In Learning Web Design, author Jennifer Niederst shares the knowledge she's gained from years of web design experience, both as a designer and a teacher. This book starts from the beginning-
defining the Internet, the Web, browsers, and URLs-so you don't need to have any previous knowledge about how the Web works. After reading this book, you'll have a solid foundation in HTML,
graphics, and design principles that you can immediately put to use in creating effective web pages.
In the second edition, Jennifer has updated the book to cover style sheets and reflect current web standards. She has also added exercises that help you to learn various techniques and short quizzes that make sure you're up to speed with key concepts. Learning Web Design:
• Covers the nuts and bolts of basic HTML and style sheets, with detailed examples of formatting text, adding graphic elements, making links, creating tables and frames, and using color on the Web.
Also contains tips on handling these tasks using three popular web authoring programs.
• Explains whether to use GIFs or JPEGs for different types of images, includes important tips on optimizing graphics for web delivery, and provides step-by-step demonstrations of creating
graphics using three popular web graphic tools.
• Provides dozens of web design dos and don'ts, to help you make good web design decisions and avoid common beginner traps.
• Contains hands-on exercises throughout the book that allow you to try out new techniques along the way.
Unlike other beginner books, Learning Web Design leaves no holes in your education.
It gives you everything you need to create basic web sites and will prepare you for more advanced web work. If you are interested in web design, this book is the place to start. The enclosed CD-ROM contains material for all the exercises in the book, as well as trial versions of Macromedia Fireworks MX and
Homesite 5; Adobe Photoshop 7 and ImageReady 7; and BBEdit 7.