The Web Wizard's Guide to Web Design
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B> The Web Wizard's Guide to Web Site Design teaches readers how to create a site that will have an audience coming back for more. From site planning to site building to site posting, this book will show readers how to create well-designed, user-friendly Web sites. KEY TOPICS: This book covers the following material: the incorporation of animation, sound, and video into Web pages; site testing; how to make sites accessible to most, if not all, users, keeping in mind different browsers, platforms, bandwidths, and more; and ownership, permissions, and copyright issues. MARKET: The Web Wizard Series from Addison-Wesley is a series of brief, introductory books written by instructors on Internet and Web programming topics of interest to anyone who wants to create web pages. Each book includes an easy-to-read, full-color design featuring plenty of hands-on examples and exercises, and is written in a concise and practical manner so readers can use the technologies in no time.
Dicusses how to design sites that look good and function well.
Discusses the incorporation of animation, sound, and video into Web pages.
Presents information on site testing.
Explains how to make sites accessible to all users--keeping in mind different browsers, platforms, bandwidths, etc.
Covers ownership, permissions, and copyright issues.
Written in accessible, step-by-step writing style.
Table of Contents
1. Planning a Web Site.
Identifying the Audience for the Site.
Planning the Structure of the Site.
Understanding the Possibilities of the Web.
2. Designing Display and Navigation.
The Display of Information.
Navigation through the site.
Feedback and Interaction.
The Role of Image, Logo, and Corporate Identity.
3. Toward a Better Design.
Observing and Critiquing Existing Sites.
Guidelines for Site Design.
Design for Eye Appeal.
Sketching, Prototyping and Testing the Design.
4. Gathering and Preparing Text, Numbers, and Images.
Listing the Elements.
Writing for the Web.
Preparing the Elements: Text.
Preparing the Elements: Numbers.
Preparing the Elements: Images
5. Gathering Preparing the Multimedia Elements.
Preparing the Elements: Animation.
Preparing the Elements: Sound.
Preparing the Elements: Video.
Preparing the Elements: Forms and Databases.
Different bandwidths: LAN, ADSL, modem, others.
Ownership, Permission, and Copyright Issues.
6. Selecting Tools, Organizing the Files, and Creating Templates.
Basic Tool Types for Building Your Site.
Directing the Action: The Role of the Web Designer.
Organizing the Elements.
Using Templates, Tables, and Frames.
7. Assembling the Pages.
Creating Your Site's Background.
Using Grids and Borders.
Using Your Web Browser.
Placing Readable Text.
Displaying Useful Images.
Embedding Sound and Video.
Laying Out Forms.
Linking the Pages.
8. Testing and Posting the Site.
Posting the Site.
Making the Connection.
Keeping it Fresh.