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Basics of Web Design
HTML5 & CSS3
2nd Edition


A First Course in Web Design

Basics of Web Design HTML5 & CSS3


This popular textbook provides a foundation in the skills and concepts that web designers need:

  • Internet and Web concepts overview
  • Create web pages with HTML5
  • Configure color and text with CSS
  • Configure page layout with CSS
  • Configure images and multimedia
  • Explore new CSS3 properties
  • Apply Web Design Best Practices
  • Design accessible and usable web pages
  • Design for search engine optimization
  • Choose a domain name
  • Publish to the Web
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New Features in the 2nd Edition

Building on the textbook's successful first edition we kept what you like — topics introduced in two pages, color illustrations and screen captures, lots of hands-on practice exercises, and a case study website that students build as they work through the book.

We heard your suggestions to remove XHTML topics and to add another case study. The second edition focuses on HTML5 and CSS. There are now two case study websites for students to practice with.

Chapter 2 (HTML Structural Basics) and Chapter 3 (Hyperlinks Basics) were combined into a single chapter. So, we were able to provide expanded treatment of CSS in other chapters and a new chapter that introduces responsive web design techniques with hands-on practice exercises.

Instructor Materials

Comprehensive instructor materials are available for the Basics of Web Design HTML5 & CSS3 book. Instructors and faculty can access free downloads of:

  • sample syllabi
  • exercise solutions
  • case study solutions
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • sample test questions
  • website project activity with milestone assignments
  • a group website design evaluation activity
  • a group WebQuest activity

Contact your Pearson Higher Ed Addison-Wesley representative or visit Pearson Higher Ed Addison-Wesley Publishing for access to an evaluation copy and for more information about the textbook.


Chapter Review Games

Review activities are available for each chapter on this website.

Some instructors use these as group activities in the classroom. They also can be made available for independent student self-assessment activities. Students can use these activities to check their knowledge of concepts and terms.

About the Author

Dr. Terry Morris

Dr. Terry Ann Morris has a unique background that combines both practical and academic experience with years of working in industry as well as many years teaching technology courses. An award-winning instructor, her hands-on approach to teaching web design enables students to become productive quickly. More Author Info

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