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Web Design in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference (In a Nutshell (O'Reilly)) 3rd Edition
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Jennifer Niederst Robbins was one of the first designers for the Web. As the designer of O'Reilly's Global Network Navigator (GNN), the first commercial web site, she has been designing for the Web since 1993. Since then, she has worked as the creative director of Songline Studios (a former subsidiary of O'Reilly) and as a freelance designer and consultant since 1996. She is the author of the bestselling "Web Design in a Nutshell" and "Learning Web Design (O'Reilly), and she has taught web design at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and Johnson and Wales University in Providence. She has spoken at major design and Internet events including SXSW Interactive, Seybold Seminars, the GRAFILL conference (Geilo, Norway), and one of the first W3C International Expos. In addition to designing, Jennifer enjoys cooking, travel, indie-rock, and making stuff. She maintains her own professional web site at http://www.littlechair.com as well.
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The book is more than a simple reference. One of its major strengths is that it also offers sound design advice throughout.
Because of the age of the book, there are many references to idiosyncrasies of old browser versions and no mention of newer technologies (e.g. Microsoft Silverlight). However, it's coverage of other core topics were valuable enough for my teacher to still use it and for me to give it a four star rating. If O'Reilly updates this book, I expect the next version to be five stars.
This isn't an update to the second edition, it is a rewrite. I read the second edition before I read this one, and the 3rd edition is light years ahead. Completely new chapters on CSS and updated references to browsers as new as IE7.
What I like most about this book is it will tell you how something is supposed to work, then tell you in which browsers it will and will not work. It's great to have some bleeding edge CSS 2.1 in your code, but if it doesn't work in IE6, do you really want it on your business site?
This is not a learning tool (although I picked up quite a lot of tricks and tips). There are other books for this. If you have a good foundation with XHTML and CSS, this is the book to have next to the computer.
it is good for beginner and intermediate level. if you are already advanced or guru level, you may find that you know a good part of the material in the book already. but since this book talks about so many aspect of web technologies, unless you advanced in most areas, you probably still find it useful or good to have as a reference.
I already had a previous edition of this book, but the 3rd Edition is an important update.