Web Standards: Mastering HTML5, CSS3, and XML (Google eBook)

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Apress, Nov 18, 2011 - Computers - 524 pages
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Web Standards: Mastering HTML5, CSS3, and XML provides solutions to the most common website problems, and gives you a deep understanding of web standards and how they can be applied to improve your website. You will learn how to create fully standards-compliant websites and provide search engine-optimized Web documents with faster download times, accurate rendering, correct appearance and layout, lower development cost, approved accessibility, backward and forward compatibility, and easy maintenance and content updating. The book covers all major Web standards, focusing on syntax, grammar, recommended annotations, and other standardization concerns.







Web Standards: Mastering HTML5, CSS3, and XML is also a comprehensive guide to current and future standards for the World Wide Web. As a web developer, you'll have seen problems with inconsistent appearance and behavior of the same site in different browsers. Web standards can and should be used to completely eliminate these problems. Web Standards: Mastering HTML5, CSS3, and XML describes how you can make the most of web standards, through technology discussions as well as practical sample code that you can use for your own sites and web applications. It also provides a quick guide to standard website creation for Web developers.



  • Learn techniques and best practices to achieve full standards compliance
  • Write valid markup, styles, and news feeds from scratch or standardize websites by redesign
  • Restrict markup to semantics and provide reliable layout

What you’ll learn
  • The importance and benefits of Web standards
  • How to write valid markup from scratch
  • The most up-to-date standards, rather than non-finalized specifications
  • How to provide meaningful semantics and machine-readable metadata
  • How to restrict markup to semantics
  • How to achieve full standard compliance reasonably
Who this book is for

Web Standards: Mastering HTML5, CSS3, and XML provides a complete reference of Web standardization resources for website developers.

Table of Contents
  1. Introduction to Web Standards
  2. Internationalization
  3. Markup Languages: More Than HTML5
  4. Serving and Configuration for a Modern Website
  5. Style Sheets and CSS3
  6. JavaScript and Web Applications
  7. Metadata and the Semantic Web
  8. Web Syndication
  9. Optimizing the Appearance of a CSS3 and HTML5 Website
  10. Accessibility
  11. Web Standards Development Tools
  12. Putting it All Together
  13. HTML5 and CSS3 Best Practices
  14. Markup Validation
  15. Most Common HTML5 and CSS3 Errors
  

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Contents

Introduction to Web Standards
3
Internationalization
39
More Than HTML5
55
Serving and Configuration
139
Style Sheets
161
Scripting and Applications
213
Metadata and the Semantic Web
245
Web Syndication
307
Accessibility
367
Development Tools
403
Putting It All Together
419
Best Practices
443
Validation
455
Most Common Errors
481
Index
491
Copyright

Optimized Appearance
335

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About the author (2011)

Leslie F. Sikos, Ph.D. is an IT professional, hand coder, Web standardista and multimedia expert. He is a computer scientist and senior Web developer specializing in web quality assurance—including, but not limited to, website standardization in development and redesign, the Open Web Platform, XML technologies and XML serializations, the Semantic Web and metadata technologies, Web accessibility, and multimedia. A comprehensive assessment of his achievements and activities can be found on his fully standards-compliant website at LeslieSikos.com.

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