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Whether you're building a personal blog or a corporate website, there's a lot more to web design than div's and CSS selectors, but what do you really need to know? With this book, you'll learn the secrets of designing effective, user-friendly sites, from customer requirements to hand-drawn storyboards all the way to finished HTML and CSS creations that offer an unforgettable online presence.
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About the Authors
Ethan Watrall is an Assistant Professor at Matrix: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters & Social Sciences Online, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Michigan State University. In addition, Ethan is a Principal Investigator in the Games for Entertainment & Learning Lab, and co- founder of both the undergraduate Specialization and Game Design Development and the MA in Serious Game Design at Michigan State University. Ethan teaches in a wide variety of areas including cultural heritage informatics, user centered & user experience design, game design, serious game design, game studies, and ancient Egyptian social history & archaeology. In addition to a wide variety of academic papers & conference presentations, Ethan has written a number of books on interactive design & web design. When hes not being professorial, hes a world class comic book nerd (Killowog is so his favorite Green Lantern), a sci-fi dork (hell argue to the grave that Tom Baker is the best Doctor ever), and an avid player of all sorts of games (digital, board, and tabletop). Ethans digital alterego can be found at Captain Primate.
Jeff Siarto is a web and user experience designer and co-author of Head First Web Design. He currently calls Chicago home and works as a consultant for Michigan State University-designing and maintaining internal web applications. He was a student of the standards-based web design movement and a current supporter of open courseware, sustainable learning and open source software. Jeff also writes on web development, standards and usability at his blog, Simplifying the Web.