Designing with Web Standards

Designing with Web Standards

I don’t know how I managed to find this book because, at the time, I had never thought much about web design, apart from the stuff that I do at work, which doesn’t really count. This is now the second time that I’ve read it over the last year so you can tell how much I like it.

Jeffrey basically advocates designing web pages based on the W3C standard. You may have already guessed that from the title. What this does is ensure that the web pages ‘should’ display correctly in all browsers. Also he suggests that all presentational mark-up is removed from the HTML itself and put into the cascading style sheet, where it belongs. This cuts down on the page sizes as the style sheet is only loaded once. You can even cut out all those nasty embedded tables that are only used for presentation as that can all be put in the CSS file.

Reading it really gave me the impetus to try designing web pages for myself. Hence the page you are reading now.

  • Reviewed on Friday, 01 April 2005
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