Web Design in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference

Web Design in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference

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Web Design in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference by Jennifer Niederst Robbins

This guide contains the nitty-gritty on everything users need to know to design web pages. It's the good stuff, without the fluff, written and organized so that answers can be found quickly. This completely revised and expanded second edition is chock-full of information about the wide range of front-end technologies and techniques from which Web designers and authors must draw.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780596001964
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/1901
Series: In a Nutshell (O'Reilly) Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.47(d)

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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Web Design in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Are you a new or experienced web designer? If you are, then this book is for you. Authors Jennifer Niederst Robbins, Tantek Ýýelik, Derek Featherstone and Aaron Gustafson, have done an outstanding job of writing a 3rd edition of a reference book that shows you everything you need to know on how to create concise web pages. Robbins, Ýýelik, Featherstone and Gustafson, begin by describing the current approach to web design and set the stage for the entire book. Then, the authors provide n introduction to the ways web content may be created to reach all users, regardless of ability, browsing device, or language. Next, they discuss basic server functions, system commands, uploading files, and file types. The authors continue by discussing document markup, commonly referred to as the structured layer, because it provides the foundation upon which presentation and behaviors are applied. They also provide a thorough guide to using CSS for controlling the presentation of web content with a focus on visual media. Next, the authors highlight adding interactivity to your pages with JavaScript. The authors also focus on essential information while working with RGB color and choosing the appropriate graphic file formats. Finally, they provide a basic introduction to adding audio, video, and Flash movies to web pages. This most excellent Nutshell book focuses on the front-end matters of web design and development: markup, style sheets, image production, multimedia, and so on. More importantly, this book strives to be a thorough reference for all technical details and requirements that we face in our day-to-day work designing and developing web content.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great deal and was recommended by a friend. She swears by it so I decided I should have it as I start my web design business!
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Caduceus More than 1 year ago
This is an incredibly wonderful book for students. I helped teach a web page development class for a local college and this was one of the required books. While our text book ("Head First HTML") was a great "walk you through it" type book, this was a great supplemental book. It has chapters about different difficult-to-comprehend topics in web development - like image maps and linking via images - as well as quick references to non-standard characters and a great index. Even after a couple years of experience, I still refer to my "Nutshell" book for quick tips for web development.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It has helped me a lot! If you don't know anything about HTML or a litte... Go ahead and buy this book. ;)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Had to get this book for Webmaster certification. Waste of time. You're so much better off with some other resources. This one tried too hard, to put too much, into too little. O'Reilly usually has decent books... The Webmaster in a Nutshell is better. You would likely be better off with a book in each specific topic.
Tina Jones More than 1 year ago
Please fix download error. I downloaded the sample to read, but can't open the book. There is an error code "can't open. "