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

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  933 ratings  ·  27 reviews
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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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.
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.
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
Had to stop at the 50% mark. Started off really great–fresh writing and original concept. But the halt starts at about the 30% mark and never quite picks up again.
Shane C
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
the book is very useful and informative!
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
Dec 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comp-programming
This was my favorite CSS book back in the day. I learned numerous nifty techniques to create web designs that were hard to break when browser compatibility issues abounded. I am looking for books that are comparable to this one, all updated to the current standards which are quite different from when Bolletproof Web Design was published.
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.
Apr 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: web-design
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.
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
Jul 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
Useful reference, well written.
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*
Mar 26, 2014 rated it liked it
A bit outdated and some of it isn't relevant any longer but some good things also.
Apr 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008, web-design
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
Jun 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Pretty much turned me into the bright side of CSS programming.
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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