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Web Design with HTML & CSS3: Comprehensive, 8th Edition

  • Jessica Minnick
  • ISBN-10: 1305578163
  • ISBN-13: 9781305578166
  • 744 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2011, 2009
  • COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
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About the Product

Introduce your students to the latest, industry-leading, website development practices with the newest book in the remarkable Shelly Cashman Series®. For more than three decades, the Shelly Cashman Series® has effectively introduced computer skills to millions of students. Now, Minnick’s HTML5 AND CSS3: COMPREHENSIVE, 8E makes a huge leap forward, bringing today’s best practices in website development into focus with meaningful applications. The webpage development process starts with a semantic wireframe and weaves proven principles of responsive design into each chapter. This edition contains a raft of new, fresh projects that logically build in complexity and also probe for understanding. This edition and accompanying teaching resources strive to not only help you teach valid HTLM and CSS, but also help you reveal deeper conceptual issues essential to the field of web development.


  • TEXT MATERIAL EMPHASIZES HOW TO DESIGN A WEBSITE IDEAL FOR MOBILE AND DESKTOP DEVICES. This proven book clearly demonstrates how to create websites that specifically target today’s popular mobile, tablet, and desktop devices using responsive design.

  • READERS LEARN TO MAKE THE BEST USE OF THE LATEST HTML5 QUALITIES. Insights and clear direction throughout this edition guide students through the details of building a complete and effective website with today’s most up-to-date tools.

  • INSIGHTFUL TIPS AND ADVICE GUIDE LEARNERS IN USING NEW CSS3 STYLES TO ATTRACT CUSTOMERS. Your students gain the skills needed to fully utilize the potential of CSS3 styles to create appealing web design that attracts and retains customers.

  • COVERAGE ADDRESSES HOW TO EFFECTIVELY USE SOCIAL MEDIA WITHIN A WEBSITE. Students learn the keys to embedding social media and building socially interactive websites.

  • INSTRUCTION CLEARLY GUIDES STUDENTS THROUGH PUBLISHING COMPLETED WEBSITES AND ATTRACTING CUSTOMERS. Easy-to-follow directions and helpful professional insights help you teach students to take a website through publication and promotion.

About the Author

Jessica Minnick

Jessica Minnick is an Information Technology instructor at Pasco-Hernando State College in New Port Richey, Florida. She has been teaching information technology courses for more than a decade. Prior to becoming an educator, she worked in the marketing and information technology field for the private sector, gaining more than 15 years of web design experience. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management Information Systems, and a Master of Education in Instructional Technology from the University of South Florida.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Internet and Web Page Design
2. Build a Website with HTML5
3. Enhance a Website with Links and Images
4. Style a Website with CSS
5. Design for Multiplatform Display with Responsive Design
6. Complete Responsive Design for Desktop Display and Add CSS3 Features
7. Discover New Layouts with HTML Tags
8. Create Tables and Forms
9. Excite with Audio and Video
10. Integrate Social Media
11. Website Maintenance
12. Publish and Promote a Website
Appendix A. HTML Quick Reference
Appendix B. CSS Quick Reference
Appendix C. Web Safe Colors
Appendix D. Accessibility Standards and the Web
Appendix E. Symbols and Characters Quick Reference

New to this edition

  • NEW HANDS-ON PROJECTS ADDRESS SIGNIFICANT TRENDS AND TODAY’S BEST PRACTICES. Student work with current projects that reflect the latest developments in the field of web development, such as flexible grids, responsive web design, and mobile first strategies.
  • UPDATED CONTENT COVERS THE LATEST HTML5 and CSS3 CHANGES. This edition introduces new tags, attributes, and properties that are part of today’s HTML5 and CSS3 languages.
  • NEW CHAPTERS COVER AUDIO AND VIDEO MEDIA, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND WEBSITE MAINTENANCE. New content shows students how to use built-in media support to easily embed media. Additional content guides students in fully utilizing HTML5 social media add-ons and more. Students also study the essentials of effective website maintenance.
  • CUMULATIVE END-OF-CHAPTER EXERCISES PROVIDE ROBUST REVIEW. New, meaningful hands-on exercises reinforce chapter content and demonstrate how to apply the concepts students are learning.
  • HANDS ON EXERCISES PROVIDE A DEEPER LOOK AT ESSENTIAL WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT ISSUES. Significant practice opportunities at the end of each chapter review topics critical for creating progressive websites, such as validation, online resources, and best professional practices.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

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