April 6, 2006
Web Design in a Nutshell,Third Edition: An Up-to-the-Minute Quick Reference
Sebastopol, CA--The Web continues to evolve at the speed of innovation. For those keeping track of new developments, that means you'd better not blink because you just might miss the next big thing. Obviously, this fast pace makes web design a tricky enterprise. But fear not, armed with the up-to-the-minute third edition of O'Reilly's Web Design in a Nutshell, Third Edition (O'Reilly, Robbins, $34.99), you just might find yourself leading the evolution rather than playing catch-up.
"The last edition of this book appeared five years ago, and there has been a major climate change with regard to web standards," said author Jennifer Niederst Robbins. "Cascading Style Sheets are no longer just something interesting to tinker with, but rather a reliable method for handling all matters of presentation, from fonts and colors to the layout of the entire page. In fact, following the standards is now a mandate of professional web design."
The third edition of Web Design in a Nutshell features:
A complete HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.0 and 1.1 reference, with an emphasis on proper semantic markup practices
Ten all-new chapters on Cascading Style Sheets for presentation, as well as an Appendix listing every property in CSS Level 2.1
Discussions on the web environment, including the importance of web standards, designing for a variety of browsers and displays, and how to make your site accessible to all users and devices
Chapters on creating lean and mean GIF, JPEG, PNG, and animated GIF images for web delivery
Information on adding audio, video, and Flash movies to web pages, as well as approaches to printing content from the Web
Organized so that readers can find answers quickly, Web Design in a Nutshell, Third Edition helps experienced designers come up to speed quickly on standards-based web design, and serves as a quick reference for those already familiar with the new standards and technology.
There are many books for web designers, but none that address such a wide variety of topics. Find out why nearly half a million buyers have made this the most popular web design book available.
Web Design in a Nutshell, Third Edition
Jennifer Niederst Robbins
ISBN: 0-596-00987-9, 826 pages, $34.99 US
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