Learning Web Design: HTML, Graphics, and Animation: A Beginner's Guide to HTML, Graphics, and Beyond (O'Reilly Web studio) Paperback – 11 Mar 2001
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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
Top customer reviews
By reading this book the boundaries of making your own footprint on the web are broken down into clear and concise sections. From the very beginnings of the web and how it actually works, through to the steps to take in planning, designing and publishing a site.
Basic HTML is explained clearly tag by tag, together with use of popular web authoring tools such as MicroSoft FrontPage, Macromedia Dreamweaver and Adobe GoLive to create the same steps.
Discussions on site navigation, graphical creation and general advise and tips on what makes a good site work, all give you confidence to give it a go yourself!
Now that I have read this beginner's guide I will be looking to read her more advance book 'Web Design in a Nutshell'.
Jennifer Nierderst's book is a revelation. I've read other beginner's guides before. Some treat the reader like a moron, others like an expert. This book strikes the perfect balance and is helping me to achieve a better looking personal website.
Added to that balance is a wonderful smattering of humour and personal insight and I would recommend this to anyone looking to get into web design - be it for professional reasons or just for pleasure.
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