Head First Web Design
A Learner's Companion to Accessible, Usable, Engaging WebsitesWant to know how to make your pages look beautiful, communicate your message effectively, guide visitors through your website with ease, and get everything approved by the accessibility and usability police at the same time? "Head First Web Design" is your ticket to mastering all of these complex topics, and understanding what's really going on in the world of web design.
Whether you're building a personal blog or a corporate website, there's a lot more to web design than divs and CSS selectors, but what do you really need to know? With this book, you'll learn the secrets of designing effective, user-friendly sites, from customer requirements to hand-drawn storyboards all the way to finished HTML and CSS creations that offer an unforgettable online presence.
Your time is way too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, "Head First Web Design" uses a visually rich format specifically designed to take advantage of the way your brain really works.
Ethan Watrall is an Assistant Professor at Matrix: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters & Social Sciences Online, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Michigan State University. In addition to a wide variety of academic papers & conference presentations, Ethan has written a number of books on interactive design & web design. Ethans digital alterego can be found at Captain Primate
Jeff Siarto is a recent graduate of Michigan State University earning a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Digital Media Arts and Technology. His research interests included user experience design, standards-based web development, open courseware systems and open source software.
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