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Learning CSS technology and continually improving one's design and developer skills is essential for every Web designer. Professional Web Design: Techniques and Templates (CSS and XHTML), Third Edition educates beginning-to-intermediate Web designers on crucial design issues through general discussion, case studies, and helpful tips and techniques. Using easy-to-understand language and concepts, the book bridges the knowledge gap from XHTML table-based design to full CSS-based design, helping you master the most current technologies and techniques needed. With over 13 years of experience as a Web designer for Fortune 500 companies, non-profi ts, and small businesses alike, author Clint Eccher has learned numerous tips and techniques of the trade and discloses them here, saving you time and potential aggravation by alerting you to potential pitfalls. Best of all, he shares over 200 of the completely customizable design templates that he has developed over the years on this book's companion CD-ROM! The designs included on the CD illustrate the book's content and offer you a variety of options—XHTML table-based coded Web sites, e-newsletters, signatures, Photoshop-only designs, and CSS-coded designs. These designs not only offer the reader a variety of designs that can be quickly customized and used, but are great for inspiration as well. This is a complete Web design training course and free library of templates all in one!
Introduction Chapter 1: Overview of Web Development Today Chapter 2: Designing for the Past, Present, and Future Chapter 3: Things to Consider Before Beginning Chapter 4: Enhancing Usability Chapter 5: Gathering Requirements and Creating a Comp Chapter 6: What Is Needed to Build Mortised Sites Chapter 7: Understanding Graphics Chapter 8: Understanding the Basics of Creating Mortised CSS Designs Chapter 9: Case Study: Low-Content CSS Design Chapter 10: Case Study: Medium-Content CSS Design Chapter 11: Case Study: High-Content CSS Design Chapter 12: Case Study: Full-Height Three-Column Layout Chapter 13: Case Study: Background-Based Design Chapter 14: Case Study: A CSS Form Chapter 15: Case Study: Low-Content XHTML Template Chapter 16: Tips and Techniques Chapter 17: Customizing the Designs Included in This Book Appendix: Templates Inclouded on the CD