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Bulletproof Web Design: Improving flexibility and protecting against…

by Dan Cederholm

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No matter how visually appealing or content-packed a Web site 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 Desing, author and Web designer extraordinaire, Dan Cederholm outlines standards-based strategies for building designs that provide flexibility, readability, and user control--key components of every sucessful 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 make-over using XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets (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.… (more)
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Excellent if you want to get up to speed quick on a few of the CSS design methodologies used.

It certainly isn’t exhaustive, but Dan covers the popular concepts in detail comparing a non-bulletproof approach with a new CSS bulletproof approach.

Anyone working in the UI should read this book if they haven't already.
  chovy | Feb 15, 2009 |
This is a great book if you're migrating from classic HTML to XHTML/CSS, as Cederholm shows you how to do a lot of nifty tricks with CSS and tableless design. If you're still using FONT tags and spacer shims, you really need to pick up this book. Even if you're already using XHTML/CSS, I recommend you pick up this book as it can really help you solidify your designs. ( )
  irishkitsune | Feb 1, 2008 |
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No matter how visually appealing or content-packed a Web site 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 Desing, author and Web designer extraordinaire, Dan Cederholm outlines standards-based strategies for building designs that provide flexibility, readability, and user control--key components of every sucessful 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 make-over using XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets (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.

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