Essential CSS and DHTML for Web Professionals

Essential CSS and DHTML for Web Professionals

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95% of all Web users now have CSS/DHTML compatible browsers. Now's the time to leverage these technologies to build sites that load faster, look hotter, and work better! In this fully updated best-seller, two renowned Web developers help you master CSS and DHTML -- hands-on! Learn how to use CSS and DHTML to build real-world sites that sell products, educate visitors, display ads, present quizzes, and deliver sophisticated interactivity. The book begins by introducing the fundamentals of CSS style sheets, including the STYLE Tags; Z-Index stacking; and more. The authors demonstrate how to add DHTML-based interactivity; build pop-ups for search and secondary navigation; create splash screens; and much more. The book also includes practical solutions for reliable cross-browser coding. All finished sample sites and applications are on the Web -- so developers can reuse the code, and see exactly how their pages should look and work.show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 153.9 x 218.9 x 19.8mm | 497.65g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • w. figs.
  • 0130649953
  • 9780130649959

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Get results with CSS and DHTML(today!Fully updated with the latest techniques and code samplesLearn from real-world examples with downloadable, reusable programming codeSpecific solutions! e-commerce, search, advertising, quizzes, cross-browser coding, and moreBuild sites that load faster, look hotter, work better!Today 95% of all Web users have browsers compatible with Cascading Style Sheets and Dynamic HTML. So now's the time to leverage these technologies to build sites that load faster and work better than ever. In this fully updated best-seller, a world-renowned Web developer helps you master CSS and DHTML--hands-on! You'll use CSS and DHTML to build real-world practice sites that sell products, educate visitors, display ads, present quizzes, and deliver sophisticated interactivity. Plus, the author provides code for handling Netcape 6's quirks. Best of all, the finished sites are on the Web--so you can reuse the code and see exactly how your pages should look and work!You'll learn all this and much more!Stylesheet fundamentals:,, Z-Index stacking, and Adding DHTML-based interactivity Building pop-up search windowsUsing JavaScript pop-up secondary navigationBuilding feature splash screens Cross-browser coding: practical solutions, pitfalls to avoidCoding for layer visibility; animating and dragging layersPreparing a storefront for HTMLBuilding and enhancing interactive quizzesLook to Essential Books for ALL the Web Skills You Need!All these books share the same great format and the same dynamic Web site--so once you've used one, learning from the others is a piece of cake!"Essential WAP for Web Professionals""Essential ColdFusion 4.5 for Web Professionals""Essential JSP for Web Professionals""Essential Flash 5 for Web Professionals""Essential PHP for Web Professionals""Essential ASP for Web Professionals""Essential Design for Web Professionals""Essential Perl 5 for Web Professionals""Essential JavaScript for Web Professionals"With more to come!Raves for the first edition of "Essential CSS and DHTML for Web Professionals" "I'm working through your excellent book on CSS and DHTML and applying it to a JavaScript form-based document of mine. Keep up the good work!"--Andrew Harrisonshow more

About Dan Livingston

DAN LIVINGSTON, founder of Wire Man Productions, is a leading-edge Web designer, serving clients such as Apple, Novell, Pacific Bell, and Landor. His sites, which have garnered awards from Yahoo! and USA Today, have been featured on CNN and praised by the Los Angeles Times.show more

Table of contents

Foreword. Acknowledgments. About the Author. 1. What Are CSS and DHTML? What Is CSS? What Is DHTML? DHTML vs. Flash. Browser Hell. What You Need to Know Already.2. CSS (Stylesheets). Stylesheet Overview. What Classes Can Specify. Where to Set Styles and Classes. Linking to an External Stylesheet. Positioning Layers. Modifying HTML Tags.3. The DHTML Begins. Page Structure: The DOM. Cross-Browser Coding. Hiding and Displaying Layers. Full Secondary Navigation. Another Good Way.4. Animating Layers. The Task: Slide the Menus Away. Your First Animation.5. Dragging Layers. Planning. Dragging Basics. Dragging Code. The Whole Thing.6. An Interactive Quiz. The Plan. The HTML. The JavaScript.7. Super-Size the Shelley Quiz. The Plan. The HTML. The JavaScript.Appendix A: CSS Style Attribute Reference. Box Property Attributes. Color and Background Attributes. Classification Attributes. Font Attributes. Text Attributes. Position Attributes.Appendix B: Miscellaneous References. Good Web Resources. External Stylesheets. Positioning Attributes. Measurement Units. Colors.Appendix C: JavaScript Reference. Basic Objects. Operators. Control Statements. Global Functions. Statements.Appendix D: Netscape Navigator 4 and Internet Explorer 4 DOM Reference. A. Anchors. Applets. Area. Button. Checkbox. Document. Elements. Embeds. Event. FileUpload. Form. Forms. Frames. Hidden. History. Images. Links. Location. Navigator. Option. Password. Radio. Reset. Screen. Select. Submit. Text. Textarea. Window.Appendix E: Internet Explorer 5+ and Netscape 6 DOM Quick Reference. All HTML Elements. Specific HTML Tags and Objects.Index.show more

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