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Web Design: A Complete Introduction

Nigel Chapman and Jenny Chapman

Published by John Wiley and Sons, Ltd., 692 pages.

ISBN13: 978-0470060-89-6, ISBN10: 0-470060-89-1

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Web Design: A Complete Introduction is a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of Web design and development. It is a standard course text for undergraduate and Masters’ degree courses as well as a popular text for self–study.

First published 2006-10-27

This book is available in print from all good booksellers, or direct from the publishers, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

PDF versions of all the chapters of this book are available as downloads to purchase on this site. A Table of Contents which provides full details of the topics covered in all the main chapters is also available as a free download

Web Design: A Complete Introduction was published in winter 2006-2007 and has become the standard introductory course text for Web Design and Development courses at colleges all around the world. This comprehensive introduction is suitable for undergraduate and Masters’ degree courses as well as for self–study.

Starting from a review of Web experiences, Web Design: A Complete Introduction provides a deep and thorough introduction to Web technology, markup, stylesheets, Web graphics, Web animation and embedded video, client–side scripting, Web applications, usability, accessibility, Web page design and Web site design. At all times the focus remains on good practice, underpinned by sound principles, in the context of the real World Wide Web. Full coverage of the essential technologies is provided: HTTP, XHTML, CSS, Javascript and the DOM. The use of Web Standards and the need to make Web sites fully accessible are emphasized throughout. Some elementary programming knowledge is required for use of some chapters of this book.

This is not just a theoretical academic text. The authors, Nigel and Jenny Chapman, have many years of practical experience in Web development and design (including this site).

This book has a dedicated support site which provides a full set of lecture slides, teaching notes, sample answers to all the test questions, a large interactive glossary, working examples from the book, references, design tips, projects, a sampler of pages from the book, notes on healthy working with a computer, FAQs and a blog on Web design and development issues.