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DHTML and CSS for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide
DHTML and CSS for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide
by Jason Cranford Teague
Edition: Paperback
29 used & new from CDN$ 0.77

5.0 out of 5 stars THE RULES for implementing CSS/DHTML successfully, June 18 2004
This book is required reading for anyone who wants the title of web design guru.
It is required that you have a working knowledge of HTML and Javascript prior to reading this book, as it is designed around the much more advanced topic of CSS/DHTML. People with little knowledge of Javascript should get a Javascript tutorial (I recommend SAM's teach yourself...) first.
Mr. Cranford-Teague has taken the trouble to explain both the documented use and the real-world implementation of CSS. He has taken away much of the testing that is often required when designing against the CSS2 specification. (He makes mistakes so you don't have to!) His quick reference appendix of what-style-elements-work-where should be the most heavily thumbed pages of any book in your HTML design library.
The book is a quick, delightful read with clear, textbook-class examples of every aspect of every CSS specification out there, along with a perfect cross-browser Javascript model that should be the industry standard.
The book is small, and cheap enough to keep up with the latest browser platforms. I own all three versions, and so do all my associate developers!

Web ReDesign: Workflow that Works
Web ReDesign: Workflow that Works
by Kelly Goto
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 67.95
23 used & new from CDN$ 0.33

2.0 out of 5 stars Good advice heavily padded with meaningless blather, March 1 2004
I bought this book looking for precise workflow I could use to schedule a web site redesign. The presented 5-step process works, but is completely mired in page after page of unqualified observances and quips on the history of web design -a series of blandishments to widen the spine of the book. If you stripped 50% of the text from this book, it would be 200% more effective.
After reading half the book, I was not able to construct a mind's eye view of the author's project plan for site design. There was simply too much text between the important points, and no graphics to weld it together. I was unable to summarize the book for executives, and am relying heavily on my highligher for key concepts, as this book cannot be used as a desk reference without extensive modifications.
The authors tried too hard to cover the complete experience of being a web design firm. Clearly derived from the experiences of artists, this book lacks the conciseness an engineer would have brought to the table. Don't read it at night.

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