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Understanding Markup, Layouts, and Relationships

Two colleagues I greatly admire have provided helpful information to the rest of us about markup, CSS, XHTML, XML, what separating content from presentation really means, how these terms relate to each other and to a webpage, and much more. If you haven’t already, check these out:

The Secret Life of Markup, by Steve Champeon, for Webmonkey, October 11, 2002.

Layout Standards and Techniques: Graphic Design Use of Stylesheets, by Nick Finck. Notes from a September presentation for IPN.

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Categories: CSS, Design, Development, Standards


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I Wrote a Book

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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