HTML, XHTML and CSS For Dummies

HTML, XHTML and CSS For Dummies

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The indispensable introductory reference guide to HTML, XHTML and CSS Even though new technologies enable people to do much more with the Web, in the end HTML, XHTML and CSS are still at the root of any Web site. The newest edition of this bestselling guide is fully updated and revised for the latest technology changes to the field, including HTML5 and CSS3. Illustrated in full color, this book provides beginner and advanced coders the tools they need to be proficient at these programming languages. * Shows you how to create a Web page and formulate XHTML document structure * Addresses working with content management systems (WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla), and designing for mobile devices (iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android) * Introduces HTML5 and CSS3, tools critical to mobile Web development * Reviews working with text, lists, and images, and customizing links * Demonstrates ways to employ cascading style sheets (CSS) and get creative with colors and fonts * Details integrating scripts with XHTML and understanding deprecated HTML markup tags Written by two veteran computer whizzes, HTML, XHTML and CSS For Dummies will help you get the design results you want!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 191 x 234 x 22mm | 794g
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 7th Edition
  • 0470916591
  • 9780470916599
  • 90,012

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Build your Web pages and get them uploaded and published with (X)HTML and CSS!

You don't have to be an expert programmer to build great Web pages. If you can follow driving directions to a friend's house, you have what it takes to build a useful Web document. This book will not only show you the design and technical elements you need to create good-looking, readable Web pages -- it will give you the confidence to get started!

Speak the language -- master HTML, XHTML, and CSS syntax, create and view a Web page, and plan your site

Gather the building blocks -- learn how to work with text and lists, create and customize links, and add images to your Web site

Build it correctly -- take precise control with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and get creative with colors and fonts

Juice it up with JavaScript -- integrate scripts, add dynamic content with (X)HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and get familiar with popular content management systems

Go mobile -- design your site for optimal viewing on mobile devices with HTML and CSS

Out with the old, in with the new -- find out what elements are deprecated and look ahead to HTML5 and CSS3

Open the book and find:

How to plan, build, test, and publish Web pages

Steps for formatting Web pages with (X)HTML

Advice on planning a problem-free Web site

Solutions for adding inter-activity with JavaScript

Ways to embed content from Flickr, Twitter, YouTube, and Google Maps

Tips for enhancing your Web site's capabilities

How to design for smartphones, iPads, and other mobile devices

Techniques for eliminating bugs in your Web pages

Learn to:

Develop and build Web pages using HTML, XHTML, and CSS

Work with content management systems like Drupal, WordPress, and Joomla!

Plan and design Web pages with mobile devices in mind
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Table of contents

Foreword xix Introduction 1 Part I: Getting to Know (X)HTML and CSS 7 Chapter 1: The Least You Need to Know about HTML, CSS, and the Web 9 Chapter 2: Creating and Viewing a Web Page 31 Chapter 3: Proper Planning Prevents Poor Page Performance 43 Part II: Formatting Web Pages with (X)HTML 61 Chapter 4: Creating (X)HTML Document Structure 63 Chapter 5: Text and Lists 73 Chapter 6: Linking to Online Resources 91 Chapter 7: Finding and Using Images 105 Part III: Taking Precise Control over Web Pages and Styles 119 Chapter 8: Deprecated (X)HTML Markup 121 Chapter 9: Introducing Cascading Style Sheets 129 Chapter 10: Using Cascading Style Sheets 147 Chapter 11: Getting Creative with Colors and Fonts 169 Part IV: Scripting and (X)HTML 189 Chapter 12: Top 20 CSS Properties191 Chapter 13: Scripting Web Pages 211 Chapter 14: Working with Forms 221 Chapter 15: Bring the Best of the Web to Your Web Site 251 Chapter 16: Fun with Client-Side Scripts265 Chapter 17: Content Management Systems 279 Part V: The Future of (X)HTML 291 Chapter 18: Mobile Web Design 293 Chapter 19: Party On with HTML5 305 Chapter 20: CSS3 325 Part VI: The Part of Tens 343 Chapter 21: Ten HTML Do's and Don'ts 345 Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Exterminate Web Bugs 353 Chapter 23: Ten Cool HTML Tools and Technologies 361 Appendix A: Twitter Supporters 373 Index 377
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'This is the perfect book for beginners in web development and will show you everything you need to know to get started' (, July 2012)
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This is the perfect book for beginners in web development and will show you everything you need to know to get started (, July 2012)
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About Ed Tittel

Ed Tittel is a 28-year veteran of the computer industry. A seasoned author and consultant, Ed has more than 140 books to his credit. Jeff Noble is a principle user experience designer at CA Technologies. He specializes in designing, building, optimizing, and explaining all aspects of Web sites and enterprise software applications.
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