Developing with Web Standards


Author: John Allsopp
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 0321702719
Category: Computers
Page: 432
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A companion to Jeffrey Zeldman's Designing with Web Standards, this book approaches standards from a more tactical and instructional point of view. Today's web designers and developers need to update their skills and knowledge and get away from out-of-date table and font-based approaches. In Developing with Web Standards, they will learn current best practices in standards-based development. The topics covered are based on the author's extensive experience from the professional development trenches and will give readers a thorough grounding in contemporary web development technologies and techniques with a focus on relevant emerging aspects of HTML, CSS, and other web standards.

Designing with Web Standards


Author: Jeffrey Zeldman,Ethan Marcotte
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 0321679784
Category: Computers
Page: 432
View: 7586

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Best-selling author, designer, and web standards evangelist Jeffrey Zeldman has revisited his classic, industry-shaking guidebook. Updated in collaboration with co-author Ethan Marcotte, this third edition covers improvements and challenges in the changing environment of standards-based design. Written in the same engaging and witty style, making even the most complex information easy to digest, Designing with Web Standards remains your essential guide to creating sites that load faster, reach more users, and cost less to design and maintain. Substantially revised—packed with new ideas How will HTML5, CSS3, and web fonts change your work? Learn new strategies for selling standards Change what “IE6 support” means “Occasionally (very occasionally) you come across an author who makes you think, ‘This guy is smart! And he makes me feel smarter, because now I finally understand this concept.’” — Steve Krug, author of Don’t Make Me Think and Rocket Surgery Made Easy “A web designer without a copy of Designing with Web Standards is like a carpenter without a level. With this third edition, Zeldman continues to be the voice of clarity; explaining the complex in plain English for the rest of us.” — Dan Cederholm, author, Bulletproof Web Design and Handcrafted CSS “Jeffrey Zeldman sits somewhere between ‘guru’ and ‘god’ in this industry—and manages to fold wisdom and wit into a tale about WHAT web standards are, HOW standards-based coding works, and WHY we should care.” — Kelly Goto, author, Web ReDesign 2.0: Workflow that Works “Some books are meant to be read. Designing with Web Standards is even more: intended to be highlighted, dogeared, bookmarked, shared, passed around, and evangelized, it goes beyond reading to revolution.” — Liz Danzico, Chair, MFA Interaction Design, School of Visual Arts

Designing with Web Standards


Author: Jeffrey Zeldman,Ethan Marcotte
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 0321679784
Category: Computers
Page: 432
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Best-selling author, designer, and web standards evangelist Jeffrey Zeldman has revisited his classic, industry-shaking guidebook. Updated in collaboration with co-author Ethan Marcotte, this third edition covers improvements and challenges in the changing environment of standards-based design. Written in the same engaging and witty style, making even the most complex information easy to digest, Designing with Web Standards remains your essential guide to creating sites that load faster, reach more users, and cost less to design and maintain. Substantially revised—packed with new ideas How will HTML5, CSS3, and web fonts change your work? Learn new strategies for selling standards Change what “IE6 support” means “Occasionally (very occasionally) you come across an author who makes you think, ‘This guy is smart! And he makes me feel smarter, because now I finally understand this concept.’” — Steve Krug, author of Don’t Make Me Think and Rocket Surgery Made Easy “A web designer without a copy of Designing with Web Standards is like a carpenter without a level. With this third edition, Zeldman continues to be the voice of clarity; explaining the complex in plain English for the rest of us.” — Dan Cederholm, author, Bulletproof Web Design and Handcrafted CSS “Jeffrey Zeldman sits somewhere between ‘guru’ and ‘god’ in this industry—and manages to fold wisdom and wit into a tale about WHAT web standards are, HOW standards-based coding works, and WHY we should care.” — Kelly Goto, author, Web ReDesign 2.0: Workflow that Works “Some books are meant to be read. Designing with Web Standards is even more: intended to be highlighted, dogeared, bookmarked, shared, passed around, and evangelized, it goes beyond reading to revolution.” — Liz Danzico, Chair, MFA Interaction Design, School of Visual Arts

Web Design in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference
Author: Jennifer Niederst Robbins
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596009879
Category: Computers
Page: 796
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Details a variety of front-end technologies and techniques and reviews Web design fundamentals while explaining how to work with HTML, graphics, and multimedia and interactive applications.

Bulletproof Web Design

Improving flexibility and protecting against worst-case scenarios with HTML5 and CSS3
Author: Dan Cederholm
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 0132883384
Category: Computers
Page: 360
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No matter how visually appealing or content packed a web site may be, if it doesn’t reach the widest possible audience, it isn’t truly successful. In Bulletproof Web Design, Third Edition, bestselling author and web designer Dan Cederholm outlines standards-based strategies for building designs that can accommodate the myriad ways users choose to view the content. Each chapter starts out with an example of an unbulletproof approach--one that employs traditional HTML-based techniques--which Dan deconstructs, pointing out its limitations. He then gives the example a makeover using HTML and CSS, so you can learn to replace bloated code with lean markup and CSS for fast-loading sites that are accessible to all users. Finally, he assembles all of the page components discussed in prior chapters into a single-page template. This fully revised and updated third edition introduces CSS3 and HTML5 methods and features redesigned case studies including new responsive design examples. Size text using keywords, percentages, and ems to allow more user control. Plan for vertical expansion of horizontal page components. Use floats to achieve grid-like results. Ensure that content is still readable in the absence of images or CSS. Strip the presentation from data tables, and rebuild with CSS. Progressively enhance your designs using HTML5 and CSS3. Visit the companion website at simplebits.com/bulletproof to download finished files, additional resources, and book updates.

Adaptive Web Design

Crafting Rich Experiences with Progressive Enhancement
Author: Aaron Gustafson
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 0134216202
Category: Computers
Page: 264
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Building an elegant, functional website requires more than just knowing how to code. In Adaptive Web Design, Second Edition, you’ll learn how to use progressive enhancement to build websites that work anywhere, won’t break, are accessible by anyone—on any device—and are designed to work well into the future. This new edition of Adaptive Web Design frames even more of the web design process in the lens of progressive enhancement. You will learn how content strategy, UX, HTML, CSS, responsive web design, JavaScript, server-side programming, and performance optimization all come together in the service of users on whatever device they happen to use to access the web. Understanding progressive enhancement will make you a better web professional, whether you’re a content strategist, information architect, UX designer, visual designer, front-end developer, back-end developer, or project manager. It will enable you to visualize experience as a continuum and craft interfaces that are capable of reaching more users while simultaneously costing less money to develop. When you’ve mastered the tenets and concepts of this book, you will see the web in a whole new way and gain web design superpowers that will make you invaluable to your employer, clients, and the web as a whole. Visit http://adaptivewebdesign.info to learn more.

Don't Make Me Think

A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Author: Steve Krug
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0321648781
Category: Computers
Page: 216
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Five years and more than 100,000 copies after it was first published, it's hard to imagine anyone working in Web design who hasn't read Steve Krug's "instant classic" on Web usability, but people are still discovering it every day. In this second edition, Steve adds three new chapters in the same style as the original: wry and entertaining, yet loaded with insights and practical advice for novice and veteran alike. Don't be surprised if it completely changes the way you think about Web design. Three New Chapters! Usability as common courtesy -- Why people really leave Web sites Web Accessibility, CSS, and you -- Making sites usable and accessible Help! My boss wants me to ______. -- Surviving executive design whims "I thought usability was the enemy of design until I read the first edition of this book. Don't Make Me Think! showed me how to put myself in the position of the person who uses my site. After reading it over a couple of hours and putting its ideas to work for the past five years, I can say it has done more to improve my abilities as a Web designer than any other book. In this second edition, Steve Krug adds essential ammunition for those whose bosses, clients, stakeholders, and marketing managers insist on doing the wrong thing. If you design, write, program, own, or manage Web sites, you must read this book." -- Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing with Web Standards

CSS Mastery

Advanced Web Standards Solutions
Author: Simon Collison,Andy Budd,Cameron Moll
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430223987
Category: Computers
Page: 362
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Building on what made the first edition a bestseller, CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions, Second Edition unites the disparate information on CSS-based design spread throughout the internet into one definitive, modern guide. Revised to cover CSS3, the book can be read from front to back, with each chapter building on the previous one. However, it can also be used as a reference book, dipping into each chapter or technique to help solve specific problems. In short, this is the one book on CSS that you need to have. This second edition contains: New examples and updated browser support information New case studies from Simon Collison and Cameron Moll CSS3 examples, showing new CSS3 features, and CSS3 equivalents to tried and tested CSS2 techniques

Web Accessibility

Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance
Author: Richard Rutter,Patrick H. Lauke,Cynthia Waddell,Jim Thatcher,Shawn Lawton Henry,Bruce Lawson,Andrew Kirkpatrick,Christian Heilmann,Michael R. Burks,Bob Regan,Mark Urban
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430201885
Category: Computers
Page: 696
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Web accessibility not just morally sound – there are legal obligations as well Very large potential audience, consisting of web developers and business managers Very little competition to this book

Taking Your Talent to the Web

A Guide for the Transitioning Designer
Author: Jeffrey Zeldman
Publisher: New Riders Publishing
ISBN: 9780735710733
Category: Computers
Page: 426
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This is an explicit and detailed guide, an intelligent "how-to" book for professionals. It lays the groundwork and creates context by exploring essential concepts, defines terms that may be new or unfamiliar, and then moves forward with practical software techniques. All the while it is building on the existing knowledge and experience of its professional design audience. Taking Your Talent to the Web is based on the Populi Curriculum in Web Communications Design, developed by Jeffrey Zeldman in cooperation with Populi, Inc., (www.populi.com) and the Pratt Institute. The book's purpose is to guide traditional art directors and print designers as they expand their existing careers to include the new field of professional Web Design.

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design


Author: Jason Beaird,James George
Publisher: SitePoint
ISBN: 1457192500
Category: Computers
Page: 220
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The Principles of Beautiful Web Design is the ideal book for people who can build websites, but are seeking the skills and knowledge to visually enhance their sites. This book will teach you how to: Understand what makes "good design," from discovery through to implementation Use color effectively, develop color schemes, and create a palette Create pleasing layouts using grids, the rule of thirds, and symmetry Employ textures: lines, points, shapes, volumes, and depth Apply typography to make ordinary designs look great Choose, edit, and position effective imagery And lots more... This easy-to-follow guide is illustrated with beautiful, full-color examples, and will lead you through the process of creating great designs from start to finish. The third edition of this book has been greatly revised and now features: Updated and expanded coverage of mobile and responsive web design (RWD) A new sample project New sections on user interface and icon design Common user-interface patterns and resources

Web Style Guide

Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites
Author: Patrick J. Lynch,Sarah Horton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780300137378
Category: Computers
Page: 338
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Offers advice for creating Web sites and pages that use the classic principles of design.

Stylin' with CSS

A Designer's Guide
Author: Charles Wyke-Smith
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 0133088332
Category: Computers
Page: 320
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In this completely revised edition of his bestselling Stylin’ with CSS, veteran designer and programmer Charles Wyke-Smith guides you through a comprehensive overview of designing Web pages with CSS, including the advanced capabilities of CSS3 that are now widely implemented across all the major browsers. You will learn the full capabilities of the CSS language, with step-by-step examples and in-depth explanations that will take your skills to new levels, whether you are a newbie or already have experience with CSS. Stylin’ with CSS focuses on practical skills for Web designers and programmers, and blends creative design ideas with accurate technical descriptions. It will help you create robust, stylish, and flexible layouts that adjust to the constantly changing content of today’s data-driven online applications, and that display appropriately on monitors, tablets, or mobile phones. In Stylin’ with CSS, you will: See how HTML5 and CSS3 work together Develop multi-column, fixed-width, and fluid layouts Discover how the positioning and floating properties really work! Explore professional typographic techniques using downloadable fonts Style UI elements, such as drop-down menus, forms, and pop up overlays Write media queries that modify your page layouts for different screen sizes Learn about CSS3 shadows, rounded corners, gradients, and background images Create interactivity with CSS3 transforms and transitions

Learning Web Design

A Beginner's Guide to (X)HTML, StyleSheets, and Web Graphics
Author: Jennifer Niederst Robbins
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449333362
Category: Computers
Page: 480
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Everything you need to know to create professional web sites is right here. Learning Web Design starts from the beginning -- defining how the Web and web pages work -- and builds from there. By the end of the book, you'll have the skills to create multi-column CSS layouts with optimized graphic files, and you'll know how to get your pages up on the Web. This thoroughly revised edition teaches you how to build web sites according to modern design practices and professional standards. Learning Web Design explains: How to create a simple (X)HTML page, how to add links and images Everything you need to know about web standards -- (X)HTML, DTDs, and more Cascading Style Sheets -- formatting text, colors and backgrounds, using the box model, page layout, and more All about web graphics, and how to make them lean and mean through optimization The site development process, from start to finish Getting your pages on the Web -- hosting, domain names, and FTP The book includes exercises to help you to learn various techniques, and short quizzes to make sure you're up to speed with key concepts. If you're interested in web design, Learning Web Design is the place to start.

Principles of Web Design: The Web Warrior Series


Author: Joel Sklar
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285852648
Category: Computers
Page: 672
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Joel Sklar has written the definitive text for Web site design, PRINCIPLES OF WEB DESIGN, Sixth Edition guiding your students through the entire Web site creation process, while developing and enhancing your HTML, CSS, and visual design skills along the way. Now updated to include the latest Web design technologies and trends, this Sixth Edition features all-new sections on HTML5, CSS3, CSS page layouts, and enhanced navigation as well as technical updates and new screen shots throughout. Beginning with the Web design environment and the principles of sound Web design, your students will continue to planning site layout and navigation, and progress to Web typography, colors and images, working with CSS, and more. Armed with a priceless understanding and plenty of hands-on activities, students will gain a solid foundation of designing successful, standards-based Web sites that are portable across different operating systems, browsers, and Web devices. Companion site available at no additional cost www.joelsklar.com/pwd5. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Professional Web Design: Techniques and Templates


Author: Clint Eccher
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1435457161
Category: Computers
Page: 923
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This is the must-have book for designers who want to expand their skills and improve the quality of their designs. Learning CSS technology and continually improving one's design and developer skills is essential for every Web designer in today's marketpla

Universal Design for Web Applications

Web Applications That Reach Everyone
Author: Wendy Chisholm,Matt May
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596518730
Category: Computers
Page: 179
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Describes how to use such standards-based technologies as XHTML, CSS, and Ajax to develop a variety of Web applications and devices.

Web Standards Creativity

Innovations in Web Design with XHTML, CSS, and DOM Scripting
Author: Andy Budd,Rob Weychert,Dan Rubin,Ian Lloyd,Derek Featherstone,Jeffrey Croft,Andy Clarke,Mark Boulton,Cameron Adams,Simon Collison
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430203900
Category: Computers
Page: 288
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This is the ultimate in inspirational, high-level web design books. There is no attempt to teach the basics CSS or JavaScript — competency is already assumed. This book brings together 12 of the world's most talented web designers to share their secrets with the reader. The techniques discussed cover the full spectrum of essential web design topics, and readers will find enough innovation inside that they will keep coming back to the book again and again to improve their work. The book, presented in full color, is completely standards-compliant, and up-to-date, including discussions of IE 7 support.

Designing with Progressive Enhancement

Building the Web that Works for Everyone
Author: Todd Parker,Scott Jehl,Maggie Costello Wachs,Patty Toland
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 032165949X
Category: Computers
Page: 456
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Progressive enhancement is an approach to web development that aims to deliver the best possible experience to the widest possible audience, and simplifies coding and testing as well. Whether users are viewing your sites on an iPhone, the latest and greatest high-end system, or even hearing them on a screen-reader, their experience should be easy to understand and use, and as fully-featured and functional as possible. Designing with Progressive Enhancement will show you how. It’s both a practical guide to understanding the principles and benefits of progressive enhancement, and a detailed exploration of examples that will teach you—whether you’re a designer or a developer—how, where, and when to implement the specific coding and scripting approaches that embody progressive enhancement. In this book, you’ll learn: Why common coding approaches leave users behind, and how progressive enhancement is a more inclusive and accessible alternative How to analyze complex interface designs, see the underlying semantic HTML experience that will work everywhere, and layer on advanced enhancements safely A unique browser capabilities testing suite that helps deliver enhancements only to devices that can handle them Real-world best practices for coding HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to work with progressive enhancement, and cases where forward-looking HTML5 and CSS3 techniques can be applied effectively today How to factor in accessibility features like WAI-ARIA and keyboard support to ensure universal access Detailed techniques to transform semantic HTML into interactive components like sliders, tabs, tree controls, and charts, along with downloadable jQuery-based widgets to apply directly in your projects

Cascading Style Sheets

Designing for the Web
Author: Hakon Wium Lie,Bert Bos
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780132465731
Category: Computers
Page: 416
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In this updated edition to their original best-selling classic, the co-creators of CSS clearly, logically, and painlessly explain the hows and whys and ins and outs of the visual formatting language that is their gift to us. The Web would be a poorer place without Messieurs Bos and Lie. Your shelf will be richer for the addition of this book. Rely on it. Study it. Savor it. The Indispensible CSS Tutorial and Reference–Straight from the Creators of CSS Direct from the creators of CSS, this is the definitive guide to CSS, today's indispensable standard for controlling the appearance of any Web or XML document. This book doesn't just show how to use every significant CSS 1 and 2.x feature; it carefully explains the "why" behind today's most valuable CSS design techniques. You'll find practical, downloadable examples throughout–along with essential browser support information and best practices for building high-impact pages and applications. Cascading Style Sheets: Designing for the Web, Third Edition covers every CSS 2.1 improvement and fix, from new height/width definitions in absolutely positioned elements to new clip property calculations. Clear, readable, and thorough, it's the one must-have CSS resource for every Web developer, designer, and content provider. Coverage includes Mastering essential CSS concepts: Rules, declarations, selectors, properties, and more Working with type: From absolute/relative units to font size and weight Understanding CSS objects: Box model, display properties, list styles, and more Exercising total control over spacing and positioning Specifying colors for borders and backgrounds Managing printing: Margins, page breaks, and more Implementing media-specific style sheets for audio rendering, handhelds, and other forms of presentation Moving from HTML extensions to CSS: Five practical case studies Making the most of cascading and inheritance Using external style sheets and @import Integrating CSS with XML documents Optimizing the performance of CSS pages Includes a handy CSS Quick Reference printed on the inside covers