A First Course in Web Development
Web Development & Design Foundations with HTML5 is the perfect textbook for your first semester web development course. This book provides a foundation in skills and concepts that web developers need:
- Internet Concepts
- HTML5 & XHTML
- CSS Text and Color Configuration
- CSS Page Layout
- CSS Media Queries
- Web Media and Interactivity
- Web Design Best Practices
- Web Development Process
- Choosing a Web Host
- Web Site Promotion
- E-Commerce Overview
New Features in the 6th Edition
Building on the textbook’s successful 5th edition, the 6th edition features a major update from XHTML to introducing HTML5 and CSS3. The textbook continues to integrate HTML and CSS topics such as text configuration, color configuration, and page layout with an enhanced focus on the topics of design, accessibility, and Web standards.
The textbook has an innovative approach that prepares students to design web pages that work today in addition to being ready to take advantage of new HTML5 coding techniques of the future. XHTML syntax is introduced but the focus is HTML5 syntax. New HTML5 elements are presented with an emphasis on coding web pages that work in both current and future browsers.
- New sections introducing HTML5 elements and attributes
- New sections introducing CSS3 properties
- New CSS Media Queries
- Updated code samples, case studies, and web resources
- Updated accessibility coverage for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
- Expanded coverage of designing for mobile devices
- Color figures throughout
- Updated reference section for XHTML, HTML5 and CSS topics
- New Video Notes: A series of brief videos have been developed as a supplement for this textbook
- New FTP Tutorial appendix
Table of Contents (pdf)
Textbook Links, Review Activities & More
This textbook companion website has a page for each chapter in the text containing the links for URLs listed in the book, information on emerging trends, additional examples, corrections, and review activities. Review flash card activities are available for each chapter on this website.
Students can use these activities to review concepts and terms. Some instructors use these as group activities in the classroom. They also can be made available for independent student self-assessment activities.
Excerpt of a review posted on Amazon:
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Excellent! Covers HTML5 & CSS3 the right way!
Felke-Morris does an outstanding job of covering the foundations of HTML5 and CSS3 in this 6th edition. Each chapter has Hands-on-Practice exercises with step by step instructions and clear visuals that capture the result of the code. Solutions to the practice exercises are provided in the student data files so that learners can compare their work to the correct solution. There are also end of chapter exercises and four different case studies that build across all chapters, with solutions available only to instructors. There are complete instructor materials available on the publisher's website including test banks, end-of-chapter and case study solution files, PowerPoints, example syllabus, and instructor manuals. In addition, there is a superb, open-access companion website developed by the author with tons of supplementary resources, flash cards, and chapter updates for any errata discovered after publication (webdevfoundations.net).
I've adopted this book for a college level introductory web development course after reviewing at least a dozen textbooks from academic publishers. The book is appropriate for beginners as well as those who are already familiar with web development and want to learn more about CSS layout and the differences between XHTML and HTML5/CSS3. What sets this book apart from the rest of the pack is that it covers the material based on current specifications and trends, separating HTML structure from CSS layout and styles. The vast majority of books published by academic publishers are just using small incremental updates to previous editions, still use HTML tables for layout and menus, teach depreciated elements, and contain downright ugly or broken CSS for chapter exercises. Believe me, I know - I've spent countless hours reviewing them all very thoroughly and most are a waste of time and effort.
I can't praise this book enough - it is clearly best of breed. We are currently using the book in five sections of an intro web development course designed for non-technical university students and they are succeeding. Consider it classroom tested. ... Great book!
Dr. Terry Ann Morris has a unique combination of years of industry experience in addition to many years teaching technology courses. Her hands-on approach to this topic enables students to become productive quickly. More Author Info
Downloads are available to instructors with exercise solutions, case solutions, PowerPoint presentations, and sample test questions. Contact your Pearson Higher Ed Addison-Wesley representative or visit Pearson Higher Ed Addison-Wesley Publishing for more information.