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"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"
(Robbins, O'Reilly, $34.99 US), 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 in a Nutshell, Third Edition" 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. In addition to
being an authoritative reference for (X)HTML and Cascading Style Sheets,
this book also provides an overview of the unique requirements of
Scripting, web graphics optimization, and multimedia production. It is an
indispensable tool for web designers and developers of all levels.
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
interactivity to your pages, including syntax, control structures,
object-orientation, unobtrusive scripting, and also a brief introduction
-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.
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index,
author bio, and samples, see:
For a cover graphic in JPEG format, go to:
Web Design in a Nutshell, Third Edition
Jennifer Niederst Robbins
ISBN: 0-596-00987-9, 826 pages, $34.99 US, $48.99 CAN
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