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Style Guide and Helpful Tutorials All In One

Although Happy Cog and NotLimitedNYC have written a terrific Style Guide for The Branch Libraries of the New York Public Library, it’s on the Web and available for any of us to check out.

The NYPL Style Guide explains in simple terms the basics of XHTML, CSS, why they matter, and how to use them. There are authoring tips and tools, lots of samples, style sheets, transitioning from HTML to XHTML, working with Dreamweaver, XHTML accessibility tips, CSS guidelines, and more. And this is only Phase I of this Style Guide. I can hardly wait to see more!

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Deliver First Class Web Sites: 101 Essential Checklists  Via Deliver First Class Web Sites: 101 Essential Checklists, by Shirley Kaiser. SitePoint Books (July 2006). 

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Recommended Books

Web Style Guide - Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites, 2nd Ed., by Patrick J. Lynch, Sarah Horton. Yale University Press, March 2002.

Cover: HTML for the World Wide Web with XHTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, Sixth Edition. By Elizabeth Castro. Pub. Peachpit Press August 2006.

Hand-picked best book recommendations for Web site design, CSS, graphics, Photoshop, color, accessibility, more

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