HTML and CSS : Design and Build Websites

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A full-color introduction to the basics of HTML and CSS from the publishers of Wrox! Every day, more and more people want to learn some HTML and CSS. Joining the professional web designers and programmers are new audiences who need to know a little bit of code at work (update a content management system or e-commerce store) and those who want to make their personal blogs more attractive. Many books teaching HTML and CSS are dry and only written for those who want to become programmers, which is why this book takes an entirely new approach. * Introduces HTML and CSS in a way that makes them accessible to everyone hobbyists, students, and professionals and it s full-color throughout * Utilizes information graphics and lifestyle photography to explain the topics in a simple way that is engaging * Boasts a unique structure that allows you to progress through the chapters from beginning to end or just dip into topics of particular interest at your leisure This educational book is one that you will enjoy picking up, reading, then referring back to. It will make you wish other technical topics were presented in such a simple, attractive and engaging way!
This book is also available as part of a set in hardcover - Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781119038634; and in softcover - Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781118907443.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 189 x 237 x 27mm | 1,174g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • 1118008189
  • 9781118008188
  • 10,135

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Whether you want to design and build websites from scratch or take more control over an existing site, this book will help you create attractive, user-friendly web content. We understand that code can be intimidating, but take a look inside and you will see how this guide differs from many traditional programming books.

Each page introduces a new topic in a simple, visual way with straightforward explanations accompanied by bite-sized code samples. You will also find practical help on how to organize and design the pages of your site so that you can create websites that look stunning and are easy to use. No previous experience needed.

This book is for Web designers and programmers Online editors and content editors Marketing & e-commerce managers Bloggers and hobbyists

You'll learn to Write HTML and CSS3 Structure web pages and sites Prepare images, audio, and video Control typography and layout

Online support Code examples available online at: Plus video demos and tutorials Bonus reference tools
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Table of contents

Introduction 2 Chapter 1: Structure 12 Chapter 2: Text 40 Chapter 3: Lists 62 Chapter 4: Links 74 Chapter 5: Images 94 Chapter 6: Tables 126 Chapter 7: Forms 144 Chapter 8: Extra Markup 176 Chapter 9: Flash, Video & Audio 200 Chapter 10: Introducing CSS 226 Chapter 11: Color 246 Chapter 12: Text 264 Chapter 13: Boxes 300 Chapter 14: Lists, Tables & Forms 330 Chapter 15: Layout 358 Chapter 16: Images 406 Chapter 17: HTML5 Layout 428 Chapter 18: Process & Design 452 Chapter 19: Practical Information 476 Index 493
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'This beautifully designed manual explains how to use HTML in a concise readable format...A wonderful resource.' (.net, June 2012)
'A refreshing take on the subject. The title provides a great overview without feeling like a textbook.' (Computer Arts, June 2012)
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This beautifully designed manual explains how to use HTML in a concise readable format...A wonderful resource. (.net, June 2012) A refreshing take on the subject. The title provides a great overview without feeling like a textbook. (Computer Arts, June 2012)
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About Jon Duckett

JON DUCKETT has been designing and building websites for more than a decade. He has worked with small startups and global brands, and has written more than a dozen books on web design, programming, usability, and accessibility.
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At first glance this looks like a great way to learn the technicalities of HTLM5 and CSS3, but don't let the glossy over-sized graphics fool you. The text is painfully repetitive and dumbed-down, often stating the downright obvious, as in the case of the section on image layouts (portrait vs landscape). I have previous experience of HTML from about ten years ago and bought this book as a way to get up to speed with the latest standards. I struggled with it, page after page, but found its style too simplistic and impractical to look back at for a quick reminder. If you want to learn this subject, I recommend looking elsewhere. The "Missing Manual" series would be a good place to start. I'm tempted to give it just one star, but that would be cruel after all the snazzy artwork design that has gone into more
by Tom Costick
This is by far one of the best references for html and css you will ever have as not only is it easy to read and printed on friendly brown pages that don't blind you every time you walk into the sunlight. This book will have you writing your own websites in no time at more
by benjamin orion sweetnam
I bought book from this website. I totally recoomend that book it's simple and uniq with allot of colors and good informations 10/ more
by Borut Udovi269
The book is definitely unique in great ways. I have bough ALOT of technical books before and this is the first book that have magazine quality pages. And dont get me wrong here, it too have a very straight forward teaching, yet very concise on what it's talking about. And yes, alot of ultra high resolution pictures that really aid your more
by Joey Andres
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