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Web Design All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition



Web Design All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Sue Jenkins

ISBN: 978-1-118-40410-2 January 2013 688 Pages


All you need to know on web design in a thorough new edition

If you want just one complete reference on web design, this book is it. The newest edition of this essential guide features 650+ pages on the latest tools and new web design standards, such as HTML5, CSS 3, and other core technologies and page-building strategies. Five minibooks provide deep coverage: essential pre-design considerations, how to establish the look of your site, building a site, how to test your site, and taking your site public. Design professional and author Sue Jenkins understands what designers need and gives you the answers.

  • Thorough revision brings you up to date on the latest changes in the world of web design
  • Features five minibooks that cover all the bases: Getting Started, Designing for the Web, Building the Site, Standards and Testing, and Publishing and Site Maintenance
  • Covers the latest tools, page-building strategies, and emerging technologies, such as HTML5 and CSS 3
  • Includes over 650 pages of detail on such topics as establishing audience focus, creating content, using mock-ups and storyboards to establish the look, how to design for text and images, testing your site, and more

If you're looking for an in-depth reference on all aspects of designing and building a site and taking it live, Web Design All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the book.

Introduction 1

Book I: Getting Started 7

Chapter 1: Starting with a Plan 9

Chapter 2: Defining the Audience 29

Chapter 3: Gathering Content 49

Chapter 4: Choosing the Right Tools 79

Chapter 5: Attracting Visitors to Your Site 111

Book II: Designing for the Web 125

Chapter 1: Defi ning the Look and Feel 127

Chapter 2: Mocking Up the Design 155

Chapter 3: Slicing and Optimizing Web Graphics 175

Book III: Building Websites 205

Chapter 1: Adding Text, Images, and Links 207

Chapter 2: Organizing Content with Tables and Lists 251

Chapter 3: Styling with Cascading Style Sheets 273

Chapter 4: Understanding CSS Style Properties 309

Chapter 5: Creating Web Layouts 351

Chapter 6: Constructing Navigation Systems 375

Chapter 7: Building Web Forms 405

Chapter 8: Making Your Pages Interactive 437

Chapter 9: Making Websites with Templates and Server-Side Includes 479

Book IV: Web Standards and Testing 505

Chapter 1: Following Web Standards 507

Chapter 2: Testing, Accessibility, Compliance, and Validation 531

Book V: Publishing and Site Maintenance 563

Chapter 1: Domain Registration and Hosting 565

Chapter 2: Publishing Your Site 593

Chapter 3: Search Engine Optimization and Site Maintenance 613

Index 641