Are you still designing web sites like it's 1999? If so, you're in for a surprise. Since the last edition of this book appeared five years ago, there has been a major climate change with regard to web standards.
Designers are no longer using (X)HTML as a design tool, but as a means of defining the meaning and structure of content.
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.
Our popular reference, "Web Design in a Nutshell", is one of the first books to capture this new web landscape with an edition that's been completely rewritten and expanded to reflect the state of the art.
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 826 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
- Publication Date: 01/02/2006
- Category: Web graphics & design
- ISBN: 9780596009878
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Review by Waianuhea
If you're new to web design and need to learn a lot fast, this is the perfect book for you. The problem with books on the Internet is that they're outdated almost immediately. This book is no exception. The only parts still of use to me are those on optimizing web graphics. It's also interesting as a look back into how the Internet worked a few years ago to better help understand where it is now.I got this book cheap used on Amazon so I'm happy with it. I just wish you could trade in older versions for a discount on the new one!
Review by Murdocke23
Good overview of many web concepts (for when book was published, anyway). Other references cover more in depth, but that's the limitation, of such a reference book. Packs a lot in for its breadth of content.
Review by steve.clason
Excellant book, stays right above my workstation. I find it easier to use than on-line references, even, and it is a staple of my workday.