In Learning Web Design
, the author of a top-rated web authoring guide (Web Design in a Nutshell
) now turns her hand to a beginner's tutorial. The result is a foundation course in HTML, and an ideal starting point for learning how to build web pages.
Some Web authors use design tools, while others prefer to work directly with HTML code. This title takes a balanced view, with how-to explanations for Dreamweaver, GoLive and FrontPage, along with the equivalent HTML. For graphics, Photoshop, Fireworks and Paint Shop Pro are specifically covered.
The book is structured as four parts. The first is an overview, explaining the Web design process. Next comes an HTML tutorial, tackling page formatting, how to include graphics, tables, frames and colours. The third part is a detailed guide to Web graphics, showing how to optimise both appearance and performance. The final section is about usability and design, showing how to create pages to professional standards. There is also a peek at more advanced techniques, showing where to go for more information. The wide-margin layout gives plenty of space for illustrations, some in colour, and there are plentiful tips and references in side-panels. --Tim Anderson
By working through this book, you'll develop an impressive and varied skill set... -- Internet Advisor, March 2002
I found the tables, tips, and summations on various pages to be excellent
Highly recommend it for beginners. -- Ralph L. Jordan, Charlotte Bytes, September 2002
If you want to read only one book, I recommend Learning Web Design
which clearly lays out all you need to know in a very accessible way. -- Lee Dembart, International Herald Tribune, March 25, 2002
This book should be in every casual web designers library. -- Ping, the Newsletter for HP/Works, HP Technical Computing User Group, March 2002
We'd heartily recommend it to any
budding Web designer rating: 5 Stars -- Internet Advisor, March 2002