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Basics of Web Design: HTML5 & CSS3 Paperback – Feb 25 2011
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Dr. Terry Ann Felke-Morris is an Associate Professor at William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois. She holds a Doctor of Education degree, a Master of Science degree in information systems, and numerous certifications, including Adobe Certified Dreamweaver 8 Developer, WOW Certified Associate Webmaster, Microsoft Certified Professional, Master CIW Designer, and CIW Certified Instructor.
Dr. Felke-Morris received the Blackboard Greenhouse Exemplary Online Course Award in 2006 for use of Internet technology in the academic environment. She was the recipient of two international awards in 2008: the Instructional Technology Council’s Outstanding e-Learning Faculty Award for Excellence and the MERLOT Award for Exemplary Online Learning Resources–MERLOT Business Classics.With over 20 years of information technology experience in business and industry, Dr. Felke-Morris published her first website in 1996 and has been working with the Web ever since. A long-time promoter of Web standards, she has been a member of the Web Standards Project Education Task Force. Dr. Morris is the author of the popular Web Development and Design Foundations with XHTML textbook, currently in its fifth edition. She was instrumental in developing the Web Development degree and certificate programs at Harper College and currently is the senior faculty member in that area. For more information about Dr. Felke-Morris, visit http://terrymorris.net.
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Also, the Hands-on-Practice, though very basic, was helpful. I think it should leave more up to the student rather than giving all the code, but then again, it really is just designed for the student to SEE the output of the code that they are working with in the book, so its okay. The end of the chapters really do a better job allowing students to work for themselves. Hands on practice 8.255 is listed twice as another typo, listed on 204 and then AGAIN on 209 when its supposed to be 8.7.
Need some better editors/technical writers to check out the book.
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The author and editor were fantastic and I want to thank them for their fast & courteous responses! If my only interaction had been with them then this would have been a five star review.
As for the text, itself: I am currently in Chapter 5, am learning and find it to be a good read. If you want to get a handle on HTML and CSS (and more) this is a good one to pick up. And, not to beat a dead horse: just make sure you pick up the paper copy with CD for the best experience!
The textbook website at webdevbasics.net has review games, additional links and resources. There's even an mobile app that you can use to review the chapter topics -- search for "Basics of Web Design Review" in the Android Market. Buy this book if you'd like a gentle intro to web design!