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Professional Web Design: Techniques and Templates, Fifth Edition by Clint Eccher

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CHAPTER 1OVERVIEW OF WEB DEVELOPMENT TODAY

Since the early- to mid-1990s, the Web design industry has undergone many changes that make life easier for the Web designer. Designers used to have to worry about the download time of a website and how it would render differently in various browsers. The goal used to be that a page with all its code and images should be downloaded in less than 50k. The designer would also have to employ many tricks to ensure that the page looked the same in both Netscape and Internet Explorer. To a large extent, these are no longer issues for the designer, which allows much more flexibility and time to focus on the design itself.

Other areas of Web design have also become more complex. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) ...

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