An Introduction to
Web Design and Programming

by Paul Wang and Sanda Katila
Thompson Course Technology, Boston MA, USA October 2003
ISBN: 0-39528-7

One of the first to introduce Web design and programming in an integrated manner, this text covers visual communication design (VCD) and computer programming together. The text addresses style and coding of website development, and more importantly, their combination.

Students can learn to avoid the ``form without function'' or ``function without form'' pitfalls that plague so many websites.

The book balances theory and practice. For website development, both the underlying principles as well as concrete procedures and techniques are presented.

An Introduction to Web Design and Programming is ideal for Computer Science and Computer Technology courses at the undergraduate level.

  • Covering both graphical design and programming
  • Introduction to the Web, HTTP, and HTML/XHTML
  • Website creation process
  • Information design and architecture
  • Fonts, visual grids and page layout
  • Colors and graphics
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Client-side scripting: Javascript
  • Graphics production and graphics-markup integration
  • Document Object Model and DHTML
  • Audio and video for the Web
  • Server-side programming: CGI and Perl
  • Chapter-end summaries and exercises
  • Companion website

This text has been translated into Chinese.


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