Creating Cool Web Sites

Creating Cool Web Sites : With HTML, XHTNL and CSS

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Walks readers through the process of creating a basic Web site from scratch using HMTL, the basis for billions of Web pages, and then jazzing it up with advanced techniques from the author's award-winning sites This updated edition features new material that shows readers how to attract visitors to a site and keep them there, including new JavaScript examples and coverage of cascading style sheets and XHTML, technologies that make building successful Web sites even easier Also features exciting new tips and tricks for beginning and advanced users, as well as more expanded examples and samples for users to incorporate in their own sites The book moves from basic design and deployment to advanced page layout strategies, showing how to spice up new or existing sites with sound, video, and animationshow more

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  • Online resource | 432 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 612.35g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764557386
  • 9780764557385
  • 1,796,332

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How to take command of the wide, wonderful WebThinking of launching a Web site or an e-business? Want to jazz up the site you already have? This book is jammed with secrets that entice Web wanderers to stop at your site and return again. You'll find out how to create a basic Web page, enhance it using CSS and JavaScript(TM), morph it into a complete multipage site, add forms, video, and animation, and get a top ranking from leading search engines. Here's the perfect mix of technology and creativity-the cool stuff you want to do, plus a thorough understanding of the tools that let you do it.Use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to maintain consistent formatting for a slick, professional lookImprove the quality of your site with XHTML, the next generation of markup languageJazz up your site with appropriate use of color, graphics, animation, and soundDiscover how to improve your site design to make it more user friendlyWrite your pages to make them search engine friendly and improve your ranking automaticallyCheck out all the examples and much more at the author's Web site: more

Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. Part I: Building a Wicked Cool Web Page. Chapter 1: So What's All This Web Jazz? Chapter 2: Building Your First Web Page: HTML Basics. Chapter 3: Presenting Text Attractively. Chapter 4: Moving into the 21st Century with Cascading Style Sheets. Chapter 5: Lists and Special Characters. Chapter 6: Putting the Web in World Wide Web: Adding Pointers and Links. Chapter 7: From Dull to Cool by Adding Graphics. Part II: Rockin' Page Design Strategies. Chapter 8: Tables and Frames. Chapter 9: Forms, User Input, and the Common Gateway Interface. Chapter 10: Advanced Form Design. Chapter 11: Activating Your Pages with JavaScript. Chapter 12: Advanced Cascading Style Sheets. Chapter 13: Site Development with Weblogs. Part III: Expanding Your Page into a Web Site. Chapter 14: Web Sites versus Web Pages. Chapter 15: Thinking about Your Visitors and Your Site's Usability. Chapter 16: Validating Your Pages and Style Sheets. Chapter 17: Building Traffic and Being Found. Closing Thoughts. Appendix A: Step-by-Step Web Site Planning Guide. Appendix B: Finding a Home for Your Web Site. more

About Taylor

Dave Taylor is president of Intuitive Systems and a bestselling computer book author. He is a top-rated speaker and teacher and has designed dozens of commercial and educational Web sites, including,, and more

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