HTML 4 For Dummies: Quick Reference

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 1, 2011 - Computers - 240 pages
No one can memorize the hundreds of HTML tags that make up the 4.01 standard. HTML 4 For Dummies Quick Reference, 2nd Edition provides a guide to all the updated HTML tags as well as easy-to-follow information on building HTML Web pages and sites and posting your work online. Unique to this Quick Reference is a full-color Cheat Sheet that displays 216 colors available for use on a Web page with HTML.

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What You See HTML Documents Viewed in the Browser
Creating HTML Documents
Opening Your Documents
Saving Your Documents
Publishing HTML Documents
Set Up Your Personal Home Page
Develop an Internal Company Web Site
Providing Author and Contact Information
Using an address tag
Using an email link
Part VI
Applying a Color Background
Finding RGB values
Applying an Image Background
Finding images to use

Part I
Formatting text
Nesting tags
Including HTML Structure Tags
The HEAD and TITLE tags
The META tag
The BODY tag
Using Basic HTML Tags
Making headings
Making paragraphs
Emphasizing text
Making lists
Setting off text
Part II
About URLs
Anatomy of URLs
Absolute and relative URLs
About Anchors
Making Your First Links
Linking to pages out on the Web
Linking to other stuff on the Internet
Making Links within Documents
Marking internal targets
Part III
Adding Images
Creating images for HTML documents
Choosing colors carefully
Borrowing images
Creating transparent images
Addressing Image Download Speed
Specifying image size
Controlling Image Alignment
Changing alignment
Using multiple alignment options
Using alignment to create interesting effects
Using horizontal and vertical spacing
Part IV
Making Images into Links
Using thumbnails
Creating Clickable Images
Adding the image
Mapping clickable areas
Mapping a rectangle
Mapping a circle
Mapping a polygon
Defining the map
Part V
Embedding Horizontal Rules
Forcing Line Breaks
Setting Document Text Colors
Changing text colors
Changing link colors
Specifying Text Alignment
Using Type Specifications
Part VII
Determining Your URL
Getting Documents onto the Server
Getting Server Programs
Linking Things Automatically
Including a Counter
Including Form Components
Including check boxes radio buttons and more
Making check boxes
Making radio buttons
Using other input types
Including select lists
Including text areas
Including fieldsets and legends
Part IX
Developing Content
Developing Alternative Content
Establishing the Frameset Document
Setting Up the Frames
Setting Up Links and Targets
Testing Your Framed Site
Part X
Connecting Style Sheets to HTML Documents
Embedding style sheets
Linking style sheets
Creating the style sheet file
Developing Style Sheets
Constructing style rules
Applying style rules
Setting a font for an entire document
Specifying text and background colors
Specifying background images
Specifying image alignment
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Cascading Style Sheets Reference
Font properties
Text properties
Box properties
Color and background properties
Classification properties

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About the author (2011)

Just a word about us — so that you know who the "we" is that we refer to throughout this book. We are Deborah and Eric Ray, owners of RayComm, Inc., a technical communication consulting company. For the most part, we write computer books, including Dummies 101: HTML and Netscape Composer For Dummies, to name a couple. In fact (if you can pardon a little bragging), HTML For Dummies Quick Reference (this book's 1st edition) and Dummies 101: HTML won international awards at the 1997 Society for Technical Communication Technical Publications Competition. And, when we're not trapped under mounds of book drafts, we also give occasional seminars on HTML and Internet-related topics, and we take on other techno-jargon-ese-into-English translation projects. I, Deborah Ray (my friends call me Deb), have been a technical communicator for the past seven years and, among other projects, work on developing The Official TECHWR-L Web site — the Web site supporting the technical communication community. I taught technical writing to students at Utah State University and Oklahoma State University. I also have a variety of technical experiences, including creating various computer and engineering documents for sundry purposes. My areas of emphasis include writing, designing, and illustrating documents to meet various audiences' information needs. I, Eric Ray (my friends call me, well, Eric), have been involved with the Internet for eight years and have made numerous presentations and written several papers about HTML and online information. (I like to hear myself write.) My technical experience includes creating and maintaining the TECHWR-L listserv list (the oldest and largest discussion forum for technical communicators) as well as implementing and running Internet servers. I guess you'd say that I'm a Webmaster. As a technical communicator, I focus on making "techie" information easy for normal people to understand. Thanks to our combined skills, we've reached stereotypical geek status, having side-by-side home computer workstations at which we work hours and hours every day. Our cats perch on the monitors, stare at us, and attempt to supervise our work. (Actually, we think they're just keeping their tummies warm.)

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