• Approaches Web design from the ground up: if you can type and click a mouse, you can build a Web page
• Features software-neutral methods of Web design so that all of the methods in the book can be completed using free and open-source software
• Offers guidance according to World Wide Consortium (W3C) standards for Web languages, guaranteeing that pages built according to the advice in this book will work today—and continue to work tomorrow
• Goes beyond technology and talks about the communication principles behind different design choices
• Introduces readers to the terminology surrounding Web design, helping them collaborate with other writers and designers
• Screenshots of different Web design approaches, practices, and user experiences—all based on work by the author
• A brief glossary of the most common terms
• A select, annotated bibliography for going even further in your Web writing, and staying current as Web writing and design progress over time.
"This book is a one-stop resource for individuals who need practical, low-cost solutions and useful tips on how to make Web design affordable, effective, and relatively easy. . . . Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates, two-year technical program students, professionals/practitioners, and general audiences."
"This book provides an informative and practical overview of design, technical, and content considerations for today's web designers. . . . . It's a useful purchase for media specialists who create web pages or as a resource for teachers who teach web design classes."
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Most businesses, even sole proprietorships, are finding websites a necessity today. The good news is that Web writing and design can be done with free, open-source software; no costly investment is required, no expensive designer need be employed. HoW's it done? With one invaluable book.