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As the Web evolves to incorporate new standards and the latest browsers offer new possibilities for creative design, the art of creating Web sites is also changing. Few Web designers are experiences programmers, and as a result, working with semantic markup and CSS can create roadblocks to achieving truly beautiful designs using all the resources available. Add to this the pressures of presenting exceptional design to clients and employers, without compromising efficient workflow, and the challenge deepens for those working in a fast-paced environment. As someone who understands these complexities firsthand, author and designer Andy Clarke offers visual designers a progressive approach to creating artistic, usable, and accessible sites using transcendent CSS.
In this groundbreaking book, you’ll discover how to implement highly original designs through visual demonstrations of the creative possibilities using markup and CSS. You’ll learn to use a new design workflow, build prototypes that work well for designers and all team members, use grids effectively, visualize markup, and discover every phase of the transcendent design process, from working with the latest browsers to incorporating CSS3 to collaborating with team members effectively.
Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design:
Uses a visual approach to help you learn coding techniques
Includes numerous examples of world-class Web sites, photography, and other inspirations that give designers ideas for visualizing their codeOffers early previews of technical advances in new Web browsers and of the emerging CSS3 specification
Andy Clarke is an internationally known speaker, designer, and consultant focusing on creative, accessible Web development. Andy is passionate about design and passionate about Web standards, bridging the gap between design and code. He regularly trains designers and developers in the creative applications of Web standards. Andy has written articles for A List Apart Magazine and contributed to the CSS Zen Garden. Outside of his studio, Andy is a member of the Web Standards Project.
Author, instructor, and Web designer Molly E. Holzschlag has written over 30 books on Web design and development. She’s been coined "one of the greatest digerati" and deemed one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women on the Web. Molly is also Group Lead of Web Standards Project and frequent lecturer on Web design and development around the world.
I must agree with Andrew Powell, this is one of the few books that I found so useless that I dumped it in the rubbish bin. Read morePublished on 19 July 2012 by Actinia
Coming from an engineering/programming background I was not sure how this book would suit me. I needn't have worried as the pace and content are excellent. Read morePublished on 5 Mar. 2010 by Kez
I bought this book based on the reviews I had read in other places, the book is not targeted at computer programmers really, there's no masses of code examples to follow, albeit... Read morePublished on 9 Dec. 2009 by Mr K J Fahy
Highly recommended. This is the first design / how-to book that I have ever read from cover-to-cover with such eagerness. Read morePublished on 17 Jan. 2009 by Carol Dew
Ok , ok let's keep things in proportion here - it's not a bible! But it is a gorgeous book trying to show us what we CAN achieve on the web in visual terms - hence the great... Read morePublished on 5 July 2008 by Sandy
I see that most people though this book was good, but a few said that they too came from a programming background and found this to be lacking in content. Read morePublished on 16 April 2008 by Andrew Powell
If you (like I was 4 months ago) have been using CSS for a while but have always felt you didn't really understand it's full features/ability/power then this book is for you. Read morePublished on 14 Mar. 2008 by David Ian Smith
This book is very easy and quite friendly to understand, however those student who have quite knowledge before about the css ,so its will be very help full and take straight... Read morePublished on 29 Oct. 2007 by khalid