Beginning Web Programming with HTML, XHTML, and CSS

Beginning Web Programming with HTML, XHTML, and CSS

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This beginning guide reviews HTML and also introduces you to using XHTML for the structure of a web page and cascading style sheets (CSS) for controlling how a document should appear on a web page. You'll learn how to take advantage of the latest features of browsers while making sure that your pages still work in older, but popular, browsers. By incorporating usability and accessibility, you'll be able to write professional-looking and well-coded web pages that use the latest technologies.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 768 pages
  • 186 x 231 x 41mm | 1,134g
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • ill
  • 0470259310
  • 9780470259313
  • 654,270

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Beginning Web Programming with HTML, XHTML, and CSS 2nd EditionOffering a new approach to a familiar topic, this book teaches you how to create pages for the web as it exists today--and how it will be for the foreseeable future. The time for using only HTML coding to write a web page is gone. As the Web has advanced, so have the technologies you need to learn in order to create effective and attractive web pages. This beginning guide reviews HTML and also introduces you to using XHTML for the structure of a web page and cascading style sheets (CSS) for controlling how a document should appear on a web page.Updated with modern examples, the book explores the evolution of web browsers and how they reflect the way web pages have developed. You'll learn how to take advantage of the latest features of browsers while still making sure that your pages still work in older, but popular, browsers. In addition, you'll discover how to write web pages for the many devices that are able to access the web. By incorporating usability and accessibility, you'll be able to write professional-looking and well-coded web pages that use the latest technologies.What you will learn from this bookThe different elements and attributes that make up HTML and XHTML and how to use them to write web pagesWays to use CSS to make your pages attractive and easy to useThe basics of JavaScript(R) so you can add interactivity to your web pagesHow to put your site on the Internet, find an audience for it, and get search engines to recognize itWho this book is for
This book is for anyone who wants to create web pages or for those who want to improve their web-design skill level. No prior programming or web coding knowledge is assumed.Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.
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Table of contents

Introduction. Chapter 1: Creating Structured Documents. Chapter 2: Links and Navigation. Chapter 3: Images and Objects. Chapter 4: Tables. Chapter 5: Forms. Chapter 6: Frames. Chapter 7: Cascading Style Sheets. Chapter 8: More Cascading Style Sheets. Chapter 9: Page Layout. Chapter 10: Design Issues. Chapter 11: Learning JavaScript. Chapter 12: Working with JavaScript. Chapter 13: Putting Your Site on the Web. Appendix A: Answers to Exercises. Appendix B: XHTML Element Reference. Appendix C: CSS Properties. Appendix D: Color Names and Values. Appendix E: Character Encodings. Appendix F: Special Characters. Appendix G: Language Codes. Appendix H: MIME Media Types. Appendix I: Deprecated and Browser-Specific Markup. 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 for companies of all sizes. He has also co-written more than ten programming-related books on topics from ASP to XML (via many other letters of the alphabet), covering diverse aspects of web programming including design, architecture, and coding.
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