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dsaull9
09-25-2012, 03:35 PM
Another book i found...this one is copyrighted 2003...jensen j. zhao...
by Ball University...anybody have comments about this one?

Corrosive
09-25-2012, 03:57 PM
What are you looking to learn out of interest? 2003 is still a looooong time ago in the world if technology.

gentleone
09-25-2012, 04:28 PM
dsaull9, no matter what you want to create eventually on the web, you will need to know the basics which is HTML & CSS. Start there and if you don't know squad about it, there are loads of beginner tutorials and guides which you can find on the net. No need for books to learn this.
http://htmldog.com/guides/

dsaull9
09-26-2012, 12:21 AM
Thank you for your interest in my post...it would be helpful to
browse through some books on websites to see what i like in
terms of format, placement, design, etc...to get ideas for
stirring the creative muse in me...I happened to pick up some
books like this at a book sale and noticed they were quite
dated...i thought perhaps the layouts might stimulate my
imagination or i might actually see something i'd like to
emulate...

Corrosive
09-26-2012, 07:44 AM
If you want inspiration then your best resource is sat right in front of you. Try reviewing some websites like; http://www.templatemonster.com/ or http://themeforest.net/ to see you some good (and bad) templates of layouts and then pick and choose the elements/layouts you like the look of. Draw inspiration (don't copy) from these.

Also website such as http://www.smashingmagazine.com and http://www.awwwards.com/ have showcases of some of the best designs from around the web.

Web design techniques and fashions change often so the web is your most up-to-date record of what is going on right now in the world of design. For instance, a book published in 2003 (before phones had the internet) is going to miss out great chunks of how today's audiences might actually reach and view your website!

Hope that helps :)

domedia
09-26-2012, 01:16 PM
Stop 'finding' old books and buy a current one that is relevant. 8)

dsaull9
09-27-2012, 12:24 AM
Thank you so much...i will check them out...

dsaull9
09-27-2012, 12:25 AM
Good advice...thanks...