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Web Design All-in-One For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-41796-6
656 pages
May 2009
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Web designers must wear many hats. Among books on Web design, Web Design All-in-One For Dummies is the one that helps you successfully wear all those hats without losing your head.

Full-color illustrations and five self-contained minibooks show you how to be a graphic designer, creative organizer, visual communicator, markup language technologist, and cutting-edge trendsetter, all in one. This book helps you lay the groundwork, follow design rules, test your site, register a domain name, and much more.

  • Getting Started covers planning, defining your target audience, choosing the right software, and more
  • Designing For the Web acquaints you with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, plus how to choose a layout and optimize graphics
  • Building Web Sites gets down to nuts and bolts: putting text, images, hyperlinks, and multimedia files together, organizing content, and building navigation systems
  • Web Standards & Testing teaches you how to test and validate so everyone can enjoy your site
  • Publishing & Site Maintenance helps you get your site online and keep it current

Web Design All-in-One For Dummies also helps you learn how to choose a Web editor and graphics program, how to make your site accessible to the widest possible audience, and when it’s time to call in a pro like author Sue Jenkins. It’s just what you need to start and manage a great site.

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Introduction.

Book I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: Starting with a Plan.

Chapter 2: Defining the Audience.

Chapter 3: Gathering Content.

Chapter 4: Choosing the Right Tools.

Book II: Designing for the Web.

Chapter 1: Defining the Look and Feel.

Chapter 2: Mocking Up the Design.

Chapter 3: Slicing and Optimizing Web Graphics.

Book III: Building Web Sites.

Chapter 1: Adding Text, Images, and Links.

Chapter 2: Organizing Content with Tables and Lists.

Chapter 3: Styling with Cascading Style Sheets.

Chapter 4: Understanding CSS Style Properties.

Chapter 5: Creating Web Layouts.

Chapter 6: Constructing Navigation Systems.

Chapter 7: Designing Web Forms.

Chapter 8: Making Your Pages Interactive.

Chapter 9: Building Web Sites.

Book IV: Web Standards and Testing.

Chapter 1: Following Web Standards.

Chapter 2: Testing, Accessibility, Compliance, and Validation.

Book V: Publishing and Site Maintenance.

Chapter 1: Domain Registration and Hosting.

Chapter 2: Publishing Your Site.

Chapter 3: Search Engine Optimization and Site Maintenance.

Index.

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Sue Jenkins is a professional designer with experience in Web sites, print media, logo design, and illustration. She is the author of several books and?teaches Adobe software; has created training videos on Dreamweaver, Illustrator,?and Photoshop; and operates Luckychair, a Web and graphic design studio (www.luckychair.com).

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