Web Design in a Nutshell
By Jennifer Niederst
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: November 1998
Pages: 578

Web Design in a Nutshell contains the nitty-gritty on everything you need toknow to design Web pages. It's the good stuff, without the fluff, written andorganized so that answers can be found quickly. Written by veteran Web designerJennifer Niederst, this book provides quick access to the wide range of front-endtechnologies and techniques from which Web designers and authors must draw.

It is an excellent reference for HTML 4.0 tags (including tables, frames, andCascading Style Sheets) with special attention given to browser support and platformidiosyncrasies. The HTML section is more than a reference work, though. It detailsstrange behavior in tables, for instance, and gives ideas and workarounds for usingtables and frames on your site. Web Design in a Nutshell also coversmultimedia and interactivity, audio and video, and emerging technologies like DynamicHTML, XML, embedded fonts, and internationalization.

The book includes:

  • Discussions of the Web environment, monitors, and browsers
  • A complete reference to HTML and Server Side Includes, including browsersupport for every tag and attribute
  • Chapters on creating GIF, JPEG and PNG graphics, including designing with theWeb Palette
  • Information on multimedia and interactivity, including audio, video, Flash,Shockwave, and JavaScript
  • Detailed tutorial and reference on Cascading Style Sheets, including anappendix of browser compatibility information
  • Appendices detailing HTML tags, attributes, deprecated tags, proprietary tags,and CSS compatibility


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I could never imagine that so much useful information could be packed into a single nutshell edition. There is great coverage of every relevant issue concerning web design, and the book provides an accelerated look which is refreshing. This is by far the definitive source of information to which I regularly refer.

 
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I recommend this to anyone who asks me for a book on HTML (and even those that don't but ask those basic HTML questions). This is my Web Design bible - the one book I just wouldn't do without. Looking forward to new editions of this book with anticipation as those reference tables are a God send! There is going to be new editions of this book right? After all, if it covered the compatibility issues of the version 6 browsers it would be even better... age is the only thing wrong with this book now.

 
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This is the first O'reilly book that i've bought and it's simply amazing! I've only learnt HTML for about half a year and knows a little bit of JavaScript. This book has revealed a lot of HTML tips and gave some useful JavaScript (but some of the scripts didn't work though, i needed knowledge from other JavaScript books to fix the scripts). The greatest thing i find about this book is that it gets to the point and you can easily find answers quickly. The format of the book with its rich content makes it such a great reference book, it's always by my computer, i bring it to school (i'm only 14 right now). It gives details on individual HTML tags and CSS plus some details on JScript. It also covers different picture, audio and video formats and include information on which programs to use and a whole load of other stuff. It also has a little on SSI. A great reference book, any webmasters should own a copy, the price is very reasonable as well.

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A perfect starting point for anyone interested in web development! All to often when querying software developers/programmers about a solution, they'll bombarded you with buzzword after buzzword to try and explain the best way to fix your problem. Funny thing though is when asked to explain these state-of-the-art terms the developer often gives you very basic explanations of what the technology does like, "It give you more control over style than HTML does -(CSS)". It's just this reason that this book is the definitive starting point for anyone interested in web development! This book simply, yet effectively, explains how to best utilize the various technologies available to create an effective web site! You'll walk away much smarter on the subject than you came!

 
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This book was wicked!!!! Great for anyone who is interested in web design or has some knowledge of HTML. The author gives a good overview of various web applications and HTML tags.

 
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EXCELLENT! This book is the most worn book in my collection of 20-30 web books. It is the one must-have books beginners should

have and will continue to use long after seriously proficient. A compendium of the most useful information in an amazingly useful form factor.

 
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PHENOMENAL BOOK!! Gives experienced and novice users alike a good handle on many issues related to website development. This is an excellent companion to the "HTML Pocket Reference". Buy it, use it, love it.

 
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From complete dodo to web-designer...get this book!!

 
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This was my first O'Reilly book, it got me hooked! I know that if I have a question about CSS, frames or forms all I need to do is reach out and get the answer from this book.

O'Reilly books are addictive. If I have a problem that needs a solution, I know that my local dealer (book) has a fix from O'Reilly. There really should be a payroll deduction for these books.

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