Chapter 8. understanding design technologies

understanding design technologies

“This one is at the absolute cutting edge of obsolescence.”

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  1. Understanding XHTML

  2. Understanding frames

  3. Understanding stylesheets

  4. Understanding JavaScript

  5. Understanding Flash

  6. Understanding PHP

As web designers quickly learn, the way your site looks and acts depends very much on the technologies you use. The choices may at first seem overwhelming: Names and buzzwords are thrown around without much context. But once you sort out which technology does what, you’ll be better prepared to make decisions.

Design technologies include


  • Stylesheets

  • Plug-ins

  • JavaScript

  • Server-side scripts

html & xhtml

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