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5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent preparation for the exam
I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone taking the exam. Given the volume of the book I would buy it and tackle it BEFORE going on the course. You will easily pass then.
I found this book exceedingly useful. It is incredibly thorough, as are all the titles that I have read in the series.
The exercises and the tests were a useful alternative to the...
Published on 3 Nov. 2003 by Mr. M. C. Gaylard

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1.0 out of 5 stars Out of date Book
This book probably has a great deal to recommend it, but there is so much in it that is blatantly out-of-date, that it is very difficult to find the real pearls - especially if the reader is a learner. For example, in Chapter 14, there is talk about "Macromedia Flash Version 5": with references to old legacy software like this, it is difficult to remain confident that the...
Published on 5 Mar. 2010 by Miles B. Reid


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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent preparation for the exam, 3 Nov. 2003
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Mr. M. C. Gaylard (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: CIW Site Designer Certification Bible (Hardcover)
I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone taking the exam. Given the volume of the book I would buy it and tackle it BEFORE going on the course. You will easily pass then.
I found this book exceedingly useful. It is incredibly thorough, as are all the titles that I have read in the series.
The exercises and the tests were a useful alternative to the online tests available. Unless you have broadband of cheap/free access then these will serve instead of the online tests.
Tests and lab materials are available through the accompanying CD.
Not cheap at £45 retail, cheaper from someone like Amazon of course.
Unlike the Foundations Bible, I would say that this is a book that would serve as a good reference book beyond the exam, so you might want to buy and keep this one!
If anything, I found the tests in this book harder than the actual exam itself. Coupled with the exercises then this is an excellent preparation for the exam.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Site Designer, 14 Jun. 2006
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This review is from: CIW Site Designer Certification Bible (Hardcover)
This book does prepare you for the exam and is very helpful if you do not know much about HTML before reading.

I found the book lacking in some aspects, particularly frames, which suprised me during the exam but was overall very detailed. The book goes into great depth about tables and emphasises their importance in web page structure.

Natanya Pitts ensures that the designer is aware of all elements of web design, especially from the users perspective with regards to loading time, different browsers and monitor configurations and how different elements will look in different environments.

I recommend the book not only as a study guide but as a reference book as it is extremely well structured and detailed beyond the knowledge required for the exam.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Out of date Book, 5 Mar. 2010
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Miles B. Reid (Aberdeen, Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: CIW Site Designer Certification Bible (Hardcover)
This book probably has a great deal to recommend it, but there is so much in it that is blatantly out-of-date, that it is very difficult to find the real pearls - especially if the reader is a learner. For example, in Chapter 14, there is talk about "Macromedia Flash Version 5": with references to old legacy software like this, it is difficult to remain confident that the rest of the tome is worth reading. The reader should not have to discern as to what is worth reading, and what should be discarded: that's the author's job - and possibly the editor's. I'm afraid that I sent this book back as being not fit for purpose. Sorry.
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