Book Review – Learning Web Design, 4th Edition (O’Reilly) by Jennifer Niederst Robbins

Learning Web Design, 4th Edition

Designing web sites requires a number of skills, including marking up the content in HTML and styling the pages in CSS. Learning Web Design covers the latest advancements in HTML5 and CSS3 as well as some JavaScript basics to create pages that present your content effectively to your visitors. Helpful sidebars throughout the book provide details and references that expand upon core skills. There are links to sites that can help you improve page loading speed and tips on useful JavaScript libraries available on the web. Readers are encouraged to further explore subjects such as responsive design and progressive enhancement that are introduced in the text.

One of the highlights of the book is the introduction of new HTML tags and CSS rules, along with what browser support is available for the additions. Techniques are introduced for allowing older browsers to benefit from the newer language features. The more restrictive XHTML structure is discussed, although the looser HTML markup is used in the examples. How web design will evolve in the next several years is anyone’s guess, but for now Learning Web Design will give you a solid foundation in today’s technologies.

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Disclosure: Free access to this e-book was provided by the publisher for review purposes.

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