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How to Design Websites


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Preface 1 Introduction and background What is the internet? /Emails and domains /Newsgroups /The World Wide Web ./Designing for the World Wide Web /Hosts and hosting /FTP: uploading and downloading /Domains /Web design for graphic designers /Browser compatibility 2 Code Headings / Anchors and links / Character formatting/Entity codes / Images / Helper applications: Dreamweaver /Helper applications: Freeway /Helper applications: PageSpinner Step-by-step 1: Instant websites: a customized blog Trailblazers: Joshua Davis 3 Layout Frames and tables /CSS (Cascading Style sSheets) /Layout /The float property /Nesting divs /Accessibility /Usability / Step-by-step 2: A simple website /using a template Trailblazers: Gringo 4 Text and typography Text / The language of type / How type is measured / Font weights, variants and properties /Other typographic facilities Step-by-step 3: A basic portfolio website Trailblazers: Erik Spiekermann 5 Images and colour schemes Graphics formats: GIFs and JPEGs /Colour /Colour theory /Colour schemes Step-by-step 4: Developing a website using background colours and faux columns Trailblazers: Soleil Noir 6 Added extras SSI (Server Side Includes) /Animated GIFs / Flash / JavaScript / E-commerce / Content-management systems / Mobile devices / Web 2.0, HTML5 and the future Glossary / Further Reading /Tags and Properties / Picture Credits / Index

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Alan Pipes is a freelance writer, illustrator, webmaster and part-time publisher specializing in applications of computer technology in graphic design, fine art illustration and product design. He is the former editor of CadCam International and author of Drawing for Designers, Production for Graphic Designers and Foundations of Art + Design.

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