No matter how visually appealing or packed with content a Web site is, it isn't succeeding if it's not reaching the widest possible audience. Designers who get this guide can be assured their Web sites will! By deconstructing a series of real-world ...
Web sites, author and Web designer extraordinaire Dan Cederholm outlines 10 strategies for creating standards-based designs that provide flexibility, readability, and user control--key components of every successful Web site. Each chapter starts out with an example of an "unbulletproof" concept--an existing site that employs a traditional approach and its associated pitfalls. Dan then deconstructs that approach, noting its downsides and making the site over using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). By the end of each chapter, readers will have replaced traditional, bloated, inaccessible page components with lean markup and CSS. The guide culminates with a chapter that pieces together all of the page components discussed in prior chapters into a single page template.
This is a really, really great look into using XHTML and CSS to future-proof your sites, and to make them as flexible as possible so that they can handle whatever unexpected something that might get thrown at them.