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Web Design All-in-One For Dummies [Paperback]

Sue Jenkins

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May 11 2009 047041796X 978-0470417966
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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Everything you need to know to create dazzling Web designs is in one of these minibooks

A Web designer is a graphic designer, creative organizer, visual communicator, markup language technologist, and cutting-edge trendsetter, all in one. This All-in-One guide helps you wear all those hats without losing your head! Learn to lay the groundwork, follow design rules, test your site, register a domain name, and more. Ready to get started?

  • Start here — Book I covers planning, defining your target audience, choosing the right software, and more
  • Design it — Book II acquaints you with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript®, plus how to choose a layout and optimize graphics

  • Build it — Book III gets down to nuts and bolts: putting text, images, hyperlinks, and multimedia files together, organizing content, and building navigation systems

  • Does it work? — Book IV teaches you how to test and validate so everyone can enjoy your site

  • Maintenance and more — Book V helps you get your site online and keep it current

Open the book and find:

  • How to choose a Web editor and graphics program
  • Tips for attracting visitors

  • Why and how to slice up graphics

  • How to make your site accessible to the widest possible audience

  • What a layers-based layout is

  • How to use Dreamweaver® templates

  • Ethical SEO techniques and how to use them

  • When to ask for help from a pro

About the Author

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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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great emphasis on topics other books skip over! July 12 2009
By Jeff Noble - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
What I really loved about this book is the emphasis on topics most other web design books skip over such as planning, researching, getting content together to create a successful website. I'd recommend this to people just getting started learning web design or a seasoned professionals that just want to get more value out of their own website projects.
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely helpful book for a website owner Dec 20 2009
By Barbara Nitke - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is perfect for someone like me. I'm a photographer, and have a website which was designed and built by someone else. I do my own updating, and would eventually like to be able to do more of the design tweaks by myself.

The last section on publishing and site maintenance is especially helpful for my needs. It's got step by step directions that easily walk me through how to upload new files to the site. In addition to the step by step directions, all of the background information - like how ftp programs work - is written in such an engaging manner that I keep wanting to know more.

I'm sure I'll end up reading every page - especially the section on designing for the web, which will be helpful in assessing whether the website is accomplishing all of my goals. I'll also be pouring over the section on search engine optimization.

I think Web Design All-in-One is a great book for anybody who owns a website.
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for beginners Feb. 3 2010
By K. Deonaraine - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I consider myself a beginner and this book really helped me get me up and running on designing web sites. Each section is to the point and doesn't assume too much, which is perfect for me. The chapters about HTML and CSS were invaluable. The parts about designing web graphics (Photoshop, etc...) were a bit above my head, I just use GRSites for that, but the search engine optimization tips were a real eye opener. I found going thru the book for hours, and learning new things in an enjoyable and organized way, the author definitely writes well. Great stuff!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, hands-on reference July 20 2010
By bghughes - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This easy-to-follow, well-written reference is a must-have for anyone looking to develop a website, especially for those with experience in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, but not in Dreamweaver or other web software programs. I've owned this book for just over three weeks and it looks like it's been around for years with how much I've already used it to develop my own website. The chapters are invaluable to helping me understand the essential elements creating and launching a website, including CSS, testing pages, and announcing your website to the world.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great all inclusive book Jan. 18 2013
By Kerri L. Terwilliger - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
this is just what I was looking for as a beginner web designer. It builds the foundation and builds from there, I know I will refer to this book over and over.
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