When the last edition of this book was published, the whole concept of standards-based Web design was a new and fairly radical one- People needed some convincing to adopt the practice. Not so today! Two years and nearly 30,000 copies later, standards-based Web design has become standard practice for Web developers who want to create functional, effective sites while shaving development costs and complying with accessibility laws. Best-selling author and standards evangelist Jeffrey Zeldman has updated the classic guide that shook up an entire industry and changed the way everything from vast e-commerce sites to local church and school home pages are designed and built. Written in the same engaging and witty style that makes even the most complex information easy to digest, the guide includes all the latest techniques that will enable developers to redesign sites faster, make content more visible to search engines, and deliver sites that promise to work as well five years from now as they do today. Readers will learn where the standards come from, how to understand them, how to work with them, how they solve many of the most pressing problems facing Web designers, developers, publishers, and site owners, and more.