Web designers in one corner: all you artistes, you right-brained folk, you know who you are. Web developers in the other corner: we’ve got pocket protectors for y’all. Now, at the count of three, come out fighting. No low blows. And when you’re done, we want a site that’s incredibly usable, quick, scalable, and...oh, yes, aesthetically brilliant.
Sound familiar? But there’s no time for that “designers against developers” nonsense anymore. Programmers need to sharpen their visual instincts. Designers need to sharpen their technical instincts. Molly Holzschlag wrote this brilliant book to help.
Perhaps you’ve seen Molly’s columns in the late, lamented Web Techniques magazine; they’ll give you a taste of what to expect here. She covers everything from human learning to the arts and sciences of color, space, shape, and type, as well as CSS and other markup techniques to the use of dynamic technologies and rich media. Along the way, she gives designers and developers a common language -- and helps each of them more deeply understand what the other can bring to the table. The result, for the first time: truly integrated web design that works for everyone involved. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.