Web Design, 2nd edition

By Joe Kraynak & James A. Brannan
December 2012
Pearson Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9780273774723
194 pages
$37.50 Paper Original

Discover everything you want to know about web design in this easy to use guide, from the most essential tasks that you’ll want to perform, to solving the most common problems you’ll encounter.

Web Design In Simple Steps 2nd editioncovers every practical aspect you will need to master in web design that will help you to achieve immediate results.

This series of vibrant books will teach you exactly what you need to know using

To build your confidence and help you to get the most out of your computer, practical hints, tips and shortcuts feature on every page:

§ Alert!– Explains and provides practical solutions to the most commonly encountered problems

§ Hot Tips– Time and effort saving shortcuts

§ See Also… - Points you to other related tasks and information

§ Did you Know? – Additional features to explore

What does this Mean?– Jargon and technical terms explained in plain English




Top 10 Web Design Tips

1. Use a content management system (CMS)

2. Provide a service

3. Do not get too clever

4. Usability is paramount

5. The Web is an easily changeable medium

6. Make text more accessible with plenty of headings, subheadings, and lists

7. Check your work

8. Be consistent

9. Leverage the power of free online web developer tools

10. Remember, web design is supposed to be fun

1. Planning your website

2. Website architecture

3. Writing your text

4. Webpage layout and composition

5. Using web colour effectively

6. Texture

7. Web typography

8. Images

9. Using multimedia effectively

10. Testing your website

Top 10 Web Design ProblemsSolved

1. I still don’t know how to actually create a webpage. What do I do next?

2. What do I use in HTML and CSS to create a webpage?

3. How do I edit photos so they look good on a webpage?

4. Where can I learn more about use case analysis?

5. How do I check my work once I’m finished?

6. Nobody is visiting my site. How do I get users?

7. My site looks unprofessional. How do I make it appear more professional?

8. My website takes a long time to load. How do I fix this?

9. I’m not very artistic, but can’t afford to pay a web designer. What do I do?

10. How do I start?



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