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Web Design in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition (In a Nutshell (O'Reilly))

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Tandem Library (Sept. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0613912004
  • ISBN-13: 978-0613912006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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This is one book that I use every day - provided I can extract it from the fingers of my cow-orkers who keep borrowing it ! Every tag is described in depth, and it is one of the few books I've come across that describes CSS in a meaningful way.
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The ever-excellent O'Reilly hit the spot again with this comprehensive but concise reference.
You'll need to have some html experience to get into this, but it does what O'Reilly do so well - explain something simply without assuming that you are a "Dummy". Works both as a tutorial and a reference.
Invaluable for anyone who understands a little bit about how html works (and CSS etc) but can't remember all the tags and attributes off the top of their heads. Buy it now.
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This is an excellent book which covers many of the practical issues which are often seem to be overlooked by web designers. The chapters dealing with problems related to frames and differing screen / platform configurations are superb. This should be compulsory reading for all students of practical web design !
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First things first - this isn't a book about graphic design. This is not a book about usability. This is not a book about user-interface design. You want those, you know where to go - elsewhere.
What this is is a stunningly useless piece of first-point of call reference material. Ideal for people with basic HTML experience who want to make something wonderful.
It's slightly out of date now, but don't let that phase you - get it immediately. If you care about the web you'll end up needing to know something in it almost all the time. From the ASCII codes for strange text characters, to why those tables you've spent three hours building won't work, through to how to change permissions in Unix for running CGI scripts and how to make sites do things more efficiently with server side includes - the basics of all the image formats, details of all the basics of HTML, flash and media etc. etc. etc.
For a first point of call for the general punter you CAN'T GO WRONG with this book. You just can't. It's not so hot on CSS, and it's got a few patchy sections, but that's just a question of the book's scale and ambition rather than intelligence. For someone starting out, and for those who find themselves building big brilliant sites with little or no training, this book is as close to a necessity as you can get.
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A balanced, informative, no-nonsense book packed full of useful advice and URLs. As a mostly back-end programmer wanting to understand more about browser compatibility and the preparation of web graphics, I found this book invaluable.
It contains a good enough overview for getting started in pretty much any web design topic you would need (from basic to advanced), and points you in the right direction for more information at every turn. The only think I felt lacking was an appendix summarising resources and URLs contained in the text since it can be a bit of a chore trying to find this information later.
All in all, highly recommended.
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A very useful book especially the new second edition. It's ideal for anyone with a small amount of knowledge about HTML. It gives a very useful guide to all html tags and which browsers support them. Good with CSS and other new techniques
It's the one book you need on your bookshelf beside your computer if you do any web design or web building.It's a book for all, from the amateur to the professional, whether you just have a home site you want to tidy up or if you need help with emerging technology. I can't recommend it more highly. If I could I would give it 11 stars
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