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Web Style Guide
This online version of the book 'Web Style Guide' provides readers with a broad framework for understanding the principles of web design. The book teaches the fundamentals of web design, ranging from interaction design to typography, as well as some newer design considerations and technologies such as web site accessibility, Cascading Style Sheets, and flexible page design. The book also features sections on information architecture, site maintenance, and multimedia design. The online text is available free to the public and the hard copy book is available for purchase .
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Book
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2002 Lynch and Horton. Users may link to the site. Users may print and distribute pages from the site as long as the printouts include attribution and the page URL. Attribution could take the following form: From Web Style Guide,, Copyright 2002 Patrick J. Lynch and Sarah Horton. Users may excerpt up to three graphics from the site for use in print and Web publications as long as attribution is included, as above.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-420
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Creating Effective Web-based Learning Resources in the Geosciences'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Web Style Guide

Author: Sarah Horton
Dartmouth College