Learning Web Design

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Learning Web Design

A Beginner's Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics

By Jennifer Niederst Robbins; Jennifer Niederst Robbins

O'Reilly Media, Paperback, 9781449319274, 624pp.

Publication Date: August 24, 2012

Description

Do you want to build web pages, but have no previous experience? This friendly guide is the perfect place to start. You ll begin at square one, learning how the Web and web pages work, and then steadily build from there. By the end of the book, you ll have the skills to create a simple site with multi-column pages that adapt for mobile devices.

Learn how to use the latest techniques, best practices, and current web standards including HTML5 and CSS3. Each chapter provides exercises to help you to learn various techniques, and short quizzes to make sure you understand key concepts.

This thoroughly revised edition is ideal for students and professionals of all backgrounds and skill levels, whether you re a beginner or brushing up on existing skills.Build HTML pages with text, links, images, tables, and formsUse style sheets (CSS) for colors, backgrounds, formatting text, page layout, and even simple animation effectsLearn about the new HTML5 elements, APIs, and CSS3 properties that are changing what you can do with web pagesMake your pages display well on mobile devices by creating a responsive web designLearn how JavaScript works and why the language is so important in web designCreate and optimize web graphics so they ll download as quickly as possible.



About the Author
Jennifer Niederst Robbins was one of the first designers for the Web. As the designer of O'Reilly's Global Network Navigator (GNN), the first commercial web site, she has been designing for the Web since 1993. Since then, she has worked as the creative director of Songline Studios (a former subsidiary of O'Reilly) and as a freelance designer and consultant since 1996. She is the author of the bestselling "Web Design in a Nutshell" and "Learning Web Design (O'Reilly), and she has taught web design at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and Johnson and Wales University in Providence. She has spoken at major design and Internet events including SXSW Interactive, Seybold Seminars, the GRAFILL conference (Geilo, Norway), and one of the first W3C International Expos. In addition to designing, Jennifer enjoys cooking, travel, indie-rock, and making stuff. She maintains her own professional web site at http: //www.littlechair.com as well.

In Learning Web Design, author "Jennifer Niederst Robbins" shares the knowledge she's gained from years of Web design experience, both as a designer and a teacher. She has taught Web design at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and Johnson and Wales University in Providence. Jennifer Niederst Robbins was one of the first designers for the Web. As the designer of O'Reilly's Global Network Navigator (GNN), the first commercial web site, she has been designing for the Web since 1993. Since then, she has worked as the creative director of Songline Studios (a former subsidiary of O'Reilly) and as a freelance designer and consultant since 1996. She is the author of the bestselling Web Design in a Nutshell. She has spoken at major design and Internet events including SXSW Interactive, Seybold Seminars, the GRAFILL conference (Geilo, Norway), and one of the first W3C International Expos.