About.com Guide to Web Design: Build and Maintain a Dynamic, User-Friendly Web Site Using HTML, CSS and Javascript (About.com Guides)

About.com Guide to Web Design: Build and Maintain a Dynamic, User-Friendly Web Site Using HTML, CSS and Javascript (About.com Guides)

About.com Guide to Web Design: Build and Maintain a Dynamic, User-Friendly Web Site Using HTML, CSS and Javascript (About.com Guides)

People are registering new hostnames at a rate of 2 million per month. “The About.com Guide to Web Design” is the essential guidebook they need to build user-friendly websites- start to finish. Her, novice programmers will never be confused or overwhelmed by technical jargon. Jennifer Kyrnin, The About.com Web Design/HTML expert, is an experienced professional who will walk with them, building a sample website along the way to illustrate to tools and easy-to-implement insider techniques that can

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  1. 20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    User-Friendly Guide, October 26, 2007
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    Dave White
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    This review is from: About.com Guide to Web Design: Build and Maintain a Dynamic, User-Friendly Web Site Using HTML, CSS and Javascript (About.com Guides) (Paperback)
    Part of my job as a Web designer/developer is to stay on top of current best practices, technology and software. This book covers all of that in a comprehensive but concise package.

    The author goes a step beyond discussing what you can and can’t do with a Web site, and offers practical, understandable reasons why, and specific examples of when a particular technique or technology is appropriate.

    Like a well designed Web site, the book is well organized and easily readable. The links to the author’s own website and others are well chosen, adding depth to the subject, and demonstrating an effective way to create a multimedia approach in which each medium plays a specific role, each complimentary to the other.

    This is, by far, the best book of its kind that I’ve seen.

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  2. 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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    Simply The Basics, January 17, 2010
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    John Sacco “Softball Junkie” (Encinitas, CA) –
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    This review is from: About.com Guide to Web Design: Build and Maintain a Dynamic, User-Friendly Web Site Using HTML, CSS and Javascript (About.com Guides) (Paperback)
    There are hundreds of books out there that teach you how to build a website, but none distill the process down as clearly and concisely as Jennifer Kyrnin has in this publication. The text is very simple to follow along, even if you haven’t the slightest idea on how to build a site using HTML. Confronting HTML for the first time can be intimidating enough. But Kyrnin gives you a cursory overview of the basics – leaving the more complex programming tasks such as working in java script and databases to other resources. She introduces you to e-commerce and flash; again leaving the nuances and complexities of these areas to other resources. Kyrnin provides a host of examples and also refers you to her blog on […] for further detail. I have read several other books in basic website construction: Learning Web Design by Robbins and HTML 4 Dummies by Tittel and Burmeister. I would highly recommend that the beginning web desiger read Kyrnin’s book first. I know I wish I had.

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  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Easy to understand and makes logical sense., July 31, 2013
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    Great step by step learning resource about important things to consider before creating your website and along the way introduces the easy code needed to create the web pages you need. References to help and more info at About.com will come in handy I’m sure.

    After reading this book, I now see the logic of pausing to plan before jumping in and making something that really won’t accomplish what you want it to or that will cause you to pull your hair out later when you try to mold it to changing circumstances. The way web design is presented here makes it a fun and “ah ha” experience. The generous space in the layout of the book makes it easy to read and it is not so long as to be intimidating. Very well done!

    I read it once through taking notes (although it is easy to find things in it later without doing so) and along the way began thinking about how I want to do my website, writing some things down as I went. Other priorities have kept me from continuing with the design but I can see that it will be fun, go smoothly and easily thanks to this book and give me something useful and that will help my business grow. A bonus is that the site will be something that I can be proud of and I will have developed some proficiency in the use and understanding of html and allowed into the mysterious world of the workings of websites.

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