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Here is a list of books that AdventSource offers. This list is divided into three sections: 

  • Design - Are you looking for ideas and methods to create that fresh, one-of-a-kind look? Then these books are for you!
  • Basic HTML - Do you want to learn how to use basic HTML and CSS to design web pages? Check out the selection of tried and true resources.
  • Advanced HTML and CSS - Are you wanting total control over the look and function of your website? Pick up one of these highly recomended books and you'll be on your way!

 Design

 
          Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

Price:
$35.00

Description:
As the world becomes more and more adapted to digital communication, churches and religious organizations are starting to realize the importance of having a website that is attractive and easy to use. Don’t Make Me Think is a guide to creating a site that is professional and intuitive.  (More)
       
    Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web

Price: $29.95

Description:
Smart churches recognize that web design is more than just creating clean codes and sharp graphics. A site that really works fulfills your strategic objectives while meeting the needs of your users. Even the best content and the most sophisticated technology won't help you balance those goals without a cohesive, consistent user experience to support it. 
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    Designing with Web Standards

Price: $35.00

Description:
Isn't it time you started designing with web standards? Standards aren't about leaving users behind or adhering to inflexible rules. Standards are about building sophisticated, beautiful sites that will work as well tomorrow as they do today. You can't afford to design tomorrow's sites with yesterday's piecemeal methods.  (More)


Basic HTML

 
          Creating a Web Page with HTML: Visual QuickProject Guide

Price: $12.95

Description:
This book is great for beginners to web design. The author starts with the basics: showing you how to design a web page, telling you how you're going to do it, then taking you through the steps one by one. There's a brief introduction to HTML and CSS. Then she jumps right in getting you to create a web page.  (More)
       
    HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide, 5th Edition

Price:
$39.95

Description:
Standards for writing web pages are hard to sort out, especially because various versions of Netscape and Internet Explorer differ in their implementations. This guide brings it all together for you. The authors search out the standards and the browswer features and give you concrete advice on creating web pages for the broadest possible range of audiences and platforms.  (More)
       
    Defensive Design for the Web

Price:
$24.95

Description:
No matter how carefully you design a site, no matter how much testing you do, customers still encounter problems like form errors, file not found pages, out of stock items, and inaccurate search results. So how do you handle these inevitable breakdowns? With defensive design. This book shows you how with clearly explained guidelines, examples and "head to head" comparisons. It's a must-read for anyone who wants to increase usability and customer satisfaction.  (More)


Advanced HTML and CSS

 
            Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition

 Price: $39.95

Description:
CSS is the W3C-approved method for adding to and enriching the visual presentation of web documents. It allows web authors to mimic the sophisticated layout and pagination of desktop publishing with clean, easy-to-maintain scripts. This second edition of Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide completes the discussion of CSS2, explores CSS2.1, and introduces emerging elements of CSS3.  (More)
       
    Eric Meyer on CSS: Mastering the Language of Web Design

Price:
$45.00

Description:
If you've ever wondered how to use CSS in today's browsers to achieve working, interesting, and even artistic effects, this book is for you!  (More)
       
    Bulletproof Web Design

 Price: $39.95

Description:
No matter how visually appealing or content-packed a website may be, if it's not adaptable to a variety of situations and reaching the widest possible audience, it isn't really succeeding. In Bulletproof Web Design, author and web designer Dan Dederholm outlines standards-based strategies for building designs that provide flexibility, readability and user control--key components of every successful site.  (More)
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