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Creative HTML Design
by Lynda Weinman
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Who better to ease you into the detailed world of HTML coding (where even an errant spacebar can gum up your creative masterpiece) than well-known Web design instructor Lynda Weinman and her programmer brother, William. This book's first edition came out over 3 years ago, and the Web has changed a lot in that time. Novices will appreciate this HTML primer that not only helps in hand-coding Web pages but also in troubleshooting the HTML generated by WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors like Dreamweaver and GoLive and image/animation applications like Flash, Fireworks, Photoshop, and ImageReady.
With editors that do it all--like Dreamweaver and GoLive--why would a non-tech-head Web designer want to learn HTML? As Weinman explains, "The advantage of knowing and understanding HTML is that you are in better control of knowing what is possible and what is not." Even if you use an HTML editor, you will at some point have to go "under the hood" and fix troubled code, and at this point even a little familiarity can make a big difference in relieving Web design stress. --Angelynn Grant
It¿s time. International best-selling author, Lynda Weinman, circles back to update this HTML guide and to add her unique creative energy and wisdom to
From the Publisher
Behind all web design, there is code. Many accomplished web designers do their work in WYSIWYG editors such as Dreamweaver or GoLive, but many others work largely in Notepad or other text editors. And even using WYSIWYG front-ends doesnt get you off the hook when its time to troubleshoot. You still have to pop the hood and tweak the code behind your design. Fact is, if you want to be a better web designer, you need to truly understand, retain control over, and exploit the power of HTML.
And no book walks web designers through this better than Lynda and Bill Weinmans . The first edition was a bestseller since its release in 1998; the new edition has been updated to address technological developments weve all seen since: the maturation of WYSISYG editors, the advent of Flash and motion graphics, need-to-know updates on best practices in working with Photoshop, and more.
What makes this book different is its extraordinary combination of practical learning and thorough coverage. is no dummies book, and its definitely not one of those doorstops disguised as a bible. Its written for you, the designer. The lessons are easy to take and will make you a quick study as you walk through the process of learning and practicing HTML. This stuff isnt hard; its liberating. Bill Weinman is an enormously talented programmer; teamed with his sister, the Weinmans have an unsurpassed talent for making the intricacies of how code works accessible to anyone. And with Lynda, you know that its all done with style, grace, and good humor.
Its pretty simple: Vital information, chunked logically, and paced sanely: Introduction of a subject, concise explanations, and brief hands-on exercises using code supplied on the CD that bundles with the book. (The parts of the HTML code you need to modify yourself are set in a second color to make it that much easier to do yourself.) You can work through the book beginning-to-end, or you can keep it on hand as the most user-friendly code reference a designer could ever want.
Itâs time. International best-selling author, Lynda Weinman, circles back to update this HTML guide and to add her unique creative energy and wisdom to The first edition is best known for its unique quality of combining solid design with coding technique and HTML theory. This second edition will incorporate the significant changes in Web tools and technology since this original edition published in December 1997. Updated content includes coverage of Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, GoLive! and more! In standard Lynda Weinman style, you will find easy reading, straightforward talk - practical "how to's" that reads like you expect her to talk -- with just the right amount of coding and technical coverage to provide you with a solid HTML guide.
About the Author
Lynda Weinman has written several best-selling web design books, among them three editions of , two editions of , and . She also runs Lynda.com and a computer design instructional center in Ojai, California. William Weinman has written or co-authored books on web develop-ment, and is a web developer and consultant.
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