The Red Rose Library is a fictitious Library
with a demonstration web site design to accompany

Crash Course in
Web Design for Libraries
by Charles P. Rubenstein, Ph. D.
Pratt Institute - School of Library and Information Science
New York, NY 10011
Copyright © 2007 Charles P. Rubenstein - Published by   Libraries Unlimited

Price: $30.00         Libraries Unlimited         Paperback | 220 pages
ISBN13: 9781591583660         ISBN10: 1591583667         DOI: 10.1336/1591583667
Publication Date: 12/30/2006         Series: Crash Course
If your library has little, if any, technical support, and you have little, if any programming background, this stand- alone workbook will help you create a simple, yet professional-looking, Web site. Using a typical Microsoft Windows environment with "cut and paste" templates and examples, you will learn to understand some of the benefits and limitations of using commercially available software tools.
Table of Contents
  • Frontmatter, Table of Contents, List of Figures
  • Preface
  • Chapter 01: Quick Start Web Design
  • Chapter 02: Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
  • Chapter 03: The HTML Document and Header Information
  • Chapter 04: Displaying Text in your HTML Document
  • Chapter 05: Images and Linking to other Web Pages
  • Chapter 06: Div, Span, Style Sheets and Floating Images
  • Chapter 07: Lists, lists, and more lists
  • Chapter 08: Tables and their Creative Uses
  • Chapter 09: Forms for Patron Interactivity
  • Chapter 10: Web Page Navigation, Image Mapping, and Marquees
  • HTML Code files [zip file] (766 kilobytes)
  • Check out the "live" Red Rose Library Web Site
Web Design Workshops by the Author
Upcoming     To be Announced
"Adding Style to Your Web Page: Cascading Style Sheets"
Special Libraries Association's 2007 Annual Conference
Denver, CO * Sunday, June 3, 2007 * 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

"The Basics of Web Page Design for Your Library"
Special Libraries Association's 2006 Annual Conference
Baltimore, MD * Sunday, June 11, 2006 * 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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