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Learning web design : a beginner's guide to HTML, CSS, Javascript, and web graphics

Author: Jennifer Niederst Robbins
Publisher: Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
Overview: 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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Niederst Robbins
ISBN: 9781449319274 1449319270
OCLC Number: 794816008
Notes: Previous edition: 2007.
Includes index.
Description: xv, 602 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
Part 1: Getting Started: --
Where do I start?: --
Where do I start? --
What does a web designer do? --
What languages do I need to learn? --
What do I need to buy? --
What you've learned --
Test yourself --
How the web works: --
Internet versus the web --
Serving up your information --
Word about browsers --
Web page addresses (URLs) --
Anatomy of a web page --
Putting it all together --
Test yourself --
Some big concepts you need to know: --
Dizzying multitude of devices --
Sticking with the standards --
Progressive enhancement --
Responsive web design --
One web for all (accessibility) --
Need for speed (site performance) --
Test yourself --
Part 2: HTML Markup For Structure: --
Creating a simple page: --
Web page, step by step --
Before we begin, launch a text editor --
Step 1: Start with content --
Step 2: Give the document structure --
Step 3: Identify text elements --
Step 4: Add an image --
Step 5: Change the look with a style sheet --
When good pages go bad --
Validating your documents --
Test yourself --
Element review: Document structure --
Marking up text: --
Paragraphs --
Headings --
Lists --
More content elements --
Organizing page content --
Inline element roundup --
Generic elements (div and span) --
Some special characters --
Putting it all together --
Test yourself --
Element review: Text --
Adding links: --
Href attribute --
Linking to pages on the web --
Linking within you own site --
Targeting a new browser window --
Mail links --
Telephone links --
Test yourself --
Element review: Links --
Adding images: --
First, a word on image formats --
Img element --
Window in a window --
Test yourself --
Element review: Images --
Table markup: --
How tables are used --
Minimal table structure --
Spanning cells --
Table accessibility --
Wrapping up tables --
Test yourself --
Element review: Tables --
Forms: --
How forms work --
Form element --
Variables and content --
Great form control roundup --
Form accessibility features --
Form layout and design --
Test yourself --
Element review: Forms --
What's up, HTML5?: --
Funny thing happened on the way to XHTML2 --
In the markup department --
Meet the APIs --
Video and audio --
Canvas --
Final word --
Test yourself --
Part 3: CSS For Presentation: --
Cascading style sheets orientation: --
Benefits of CSS --
How style sheets work --
Big concepts --
Moving forward with CSS --
Test yourself --
Formatting text: --
Font properties --
Changing text color --
Few more selector types --
Text line adjustments --
Underlines and other decorations --
Changing capitalization --
Spaced out --
Text shadow--
Changing list bullets and numbers --
Test yourself --
CSS Review: Font and text properties --
Colors and backgrounds: --
Specifying color values --
Foreground color --
Background color --
Playing with opacity --
Introducing-pseudo-class selectors --
Pseudo-element selectors --
Attribute selectors --
Background images --
Shorthand background property --
Like a rainbow (gradients) --
Finally, external style sheets --
Test yourself --
CSS Review: Color and background properties --
Thinking inside the box: --
Element box --
Specifying box dimensions --
Padding --
Borders --
Margins --
Assigning display roles --
Adding drop shadows to boxes --
Test yourself --
CSS Review: Basic box properties --
Floating and positioning: --
Normal flow --
Floating --
Positioning basics --
Relative positioning --
Absolute positioning --
Fixed positioning --
Test yourself --
CSS Review: Floating and positioning properties --
Page layout with CSS: --
Page layout strategies --
Page layout techniques --
Multicolumn layouts using floats --
Positioned layout --
Top-to-bottom column backgrounds --
Test yourself --
Transitions, transforms, and animation: --
Ease-y does it (CSS transitions) --
CSS transforms --
Keyframe animation --
Test yourself --
CSS Review: Transitions, transforms, and animation --
CSS techniques: --
Clean slate (CSS reset) --
Image replacement techniques --
CSS sprites --
Styling forms --
Styling tables --
Basic responsive web design --
Wrapping up style sheets --
Test yourself --
CSS Review: Table properties --
Part 4: JavaScript For Behaviors: --
Introduction to JavaScript: --
What is JavaScript? --
Adding JavaScript to a page --
Anatomy of a script --
Browser object --
Events --
Putting it all together --
Test yourself --
Using JavaScript: --
Meet the DOM --
Polyfills --
JavaScript libraries --
Big finish --
Test yourself --
Part 5: Creating Web Graphics: --
Web graphics basics: --
Image sources --
Meet the formats --
Image size and resolution --
Working with transparency --
Introduction to SVG --
Summing up images --
Test yourself --
Lean and mean web graphics: --
General image optimization strategies --
Optimizing GIFs --
Optimizing JPEGs --
Optimizing PNGs --
Optimize to file size --
Optimization in review --
Test yourself --
Appendix A: Answers --
Appendix B: CSS3 selectors --
Other Titles: Beginner's guide to HTML, CSS, Javascript, and web graphics
Responsibility: Jennifer Niederst Robbins.


Learning Web Design provides a no-nonsense guide to the maze of options novice designers face, offering clear advice for creating attractive web sites and applications. Everything you need to know to  Read more...


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