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Learning Web Design
Fourth Edition
A Beginner’s Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics
Jennifer Niederst Robbins
Beijing • Cambridge • Farnham • Köln • Sebastopol • Tokyo
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Learning Web Design
Fourth Edition
A Beginner’s Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics
Jennifer Niederst Robbins
Beijing • Cambridge • Farnham • Köln • Sebastopol • Tokyo
Learning Web Design, Fourth Edition
by Jennifer Niederst Robbins
Copyright © 2012 Littlechair, Inc.  All rights reserved. 
Printed in Canada.
Published by O’Reilly Media, Inc., 1005 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol, CA 95472.
O’Reilly Media books may be purchased for educational, business, or sales promotional use. Online editions are also 
available for most titles (safari.oreilly.com). For more information, contact our corporate/institutional sales department:  
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Editor: Simon St. Laurent
Production Editor: Melanie Yarbrough
Copy Editor: Genevieve d'Entremont
Technical Reviewer: Aaron Gustafson, Matt Menzer, Joel Marsh
Interior Designer: Ron Bilodeau
Cover Designer: Mark Paglietti
Indexer: Ellen Troutman Zaig
Print History:
February 2001: First edition.
March 2004: Second edition.
June 2007: Third edition.
August 2012: Fourth edition.
 
The O’Reilly logo is a registered trademark of O’Reilly Media, Inc. This book's trade dress is a trademark of O’Reilly 
Media, Inc. Many of the designations used by manufacturers and sellers to distinguish their products are claimed as 
trademarks. Where those designations appear in this book, and O’Reilly Media, Inc. was aware of a trademark claim, the 
designations have been printed in caps or initial caps.
While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this book, the publisher and author assume no responsibil-
ity for errors or omissions, or for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein.
ISBN: 978-1-449-31927-4 
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Learning Web Design
Fourth Edition
A Beginner’s Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics
Jennifer Niederst Robbins
Beijing • Cambridge • Farnham • Köln • Sebastopol • Tokyo
Learning Web Design, Fourth Edition
by Jennifer Niederst Robbins
Copyright © 2012 Littlechair, Inc.  All rights reserved. 
Printed in Canada.
Published by O’Reilly Media, Inc., 1005 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol, CA 95472.
O’Reilly Media books may be purchased for educational, business, or sales promotional use. Online editions are also 
available for most titles (safari.oreilly.com). For more information, contact our corporate/institutional sales department:  
800-998-9938 or corporate@oreilly.com.
Editor: Simon St. Laurent
Production Editor: Melanie Yarbrough
Copy Editor: Genevieve d'Entremont
Technical Reviewer: Aaron Gustafson, Matt Menzer, Joel Marsh
Interior Designer: Ron Bilodeau
Cover Designer: Mark Paglietti
Indexer: Ellen Troutman Zaig
Print History:
February 2001: First edition.
March 2004: Second edition.
June 2007: Third edition.
August 2012: Fourth edition.
 
The O’Reilly logo is a registered trademark of O’Reilly Media, Inc. This book's trade dress is a trademark of O’Reilly 
Media, Inc. Many of the designations used by manufacturers and sellers to distinguish their products are claimed as 
trademarks. Where those designations appear in this book, and O’Reilly Media, Inc. was aware of a trademark claim, the 
designations have been printed in caps or initial caps.
While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this book, the publisher and author assume no responsibil-
ity for errors or omissions, or for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein.
ISBN: 978-1-449-31927-4 
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Preface ................................................... xi
Part  I Getting Started
Chapter 1
Where Do I Start? ........................................ 3
Where Do I Start? ............................................................ 4
What Does a Web Designer Do? ............................................. 4
What Languages Do I Need to Learn? ...................................... 11
What Do I Need to Buy? .................................................... 14
What You’ve Learned ....................................................... 19
Test Yourself ................................................................. 20
Chapter 2
How the Web Works ................................... 21
The Internet Versus the Web ................................................ 21
Serving Up Your Information ............................................... 21
A Word About Browsers .................................................... 23
Web Page Addresses (URLs) ................................................ 24
The Anatomy of a Web Page ................................................ 26
Putting It All Together....................................................... 30
Test Yourself ................................................................. 32
Chapter 3
Some Big Concepts You Need to Know ............ 33
A Dizzying Multitude of Devices  ........................................... 34
Sticking with the Standards ................................................. 36
Progressive Enhancement .................................................. 36
Responsive Web Design .................................................... 38
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