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Forms: Interactivity for the World Wide Web by Malcolm Guthrie

Adobe Press, March 1998.
Trade Paperback, 700 pages.
ISBN: 1568304552
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by Malcolm Guthrie Forms are the primary method for collecting information on websites. This book, which provides information on web forms in various formats, including HTML and PDF, teaches the reader how to effectively use, set up and administrate web forms. The book is separated into three sections. The first section explains the technical concepts behind web forms. The second section provides full-color screen shot examples of web forms, and the final section details the step-by-step process used to create each of the forms displayed in section two. A companion website is also available that contains current information, visual samples and additional appendices.

This resource is a complete guide to creating effective PDF forms for your website. Recommended for web developers seeking to develop complex forms and for those interested in using PDF forms.

HTML Artistry: More than Code by Ardith Ibanez, Natalie Zee

New Riders, May 1998.
Trade Paperback, 286 pages.
ISBN: 1568304544
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by Ardith Ibanez, Natalie Zee This unique web design reference provides explanations and examples of how to design professional webpages that work on both Netscape and Internet Explorer. Each section of the book provides examples from actual webpages with screenshots, the actual code and explanations of how and why each effect or design style is created. Case studies of actual web design projects are also included. Topics addressed in the book include dynamic HTML, animations, advanced typography, cascading style sheets and interactivity with JavaScript. To inspire designers the book also provides Inspirational Design Models, which are profiles of different designers working outside the web arena to show how design issues are approached in other fields. These interviews feature designers working for firms such as MTV, Sony Music and Urban Outfitters. Appendixes in the book allow you to reference HTML commands, style sheet commands and dynamic HTML. HTML Artistry is an enlightening look at the design world that provides information and inspiration for the developing web designer.

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