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Web Development and Design Foundations with HTML5 [Paperback]

Terry Felke-Morris

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14 Jun 2012 0273774506 978-0273774501 6
Using Hands-On Practice exercises and Web Site Case Studies to motivate readers, Web Development and Design Foundations with HTML5 includes all the necessary lessons to guide students in developing highly effective Web sites. A well-rounded balance of hard skills (HTML5, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript) and soft skills (Web Design, e-commerce, Web site promotion strategies) presents everything beginning Web developers need to know to build and promote successful Web sites.

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Terry Felke-Morris is a Professor of Computer Information Systems at William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois. She holds a Doctor of Education degree, a Master of Science degree in information systems, and numerous certifications, including Adobe Certified Dreamweaver 8 Developer, WOW Certified Associate Webmaster, Microsoft Certified Professional, Master CIW Designer, and CIW Certified Instructor.

Dr. Felke-Morris has been honored with Harper College’s Glenn A. Reich Memorial Award for Instructional Technology in recognition of her work in designing the college’s CIS Web Development program and courses. In 2006, she received the Blackboard Greenhouse Exemplary Online Course Award for use of Internet technology in the academic environment. Ms.Felke-Morris received two international awards in 2008: the Instructional Technology Council’s Outstanding e-Learning Faculty Award for Excellence and the MERLOT Award for Exemplary Online Learning Resources–MERLOT Business Classics.

With over 25 years of information technology experience in business and industry, Dr. Felke-Morris published her first website in 1996 and has been working with the Web ever since. A long-time promoter of Web standards, she has been a member of the Web Standards Project Education Task Force. Dr. Felke-Morris helped to develop the Web Development certificate and degree programs at William Rainey Harper College and currently is the senior faculty member in that area. For more information about Dr. Felke-Morris, visit http://terrymorris.net.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! Covers HTML5 & CSS3 the right way! 2 Nov 2012
By Firebuilder - Published on Amazon.com
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Note that this review is for the paperback version, not the Kindle edition.

Felke-Morris does an outstanding job of covering the foundations of HTML5 and CSS3 in this 6th edition. Each chapter has Hands-on-Practice exercises with step by step instructions and clear visuals that capture the result of the code. Solutions to the practice exercises are provided in the student data files so that learners can compare their work to the correct solution. There are also end of chapter exercises and four different case studies that build across all chapters, with solutions available only to instructors. There are complete instructor materials available on the publisher's website including test banks, end-of-chapter and case study solution files, PowerPoints, example syllabus, and instructor manuals. In addition, there is a superb, open-access companion website developed by the author with tons of supplementary resources, flash cards, and chapter updates for any errata discovered after publication (webdevfoundations.net).

I've adopted this book for a college level introductory web development course after reviewing at least a dozen textbooks from academic publishers. The book is appropriate for beginners as well as those who are already familiar with web development and want to learn more about CSS layout and the differences between XHTML and HTML5/CSS3. What sets this book apart from the rest of the pack is that it covers the material based on current specifications and trends, separating HTML structure from CSS layout and styles. The vast majority of books published by academic publishers are just using small incremental updates to previous editions, still use HTML tables for layout and menus, teach deprecated elements, and contain downright ugly or broken CSS for chapter exercises. Believe me, I know - I've spent countless hours reviewing them all very thoroughly and most are a waste of time and effort.

Web Development & Design Foundations, 6th edition is the ONLY textbook out there with a full set of instructor materials that covers HTML & CSS as it should be covered. Chapter 1 introduces how the web and the Internet work. Chapter 2 gets right into HTML basics, lists, and links. Chapter 3 jumps right into CSS for style and formatting; chapter 4 covers images and introduces the new CSS3 visual effects; and chapters 6 & 7 delve deeply into CSS for page layout (that other textbooks barely touch on). Students learn to layout their pages the right way before tables are even introduced in chapter 8. Other topics include forms (standard and HTML5), mobile layouts, responsive design and media queries, multimedia, website planning and web project management, e-commerce, and an intro to javascript.

I can't praise this book enough - it is clearly best of breed. We are currently using the book in five sections of an intro web development course designed for non-technical university students and they are succeeding. Consider it classroom tested. Thank you, Terry Felke-Morris! Great book!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Learning Experience 4 Jan 2013
By Jaimee Calvo - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is great whether you're taking it with a class at college, or just getting it on your own for self paced learning. Hands on chapter summaries walk you through every step of learning HTML, HTML5 and CSS.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 10 May 2014
By Diego0030 - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book! They have many lessons with partially finished HTML web pages where they have you go through a step by step instruction on how to code with CSS and HTML5. No regrets about this purchase.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book 16 Feb 2013
By Ben L. - Published on Amazon.com
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I had to buy this book for a class I'm taking on HTML5. I have had some previous experience with HTML and CSS. The subject material in this book is pretty good, and the exercises cover all of the basics required. I'm only a few chapters in, but talking to my classmates, they also feel like the book explains the material very clearly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Web Development and Design Foundations with HTML5 (6th Edition) 29 Oct 2013
By wardog - Published on Amazon.com
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Very similar to last couple of editions but includes HTML5. Easy to follow and very good turorials. Only "con" is the price.
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