Accessible XHTML and CSS Web Sites

Accessible XHTML and CSS Web Sites : Problem, Design, Solution

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Shows Web developers how to make the transition from HTML to XHTML, an XML-based reformulation of HTML that offers greater design flexibility Demonstrates how to work with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)-now supported by ninety percent of browsers and integral to new site-building tools from Macromedia and others-and implement a consistent style throughout and entire site Explains how to make a site accessible to people with impaired vision, limited hand use, dyslexia, and other issues-now a legal requirement for many sites in the U.S. and the U.K.
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Product details

  • Online resource | 480 pages
  • 186 x 232 x 28mm | 721.22g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764583069
  • 9780764583063
  • 1,553,872

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Accessible XHTML and CSS Web Sites Problem - Design - SolutionThis book teaches anyone who already knows about creating Web pages in HTML how to bring their skills up to date and take advantage of XHTML and CSS to create attractive sites that also meet accessibility laws and guidelines.By looking at how to update an example site written in HTML, you will learn how the latest Web standards allow you to create Web pages that will last longer and work in more browsers. You'll be introduced to a series of common situations, explore possible solutions, and learn to implement the best choice.First, you will learn how to write XHTML markup. Then, you will see how to control the presentation and layout of your pages using CSS. And finally, you will learn how to meet accessibility requirements.What you will learn from this bookHow to create Web pages in XHTML, which will help pages work on more browsers and give your pages a longer lifespanHow to control presentation of your pages with CSSHow to control the layout of a page using CSS rather than HTML tablesHow to meet accessibility requirements set out in W3C WCAG and U.S. Government Section 508 guidelinesWho this book is forThis book is for anyone who already knows how to create Web pages in HTML and wants to keep up-to-date by learning about XHTML, CSS, and accessibility.Wrox Problem - Design - Solution references give you solid, workable solutions to real-world development problems. Each is devoted to a single application, analyzing every problem, examining relevant design issues, and implementing the ideal solution.
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Table of contents

Preface. Introduction. Chapter 1: Introducing the Site. Chapter 2: Moving from HTML to XHTML. Chapter 3: Using CSS to Style Documents. Chapter 4: Adding More Style with CSS. Chapter 5: Using CSS for Layout. Chapter 6: Understanding Accessibility. Chapter 7: Creating Accessible Tables and Forms and Testing Your Site. Chapter 8: Looking to the Future. Appendix A: Final Example Code. Appendix B: XHTML Element Reference. Appendix C: CSS Properties. Appendix D: Escape Characters. Appendix E: MIME Types. Index.
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About Jon Duckett

Jon Duckett published his first Web site in 1996 while studying for a BSc (Hons) in psychology at Brunel University, London. Since then he has helped create a wide variety of Web sites and has coauthored more than ten programming-related books on topics from ASP to XML (via many other letters of the alphabet) that have covered diverse aspects of Web programming, including design, architecture, and coding. After graduating, Jon worked for Wrox Press, first in their Birmingham (U.K.) offices for three years and then in Sydney (Australia) for another year. He is now a freelance developer and consultant based in a leafy suburb of London, working for a range of clients spread across three continents. When not stuck in front of a computer screen, Jon enjoys writing and listening to music.
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