"Cutting Edge" Web Design References

7 May 2007 - 9:41am
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Stephen Dondershine
2007

I'm looking to brush up on what are considered to be "cutting edge"
techniques for web design--especially in terms of layout and the utilization
of CSS (rather than a focus on the use of AJAX.) I am still using mostly
table-based layouts and am starting to feel like something of a dinosaur.
Can anyone recommend any good web references and/or some good books on the
subject?

Thanks

Steve

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7 May 2007 - 10:18am
jstrande
2007

I would say the three that I like the best are:

1.) Transcending CSS by Andy Clarke (ISBN: 0321410971)

2.) Bulletproof Web Design by Dan Cederhom (ISBN: 0321346939)

3.) Web Standard Solutions by Dan Cederhom (ISBN: 1590593812)

Enjoy!

Jon

On 5/7/07, Stephen Dondershine <sdondershine at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I'm looking to brush up on what are considered to be "cutting edge"
> techniques for web design--especially in terms of layout and the
> utilization
> of CSS (rather than a focus on the use of AJAX.) I am still using mostly
> table-based layouts and am starting to feel like something of a dinosaur.
> Can anyone recommend any good web references and/or some good books on the
> subject?
>
> Thanks
>
> Steve
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7 May 2007 - 10:27am
Joseph Tate
2007

Steve-

Some more knowledgeable people than me will likely speak up, but I
think the best reference book to have around is O'Reilly's _Dynamic
HTML: The Definitive Reference_ by Danny Goodman. It's a reference
book, so not so much something to read from cover to cover, but the
introduction is a good overview. Yet when you need to know what
attributes a certain tag will or won't accept, it's essential.

To move away from table-based layouts (and why you should) I'd look
into Jeffrey Zeldman's _Designing With Web Standards_.

That's my $.02 for the day.

-jody

7 May 2007 - 11:03am
Eric DeLabar
2007

I definitely second Jeffery Zeldman's "Designing With Web Standards" along
with it check out http://www.alistapart.com which is an online web magazine
put together by a few of the big names in the industry (including Zeldman).
Dave Shea's "The Zen of CSS Design" is also an amazing book for visually
representing what can be done with CSS and how to do it. I very highly
recommend it.

Eric DeLabar
Systems Engineer
Trifecta Technologies, Inc.
http://www.trifecta.com

On 5/7/07, Joseph Tate <josephtate at modwest.com> wrote:
>
> Steve-
>
> Some more knowledgeable people than me will likely speak up, but I
> think the best reference book to have around is O'Reilly's _Dynamic
> HTML: The Definitive Reference_ by Danny Goodman. It's a reference
> book, so not so much something to read from cover to cover, but the
> introduction is a good overview. Yet when you need to know what
> attributes a certain tag will or won't accept, it's essential.
>
> To move away from table-based layouts (and why you should) I'd look
> into Jeffrey Zeldman's _Designing With Web Standards_.
>
> That's my $.02 for the day.
>
> -jody
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7 May 2007 - 11:26am
Joseph Tate
2007

Eric DeLabar mentions _The Zen of CSS Design_ which reminds me of the
online iteration: http://www.csszengarden.com/. Shea's own website is
pretty darn neat too: http://www.mezzoblue.com/. I tried out some of
his Photoshop trickery this weekend: http://mezzoblue.com/archives/
2007/05/03/simulacrum/.

jody

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