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Web Design in a Nutshell

Meryl Evans has written a very informative review for on Web Design in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition, by Jennifer Niederst.

"Expanded and updated this is one book that covers it all. From CSS to XML author Jennifer Niederst gives you the essentials you need to know to design great Web sites."

Web Design in a Nutshell, 2nd edition, link to amazon.comMeryl learned web design by following the first edition book for one of her web design classes, so she was already quite familiar with Niederst before reading this new one for the review. Her review cuts to the chase with its concise but informative descriptions of chapters, what’s included in the book, and what she found as helpful features.

O'Reilly has provided a sample chapter online on tables so you can check it out firsthand.


Want to learn more about Jennifer Niedherst? Check out her Web site, littlechair, inc. You can check out more writings by Meryl Evans at her site, O'Reilly has many excellent books related to the Web, Web design, programming, and much more.

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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.

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