PRESCRIBED TEXT FOR INF104 AT CSU DISTANCE ED, SEMESTER 1 2013
Building on the textbook's successful 5th edition, the 6th edition features a major update from XHTML to introducing HTML5 and CSS3. This textbook continues to integrate HTML and CSS topics such as text configuration, color configuration, and page layout with an enhanced focus on the topics of design, accessibility, and Web standards. The textbook has a unique approach that prepares students to design web pages that work today in addition to being ready to take advantage of new HTML5 coding techniques of the future. XHTML syntax is introduced but the focus is HTML5 syntax. New HTML5 elements are presented with an emphasis on coding web pages that work in both current and future browsers. New features of the 6th edition include:
- New sections introducing HTML5 elements and attributes
- New sections introducing CSS3 properties
- Updated code samples, case studies, and web resources
- Updated accessibility coverage for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
- Expanded coverage of designing for mobile devices
- Color figures throughout
- Updated reference section for XHTML, HTML5 and CSS topics
- New FTP Tutorial appendix
- Student files are available for download from the Companion Website for this book at http://www.pearsonhighered.com/felkemorris. These files include solutions to the Hands-On Practice exercises, and Website Case Study starter files.
- VideoNotes, 10 minute online videos prepared by Terry Felke-Morris, have been added for this edition.
The VideoNotes focus on some of the more technical topics and concepts that students tend to have more trouble with.
Hands-On Practice. Web development is a skill and skills are best learned by hands-on practice. This text emphasizes hands-on practice through practice exercises within the chapters, end-of-chapter exercises, and the development of websites through ongoing real-world case studies. The variety of exercises provides instructors with a choice of assignments for a particular course or semester.
Website Case Studies. There are four case studies that continue throughout most of the text (beginning at Chapter 2). An additional case study begins in Chapter 5. The case studies serve to reinforce skills discussed in each chapter. Instructors can cycle assignments from semester to semester or allow students to choose the case study that most interests them. Sample solutions to the case studies are available on the Instructor Resource Center at http://www.pearsonhighered.com/irc.
Web Research. Each chapter offers web research activities that encourage students to study topics introduced in the chapter.
Focus on Web Design. Most chapters offer additional activities that explore web design topics related to the chapter. These activities can be used to reinforce, extend, and enhance the course topics.
FAQs. In her web development courses, the author is frequently asked similar questions by students. They are included in the book and are marked with the identifying FAQ logo.
Checkpoints. Each chapter contains two or three Checkpoints-groups of questions intended for students to self-assess their understanding of the material. A special Checkpoint icon appears with each group of questions.
Focus on Accessibility. Developing accessible websites is more important than ever, and this text is infused with accessibility techniques throughout. The special icon shown here makes accessibility information easy to find.
Focus on Ethics. Ethics issues as related to web development are highlighted throughout the text with the special ethics icon shown here.
Reference Materials. Web Developer's Handbook Appendixes offer reference material, including an XHTML reference, HTML5 reference, list of special characters, CSS property reference, FTP Tutorial, and a WCAG 2.0 Quick Reference.
Student Resources. Student files for web page exercises and Website Case Study assignments are available to all readers of this book at its Companion Website http://www.pearsonhighered.com/felke-morris. A complimentary access code for the Companion Website is available with a new copy of this book. Subscriptions may also be purchased online.
Instructor Resources. The following supplements are available to qualified instructors only. Visit the Pearson Instructor Resource Center (http://www.pearsonhighered.com/irc) or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to access them:
Solutions to the end-of-chapter exercises
Solutions for the case study assignments
Author's Website. In addition to the publisher's Companion Website for this book, the author maintains a website at http://www.webdevfoundations.net. This website contains additional resources including a color chart, interactive learning/review games, Adobe Flash Tutorial, Adobe Fireworks® Tutorial, Adobe Photoshop® Tutorial, and a page for each chapter with examples, links, and updates. This website is not supported by the publisher.
World Organization of Webmasters (WOW). The World Organization of Webmasters designated this book as a recommended learning resource (http://www.webprofessionals.org/education/resources/self--study/s2.html) for the WOW Certified Web Designer Associate (CWDSA) certification exam.