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Web design in a nutshell : a desktop quick reference
Niederst Robbins, Jennifer.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Beijing ; Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly & Associates, [1999]

Physical Description:
560 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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TK5105.888 .N542 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Web Design in a Nutshell contains the nitty-gritty on everything you need toknow to design Web pages. It's the good stuff, without the fluff, written andorganized so that answers can be found quickly. Written by veteran Web designerJennifer Niederst, this book provides quick access to the wide range of front-endtechnologies and techniques from which Web designers and authors must draw.

It is an excellent reference for HTML 4.0 tags (including tables, frames, andCascading Style Sheets) with special attention given to browser support and platformidiosyncrasies. The HTML section is more than a reference work, though. It detailsstrange behavior in tables, for instance, and gives ideas and workarounds for usingtables and frames on your site. Web Design in a Nutshell also coversmultimedia and interactivity, audio and video, and emerging technologies like DynamicHTML, XML, embedded fonts, and internationalization.

The book includes:

Discussions of the Web environment, monitors, and browsers A complete reference to HTML and Server Side Includes, including browsersupport for every tag and attribute Chapters on creating GIF, JPEG and PNG graphics, including designing with theWeb Palette Information on multimedia and interactivity, including audio, video, Flash,Shockwave, and JavaScript Detailed tutorial and reference on Cascading Style Sheets, including anappendix of browser compatibility information Appendices detailing HTML tags, attributes, deprecated tags, proprietary tags,and CSS compatibility

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Niederst discusses everything a web designer needs, from basic principles and HTML to designing for multiple browsers, cascading style sheets, and XML. For a working web designer this book will be an invaluable quick reference, and it is written well enough that someone just starting out on the web could also use it. Highly recommended for all libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

The Web Environment
Chapter 1 Designing for a Variety of Browsers
Chapter 2 Designing for a Variety of Displays
Chapter 3 Web Design Principles for Print Designers
Chapter 4 A Beginner's Guide to the Server
Chapter 5 HTML Overview
Chapter 6 Structural HTML Tags
Chapter 7 Formatting Text
Chapter 8 Creating Links
Chapter 9 Adding Images and Other Page Elements
Chapter 10 Tables
Chapter 11 Frames
Chapter 12 Forms
Chapter 13 Server Side Includes
Chapter 14 GIF Format
Chapter 15 JPEG Format
Chapter 16 PNG Format
Chapter 17 Designing Graphics with the Web Palette
Multimedia and Interactivity
Chapter 18 Animated GIFs
Chapter 19 Audio on the Web
Chapter 20 Video on the Web
Chapter 21 Interactivity
Chapter 22 Introduction to JavaScript
Emerging Technologies
Chapter 23 Cascading Style Sheets
Chapter 24 Introduction to DHTML
Chapter 25 Introduction to XML
Chapter 26 Embedded Font Technology
Chapter 27 Internationalization
HTML Tags and Elements
List of Attributes
Deprecated Tags
Proprietary Tags
CSS Compatibility