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Errata for Web Design for Developers

 

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  • Reported in: B5.0 (07-Nov-09)
#41220
PDF page: 0
Some devices that read .mobi files (Palm T|X, for example) can show color images. It'd be nice to have that as an option (or default if it causes an i...more...
  • Reported in: B5.0 (07-Nov-09)
#41221
PDF page: 0

On your erratum form, don't require a page number for .mobi files (or add a MOBI entry field, although that's most likely useless.)--Ken Weinert

  • Reported in: B5.0 (07-Nov-09)
#41223
PDF page: 0

In the .mobi all figures restart at 1 (ie, PDF page 76 has Figure 5.1, that same figure is Figure 1 in the .mobi.--Ken Weinert

  • Reported in: B5.0 (08-Nov-09)
#41243
PDF page: 0
.mobi version: In chapter 12, in the paragraph right after the h2 CSS example at the beginning of the chapter, the end of the next paragraph contains...more...
  • Reported in: B5.0 (25-Nov-09)
#41625
PDF page: 0
Image span: The markup for the foodbox_header says: <h1><a id="foodbox_header" href="/">Foodbox<span></a></h1> missing the </span> --Ken Wei...more...
  • Reported in: B5.0 (25-Nov-09)
#41626
PDF page: 0
the section on style guides in the paragraph that starts The whole point of a style guide is to create has "organization" spelled as "originati...more...
  • Reported in: B5.0 (25-Nov-09)
#41627
PDF page: 0
.mobi edition: Style section right after the #main a:link:after, #main a:visited:after css segment there is: Missing: this figure is going ...more...
  • Reported in: B5.0 (25-Nov-09)
#41628
PDF page: 0
.mobi edition Talking about IE8 there is text that says: and the W3C Selectors API, with limited support for the W3C Cascading Style Sheets Leve...more...
  • Reported in: B5.0 (25-Nov-09)
#41629
PDF page: 0

Chapter 22
Recommended Reading

Missing: Need descriptions for these
--Ken Weinert

  • Reported in: B5.0 (25-Nov-09)
#41630
PDF page: 0

.mobi edition

General Web-Design Blogs

Color Resources
Missing: Need cites for these
--Ken Weinert

  • Reported in: B5.0 (25-Nov-09)
#41631
PDF page: 0

.mobi edition

Websites

Technical Books
Missing: Need cites for these
--Ken Weinert

  • Reported in: P1.0 (10-Sep-11)
#47530
PDF page: 2rand
Paper page: 2rand

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  • Reported in: B5.0 (07-Nov-09)
#41222
PDF page: 17
In the .mobi edition, where the PDF has (see Figure 2.1, on page 19) the .mobi says (see Figure Our_stakeholders_deemed_this_design_too_boring._We'll_...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (17-Oct-10)
#45382
Paper page: 20

On page 20, erratum: "you will to get a feel".--Ellie Hunt

  • Reported in: B5.0 (19-Nov-09)
#41577
PDF page: 20

In the box there is a typo, "It’s can be tough to deal with the...". It should be "It" rather than "It's".--Joe Rozner

  • Reported in: P1.0 (20-Jan-12)
#48555
PDF page: 23
In the sidebar, first line "It's can be tough to deal with the odd requests you get from your clients." should be "It can be tough to deal with..." ...more...
  • Reported in: B4.0 (23-Feb-09)
#37896
PDF page: 45

Footnote at bottom is all run together, without spaces--Charlie O'Keefe

  • Reported in: B4.0 (23-Feb-09)
#37904
PDF page: 67

Footnote 2 is on page 67, even though it's referenced on page 66--Charlie O'Keefe

  • Reported in: P1.0 (17-Oct-10)
#45383
Paper page: 83

On page 83, "rulers topx" sounds suspicious, but I can't confirm that it is incorrect that because I don't have Photoshop.--Ellie-cust support

  • Reported in: B5.0 (10-Dec-09)
#41774
PDF page: 86
Missing space: "Begin by changing the units for the rulers topx using ..." should read "Begin by changing the units for the rulers to px using ..."--X...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (17-Oct-10)
#45384
Paper page: 134

On page 134, "you can links to".--Ellie-cust support

  • Reported in: P1.0 (15-Jan-10)
#42083
Paper page: 134

'You can links to other documents on the same server, other servers, or even pots on the same page.'--malcolm rowley - mkr@trilobyte.co.uk

  • Reported in: B5.0 (25-Nov-09)
#41624
PDF page: 135
Reply to Brian. There seems to be a discrepancy. The version number above says October 30, 2009 B5.0 but both my PDF and .mobi version say Vers...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (28-Dec-09)
#41937
Paper page: 142
In the box explaining Entity Codes, the third paragraph is explaining the use of curly quotes and rather than giving the entity code, as the reader ex...more...
  • Reported in: B5.0 (03-Dec-09)
#41697
PDF page: 192
You switch from working on layout.css in the previous chapter to working on style.css in this one but make no mention of it (or the corresponding 'lin...more...
  • Reported in: B5.0 (03-Dec-09)
#41698
PDF page: 192

It would be nice to have a link to download the images used in this chapter (similar to your links for the code).--Kevin Hollingsworth

  • Reported in: P1.0 (17-Oct-10)
#45385
Paper page: 194

On page 194, the <span> tag looks wrong.--Ellie-cust support

  • Reported in: P1.0 (17-Oct-10)
#45386
Paper page: 198

On page 198, "origination's" should probably read "organization's".--Ellie-cust support

  • Reported in: P1.0 (17-Apr-10)
#42810
PDF page: 200
The whole point of a style guide is to create a consistent presentation throughout all of an origination’s publications and communications. The wor...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (17-Oct-10)
#45387
Paper page: 203

On page 203, the sentence beginning with "Some CSS..." should not be placed in paragraph tags.--Ellie-cust support

  • Reported in: P1.0 (22-Jan-10)
#42146
Paper page: 227
The IE8 default was changed just before it was released and so it does apply the standards by default. You need to put the browser into compatibility ...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (17-Oct-10)
#45388
Paper page: 231

On page 231, it should read "other ways than color".--Ellie-cust support

  • Reported in: P1.0 (17-Oct-10)
#45389
Paper page: 246

On page 246, "user[active]" should read "user_active".--Ellie-cust support

  • Reported in: P1.0 (17-Oct-10)
#45390
Paper page: 277

On page 277, "related to [your] site's design".--Ellie-cust support

  • Reported in: P1.0 (17-Oct-10)
#45391
Paper page: 289

On page 289, "turns [out] this".--Ellie-cust support

  • Reported in: B5.0 (25-Nov-09)
#41634
PDF page: 290
I find figure 21.1 a bit stumbling. If I already got an account then I will login and not sign up. I would change the text above the big "Sign Up" but...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (17-Oct-10)
#45392
Paper page: 307

On page 307, the "(document)" is missing a preceding "$".--Ellie-cust support