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In Learning Web Design, the author of a top-rated web authoring guide (Web Design in a Nutshell) now turns her hand to a beginner's tutorial. The result is a foundation course in HTML, and an ideal starting point for learning how to build web pages.
Some Web authors use design tools, while others prefer to work directly with HTML code. This title takes a balanced view, with how-to explanations for Dreamweaver, GoLive and FrontPage, along with the equivalent HTML. For graphics, Photoshop, Fireworks and Paint Shop Pro are specifically covered.
The book is structured as four parts. The first is an overview, explaining the Web design process. Next comes an HTML tutorial, tackling page formatting, how to include graphics, tables, frames and colours. The third part is a detailed guide to Web graphics, showing how to optimise both appearance and performance. The final section is about usability and design, showing how to create pages to professional standards. There is also a peek at more advanced techniques, showing where to go for more information. The wide-margin layout gives plenty of space for illustrations, some in colour, and there are plentiful tips and references in side-panels. --Tim Anderson --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
By working through this book, you'll develop an impressive and varied skill set... -- Internet Advisor, March 2002
If you want to read only one book, I recommend Learning Web Design which clearly lays out all you need to know in a very accessible way. -- Lee Dembart, International Herald Tribune, March 25, 2002
This book should be in every casual web designers library. -- Ping, the Newsletter for HP/Works, HP Technical Computing User Group, March 2002
We'd heartily recommend it to any
budding Web designer rating: 5 Stars -- Internet Advisor, March 2002 --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Usually learning something new on the computer requires that you purchase more than one book on the subject. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2003 by jtsymbo
Excellent writing style made it fun and easy to follow along and actually create a functional website. I made 4 websites by the time I finished the book!Published on May 27 2003
The reviewer/teacher that posted on April 11, 2001 is right on the mark. This book says nothing on Forms. Read morePublished on April 6 2003 by Teddy
Of the 3 books about web design, HTML, and related topics that I have read recently this is the best yet and I do recommend it for purchase by others. Read morePublished on March 20 2003 by Peter C. Halden
This is one of the best books you'll find on basic web design techniques. While it does not cover advanced topics such as dynamic page generation (CGI/ASP/PHP/ColdFusion/JSP etc. Read morePublished on Sept. 16 2002 by Dan Raymond
Jennifer Niederst book "Learning Web Design" I found to be a great book explaining very well for beginners on how to build basic websites. Read morePublished on July 16 2002 by Ralph Speirs
Maybe just one more favorable review about this excellent web design book. This is the book you need if you want a very good foundation for your web site/page building experience. Read morePublished on July 1 2002 by Richard Eltzroth
I have been using both of Jennifer Nierdersts books (this one and Web Design in a Nutshell), for the past year in my beginner college level classes. Read morePublished on March 28 2002