Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies
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Your full-color, friendly guide to getting started with HTML5 and CSS3! HTML and CSS are essential tools for creating dynamic websites and help make your websites even more effective and unique. This friendly-but-straightforward guide gets you started with the basics of the latest versions of HTML and CSS: HTML5 and CSS3. Introducing you to the syntax and structure of the languages, this helpful guide shows you how to create and view a web page, explains ideal usage of HTML5 and CSS3, walks you through the CSS3 rules and style sheets, addresses common mistakes and explains how to fix them, and explores interesting HTML5 tools. * Serves as an ideal introduction to HTML5 and CSS3 for beginners with little to no web development experience * Details the capabilities of HTML5 and CSS3 and how to use both to create responsive, practical, and well-designed websites * Helps you understand how HTML5 and CSS3 are the foundation upon which hundreds of millions of web pages are built * Features full-color illustrations to enhance your learning process Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies is the perfect first step for getting started with the fundamentals of web development and design.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 190 x 232 x 19mm | 774g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1118657209
  • 9781118657201
  • 361,161

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Learn to: Work with rules, style sheets, and proper syntax Build dynamic web pages using solid structure and the latest tools Avoid common HTML5 and CSS3 challenges and mistakes

Build cool web pages with basic markup language. This book makes it easy.

Does creating web pages seem daunting? Relax! HTML5, the latest version of HTML, makes it even easier for anyone to learn how to create or edit web pages. With a little stick-to-it-iveness and this clear, accessible book, you will master the basics of HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) language and start creating your own awesome sites on the World Wide Web. First, the rules -- understand the syntax of HTML markup, see how web pages are organized, and create your very first web page from scratch Heads and bodies -- dive head-first into HTML elements, add paragraphs (and other containers) for text, and create lists and tables Get engaged -- entice your visitors with links, images, audio, video, and streaming media Step out in (CSS) style -- use Cascading Style Sheets to control layout and enhance the look and feel of your pages Go mobile -- ensure that your pages play well with mobile devices

Open the book and find: The four basics steps of creating a web page How to save, view, and post your new web page What search engines do with your metadata Details for controlling text blocks, lists, and tables Ways to create links to documents and other websites Techniques for setting CSS style rules HTML dos and don'ts to remember
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 About this Book 2 Foolish Assumptions 3 Icons Used in This Book 4 Beyond the Book 4 Where to Go from Here 5 Part I: Getting Started with HTML and CSS on the Web 7 Chapter 1: An Overview of HTML and CSS on the Web 9 How and Where Web Pages Come to Life Online 10 HyperText 10 Content versus presentation 14 Web browsers 14 Getting to know Internet protocols 16 Understanding HTML and Its Versions 17 Different versions of HTML 17 Creating HTML markup 18 Building HTML documents 19 Understanding the Role of CSS 20 Different versions here, too 20 Creating CSS markup 21 Dissecting a Simple Markup Example 22 Where s the HTML? 22 Where s the CSS? 23 A partnership of equals 23 Chapter 2: Meeting the Structure and Components of HTML 25 Like Any Language: Syntax and Rules 25 Color-coding the markup 26 Breaking down the elements 27 Adding Attributes to Your HTML 29 Examining Entities in Markup 30 Non-ASCII characters 30 Character codes 31 (Special) tag characters 32 Organizing Web Pages 32 Organizing HTML text 34 Complementing and enhancing text 36 Chapter 3: Creating and Viewing a Web Page 37 Before You Get Started 37 Creating a Page from Scratch 39 Step 0: Gather your tools 39 Step 1: Planning a simple design 40 Step 2: Writing some HTML 41 Step 3: Saving your page 44 Step 4: Viewing your page 46 Editing an Existing Web Page 47 Posting Your Page Online 49 Part II: Getting the Structure and Text Right 51 Chapter 4: HTML Documents Need Good Structure 53 Establishing a Document Structure 53 HTML Document Organization Revisited 54 HTML DOCTYPE Starts Things Off 55 The Element 56 Anatomy of the 56 Meeting the himself 57 Handling metadata with 57 Redirecting users to another page 58 Naming your page with a
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About Ed Tittel

Ed Tittel is a 30-year veteran of the technology industry with more than 140 computing books to his credit, including the bestselling HTML For Dummies. Chris Minnick runs Minnick Web Services. He teaches, speaks, and consults on web-related topics and has contributed to numerous books, including WebKit For Dummies.
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