Chapter 11  Learning Page Layout Basics

Don't make me think! —Steve Krug (Krug's First Law of Usability)

This chapter covers

  • Understanding web page layout types, technologies, and strategies
  • Getting to know the HTML5 semantic page layout elements
  • Examining modern, real-world page layouts

The first half of this book served to lay down a solid foundation for creating web pages. When you got past the basics of HTML and CSS, you learned about text tags, fonts, colors, CSS classes, the box model, floating and positioning elements, and images and other media. So congratulations are in order: You've graduated from being able merely to build web pages to being able to design them.

Alas, you'll have little time to bask in your newfound glory, because ...

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