The Zen of CSS Design
February 2005 | 304 pages
OverviewProving once and for all that standards-compliant design does not equal dull design, this inspiring tome uses examples from the landmark CSS Zen Garden site as the foundation for discussions on how to create beautiful, progressive CSS-based Web sites. By using the Zen Garden sites as examples of how CSS design techniques and approaches can be applied to specific Web challenges, authors Dave Shea and Molly Holzschlag provide an eye-opening look at the range of design methods made possible by CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). By the time you've finished perusing the volume, you'll have a new understanding of the graphically rich, fully accessible sites that CSS design facilitates. In sections on design, layout, imagery, typography, effects, and themes, Dave and Molly take you through every phase of the design process--from striking a sensible balance between text and graphics to creating eye-popping special effects (no scripting required).
About the Author
Molly E. Holzschlag is an author,instructor, and Web designer who has written over 30 books on Web design and development, including The Zen of CSS Design with designer Dave Shea. She’s been coined “one of the greatest digerati” and deemed one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women on the Web. Molly is also Group Lead of the Web Standards Project, an invited expert to the W3C in the areas of HTML and internationalization, and is a frequent lecturer on Web design and development around the world.
Dave Shea is the creator and cultivator of the highly influential Web site csszengarden.com, and co-author of the recently-published Zen of CSS Design. The founder and design lead of Bright Creative in Vancouver, BC, his work has won multiple awards, including Best of Show 2004 at the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, TX. He has spoken internationally at design and technology industry conferences, including Flash in The Can, Web Essentials, SIGGRAPH, SXSW, and more.