Why did we choose to write this book? We're both extremely busy—lecturing bachelor's degree and master's degree interactive design students, maintaining our own practice working for clients, and furthering our established careers as artists exhibiting internationally—so the idea of a "how to" book for would-be web designers wasn't arrived at lightly.

That said, we felt the time was right for this sort of book. There are a lot of excellent books that we point our students toward: Dan Cederholm's inspiring Web Standards Solutions; Paul Haine's meticulous HTML Mastery; and Andy Budd, Cameron Moll, and Simon Collison's indispensable CSS Mastery, to name but a few. All are fantastic books and we urge our students to buy every one; however, ...

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