Learning Web Design: A Beginner’s Guide to HTML, StyleSheets, and Web Graphics

  • ISBN13: 9780596527525
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Everything you need to know to create professional web sites is right here. Learning Web Design starts from the beginning — defining how the Web and web pages work — and builds from there. By the end of the book, you’ll have the skills to create multi-column CSS layouts with optimized graphic files, and you’ll know how to get your pages up on the Web.

This thoroughly revised edition teaches you how to build web sites according to modern design practices a… More >>

Learning Web Design: A Beginner’s Guide to HTML, StyleSheets, and Web Graphics

5 Comments on “Learning Web Design: A Beginner’s Guide to HTML, StyleSheets, and Web Graphics

  1. I found the first few chapters to be interesting, learning some of the different branches that a person can go into in web design, and some of the “working terminology” for the different work roles and so forth.

    But after a few chapters, as I’m reading I feel like I’m sitting in a big university classroom being told the “only real right way” to be a web designer. The tone of the book and much of the terminology used to describe things leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

    I’m an open-minded guy looking to get into freelance web design, and any time someone tries to present “the mould which must be fit”, when speaking about any topic, it turns me off and I pretty much am not willing to learn from them.

    I’m not looking to go out and work for some big corporate company and conform to the “official web design methods” as they seem to be being lain out in this book.

    That said, there is a lot to learn in here, and it’s a dense book. But I’d agree with a previous reviewer who said that the presentation of the ideas is a bit chaotic and disjointed.

    If you’re of a mind to be lectured to, this book could be worth taking bits and pieces from here and there, but if you’re a free-thinking individual you too might notice that this book seems to be telling you the “only right way”, instead of simply laying out the fundamentals of web design.

    The author is a big time professor in some big universities, so if you’re turned off by the sort of “teaching” that is oftentimes done in such places, you probably don’t want to waste your time with this one.

    I will check out the table of contents and pick out the best info, but this one isn’t a keeper as far as I would say.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  2. This book is not for beginners. I am a technology professional and am having trouble learning about web design using this book. One improvement would be to eliminate any definitions that contain a term that has not been defined and is completely unknown to the reader. Another would be to have a glossary. At least, one could then look up the unknown term. Found minor error in explaining how to do things on the PC; don’t know about Apple. Structure of book was also too complicated.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. I have had limited experience creating web pages. Learning Web Design has made the task so much easier. This book is very clearly written with great examples. I would highly recommend if you are just starting out or looking for a text to use in the classroom.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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