- Taschenbuch: 280 Seiten
- Verlag: New Riders (29. Juli 2005)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0321346939
- ISBN-13: 978-0321346933
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 18,9 x 1,2 x 23,6 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.504.020 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Bulletproof Web Design: Improving Flexibility and Protecting Against Worst-Case Scenarios with XHTML and CSS (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 29. Juli 2005
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No matter how visually appealing or content-packed a Web site may be, if it's not adaptable to a variety of situations and reaching the widest possible audience, it isn't really succeeding. In Bulletproof Web Desing, author and Web designer extraordinaire, Dan Cederholm outlines standards-based strategies for building designs that provide flexibility, readability, and user control--key components of every sucessful site. Each chapter starts out with an example of an unbulletproof site one that employs a traditional HTML-based approach which Dan then deconstructs, pointing out its limitations. He then gives the site a make-over using XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), so you can see how to replace bloated code with lean markup and CSS for fast-loading sites that are accessible to all users. Finally, he covers several popular fluid and elastic-width layout techniques and pieces together all of the page components discussed in prior chapters into a single-page template.
Guest Reviewer: Jeffrey Zeldman
Modern web design is user-centered, accessible, and standards-based. In other words, it's completely different from the stuff we did in the 1990s. There are two vital aspects to designing with web standards:
(1) understanding why
(2) knowing how
Know-how is what Dan Cederholm has in spades, and in this updated edition of his essential text, he shares that knowledge with humor and clarity.
Dan's is one of the smartest minds in CSS and HTML. He is internationally known as a deep and innovative coder. But his background is in design and production, working on real-world sites for no-nonsense businesses like Google, ESPN, and Fast Company, Inc.
This grounding in practical user interface design and daily production issues makes Dan a great teacher of CSS, because he never loses sight of the things designers want to do (not to mention the things designers' clients and bosses demand of them).
From multi-column layouts that stay crispy in milk, to maintaining fine control of web fonts and sizes without alienating users: just about every problem a modern web designer faces is examined, with solutions ranging from good to better to best.
This second edition includes everything you need to know about taking Internet Explorer 7 into account. Little else has changed. And that's as it should be, for this book is a classic. It belongs on every web designer's shelf.
-- Jeffrey Zeldman, author, Designing With Web Standards 2nd Edition
About the Author
Dan Cederholm is a Web designer and author living in Massachusetts. He's the founder of SimpleBits, a tiny design studio. A recognized expert in the field of standards-based Web design, Dan has worked with Google, MTV, ESPN, Fast Company, Blogger, Odeo, and others. He embraces flexible, adaptable design using Web standards through his design work, writing, and speaking. Dan is the author of two best-selling books: Bulletproof Web Design (New Riders) and Web Standards Solutions (Friends of ED). Dan also runs the popular weblog SimpleBits, where he writes articles and commentary on the Web, technology, and life. He also plays a mean ukulele and occasionally wears a baseball cap. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
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.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
Das Buch eignet sich für jeden, der schon CSS im Weballtag eingesetzt hat und im Grunde weiß, wie er damit umzugehen hat. Allerdings gibt es verschiedene Stufen, wie man CSS einsetzen kann. Angefangen von einfachen Textauszeichnungen bis hin zu komplexen CSS-Layouts mit CSS-Navigationen, die zudem noch flexibel gehalten sind. Und hier setzt das Buch an. Es verrät praktische Tipps, um eben Websites "bulletproof" zu gestalten, mit allen Trick die dazugehören.
Dazu werden verschiedene Seiten als Beispiel herangezogen und ausführlich erklärt, was man an diesen verbessern kann. Neben den einzelnen Arbeitsschritten erfolgt zum Schluss eine Zusammenfassung mit allen wichtigen Kriterien dieses Kapitels.
Mit diesem Buch ist man für den nächsten Auftrag gut gerüstet, um ein noch besseres Ergebnis erzielen zu können.
Im Gegensatz zu "Web Standards Solutions" ist "Bulletproof Webdesign" durchgängig farbig illustriert, was dem Designansatz, den Dan Cederholm pflegt, Rechnung trägt und dem Verständnis des Lesers entgegenkommt.
Dan Cederholm pflegt den Ansatz des Einfachen und des Eleganten.
Bereits mit seiner Website und den Lösungen, die er dort und in "Web Standards Solutions" präsentiert hat, beweist er auf eindrucksvolle Weise, dass sich Eleganz, schönes Design und Standardkonformität nicht ausschließen müssen.
Er nimmt die Leser bei der Darstellung seiner Beispiele mit.
So unterteilt er die Kapitel sinngemäß in
-warum ist dies nicht "kugelsicher"?
-die "kugelsichere" Herangehensweise
-warum ist diese "kugelsicher"?
-Zusammenfassung der Vergleichs, der Ergebnisse und Erkenntnisse
Was versteht Cederholm dabei unter "kugelsicher"?
-Flexibilität, ohne die Struktur oder das Design zu gefährden
-die Designs können sich anpassen, egal welche Textgröße gewählt wird oder wieviel Text (oder andere Inhalte) sie aufnehmen müssen
-die Designs sind für (fast) jeden Fall gewappnet und sind unabhängig von Ausgabemedium und/oder Umgebung
Alle individuelle Lösungen, die er in den einzelnen Kapiteln darstellt, fasst er dann im letzten Kapitel zusammen, um ein überzeugendes "kugelsicheres" Website-Design zu entwerfen und umzusetzen.
Wer nur ein Buch in diesem Jahr kaufen will, dass sich mit Webstandards und CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) befasst, dann sollte es dieses sein!
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The thing I liked most about this book is that it wasn't preaching web standards - It was simply walking you through each chapter - with each chapter building on the last - and showing you techniques that WORK. The book itself does an incredible job of keeping your attention through the use of images, highlighting, and full code listing. For those who can't quite grasp CSS (especially positioning and the like), this book is extremely helpful through its thorough explanations and visuals. Screenshots are provided each step of the way to let you see your progress.
Each chapter introduces you to new ways of handling things like text display, link display, navigation, list elements, layouts, floating, positioning, and a few others. Each chapter first take an example of a website (or aspect of a website) that is NOT bulletproof, then re-constructs that example with semantic XHTML and CSS to show you the results. The last chapter of the book brings it all together and shows you how it could be used in a production environment, with each piece of the puzzle being put together. The author doesn't dwell on the array of hacks and filters - but simply lists the ones that he uses and how they get the job done (and why they are needed).
Using proper XHTML and CSS is sometimes misunderstood. This is where many will start with a bad case of classitis and divitis and start going crazy adding extra markup. The author does a great job of creating very lean, structured, semantic XHTML. This is the XHTML that is friendly to browsers and other devices alike, as well as rich in meaning. Using proper elements to get the job done is vitally important to the meaning of the website itself. He focuses on this aspect, and with each chapter discusses the importance of the structure and not adding unnecessary presentational markup to your pages. It is this separation of presentation and content that ultimately makes using proper CSS a wise choice.
Quite frankly, this is one of the best CSS books I have read - and would recommend it to both the beginner and advanced CSS developer. This review doesn't even do the book justice - mainly because you need to buy it and read it to really enjoy the context as a whole. There are many things I could explain in more detail, and there are many different things that I learned through reading this book (some of which were things that were needed immediately). This is a no-fluff CSS book that brings everything together nicely, and a must have for any web developers bookshelf!
His ideas allow users (site visitors) to resize their text without distorting page layout - bottom line. I've tested that as well. Remember the days of table based layout. If a user chose to increase his font size, tables would stretch and the integrity of the layout would be severly compromised. Not with Dan's approach. Your text stays contained within it's elements, because the elements adjust to the font size of the text they contain... pretty nifty.
More importantly, his layouts display properly in text based browsers because of proper use of semantic markup. Same goes for palm pilots, and other non-traditional methods of viewing web pages. In simple terms, his ideas meet the standards of the Web Accessibility Initiative.
OK, that's should probably do it.
I knock it down a star for two reasons, one it does focus a bit too much on people with screen readers. I know this sounds awful to say, but before I get crucified let me explain: as a designer my medium is mainly visual. While I do think it is important to keep your audience in mind for general public sites, I think for a design book the visual should be a bigger focus only because as designers we are trying to "wow" clients visually.
The other knock is that it is fairly small for a list price of $39.99 but price is an issue I have with most computer books. I would've maybe also like to see a chapter or two of random Tips & Tricks. Stuff like making text look weather-beaten by putting a GIF of "splotches" over it that I recently saw online. Maybe that's too gimmicky for this book, but you get the idea.
Despite the knocks this is a must-have CSS book and should be a definite purchase for all web designers out there. One of those you will come back to over and over.
"Bulletproof Web Design" is packed with valuable layout and typography techniques. There's not a bit of fluff in this book! These design techniques rely upon a minimum of hackery, and produce truly sharp-looking, accessible, and true-to-standards results.
This book reflects the author's amazing attention to detail. The examples are carefully built with excellent graphic examples and clearly written code. New Riders should be commended for giving this book top-notch production values, with excellent paper & printing, as well as meticulous editing.
Any web designer, whether learning CSS anew, or an old hand looking for more reliable techniques, will greatly benefit from this book--and will want to put it on their most-valuable reference shelf along with such essential works as Meyer's "Cascading Style Sheets" and Zeldman's "Designing With Web Standards".
I am also a big fan of Dan Cederholm's other book, 'Web Standards Solutions'. If you are new to CSS, you should probably read that one first as it is a bit more on the introductory level.
So why only four stars? This book contains a huge error: page 195 is included twice and 196 is missing. Yes, I am sure it is missing because figure 8.10 is never shown in my copy of the book (pg. 195 references 8.9 and pg. 197 references 8.11). Hard to believe such a large error could not have been caught. I pre-ordered my copy so hopefully, for those of you shopping now, that error has been corrected. Without that error, I would definitely rate this book with 5 stars.