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Web Design Playground

HTML & CSS The Interactive Way
Paul McFedries
  • April 2019
  • ISBN 9781617294402
  • 440 pages
  • printed in black & white

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A wonderful guided tour of modern web design, replete with real-world examples that are relevant.

Conor Redmond, Incomm Product Control
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Web Design Playground takes you step by step from writing your first line of HTML to creating interesting and attractive web pages. In this project-based book, you’ll use a custom online workspace, the book’s companion Playground, to design websites, product pages, photo galleries, and more.

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How do top designers learn to create beautiful web pages and intuitive user experiences? Great examples, expert mentoring, and lots of practice! Written by web designer and master teacher Paul McFedries, this unique book shapes and sharpens your skills in HTML, CSS, and web page design.

about the book

Web Design Playground takes you step by step from writing your first line of HTML to creating interesting, attractive web pages. In this project-based book, you’ll use a custom online workspace to design websites, product pages, photo galleries, and more. Don’t worry about setting up your own servers and domain names—the book comes with a free “playground” which lets you experiment without any of that! You can concentrate on core skills like adding images and video and laying out the page, plus learning typography, responsive design, and the other tools of the web trade.

what's inside

  • Getting started with HTML, CSS, and web design
  • A free, fully interactive web design workspace
  • Working with images, color, and fonts
  • Full-color illustrations throughout

about the reader

If you can use a browser, you’re ready to create web pages!

about the author

Paul McFedries has written nearly 100 books, which have sold over four million copies world-wide.

We interviewed Paul as a part of our Six Questions series. Check it out here.

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An outstanding resource, not only for learning HTML and CSS, but also for setting you on the path to becoming a true web designer.

Shawn Eion Smith, Penn State University

My frustration with CSS is now gone after I found some answers in this book that I couldn’t find anywhere else.

Jose San Leandro, Osoco

A great resource. Covers all the aspects of a web page from design to development to publishing.

Prabhuti Prakash, Atos India

A rare book at the juncture of web design and development. It keeps in mind the interests of novice designers and developers.

Sachin Kumar, Capgemini America
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