Designing with Web Standards (Voices That Matter) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2006/7/6
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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.
"Jeffrey and his web standards coconspirators have made it possible for those old enemies--beauty, usability, and accessibility--to play nice together in any website." -- Louis Rosenfeld, publisher, Rosenfeld Media
"Zeldman explains complex technologies in a way that designers can not only understand, but actually get excited about. If you are serious about web design, you need this book. -- Hillman Curtis, author, MTIV: Process, Inspiration and Practice for the New Media Designer
All in all I think this is something that belongs on any web developer's bookshelf, since so many developers don't adhere to the fine ideas contained within.
If you're new to XHTML/CSS, this book should be your second text. The first should be Head First HTML by Freeman and Freeman, for learning how to write web pages followed by Designing with Web Standards, which will take care of teaching the best practices associated with web design.
Fun read, lots of case studies. Good, short and to-the-point illustrations. While it's not structured as a reference, I find myself using this book that way, from time to time. This book is completely language agnostic, and I think it should be on any web developer's bookshelf.
With all the drastic changes happening in the web, be it AJAX, or more semantic coding techniques, it's important to understand how to approach this when building your site. This book covers all that and more.
The first edition is four years old and the second edition does a great job covering all the new techniques and technologies affecting the world of web standards.
Zeldman's approach to learning web standards is fun, quirky, and insightful - not to mention verbose with detail. After all, Jeffrey was (one of many) at the forefront of web standards (back in 1998 - do you remember "Taking Your Talent To The Web?" I do.).
If you are interested in learning one of the web's leaders take on all aspects of web standards, this is the book for you. It's both a book for pros and novices alike.