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Principles of Web Design, Sixth Edition, leads you through the entire web site creation process, from start to finish, while developing and enhancing your HTML, CSS, and visual design skills along the way. You will also learn how to create accessible web sites that let users easily and quickly navigate through your information, regardless of browser type, connection speed, or browsing device. You will explore the principles of responsive design, a new method of designing web sites that adapt to devices ranging from mobile phones to desktop monitors. Whether you are building a site from scratch or redesigning an existing site, the principles presented in this text will help you deliver your web content in a more responsive, accessible, and visually exciting way.

This edition reflects the latest in web design trends with expanded sections, plenty of new content, and an updated topic flow. The examples and activities emphasize building standards-based web designs using the latest web technologies including HTML5 and CSS3. You will learn how the smartphone and tablet revolution has changed the nature of web design and how to respond to those changes. You will examine current web design theories and view a variety of web sites, learning to focus on both the user' s needs and the requirements of the content you want to deliver. You will learn about the web project design process and see how to take an initial rough sketch and turn it into a finished layout. Through hands-on activities, you will gain experience controlling all web design aspects including typography, color, backgrounds, page layout, and navigation.

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Principles of Web Design Principles of Web Design, Sixth Edition, is intended for anyone who wants to learn how to design and build attractive, informative web pages. You may using this book because you are taking a college or high school web design course or you may be teaching yourself how to build web pages. A basic working knowledge of HTML is an advantage but not necessary to use this book. You should have a good working knowledge of using computers and be able to manage your file system, including copying, moving, and renaming files and folders