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Web Standards Creativity

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

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  • An innovative book aimed at a very high-selling market area

  • Many of the authors already have proven track records in the web design market, eg Andy Budd, Andy Clarke, Simon Collison, Jeff Croft, Aaron Gustafson, Ian Lloyd, Ethan Marcotte

  • Full color, so learning is even more enjoyable

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  • ISBN: 978-1-4302-0390-2
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Softcover Book USD 49.99
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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Layout Magic

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. New York Magazine: My, What a Classy

      • Ethan Marcotte
      Pages 50-76
    3. Designing for Outside the Box

      • Andy Clarke
      Pages 78-107
  3. Effective Print Techniques Applied to CSS Design

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 129-129
    2. Grid Design for the Web

      • Mark Boulton
      Pages 130-154
  4. DOM Scripting Gems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 181-181
    2. Creating Dynamic Interfaces Using JavaScript

      • Cameron Adams
      Pages 208-241
    3. Accessible Sliding Navigation

      • 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!

Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • CSS
  • DOM
  • Flash
  • JavaScript
  • Layout
  • Navigation
  • XHTML
  • content management system
  • search engine marketing (SEM)
  • web design

About the authors

Andy Budd is one of the founding partners at User Experience Design Consultancy, Clearleft. As an interaction design and usability specialist, Andy is a regular speaker at international conferences like Web Directions, An Event Apart, and SXSW. Andy curates dConstruct, one of the U.K.'s most popular design conferences. He's also responsible for UX London, the U.K.'s first dedicated usability, information architecture, and user experience design event. Andy was an early champion of web standards in the U.K. and has developed an intimate understanding of the CSS specifications and cross-browser support. As an active member of the community, Andy has helped judge several international design awards and currently sits on the advisory board for .NET magazine. Andy is also the driving force behind Silverbackapp, a low-cost usability testing tool for the Mac. Andy is an avid Twitter user and occasionally blogs at andybudd.com. Never happier than when he's diving in some remote tropical atoll, Andy is a qualified PADI dive instructor and retired shark wrangler.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Web Standards Creativity

  • Book Subtitle: 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

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4302-0390-2

  • Publisher: Apress Berkeley, CA

  • eBook Packages: Professional and Applied Computing, Professional and Applied Computing (R0), Apress Access Books

  • Copyright Information: The Author(s) 2007

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-59059-803-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4302-0390-2

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 288

  • Topics: Web Development, Software Engineering

Buying options

eBook USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4302-0390-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)