HTML 4 For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, May 13, 2005 - Computers - 426 pages
Are you fascinated by the look and design of Web pages? Do you wish that you had the knowledge and skills to create a great looking Web site? Whether you're an up-and-coming Web designer or just an enthusiastic hobbyist, you are probably using HTML, the standard authoring language for the Internet. HTML 4 For Dummies, now in its 5th edition, will show you the basics of working with this language as well as advanced skills for all-around knowledge.

HTML is used to create Web documents. As a standard issued by the World Wide Web Consortium, it is used by almost everyone to create and edit Web pages. HTML is capable of:

  • Creating a Web site
  • Inserting designs to a Web page
  • Running on both PCs and Macs

The new edition of HTML 4 For Dummies contains nearly 50% more content than its previous editions, and covers a wide range of material, including: Planning a Web site to avoid underperformance

  • Creating and viewing a Web page
  • Working with text, tables, lists, and links
  • Adding style to your page with images, colors, and fonts
  • Managing layout
  • Controlling positioning and appearance using CSS
  • Integrating scripts with HTML
  • Designing an eBay auction page
  • Helpful advices and tips, as well as warnings about pitfalls

Complete with a 6-page tear-out colored reference sheet, HTML 4 For Dummies is the most comprehensive HTML guide yet. Written by a computer expert and author of over 120 books, including the previous editions of the bestselling HTML 4 For Dummies, this straightforward, fun guide will aid you through making and editing beautiful Web pages.


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I was going to read it because I own a website and want to learn how to use (X)HTML.....but when I found out how boring it was I shut the book and smahed it on the table saying "Sorry book, But next time dont kill people by boredom(is that even a word?????).

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This book is awesome! I finally get it now markup is no longer a mystery to me! I love the books for Dummies they really simplify subjects. Read full review


Part I Getting to Know X HTML
Part II Formatting Web Pages with X HTML
Part III Taking Precise Control Over Web Pages
Part IV Integrating Scripts with HTML
Part V HTML Projects
Part VI The Part of Tens
Part VII Appendixes

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Ed Tittel is a full-time independent writer, trainer, and consultant who works out of his home in beautiful Austin, Texas. Ed has been writing for the trade press since 1986 and has worked on more than 130 books. In addition to this title, Ed has worked on more than 35 books for Wiley, including Networking Windows NT Server For Dummies, XML For Dummies, and Networking with NetWare For Dummies.
Ed is the technology editor at Certification magazine, writes the “Must Know News” twice-monthly newsletter for, and also writes for a variety of Web sites and magazines. When he’s not busy doing all that work stuff, Ed likes to travel, shoot pool, spend time with his family (especially taking walks with young Gregory), and wrestle with his Labrador, Blackie.
You can contact Ed Tittel by e-mail at

Mary Burmeister is an editor, project manager, and writer. She’s edited and project managed over 75 computer-related books. Mary has contributed material to several editions of HTML For Dummies and XML For Dummies in addition to project managing and editing them. Mary spends most of her time these days project managing, editing, and writing courses for Powered, Inc.

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