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Head First Web Design (Head First Series)

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  138 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Want to know how to make your pages look beautiful, communicate your message effectively, guide visitors through your website with ease, and get everything approved by the accessibility and usability police at the same time? Head First Web Design is your ticket to mastering all of these complex topics, and understanding what's really going on in the world of web design.

Paperback, 500 pages
Published December 30th 2008 by O'Reilly Media (first published January 1st 2008)
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Mar 13, 2011 Cara rated it really liked it
I'm about a third of the way through, and this is one of the few nonfiction books I've ever felt that "don't want to put it down" feeling about. Love it! I took a whole 3-credit course on web design at a very good art school, and the first third of this book has done more for my confidence and abilities as a designer than that whole class and a few years' experience in web development. It gives a very clear, concrete, sensible approach and explains WHY they tell you to do things that way. It's t ...more
Jaycruz Cruz
Jun 19, 2010 Jaycruz Cruz rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: web design novices,
This is the second Head First book I read, and like the first one, HTML with CSS, which I read some months ago, this is a fun and easy to follow book. Even though the book is tailored to people who have some coding under their belt, it's a great starting point for a complete novice like myself. It guides you through the whole process of web design. From the pre-planning, to organizing, to layout, to user testing, and even to the business side of things. It's not going to turn you into a web desi ...more
Giulia Lynch
Nov 30, 2014 Giulia Lynch rated it really liked it
A really good book for web design. Slightly dated by using XHTML, but it had a lot of great tips for working with layouts and colors. I will be keeping this one too. Huge help in me building a website.
Elijah Oyekunle
Nov 14, 2015 Elijah Oyekunle rated it it was amazing
I'll make this an exception to my Never Read Twice rule.
Nov 08, 2010 Melissa rated it really liked it
This is a really thick book and it's very helpful. It's got lots of pictures and illustrations and it's easy to read. You can pick it up and flip through it to read about the specific topic you want to know about, or you can read it straight through and learn lots and lots about web design. There are even exercises to do.

I got this book from the library. It's due on Wednesday and I can't renew it. I think I'm going to buy a copy. It's really a good book.
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Oct 06, 2014 Emma rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
A little dated technically by now but a good easy-to-read refresher of web design topics.
Jun 08, 2011 Heather rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
This book told me it was not for me because I do not have a working knowledge of HTML and CSS. I read it anyway skipping over the coding parts and found it extremely helpful in the basics of web design. Now I know what a good design consists of; so I can have my husband code it for me:)
Eric Brooke
Dec 13, 2011 Eric Brooke rated it really liked it
This was a good book - after I was comfortable with HTML and CSS. It retaught me some basic and solid design concepts, helped me think your methodologies and working with clients. It even taught me some good stuff for my HTML and CSS.
Oct 01, 2012 Leanne rated it really liked it
fun book on web design. explains concepts and process of designing web sites, uses great examples and mockups for site design including information architecture, color, accessibility and much more.
Chantal E. Larsen
Nov 06, 2012 Chantal E. Larsen rated it liked it
I didn't learn much from reading this. If I hadn't read Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML and taken a course on web design, maybe the book would have been informative.
Gustavo Balestraci
Jan 27, 2013 Gustavo Balestraci rated it really liked it
Livro indicado para quem esta começando. Não é uma leitura obrigatória, mas lhe dará uma boa base através de um conteúdo bem leve e fácil de ser assimilado.
Oct 02, 2008 Bmallett rated it it was amazing
This is another good book for anyone wanting to either begin web design or just brush up on some things.

Another book I have given my son to read.
Hala Mohammed
Sep 15, 2012 Hala Mohammed rated it it was amazing
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Aug 04, 2012 Christine rated it really liked it
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I love it. Give me the big picture, lots of illustrations and I'll look up the details later.
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