Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics

Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics

by Jennifer Niederst Robbins
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Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics by Jennifer Niederst Robbins

Do you want to build web pages, but have no previous experience? This friendly guide is the perfect place to start. You’ll begin at square one, learning how the Web and web pages work, and then steadily build from there. By the end of the book, you’ll have the skills to create a simple site with multi-column pages that adapt for mobile devices.

Learn how to use the latest techniques, best practices, and current web standards—including HTML5 and CSS3. Each chapter provides exercises to help you to learn various techniques, and short quizzes to make sure you understand key concepts.

This thoroughly revised edition is ideal for students and professionals of all backgrounds and skill levels, whether you’re a beginner or brushing up on existing skills.

  • Build HTML pages with text, links, images, tables, and forms
  • Use style sheets (CSS) for colors, backgrounds, formatting text, page layout, and even simple animation effects
  • Learn about the new HTML5 elements, APIs, and CSS3 properties that are changing what you can do with web pages
  • Make your pages display well on mobile devices by creating a responsive web design
  • Learn how JavaScript works—and why the language is so important in web design
  • Create and optimize web graphics so they’ll download as quickly as possible

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449337544
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/07/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 624
Sales rank: 479,244
File size: 38 MB
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About the Author

Jennifer Niederst Robbins was one of the first designers for the Web. As the designer of O'Reilly's Global Network Navigator (GNN), the first commercial web site, she has been designing for the Web since 1993. She is the author of the bestselling "Web Design in a Nutshell" (O'Reilly), and has taught web design at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and Johnson and Wales University in Providence. She has spoken at major design and Internet events including SXSW Interactive, Seybold Seminars, the GRAFILL conference (Geilo, Norway), and one of the first W3C International Expos.

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Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I disagree with the other comment that the writing is hard to understand. I find the writing to be very fluid and easy to digest. The layout of this book is also excellent - sidebars and small windows around the main text provide more detailed explanations. From the several dozen software books on my bookshelf I find this is the best text of its kind. I am reading version 3 of this book, and now I see there is a version 4. I plan to purchase version 4 so that I can read about more updated topics, such as CSS 3.
radu62s More than 1 year ago
This is my preferred Web design book. Comprehensive and easy to follow. Combines well theoretical presentation with hands-on examples. I read many computing books for all kind of technologies. This is one of the best for its intended readership.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is very thorough in explaining ways to write code. However sometimes the writing is hard to understand and it would be helpful if the author could show an overview of the whole HTML code to show where everything is meant to go.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ordered this book to help teach myself better websites. While it does have some good, helpful information, it often takes a few minutes for the pageto turn (sometimes, it freezes in the process).
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received this book about three weeks ago. It is already falling apart. Pages are falling out and the book itself is ready to split in to halves. Ridiculous! I am going to ask for a refund or a new book. The content is OK, but quite frankly, tries too hard to relate to those who have never heard of the Web, let alone HTML design. There are far too many sidebars and exercises that break up the text. Annoying.