I have a confession to make. There's no such thing as a
bulletproof Web site. Now, before you close the book and put it back up on the shelf (hopefully
Just as a police officer straps on a bulletproof vest for protection, so too can we take measures that protect our Web designs. This book will guide you through several strategies for bullet-proofing Web sites: improving flexibility and preparing for worst-case scenarios.
THE BULLETPROOF CONCEPT
Out in the nonvirtual world, a bulletproof vest never
The same rule applies to Web design and the techniques described in this book. By increasing a page's flexibility and taking the necessary steps to ensure that it's readable in as many circumstances as possible, we're making a real difference in our work. It's an ongoing process, and one that becomes easier when
As the adoption of CSS-based layouts has steadily risen over the past few
But just using CSS and XHTML doesn't
WHY IT'S IMPORTANT
Around the time that I
The second (but equally important) piece to a building a great Web site is the bulletproof implementation . It's this piece that the book will focus on: you've wisely decided to use XHTML and CSS to build Web sites to reap all of the benefits that come along with them. And now you're ready to leverage those Web standards with some ingenuity to create visually compelling Web sites that are also as flexible, adaptable, and accessible as possible.
As the adoption of Web standards such as XHTML and CSS