and Beyond, author Jennifer Niederst shares the knowledge she's gained from years of web design experience, both as a designer and as a teacher. This book starts from the very beginning—defining the Internet, the Web, browsers, and URLs—so you don't have to have any previous knowledge about how the Web works. Jennifer helps you build the solid foundation in HTML, graphics, and design principles that you need for crafting effective web pages. She also explains the nature of the medium and unpacks the web design process from conceptualization to the final result.
Learning Web Design:
Unlike other beginning books, Learning Web Design leaves no holes in your education. It gives you everything you need to create basic web sites, and will prepare you for more advanced web work. If you are interested in web design, this book is the place to start. After finishing it, you'll be ready for the author's bestselling companion reference, Web Design in a Nutshell.
|Pt. I||Getting Started|
|1||Where Do I Start?||3|
|2||How the Web Works||13|
|3||Getting Your Pages on the Web||23|
|4||Why Web Design Isn't Like Print Design||37|
|5||The Web Design Process||49|
|Pt. II||Learning HTML|
|6||Creating a Simple Page (HTML Overview)||59|
|8||Adding Graphic Elements||109|
|12||Color on the Web||199|
|Pt. III||Creating Web Graphics|
|13||All About Web Graphics||215|
|Pt. IV||Form and Function|
|17||Web Design Techniques||285|
|18||Building Usable Web Sites||313|
|19||Web Design Dos and Don'ts||343|
|20||How'd They Do That: An Introduction to Advanced Techniques||357|
Posted May 30, 2001
I'm always looking for good books about learning web design because in my opinion, it's a good skill to know whether you design sites for fun or professionally. Virtually everyone online it seems has a web site and it's better at least in my opinion what not to do with a web site before you learn what is right to do with one. This book goes into some of that and also goes into great detail to explain the basics of the web, the 'tools of the trade' (formatting text, links, tables, frames, and creating graphics to name a few topics), and ties them all together in a very easily and entertaining read. Not only is it a wonderful introduction to web design, but it's also a book you can refer to when you are doing an intricate frame or table for example and run into a problem. As with other O'Reilly books, there's a glossary of terms in the back of the book. What differs with this book as opposed to other O'Reilly books are the number of diagrams and examples, which make it that much easier to grasp a concept or idea the author is trying to get across. And in fact it's one of many things that I loved about this book, the number of concepts the author got across, along with numerous examples and also how to do a particular task in DreamWeaver, Adobe's GoLive and Microsoft FrontPage. If you're a beginning or intermediate web designer (or even a more advanced designer looking to pick up a 'few added tricks'), this book is well worth your time.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.