The Internet is
quickly becoming the most popular form of information
sharing today. Many are flocking to joining the already
swelling ranks of online users. Many aspire to market
their own products and services. Others set out to
design Websites for themselves and for others for fun or
profit. Robin Williams and John Tollett teamed up to
write The Non-Designer's Web Book to offer readers a
no-nonsense approach to designing Websites.
This book provides Website designers from novices to
net gurus with the basic know-how necessary for
designing, creating, and posting Websites. Measuring 10
3/4" by 7", essential Website design information seems
to literally jump from the pages of this handy book.
Quality screenshots, graphics images, good layout
design, and the down-to-earth approach employed by
Williams and Tollett lend themselves to effective
The authors present concise information on a number
of Website design concepts. Readers will learn about
basic design principles, search engines, frames,
alignment considerations, Web coloring, graphic image
formats, META tags, navigation, font and sizes,
animation, and more. The authors are quick to point out
many of the errors that plague Websites today. A chapter
on advanced tips and tricks offers some creative ideas
to add that special sparkle to a site and to get around
common design restraints. For instance, aspiring
designers will learn how to break up an image to allow
for the quick loading of Web animations!
Being more than just a book on creative Website
design, it serves as an effective teaching tool as well.
The authors encourage reader participation throughout
the learning process laid down in the book. By reading
the book from cover to cover readers will treat
themselves to a well-planned education in Website
design. To keep readers on their toes the authors
provide some thoughtful quizzes and checklists to gauge
one's Website design comprehension ability.
This is a top-notch book. The authors call upon their
combined years of Website design and classroom teaching
experience to convey to their readers an approachable
level of instruction not offered in most books. The book
is concise, beautifully illustrated, easy to read, and
is just the right size to keep near your computer. Keep
it within easy reach while you design your own Websites.
It is also ideal for classroom use. Highly recommended!