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Web Development & Design Foundations with HTML5

A First Course in Web Development

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The 10th edition of Web Development & Design Foundations is availalble!

Announcing the 10th Edition

Building on this textbook’s successful ninth edition, new features for the tenth edition include:

  • Chapter 7 has been renamed Responsive Page Layout and takes a mobile first approach! There is a greatly expanded focus on new layout systems including CSS Flexible Layout Module (Flexbox) and CSS Grid Layout — including configuring grids using named areas.
  • Chapter 9 introduces form layout with the CSS Flexbox and Grid Layout Systems
  • Updated coverage of HTML5 elements and attributes
  • Updated code samples, case studies, and web resources
  • Expanded treatment of page layout design and responsive web design techniques
  • Updated reference sections for HTML5 and CSS
  • Additional Hands-On Practice exercises

The book will be primarily available as a Pearson eText. Print copies will be available on demand.
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Textbook Links, Review Activities & More

This textbook companion website has a page for each chapter in the text containing the links for URLs listed in the book, information on emerging trends, additional examples, corrections, and review activities. Review flash card activities are available for each chapter on this website. Students can use these activities to review concepts and terms. Some instructors use these as group activities in the classroom. They also can be made available for independent student self-assessment activities.

It's "Classroom Tested"

Excerpt of a review posted on Amazon:

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Excellent! Covers HTML5 & CSS3 the right way!

Felke-Morris does an outstanding job of covering the foundations of HTML5 and CSS3 in this 6th edition. Each chapter has Hands-on-Practice exercises with step by step instructions and clear visuals that capture the result of the code. Solutions to the practice exercises are provided in the student data files so that learners can compare their work to the correct solution. There are also end of chapter exercises and four different case studies that build across all chapters, with solutions available only to instructors. There are complete instructor materials available on the publisher's website including test banks, end-of-chapter and case study solution files, PowerPoints, example syllabus, and instructor manuals. In addition, there is a superb, open-access companion website developed by the author with tons of supplementary resources, flash cards, and chapter updates for any errata discovered after publication (

I've adopted this book for a college level introductory web development course after reviewing at least a dozen textbooks from academic publishers. The book is appropriate for beginners as well as those who are already familiar with web development and want to learn more about CSS layout and the differences between XHTML and HTML5/CSS3. What sets this book apart from the rest of the pack is that it covers the material based on current specifications and trends, separating HTML structure from CSS layout and styles. The vast majority of books published by academic publishers are just using small incremental updates to previous editions, still use HTML tables for layout and menus, teach depreciated elements, and contain downright ugly or broken CSS for chapter exercises. Believe me, I know - I've spent countless hours reviewing them all very thoroughly and most are a waste of time and effort.

Web Development & Design Foundations, 6th edition is the ONLY textbook out there with a full set of instructor materials that covers HTML & CSS as it should be covered. Chapter 1 introduces how the web and the Internet work. Chapter 2 gets right into HTML basics, lists, and links. Chapter 3 jumps right into CSS for style and formatting; chapter 4 covers images and introduces the new CSS3 visual effects; and chapters 6 & 7 delve deeply into CSS for page layout (that other textbooks barely touch on). Students learn to layout their pages the right way before tables are even introduced in chapter 8. Other topics include forms (standard and HTML5), mobile layouts, responsive design and media queries, multimedia, website planning and web project management, e-commerce, and an intro to javascript.

I can't praise this book enough - it is clearly best of breed. We are currently using the book in five sections of an intro web development course designed for non-technical university students and they are succeeding. Consider it classroom tested. ... Great book!

Excerpt of an Amazon review of the 9th Edition

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ This book explains the code and offers best practices

This is an excellent book for students learning web design. The author explains the code, shares best practices, has an abundance of resources and tools to use for web design. Naturally, with the passing of time, some links change, so you will need to test the link. A very thorough book that covers JavaScript, domain names, e-Commerce, etc.

Author Profile

Dr. Morris has a unique combination of years of industry experience in addition to many years teaching technology courses. Her hands-on approach to this topic enables students to become productive quickly. More Author Info

Instructor Materials

Downloads are available to instructors with exercise solutions, case solutions, PowerPoint presentations, and sample test questions. Contact your Pearson representative or visit Pearson Publishing for more information.