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You hold in your hands a recipe book. With clear examples and no wasted words, designer Dan Cederholm shows how to put web standards to work creating beautiful, lightweight interfaces that are accessible to all. Dan isn’t here to make the creative or business case for standards-based web design. Others (cough) have already done that. And frankly, if you’ve bothered to pick up this book and thumb through its pages, you probably already know the accessibility, longevity, and business benefits standards-based design provides. You don’t need another overview or elevator pitch; you need a practical, roll-up-your-sleeves, component view, and that’s what this book delivers. In down-to-earth, natural language—the same kind of language that’s found on good websites— Dan examines universal site elements such as page divisions and navigation. Using a teaching method he pioneered at SimpleBits.com, Dan shows how web standards make these universal page components easier to create, easier to modify when your boss or client requests la- minute changes, and most important of all, easier for people to use.