O’Reilly news

Learning Web Design, 3rd Edition--New from O'Reilly: A Beginner's Guide to (X)HTML, StyleSheets, and Web Graphics

July 2, 2007

Sebastopol, CA--"It's never too late to learn web design," says Jennifer Niederst Robbins, a professional web designer and teacher for some 14 years. Indeed, her infectious enthusiasm for creating exciting site designs is sure to captivate readers of her latest publication, Learning Web Design, 3rd Edition: A Beginner's Guide to (X)HTML, StyleSheets, and Web Graphics ($44.99, US).

This thoroughly revised edition has been "completely rewritten to be in compliance with the standards set forth by the World Wide Web consortium and modern web design practices," explains Jennifer. "And now you will find seven chapters on Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), where the second edition just had one."

The new book equips readers with all the skills they need to create original, multi-column CSS layouts with optimized graphic files. Clear, easy-to-grasp text, user-friendly graphics, and hands-on exercises teach primo design techniques, while the short quizzes reinforce key concepts.

Learning Web Design explains:

  • How to create a simple (X)HTML page and add links and images
  • Everything designers need to know about web standards--(X)HTML, DTDs, and more
  • Cascading Style Sheets, including formatting text, colors and backgrounds, using the box model, and page layout
  • All about web graphics, and how to make them lean and efficient through optimization
  • The site development process, from start to finish
  • How to get pages on the Web--hosting, domain names, and FTP

Also, there's a companion website to Learning Web Design that features materials for the exercises, downloadable articles, updates, and other good stuff. Find it here.

For seasoned graphic designers, programmers looking for more creative outlets, office assistants, recent college graduates, work-at-home moms, and anyone else wanting to design websites and have some fun in the process, Learning Web Design provides all the information they need to start creating useful, appealing, and professional-looking websites.

Jennifer Niederst Robbins has 14 years of web design experience, as both a designer and teacher, having designed the first commercial website, O'Reilly's Global Network Navigator (GNN), in 1993. She's the author of O'Reilly's bestselling Web Design in a Nutshell, and has taught web design at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.

For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bio, and samples

Learning Web Design: Third Edition A Beginner's Guide to (X)HTML, StyleSheets, and Web Graphics
Jennifer Niederst Robbins
ISBN: 0-596-52752-7, $44.99 USD

About O’Reilly

O’Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

Email a link to this press release