Web Standards Creativity: Innovations in Web Design with XHTML, CSS, and DOM Scripting

Web Standards Creativity: Innovations in Web Design with XHTML, CSS, and DOM Scripting


By (author) Andy Budd, By (author) Andy Clarke, By (author) Ian Lloyd, By (author) Cameron Adams, By (author) Rob Weychert, By (author) Ethan Marcotte, By (author) Dan Rubin, By (author) Jeffrey Croft, By (author) Mark Boulton, By (author) Simon Collison

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  • Publisher: FRIENDS OF ED
  • Format: Paperback | 266 pages
  • Dimensions: 206mm x 226mm x 18mm | 794g
  • Publication date: 19 March 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Berkeley, CA
  • ISBN 10: 1590598032
  • ISBN 13: 9781590598030
  • Illustrations note: illustrations
  • Sales rank: 600,318

Product description

* Be inspired by 10 web design lessons from 10 of the world's best web designers * Get creative with cutting-edge XHTML, CSS, and DOM scripting techniques * Learn breathtaking design skills while remaining standards-compliant Here at friends of ED, we know that as a web designer or developer, your work involves more than just working to pay the bills. We know that each day, you strive to push the boundaries of your medium, unleashing your creativity in new ways to make your websites more engaging and attractive to behold, while still maintaining cross-browser support, standards compliance, and accessibility. That's why we got together 10 of the world's most talented web designers to share their secrets with you. Web Standards Creativity is jam-packed with fresh, innovative design ideas. The topics range from essential CSS typography and grid design, effective styling for CMS-driven sites, and astonishing PNG transparency techniques, to DOM scripting magic for creating layouts that change depending on browser resolution and user preference, and better print layouts for web pages. We're sure you will find something here to inspire you! This full-color book's examples are not just stunning to look at, but also fully standards-compliant, up-to-date, and tested in current browsers including Internet Explorer 7. Playing by the rules doesn't have to mean drab or dull websites--Web Standards can be fun!

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Author information

Andy Budd is one of the founding partners at User Experience Design Consultancy, Clearleft. As an interaction design and usability specialist, Andy is a regular speaker at international conferences like Web Directions, An Event Apart, and SXSW. Andy curates dConstruct, one of the U.K.'s most popular design conferences. He's also responsible for UX London, the U.K.'s first dedicated usability, information architecture, and user experience design event. Andy was an early champion of web standards in the U.K. and has developed an intimate understanding of the CSS specifications and cross-browser support. As an active member of the community, Andy has helped judge several international design awards and currently sits on the advisory board for .NET magazine. Andy is also the driving force behind Silverbackapp, a low-cost usability testing tool for the Mac. Andy is an avid Twitter user and occasionally blogs at andybudd.com. Never happier than when he's diving in some remote tropical atoll, Andy is a qualified PADI dive instructor and retired shark wrangler.

Table of contents

Foreword and Introduction by Andy Budd Part 1: Layout Magic 1. "Semantic Structure, Dirty Pretty Presentation", by Simon Collison 2. "Effective CSS layouts for complicated dynamic sites", by Dan Rubin 3. "Multiple classes for multiple design components", by Ethan Marcotte 4. "Designing for outside the box", by Andy Clarke Part 2: DOM Scripting Gems 5. "Printing selective sections of a page using CSS and DOM Scripting", by Ian Lloyd 6. "Saved by the DOM: Using transparent PNGs in all browsers", by Jeff Croft 7. "More powerful selectable lists using unordered lists", by Aaron Gustafson. 8. "Creating dynamic interfaces using JavaScript", by Cameron Adams 9. "Accessible Sliding Navigation", by Derek Featherstone. Part 3: Traditional design theory applied to the web 10. "Columns, gutters and ratios: grid design for the web", by Mark Boulton 11. "Applying typographic conventions from print to screen", by Rob Weychert