|About the Book|
In Learning Web Design, author Jennifer Niederst shares the knowledge shes gained from years of web design experience, both as a designer and a teacher. This book starts from the beginning-- defining the Internet, the Web, browsers, and URLs -- soMoreIn Learning Web Design, author Jennifer Niederst shares the knowledge shes gained from years of web design experience, both as a designer and a teacher. This book starts from the beginning-- defining the Internet, the Web, browsers, and URLs -- so you dont need to have any previous knowledge about how the Web works. After reading this book, youll have a solid foundation in HTML, graphics, and design principles that you can immediately put to use in creating effective web pages.In the second edition, Jennifer has updated the book to cover style sheets and reflect current web standards. She has also added exercises that help you to learn various techniques and short quizzes that make sure youre up to speed with key concepts. The companion CD-ROM contains material for all the exercises in the book, as well as trial versions of Fireworks® MX, and HomeSite™ 5- Adobe ® Photoshop® 7, ImageReady® 7, and BBEdit 7.Learning Web Design, 2nd Edition:Covers the nuts and bolts of basic HTML and style sheets, with detailed examples of formatting text, adding graphic elements, making links, creating tables and frames, and using color on the Web.Explains whether to use GIFs or JPEGs for different types of images, and includes important tips on optimizing graphics for web delivery. Provides dozens of web design do and donts, to help you make good web design decisions and avoid common beginner traps. Contains hands-on exercises throughout the book that allow you to try out new techniques along the way.Unlike other beginner books, Learning Web Design leaves no holes in your education. It gives you everything you need to create basic web sites and will prepare you for more advanced web work. If you are interested in web design, this book is the place to start. After finishing it, youll be ready for the authors bestselling companion reference, Web Design in a Nutshell.Fireworks and HomeSite are trademarks or registered trademarks of Macromedia, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Adobe, ImageReady, and Photoshop are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.