Designing with Web Standards

XHTML + style sheets = creating ‘timeless code’ Jeffrey Zeldman is an evangelist for designing with web standards and browser compatibility. He suggests that we should embrace the latest technologies to design pages that everyone can view. And he shows how it can be done. The standards in this case are methods of what he […]

Designing Web Usability

provocative and radical examination of good web design Jakob Nielsen is the number one guru of ‘Web usability’ – mainly because he invented the term. What this expression means in a general sense is the degree to which web sites have been designed with the needs of users in mind – as distinct from those […]

Designing Web Graphics

comprehensive tutorials on web site design Don’t make any mistake. This is not just a book about designing web graphics. It’s the fourth edition of guru Lynda Weinman’s best-selling compendium of web design tutorials. She offers a manual of digital design which deals with far more than its title suggests. It covers all the basics […]

Design and Build the Coolest Website in Cyberspace

web design guidance manual – from start to finish There are dozens and dozens of web design manuals on the market, so what makes this one any different than all the rest? Nick Nettleton has gone for a visually attractive layout. Every page in this guide is composed of densely layered graphics; every section is […]

Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual

basic hands-on techniques for beginners Missing Manuals are a series of technical help books which have come along to fill the space left by software developers who can’t be bothered to explain how their programs work. This one covers lots of software, because it deals with the entire process of creating and running your own […]

Creating Killer Web Sites

best-selling web design guide with graphics emphasis Design guru David Siegel posits the notion that web sites exist in three ‘generations’. First generation sites, created in the mad rush of the early 1990s, were not much more than text files with hyperlinks – and they were inescapably linear: most had edge-to-edge text that ran on […]

Create your First Web Page in a Weekend

well-planned tutorials on HTML design basics Can it really be done in a weekend? Well, if you set some time aside and follow the tutorials in this clearly-written guide, it’s possible that you could have a few decent pages up within the forty-eight hours. Steve Callihan kicks off with some background explanation of Web matters, […]

A Pattern Language for Web Usability

improve web site efficiency and usability Pattern language is a notion borrowed from architecture. It means ‘standard solutions to recurring problems’. This is rather like ‘learning objects; in the design of training courses or standard solutions to problems in computer programming. In terms of Web design, this means using templates and lowest common denominator solutions […]