HTML for the World Wide Web

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Peachpit Press, 2003 - Computers - 480 pages
Annotation The indispensable guide to the constantly evolving lingua franca of the Web. Task-based approach teaches readers how to combine HTML and CSS to create sharp, consistent Web pages regardless of monitor size, browser, platform, or viewing device. Comprehensive coverage of the transition from HTML to XHTML, including the differences between the languages. Packed with tips, techniques, and illustrations-all up20020926d to reflect newer browsers and the changing use of HTML. As both the Web itself and the browsers used to navigate it mature, work-arounds that compensate for the myriad factors that affect Web page appearances no longer cut it. Users expect Web pages to look beautiful regardless-and with the fifth edition of this popular Visual QuickStart Guide,readers can make theirWeb pages comply. By following the generously illustrated, step-by-step instructions that are the hallmark of the VQS series, readers will be creating beautiful code that works consistently across browser versions and platforms (including hand-held devices and cell phones) in no time. This updated edition includes a new section on foreign-language and multilingual Web sites as well as lots of coverage on how the use of HTML is changing. What hasn't changed, however, is the book's popular format: Task-oriented, step-by-step instruction that builds on the reader's growing knowledge plus info-packed appendixes, a comprehensive index, and plenty of screen shots and code examples make this a must-have reference. For anyone interested in knowing HTML-from those just getting their feet wet (no prior HTML knowledge is required) to professional Web site developers. Elizabeth Castrohas written numerous books, including the best-selling Perl and CGI for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide, XML for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide, and the four previous editions of this best-selling title.
 

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User Review  - JessieP73 - LibraryThing

I read chapters 1-12 and 15-17, which covered HTML code, laying out a page, CSS stylesheets, forms, tables, and basic editing. Castro explanations of why and how are very easy to understand, with ... Read full review

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This book was required reading for one of my courses (an introduction to information technology for those of us who aren't exactly tech-savvy). This semester I was particularly overworked so I gave up ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter
30
57
Chapter
64
Chapter
78
Creating Web Images
83
Getting Images
89
Simulating Transparency
95
Chapter
96
Creating Keyboard Shortcuts for Links
126
Using a ServerSide Image Map
132
Chapter
184
Chapter
322
Testing and Debugging Web Pages
393
Publishing Your Pages on the Web
405
Getting People to Visit
415
XHTML Elements and Attributes
430

Chapter
98
Creating Animated GIFs
101
Scaling an Image
108
Aligning Images
114
Chapter
118
Creating Anchors
120
Chapter
124
CSS Properties and Values
439
Intrinsic Events
447
Hexadecimals
459
Index
465
Colophon
480
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Elizabeth Castro has written numerous books, including the best-selling Perl and CGI for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide, XML for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide, and the four previous editions of this best-selling title.

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