Web Design in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition
By Jennifer Niederst Robbins
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: September 2001
Pages: 640

Web Design in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition contains the nitty-gritty on everything you need to know to design web pages. It's the good stuff, without the fluff, written and organized so that answers can be found quickly. This completely revised and expanded 2nd edition is chock-full of information about the wide range of front-end technologies and techniques from which web designers and authors must draw.

Web Design in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition is an excellent reference for HTML 4.01 tags (including tables, frames, forms, color, and cascading style sheets) with special attention given to browser support, platform idiosyncrasies, and standards. You'll also find lots of updated information on using graphics, multimedia, audio and video, and advanced technologies such Dynamic HTML, Javascript, and XML, as well as new chapters on XHTML, WML, and SMIL. This book is an indispensable tool for web designers and authors of all levels.

Web Design in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition includes:

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  <li>Discussions of the web environment including monitors and browsers, printing from the Web, accessibility, and internationalization</li>
  <li>A complete reference to HTML and Server Side Includes, including up-to-date browser support (Netscape 6, IE 6.0, and Opera 5) for every tag and attribute</li>
  <li>Updated chapters on creating GIF, animated GIF, JPEG, and PNG graphics, including designing with the Web Palette</li>
  <li>Information on multimedia and interactivity, including audio, video, Flash 5 and Shockwave, and a new chapter on SMIL</li>
  <li>A revised tutorial and reference on Cascading Style Sheets</li>
  <li>Appendixes detailing HTML tags, attributes, deprecated tags, proprietary tags, CSS compatibility and support, and character entities</li>
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This has been my web design bible for the last five years and I recommend it to all of the members of my user group who are new to web programming. Although it was not written for .NET programmers, it is an excellent introduction and reference for the concepts that new .NET programmers need before they can work in ASP.NET.

 
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An excellent book

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This is the first book on web design I ever bought, and is still the one I refer to the most. Clearly written, comprehensive and well balanced. I am looking forward to the 3rd edition.

 
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The title of this book says it all, and the fact that the title practices what it preaches is a good indication of what follows between the covers.

This book is not just about HTML, nor is it just about design principles. It covers everything from browser platforms to server concepts to accessibility issues, then goes on to discuss HTML, and perhaps most importantly, cascading style sheets. Jennifer Niederst is careful to include all the HTML tags that we have come to know and love, but warns us off if they are depricated, so there is no mistake about current standards.

I have "made do" with the chapter on style sheets for nearly a year now, and I am finally having to break down and buy a more difinitive book on the subject. That the single chapter on CSS has got me by for this long is testament to the author. It is thorough and very easy to read.

The book also covers topics like Audio and Video on the web, and introduces JavaScript, DHTML, XML and XHTML among others.

I have several O'Reilly books on my shelf, and I refer to them all from time to time, but this one lives on my desktop. No sooner do I put it away than I've pulled it out again. I may need to buy a new one when this copy falls apart. Thank you Jennifer, for a truly outstanding book.

 
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This is a truely well done book. Chapters start with a syntax of tags, then about 10+ pages of guide to using the tags for developing content. Also, for more advanced concept, there are short scripts that you can try at home.

Thanks for help. This is my central source for developing HTML.

 
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Excellant Approach!

None one of the, But the Best Books I came across on Web Design, Covers Web Design concepts very nicely, Taking with it the most recent technologies used, covering Both Mac & PC Users. Hope to see more like it soon..

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