Designing with Web Standards, 2nd Edition
- By Jeffrey Zeldman
- Published Jul 6, 2006 by New Riders. Part of the Voices That Matter series.
- Copyright 2007
- Dimensions: 7 X 9
- Pages: 432
- Edition: 2nd
- ISBN-10: 0-321-38555-1
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-38555-0
- eBook (Adobe DRM)
- ISBN-10: 0-321-47771-5
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-47771-2
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Jeffrey Zeldman is among the best-known Web designers in the world. His personal site (www.zeldman.com) has welcomed more than than 16 million visitors and is read daily by thousands in the web design and development industry. In 1998, Zeldman co-founded The Web Standards Project (www.webstandards.org), a grassroots coalition of web designers and developers that helped end the Browser Wars by persuading Microsoft and Netscape to support the same technology in their browsers.
Best-selling author, designer, and web standards evangelist Jeffrey Zeldman has updated his classic, industry-shaking guidebook. This new edition--now in full color--covers improvements in best practices and advances in the world of browsers since the first edition introduced the world to standards-based design. Written in the same engaging and witty style, making even the most complex information easy to digest, it remains an essential guide to creating sites that load faster, reach more users, and cost less to design and maintain.
Readers will learn from Jeffrey's insights as he demonstrates how web standards are driving search engine friendliness ("findability") and the Web 2.0 applications that have reinvigorated the medium and the online marketplace. Readers will discover new techniques to make CSS layouts work better across multiple browsers and ways to make web content more accessible.
Designing with Web Standards is an AIGA Design Press book, published under Peachpit's New Riders imprint in partnership with AIGA.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Entertaining, witty, easy to read, insightful. An excellent book,
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
An important if flawed book,
This review is from: Designing with Web Standards (2nd Edition) (Paperback)Make no mistake. This is an important book. Zeldman is a leader in the web standards movement and his voice is worth paying attention to. On the plus side, he offers some good talking points for using with bosses and clients on why designing with web standards is a good thing. He also gives reasonable and well thought out examples and case studies of well designed sites.
On the other hand, the complaints about his rambling, preaching and repetition are valid. The book lacks tight focus, trying to be a polemic, a high level overview and a how-to manual.
This is a book that is worth reading or at least skimming. If you are one of the converted and want to feel good about your choices, this will give you warm fuzzies. If you need convincing on the whether or not web standards are worth the effort to implement, this offers a strong and cogent argument for doing so. I'm not sure that is is worth buying as a reference manual. There are more focused how-to books and... Read more
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Too many words, Mr. Zeldman,
This review is from: Designing with Web Standards (2nd Edition) (Paperback)Jeffrey Zeldman is an authority, no question. But why is he writing a 400+ pages book which he could have done in less than 200?
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