Web Standards Creativity

Innovations in Web Design with XHTML, CSS, and DOM Scripting

  • Authors
  • Cameron Adams
  • Mark Boulton
  • Andy Clarke
  • Simon Collison
  • Jeff Croft
  • Derek Featherstone
  • Ian Lloyd
  • Ethan Marcotte
  • Dan Rubin
  • Rob Weychert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Layout Magic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ethan Marcotte
      Pages 50-76
    3. Andy Clarke
      Pages 78-107
  3. Effective Print Techniques Applied to CSS Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Mark Boulton
      Pages 130-154
  4. DOM Scripting Gems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Cameron Adams
      Pages 208-241
    3. Derek Featherstone
      Pages 242-260
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 261-266

About this book


  • Be inspired by 10 web design lessons from 10 of the world's best web designers
  • Get creative with cutting-edge XHTML, CSS, and DOM scripting techniques
  • Learn breathtaking design skills while remaining standards-compliant

Here at friends of ED, we know that as a web designer or developer, your work involves more than just working to pay the bills. We know that each day, you strive to push the boundaries of your medium, unleashing your creativity in new ways to make your websites more engaging and attractive to behold, while still maintaining cross-browser support, standards compliance, and accessibility.

That's why we got together 10 of the world's most talented web designers to share their secrets with you. Web Standards Creativity is jam-packed with fresh, innovative design ideas. The topics range from essential CSS typography and grid design, effective styling for CMS-driven sites, and astonishing PNG transparency techniques, to DOM scripting magic for creating layouts that change depending on browser resolution and user preference, and better print layouts for web pages. We're sure you will find something here to inspire you!

This full-color book's examples are not just stunning to look at, but also fully standards-compliant, up-to-date, and tested in current browsers including Internet Explorer 7. Playing by the rules doesn't have to mean drab or dull websites—Web Standards can be fun!


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