David Karlins...
Books, Online Training, Consulting on Web Design

Author/contributor to over 30 books on Web, graphic, and interactive digital design including...

HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies by David Karlins

HTML5 and CSS3 have ushered in an entirely new era in web development and web design. This easy-to-understand full-color guide presents the elements of design and development as equal; therefore, both designers and developers will benefit from learning how to leverage the power behind HTML5 and CSS3.

A thoughtful, well explained guide through the latest HTML and CSS design/development principles.

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Building Websites All-in-One For Dummies

This hefty, 800 page book is your start-to-finish roadmap for building a web site for personal or professional use. Even if you're completely new to the process, this book is packed with everything you need to know to build an attractive, usable, and working site. In addition to being a thorough reference on the basics, this updated new edition also covers the very latest trends and tools, such as HTML5, mobile site planning for smartphones and tablets.

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Developing Mobile Websites with HTML5

Whatever your level of expertise with web development, DEVELOPING MOBILE WEBSITES WITH HTML5 will give you the hands-on help you need to learn how to create dynamic mobile websites that work equally well on laptops and desktops using HTML5.


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Online Learning

Building HTML5 Forms with Dreamweaver with: David Karlins ...is now available on LinkedIn Learning and on Lynda.com:

Learn how to use the built-in tools in Dreamweaver to create rich, accessible web forms. In this course, instructor David Karlins shows how to use HTML5, CSS3, and the form-creation tools and code assistance features in Dreamweaver to build modern-looking forms that are responsive and easy to use, whether displayed on a desktop or mobile device. He also shows how to validate the data you receive with HTML5 form input types. Plus, learn how to style the forms to match the look of your website. By the end of the course, you'll have the necessary skills to build forms to take orders, collect contact information, and solicit feedback from your users—making your websites more interactive and engaging.

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Responsive Web Design

In today's online environment, designers must create websites that are responsive. Their sites must reshape and morph to provide a positive experience in every viewport—from small touch-screen environments to large-screen browsers.

I've learned so many great, exciting things in this class. I feel I truly can make my sites responsive now! Before this course, I was trying to learn by watching videos and reading from various sites. I was getting stuck on different things and felt like I was going one step forward and two steps back. This course was just what I needed to learn how all the techniques work together! I feel I have a solid foundation to implement into my sites.

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Advanced CSS3 and HTML5

This course will teach you how to take advantage of HTML5 "semantic" tags that make page design far more intuitive, faster, and easier compared to older versions of HTML. And you'll learn to use HTML5 to create mobile-friendly pages and mobile Web apps.

This course has far exceeded my expectations. The developments and enhancements in CSS3 and HTML5 covered here have blown my mind, to say the least....I especially liked your list of the web resources and tools and the lessons and chapters explaining the use of each of them.

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Advanced Web Pages

Learn to write HTML code for page content and CSS code for page styling. You'll master cutting-edge techniques that take advantage of HTML5 and CSS3, the latest versions of the languages used to create modern websites.

I have not done any web design or had any experience with html codes prior to this course and I found it extremely easy to follow. 

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David Karlins...

is the author of HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies; Developing Mobile Websites With HTML; co-author of Building Websites All-In-One For Dummies; and author of dozens of other books on Web Design.

David has taught Web design at San Francisco State University's Multimedia Studies Program; University of California, Berkeley, Extension Division; and the City College of New York (CUNY); and has produced and presented corporate training for major corporations and institutions.

David Karlins' syndicated online courses are taught through thousands of colleges and universities around the world.

David's clients have ranged from Hewlett Packard to the Himalayan Fair; from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies to Alameda County Municipal Utilities District.

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