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Book Web Design with HTML and CSS By Jeremy Osborn & Jennifer Smith PDF

Author : Jeremy Osborn & Jennifer Smith 

Pages : 307

Years : 2011

Language : English

“An invaluable full-color training package for Web design

Web design consists of using multiple software tools and codes-such as Dreamweaver, Flash, Silverlight, Illustrator, Photoshop, HTML, and CSS, among others-to craft a unique, robust, and interactive websites. This book teaches you how to effectively use all the major tools involved in web design to create a site that is both attractive and functional.

You’ll go beyond the basics to learn best practices of good web design so you can go from the drawing board to a successful site.

Combining full-color, step-by-step instructions with lesson files and video training from web experts is like having your own personal instructor guiding you through each lesson-but you work at your own pace!

  • Discusses properties of good web design and best practices for building a site that is both attractive and functional
  • Offers clear instruction that makes learning complicated tasks less intimidating
  • Demonstrates how to approach site design concept creation and bring a vision from the drawing board through to full and dazzling operability
  • Combines a full color step-by-step instructional book along with lesson files and video training from web design experts

This training package takes you beyond the basics in a series of easy-to-absorb, five-minute lessons. “

Starting Up

  • About Digital Classroom
  • Prerequisites
  • System requirements
  • Understanding menus and commands
  • Understanding how to read HTML and CSS code changes
  • Loading lesson files
  • Video tutorials
  • Hosting your websites
  • Additional resources

Lesson 1: Planning Your Website

  • Starting up
  • The goals of web design
  • The difference between print design and web design
  • The web demands user interaction
  • Defining the user experience
  • User-centered design
  • The stages of the planning process
  • Defining goals and strategy
  • Research
  • Scenarios and characters
  • Information architecture
  • Defining the navigation design of the SmoothieWorld site
  • Rethinking site navigation
  • The role of usability testing
  • Wireframes, prototypes, and mockups
  • The evolving field of interactive prototypes
  • Be creative during the planning process
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 2: Fundamentals of the Web

  • Starting up
  • How web pages work
  • The Internet and World Wide Web domain names
  • Domain names and hosting
  • The language of the web
  • The evolution of the web and web standards
  • Separating structure, style, and interactivity
  • Designing for the web
  • Know your audience
  • Know that your site’s viewers are impatient
  • Designing for the screen
  • Understanding how your audience will read your web content
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 3: Web Design Tools

  • Starting up
  • Web editors versus WYSIWYG tools
  • Plain text editors
  • Text editors for web design
  • WYSIWYG editors
  • Defining sites in Dreamweaver or Expression Web
  • Obtaining Expression Web or Dreamweaver
  • Creating a new site in Dreamweaver
  • Importing an existing site into Dreamweaver CS5
  • Review

Lesson 4: Fundamentals of HTML, XHTML, and CSS

  • Starting up
  • Web languages
  • Web page structure is based on HTML
  • The details of XHTML syntax
  • Doctype lets the web browser know what to expect
  • The W3C and page validation
  • HTML structure
  • Placing images in HTML
  • The role of CSS
  • Styling a heading
  • Understanding class styles and spans
  • Three ways to use styles
  • Internal versus external style sheets
  • Creating an external style sheet
  • What makes styles cascading
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 5: Graphics, Color, and Transparency

  • Starting up
  • Optimizing graphics for the web
  • Resizing the image
  • Adjusting the image size
  • Applying the Unsharp Mask filter to an image
  • Selecting the best image format
  • Choosing the right file format
  • Choosing the best file format for your image
  • Saving images as JPEGs
  • Choosing the quality of a JPEG
  • Previewing your image
  • Creating a transparency effect in a JPEG image
  • Saving your settings
  • Saving images as GIFs
  • Optimizing the GIF image
  • Using the color table
  • Adding a matte to a GIF
  • Animating a GIF
  • Saving as a PNG
  • Slicing an image
  • Viewing the completed file
  • Creating slices
  • Changing the attributes of the slices
  • Saving slices out of Photoshop
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 6: Formatting Text with CSS

  • Starting up
  • The importance of typography on the web
  • The challenges of fonts on the web
  • Setting a font-family
  • Sizing text with CSS
  • Pixels and points are not the best choices
  • Using a combination of percent and the em measurement
  • Using margins to modify the space between your text
  • Setting paragraph line-height
  • Transforming text with CSS
  • Working with HTML lists
  • Styling HTML lists
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 7: Introduction to CSS Layout

  • Starting up
  • Working with a CSS reset file
  • A brief history of layout techniques on the web
  • An overview of page layout options
  • Understanding the divs: creating a two-column fixed-width CSS layout
  • Understanding the CSS float property
  • Creating columns with the float property
  • Working with the clear property
  • Creating a list-based navigation using floats
  • Adding text styles
  • The effect of margins and padding on your fixed-width layout
  • A review of using margins and padding for layout
  • Styling your footer with a background image
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 8: Advanced CSS Layout

  • Starting up
  • Building your page layout
  • Removing the background color
  • Working with CSS background images
  • Using hacks to solve layout problems
  • Enhancing your CSS navigation bar
  • Moving your internal styles to the external style sheet
  • Creating a style for the active page
  • Adding images to your sidebar
  • Working with absolute positioning
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 9: Browser Compatibility

  • Starting up
  • Why browser testing is important
  • Aare web pages required to look the same in all browsers?
  • Choose the level of browser support you want
  • The special case of IE6
  • Tools to identify browser problems
  • Virtualization solutions for the Mac OS
  • Virtualization solutions for Windows
  • Browser compatibility applications
  • Addressing browser incompatibilities with CSS fixes
  • Addressing Internet Explorer 6 issues with JavaScript
  • Browser incompatibilities in the future
  • Future browser compatibility issues
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 10: Introduction to Interactivity

  • Starting up
  • Interactivity on the web
  • JavaScript
  • Adobe Flash
  • JavaScript basics
  • JavaScript events
  • Placing your JavaScript into an external document
  • The Document Object Model
  • JavaScript frameworks
  • Hiding an element with jQuery
  • Adding an event to trigger the show effect
  • Adobe Flash overview
  • Generating code to add Flash movies to a page
  • Integrating Flash into pre-existing design
  • Inserting Silverlight content into a web page
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 11: Mobile Design

  • Starting up
  • The need for mobile-optimized websites
  • How is the mobile experience of the web different than the desktop?
  • Deciding on which type of mobile device to target
  • The trouble with style sheets
  • Using CSS3 media queries
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 12: HTML5 Essentials

  • Starting up
  • Defining HTML5
  • The motivation behind HTML5
  • HTML5 markup
  • The video, audio, and canvas elements
  • Embed media files using video and audio elements
  • Provide drawing and animation features using the canvas element
  • HTML5 markup is still evolving
  • Grouping headings and images
  • Identifying figures and captions
  • Web forms
  • The rest of the HTML5 family
  • Geolocation
  • Web Workers
  • Web Storage
  • CSS3 integration with HTML5
  • How to begin using HTML5/CSS3
  • Starting with an HTML5 foundation
  • Words of encouragement
  • Self study
  • Review

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