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This book bridges the gap between what colleges are teaching and what the Web design industry needs. It takes a holistic approach to Web design and includes everything from Internet fundamentals, information architecture, and web site planning to implementation using HTML and CSS, semantics, and accessibility. Web Design with Web Standards draws upon a portion of the WaSP (Web Standards Project) InterAct curriculum (hosted at http://interact.webstandards.org) and provides a complete learning resource. The book gives readers a solid grounding in Web design theory and practical techniques on implementation. It relates to the following courses from WaSP InterAct: Internet Fundamentals Writing for the Web Foundation HTML and CSS (Web Design 1, Web Design 2, and some of Findability) Accessibility Information Architecture 1
Table of Contents
Part 1: Preparation and background knowledge Chapter 1: About InterAct Chapter 2: The tools you'll need Chapter 3: Learning more effectively with the Web Chapter 4: Internet fundamentals Chapter 5: Writing for the web Part 2: Planning Chapter 6: Information architecture basics Chapter 7: Organizing information Chapter 8: The site planning process Chapter 9: Content analysis and IA strategy Chapter 10: Site project plan - from IA strategy to reality Part 3: Implementation: HTML and CSS fundamentals Chapter 11: Introduction to HTML structure Chapter 12: CSS styling basics Chapter 13: The document <head> Chapter 14: Text: headings and paragraphs Chapter 15: Setting page-wide styles Chapter 16: Links Chapter 17: Images Chapter 18: HTML Lists Chapter 19: Tables Chapter 20: Forms Chapter 21: Generic containers Chapter 22: Lesser-known semantics Chapter 23: Column layouts using floats - headers, columns, footers Chapter 24: Positioning: static and fixed Chapter 25: Positioning: relative and absolute Chapter 26: Validating and debugging your HTML and CSS - headers, columns, footers Chapter 27: Accessibility Part 4: Bringing it all together Final Project