Professional Web Design: Techniques and Templates (CSS & by Clint Eccher

By Clint Eccher

Studying CSS know-how and regularly enhancing one's layout and developer talents is vital for each net fashion designer. expert website design: innovations and Templates (CSS and XHTML), 3rd variation educates beginning-to-intermediate net designers on an important layout matters via basic dialogue, case stories, and worthwhile suggestions and methods. utilizing easy-to-understand language and ideas, the booklet bridges the information hole from XHTML table-based layout to complete CSS-based layout, assisting you grasp the most up-tp-date applied sciences and methods wanted. With over thirteen years of expertise as an online dressmaker for Fortune 500 businesses, non-profi ts, and small companies alike, writer Clint Eccher has discovered various assistance and methods of the alternate and discloses them right here, saving you time and strength aggravation by means of alerting you to strength pitfalls. better of all, he stocks over two hundred of the thoroughly customizable layout templates that he has built through the years in this book's spouse CD-ROM! The designs incorporated at the CD illustrate the book's content material and provide you with various options--XHTML table-based coded sites, e-newsletters, signatures, Photoshop-only designs, and CSS-coded designs. those designs not just supply the reader a number of designs that may be quick custom-made and used, yet are nice for suggestion in addition. this can be a whole website design education path and unfastened library of templates multi functional!

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A lot of the site is now going to need redesigning. Collecting the Requirements Requirements lacking detail can be just as detrimental as not having requirements. There are many different areas that should be addressed when documenting requirements. While many answers to questions are collected to help in the marketing and back-end (programming) development of the site, many can also be used by a designer to ensure that the design best supports current and future demands. Getting a feel for the areas that need to be addressed comes with experience; however, following is a minimal list of areas that will probably need to be documented.

Using CSS, a designer can use an image for, say, a menu item, while not having to include the text with the image itself. In other words, the text is layered over the image. 15 shows a site that does just that. Although many clients don’t like the width of their sites changing because the content shifts around, a background image, depending on the resolution, can be repeated to allow for such expansion while maintaining a similar look and feel. The designer has to be careful to make sure that the background image is designed correctly for higher resolutions, though.

Image editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop, is also doing a better job of compressing images to the same level but with less degradation. Thumbnails A thumbnail is a smaller version of an image, which allows the user to preview the larger version without having to actually download the image until it is clicked. A mistake Web designers occasionally make is in resizing images to appear as thumbnail images. 20 illustrates a Web page that includes many thumbnails of larger photos. 20 Site that makes use of thumbnail images.

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