HTML Dog: The Best-Practice Guide to XHTML and CSS (Google eBook)

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Pearson Education, Nov 22, 2006 - Computers - 448 pages
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For readers who want to design Web pages that load quickly, are easy to update, accessible to all, work on all browsers and can be quickly adapted to different media, this comprehensive guide represents the best way to go about it. By focusing on the ways the two languages--XHTML and CSS--complement each other, Web design pro Patrick Griffiths provides the fastest, most efficient way of accomplishing specific Web design tasks. With Web standards best practices at its heart, it outlines how to do things the right way from the outset, resulting in highly optimized web pages, in a quicker, easier, less painful way than users could hope for! Split into 10 easy-to-follow chapters such as Text, Images, Layout, Lists, and Forms, and coupled with handy quick-reference XHTML tag and CSS property appendixes, HTML Dog is the perfect guide and companion for anyone wanting to master these languages. Readers can also see the lessons in action with more than 70 online examples constructed especially for the book.


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Dear World: Leave those archaic and bulky HTML codes in the past where they belong. Move into the future by learning to script and design with Web Standards while having fun! This book is truly ... Read full review


So What Are XHTML and CSS?
What Are Web Standards?
Structure and Presentation
The Practicalities of Web Standards
Who Is This Book For?
How This Book Works
Chapter 1 Getting Started
Chapter 7 Scripts Objects
Chapter 8 Tables
Chapter 9 Forms
Chapter 10 Multiple Media
Appendix A XHTML Reference
Bad Tags
Appendix B CSS Reference

Chapter 2 Text
Chapter 3 Links
Chapter 4 Images
Chapter 5 Layout
Chapter 6 Lists

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About the author (2006)

Patrick Griffiths of London, England, has been an HTML specialist since 1999. He has worked in this specific capacity for, amongst others, Vodafone, educational establishments, and on various government projects. More recently, as a developer and instructor for his own company, Vivabit, he has given expert training to organizations such as Amnesty International, Legal and General, and London's Natural History Museum. As well as writing and maintaining the HMTL Dog Web site, he has contributed to resources such as A List Apart and the CSS Zen Garden, and is an active, well-known member of the web design community.

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