Seemingly non-obvious details can often separate good web design from great web design. You might not appreciate the quality of a well-designed website until you start using it, looking under the hood, putting it through tests, etc. This book will show how craftsmanship can be applied to flexible, bulletproof, highly efficient and adaptable interfaces that make up a solid user experience. A web designer and author living in Salem, Massachusetts, Dan is the founder of SimpleBits , a tiny design studio.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. If you get this guide, you can be assured it will! Dan then deconstructs that approach, noting its downsides and then making the site over using Cascading Style Sheets CSS.
The guide culminates with a chapter that pieces together all of the page components discussed in prior chapters into a single page template. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published August 7th by New Riders Press first published More Details Original Title.
Other Editions 8. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Bulletproof Web Design , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Bulletproof Web Design. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Feb 15, Diana rated it it was amazing. Awesome book! First web design book I was able to pick up, read and actually take it all in, without needing to read each chapter over and over.
Dan Cederholm writes very down to earth and easy to understand. Dec 30, Kizito rated it it was amazing. Fantastic book. Dan makes web design an easy fun and colorful experience. Examples, tips and ideas are well presented and easy to follow. Simply put, this book is a must have.
Aug 19, Chelsea rated it it was ok. Started off really great—fresh writing and original concept. Nov 29, Shane C rated it it was amazing. Apr 29, Chad Warner rated it liked it Shelves: web-design , non-fiction. The concepts behind "bulletproof" web design remain relevant, but the specific examples haven't aged well. Using code snippets and screenshots, Cedarholm shows how to replace bloated code with lean, semantic, accessible markup.
The goal is bulletproof design: thinking ahead and designing for multiple scenarios, and protecting content. The book covers flexible text, fluid layouts, and making content readable without images or CSS. Cedarholm's techniques were fine when the book was published in 20 The concepts behind "bulletproof" web design remain relevant, but the specific examples haven't aged well.
Cedarholm's techniques were fine when the book was published in , but some of them are outdated. For example, gradients and graphical rounded corners can now be done with CSS3. Set all other font sizes as percentages relative to the body size. Dec 27, Taro rated it it was amazing Shelves: comp-programming. This was my favorite CSS book back in the day. I learned numerous nifty techniques to create web designs that were hard to break when browser compatibility issues abounded.
I am looking for books that are comparable to this one, all updated to the current standards which are quite different from when Bolletproof Web Design was published. Feb 10, Ryan Parman rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. This is a well-written, practical book that gives you concrete, hands-on examples for how to write some of the best markup on earth.
Highly recommended to any new web designers who are interested in how to better hone their craft. Apr 29, Janis rated it it was amazing Shelves: web-design. Really excellent book on making both standards compliant design with CSS, but also building in precautions for careless users. Dec 19, Otis Chandler marked it as to-read. I liked his other one - anyone know about this one? Aug 13, Lea Verou rated it it was amazing. Was a great book when it came out, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone today: Too outdated by now.
May 25, Widi rated it really liked it. This is book for my inspiration first web design. Although i'm not yet read at all..
Nov 11, Sergio J. Helps you alot to understand how Html works with CSS. Jul 29, Max rated it really liked it Shelves: technology , programming. Useful reference, well written. Dec 27, Lisa rated it really liked it. One of my very first html books. This book helped me code by thinking of flexibility and different scenarios. It was a great starter book. May 22, Matteo Tomasulo rated it it was amazing Shelves: web-development.
Must-have for web designers and web developers as well. OK, but seriously out of date: spent a lot of time explaining how to deal with Netscape 4 and IE 5. Mar 26, Marian rated it liked it. A bit outdated and some of it isn't relevant any longer but some good things also.
Dan Cederholm is an authority for a reason. He knows what he's talking about. Don't even question it. Just buy it already. It will rescue you from countless hours of WTFing. Apr 03, Fiona Darcy rated it it was amazing. Jun 12, Arjan rated it really liked it. Pretty much turned me into the bright side of CSS programming.
Dec 12, Paolo rated it it was amazing. Great book for learning advanced web design. Sep 27, Luke Eastman rated it really liked it. Very good book. A bit outdated, but still has a lot of useful information and techniques that can be applied today.
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