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Bulletproof Web Design: Improving flexibility and protecting against worst-case scenarios with XHTML and CSS

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No matter how visually appealing or packed with content your Web site is, it isn’t succeeding if it’s not reaching the widest possible audience. If you get this guide, you can be assured it will! By deconstructing a series of real-world Web sites, author and Web designer extraordinaire Dan Cederholm outlines 10 strategies for creating standards-based designs that provide f ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published August 7th 2005 by New Riders Press (first published 2005)
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Diana
Feb 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book! First web design book I was able to pick up, read and actually take it all in, without needing to read each chapter over and over. Dan Cederholm writes very down to earth and easy to understand.
Kizito
Dec 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book. Dan makes web design an easy fun and colorful experience. Examples, tips and ideas are well presented and easy to follow.
Simply put, this book is a must have.
Chad Warner
Apr 29, 2012 rated it liked it
The concepts behind "bulletproof" web design remain relevant, but the specific examples haven't aged well. Using code snippets and screenshots, Cedarholm shows how to replace bloated code with lean, semantic, accessible markup. The goal is bulletproof design: thinking ahead and designing for multiple scenarios, and protecting content. The book covers flexible text, fluid layouts, and making content readable without images or CSS.

Cedarholm's techniques were fine when the book was published in 20
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Laura
Dec 08, 2010 rated it liked it
Excellent Foundation: I found this to provide an excellent foundation for developing web pages using lean HTML and elegant CSS. It was not overly focused on Web Design or Web Development, but comfortably in the middle. The examples were progressive, practical, and timeless. In addition, the final chapter brought it all together nicely to make a full web page from scratch.

This book really is 5 stars! I gave it 4 stars only because I wanted more examples and, as a developer, I would have preferre
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Ryan Parman
Feb 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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This is a well-written, practical book that gives you concrete, hands-on examples for how to write some of the best markup on earth. Highly recommended to any new web designers who are interested in how to better hone their craft.
Janis
Apr 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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Really excellent book on making both standards compliant design with CSS, but also building in precautions for careless users.
Otis Chandler
Dec 19, 2006 marked it as to-read
I liked his other one - anyone know about this one?
Lea Verou
Aug 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Was a great book when it came out, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone today: Too outdated by now.
Widi
May 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is book for my inspiration first web design.
Although i'm not yet read at all..
Sergio J.
Nov 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Helps you alot to understand how Html works with CSS
Max
Jul 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
Useful reference, well written.
Lisa
Dec 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
One of my very first html books. This book helped me code by thinking of flexibility and different scenarios. It was a great starter book.
Matteo Tomasulo
May 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: web-development
Must-have for web designers and web developers as well.
Kevin Connery
OK, but seriously out of date: spent a lot of time explaining how to deal with Netscape 4 and IE 5. Also spent more time on the technology, and virtually nothing on actual *design*
Marian
Mar 26, 2014 rated it liked it
A bit outdated and some of it isn't relevant any longer but some good things also.
Eric
Apr 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Dan Cederholm is an authority for a reason. He knows what he's talking about.

Don't even question it. Just buy it already. It will rescue you from countless hours of WTFing.
Fiona Darcy
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book for CSS best practice but needs to be updated for html5/CSS3
Arjan Eising
Jun 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Pretty much turned me into the bright side of CSS programming.
Paolo
Dec 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
(X)HTML strutturale e CSS in un approccio pratico ed elegante: dal menu di navigazione al layout della pagina, tecniche intelligenti a prova di Internet Explorer.
Matthew Austin
Jun 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book for learning advanced web design.
Luke Eastman
Sep 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Very good book. A bit outdated, but still has a lot of useful information and techniques that can be applied today.
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A designer, author, speaker, husband and father living in Salem, Massachusetts. Dan is the Founder and Principal of SimpleBits, LLC, a tiny web design studio.

A recognized expert in the field of standards-based web design, Dan has worked with YouTube, Microsoft, Google, MTV, ESPN, Electronic Arts, Blogger, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, and others. With each new project, comes an opportunity to minim
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