Friday, January 02, 2015

New 3rd Edition for Basics of Web Design: HTML5 & CSS3!

New 3rd Edition!
It's exciting to announce that my new book, the 3rd edition of Basics of Web Design: HTML5 & CSS3, will be available at Amazon in late January! 

The popular Basics of Web Design: HTML5 & CSS3 textbook provides a foundation in the skills and concepts that web designers need:
  • Internet and Web concepts overview
  • Create web pages with HTML5
  • Configure color and text with CSS
  • Configure page layout with CSS
  • Configure images and multimedia
  • Explore new CSS3 properties
  • Apply Web Design Best Practices
  • Design accessible and usable web pages
  • Design for search engine optimization
  • Choose a domain name
  • Publish to the Web
The third edition builds on the textbook's successful earlier editions. With the widespread support of HTML5, this edition introduces HTML5 structural elements early (in Chapter 2). Chapter 5 now provides an overview of color theory and an expanded treatment of the use of color in web pages. 

Comprehensive instructor materials are available for the the book from the publisher, Pearson Addison-Wesley. Instructors and faculty can access free downloads of:
  • sample syllabi
  • exercise solutions
  • case study solutions
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • sample test questions
  • website project activity with milestone assignments
  • a group website design evaluation activity
  • a group WebQuest activity

New Microsoft Browser with Windows 10

Computerworld reports that Microsoft will unveil a new browser code-named "Spartan" with the release of Windows 10.