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No matter how visually appealing or content-packed a website may be, if it's not adaptable to a variety of situations and reaching the widest possible audience, it isn't really succeeding. In Bulletproof Web Design, Third Edition, bestselling author and web designer Dan Cederholm outlines standards-based strategies for building designs that provide flexibility, readability, and user control--key components of every successful site. Each chapter starts out with an example of an unbulletproof site--one that employs a traditional HTML-based approach--which Dan then deconstructs, pointing out its limitations. He then gives the site a makeover using HTML and CSS, so you can see how to replace bloated code with lean markup and CSS for fast-loading sites that are accessible to all users. Finally, he covers several popular fluid and elastic-width layout techniques and pieces together all of the page components discussed in prior chapters into a single-page template. This fully updated third edition brings examples up to date by offering additional CSS3 and HTML5 methods that weren't an option before. Redesigned case studies with new Responsive Design examples add visual appeal and value to the book. This edition also removes outdated workarounds for IE5 and Netscape and de-emphasizes IE6.
Dan Cederholm is a designer, author, speaker, husband, and father living in Massachusetts. He’s the Founder and Principal of SimpleBits LLC, a tiny design studio. A recognized expert in the field of standards-based web design, Dan has worked with YouTube, Microsoft, Google, MTV, ESPN, Electronic Arts, Blogger, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, and others. Dan is co-founder and designer of Dribbble, a vibrant community for sharing screenshots of your work. His other bestselling books include CSS3 For Web Designers and Handcrafted CSS: More Bulletproof Web Design. He’s currently an aspiring clawhammer banjoist and occasionally wears a baseball cap.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER ONE Flexible Text CHAPTER TWO Scalable Navigation CHAPTER THREE Expandable Row CHAPTER FOUR Creative Floating CHAPTER FIVE Indestructible Boxes CHAPTER SIX No Images? No CSS? No Problem! CHAPTER SEVEN Convertible Tables CHAPTER EIGHT Fluid and Elastic Layouts CHAPTER NINE Putting It All Together Conclusion