HTML, the Definitive Guide

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O'Reilly, 1998 - Computers - 587 pages

HTML is changing so fast it's almost impossible to keep up with developments. How do you know what's real, and how do you use it? The third edition ofHTML: The Definitive Guidebrings it all together for you. It is the most comprehensive book available on HTML today. It covers Netscape Navigator 4.5, Internet Explorer 4.0, HTML, JavaScript, Style sheets, Layers, and all of the features supported by the popular Web browsers. Learning HTML is like learning any new language, computer or human. Most students first immerse themselves in examples. Studying others is a natural way to learn, making learning easy and fun. Imitation can take you only so far, though. It's as easy to learn bad habits through imitation as it is to acquire good ones. The better way to become HTML-fluent is through a comprehensive reference that covers the language syntax, semantics, and variations in detail and that helps you distinguish between good and bad usage.

HTML: The Definitive Guide, 3rd Editionhelps you both ways: the authors cover every element of HTML in detail, explaining how each element works and how it interacts with other elements. Many hints about HTML style help you write documents ranging from simple online documentation to complex marketing and sales presentations. With hundreds of examples, the book gives you models for writing your own effective Web pages and for mastering advanced features, like style sheets and frames.

HTML: The Definitive Guide, 3rd Editionshows you how to:

  • Use style sheets and layers to control a document's appearance
  • Create tables, from simple to complex
  • Use frames to coordinate sets of documents
  • Design and build interactive forms and dynamic documents
  • Insert images, sound files, video, Java applets, and JavaScript programs
  • Create documents that look good on a variety of browsers

A handy quick reference card listing HTML tags is included.

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The O'reilly guides are always the best--and i never could resist their covers--i need to get back into this one--actually need to brush up on my HTML even though so much is done for you NOWADAYS ;) Read full review

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The title says it all. A must have. Read full review


HTML Quick Start
Anatomy of an HTML Document
Text Basics

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About the author (1998)

Bill Kennedy is the artistic director of the Scream Literary Festival, a poetry editor for Coach House Books, and an organizer of the Lexiconjury Reading Series. Darren Wershler-Henry teaches communication studies at Wilfrid Laurier University and is the author of "Free as in Speech and Beer" and "The Tapeworm Foundry," They both live in Toronto.

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