Web Standards Solutions: The Markup and Style Handbook, Special Edition

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Apress, May 5, 2009 - Computers - 300 pages
You hold in your hands a recipe book. With clear examples and no wasted words, designer Dan Cederholm shows how to put web standards to work creating beautiful, lightweight interfaces that are accessible to all. Dan isn’t here to make the creative or business case for standards-based web design. Others (cough) have already done that. And frankly, if you’ve bothered to pick up this book and thumb through its pages, you probably already know the accessibility, longevity, and business benefits standards-based design provides. You don’t need another overview or elevator pitch; you need a practical, roll-up-your-sleeves, component view, and that’s what this book delivers. In down-to-earth, natural language—the same kind of language that’s found on good websites— Dan examines universal site elements such as page divisions and navigation. Using a teaching method he pioneered at SimpleBits.com, Dan shows how web standards make these universal page components easier to create, easier to modify when your boss or client requests la- minute changes, and most important of all, easier for people to use.

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User Review  - dvf1976 - LibraryThing

A really good technical book. A surprisingly easy read. I need a refresher on css/semantic design every so often. I was either unaware or had forgotten that 'kbd', 'var', 'samp' are all valid xhtml ... Read full review

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User Review  - sanbeiji - LibraryThing

Very practical tips and advice. I kept this one on my desk for many weeks after finishing it. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Dan Cederholm is an award-winning web designer, consultant, and author who specializes in designing and building sites with web standards. Throughout 2003, Dan became well known for his redesigns of the websites for Fast Company and Inc. using standards-compliant methods, while pushing the limits of CSS. Dan also runs the popular weblog SimpleBits, for which he writes articles and commentary on the web, technology, and life. His consulting firm of the same name focuses on applying the methods found throughout Web Standards Solutions (Apress, 2009) in creating simplistic and attractive interfaces. Speaking at conferences such as SXSW Interactive, Dan shares his simplistic approach to web design and development while spreading the word on the standards-based markup and style techniques he's collected. He lives in Salem, Massachusetts, with his wife, Kerry, two cats, and one gecko.

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