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Joel Sklar has written the definitive text for Web site design, WEB DESIGN PRINCIPLES, 5e, guiding readers 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 Fifth 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, readers 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, readers will gain a solid foundation of designing successful, standards-based Web sites that are portable across different operating systems, browsers, and Web devices.
NEW! Updated discussion and exploration of Web 2.0 topics.
NEW! An introduction of brand new design techniques.
NEW! A new chapter on creating Floating Layouts replaces the old chapter on Framed Layouts.
NEW! End of chapter material has been updated.
NEW! illustrations and screen shots throughout reflect current browsers and relevant visualizations of key concepts.
NEW! sections on HTML5 and CSS3 describe the benefits and use of these new coding standards
NEW! "Page Layouts" chapter describes how to build both flexible and fixed page designs using CSS.
Full color! This allows users to see the truly visual nature of the example Web sites used to illustrate Web design principles.
Updated code samples and hands-on activities let students "dive under the hood" and get plenty of coding experience.
Online companion Web site provides additional information, code samples, and links for further research.
Table of Contents
1. Writing HTML for the Modern Web.
2. Designing the Site.
3. Planning the Site.
4. Introducing Cascading Style Sheets.
5. Creating Web Typography.
6. Using the CSS Box Model.
7. Designing Page Layouts.
8. Incorporating Graphics and Color.
9. Planning Site Navigation.
10. Working with Data Tables.
11. Creating User Input Forms.
12. Putting It All Together.