HTML and XHTML

HTML and XHTML : Creating Web Pages

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As HTML evolves into XML and XMHL, there's a clear need for a book that takes the beginning web programmer from the basics through the most current coding practices. HTML and XHTML: Creating Web Pages does this and more by building a solid knowledge base that allows the creation of industry-compliant code. With a focus on valid HTML tag structures, the book employs the W3 transitional standards, ensuring proper display of your web pages in the maximum number of currently-supported browsers. Online validation of the book's code and the results of the exercises and projects teaches a structured way to write efficient, effective, and technically accurate HTML web pages.show more

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 215.9 x 276.9 x 22.9mm | 975.23g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130310549
  • 9780130310545

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As HTML evolves into XML and XMHL, there's a clear need for a book that takes the beginning web programmer from the basics through the most current coding practices. "HTML and XHTML: Creating Web Pages" does this and more by building a solid knowledge base that allows the creation of industry-compliant code. With a focus on valid HTML tag structures, the book employs the W3 transitional standards, ensuring proper display of your web pages in the maximum number of currently-supported browsers. Online validation of the book's code and the results of the exercises and projects teaches a structured way to write efficient, effective, and technically accurate HTML web pages. Creating the Basic Document; Hyperlinks; Cascading Style Sheets; Tables; Forms; Frames; Alignment/Placement--DIVs; Scripts; Applets; Meta Tags; Usability and Accessibility; Doing More with XHTML. For the beginning web programmer, and for schools and corporate training environments.show more

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"I have been very pleased with the progression of the books. Leading smoothly from one subject to another within one book as well as the smooth transition between courses. "- Andreen Hull, Electronic Imaging Trainer, Multigraphics, Inc. "The Against the Clock textbooks have been used in our Graphic Communications Technology program for several years and they have worked very well. They relate to the 'real world' of graphics better than any textbooks I have reviewed or used. That 'real world' focus was the determining factor for the adoption of the series for our program." - Dons Anton, Wichita Area Technical College "During the past few years, I have plowed through several tutorials designed to teach difficult and complex graphics programs. The Against the Clock series is the clearest, most comprehensive and easiest way to learn high-end graphics programs." - Lori Lorion, Reedley Collegeshow more

About Inc. Against the Clock

Ellenn Behoriam is the President and founder of Against The Clock, which has its roots in on-site training in many of the nation's leading publishing, design, prepress and printing companies. Today, Ellenn and her staff, along with dozens of professional writers, educators, illustrators, and artists collaborate via a worldwide network to develop, illustrate, test, and publish courses for the Prentice Hall Against The Clock library. The group is dedicated to delivering the most helpful and well thought out series available for the graphic arts industry.show more

Table of contents

Getting Started. Platform. Naming Conventions. The CD-ROM and Initial Setup Considerations. Introduction. Aren't There Editors for This? WYSIWYG-What You See Is What You Get. The Limitations of WYSIWYG. 1. HTML and XHTML-The Basics. Origin of the Browser. HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.0. XML + HTML = XHTML. The Basic Web Page. Validating an XHTML Page. Body Text. Headings. Images. 2. Hyperlinks and URLs. Adding Hyperlinks to Text. Adding Hyperlinks to Images. Relative vs. Absolute URLs. Other Types of URLs. 3. Cascading Style Sheets. What Are Style Sheets? Using Internal Style Sheets. External Style Sheets. Linking to the Style Sheet. Basic Styles. Putting the Cascade in Cascading Style Sheets. 4. Tables and Lists. The Basic Table. Spanning Columns and Rows. Height and Width. Using Tables to Format a Page. Alignment. Styling a Table. Lists. Cellpadding and Cellspacing. 5. Forms. The Basic Form. The Form Action. Form Inputs. Improving Security: Get vs. Post. 6. Frames. The Frameset. Targets. Parents. The Future (or Nonfuture) of Frames. Free-Form Project #1. Review #1. 7. Alignment and Placement-Divs. Block vs. Inline Elements. Using Divs for Placement. 8. Client-Side Scripting. Scripting in the Browser. Creating Rollover Animations. Preloading Images. Validating a Form. Conditional Statements. Creating a Pop-Up Window. 9. Sights and Sounds. File Extensions and MIME Types. Embedding Sounds in a Page. QuickTime. Using "object" Instead of "embed". RealMedia. Windows Media Player. Flash. 10. Meta Tags and Search Engines. Meta Information. Search Engines. Refreshing/Redirecting the Page. Caching and Proxies. Rating Systems. 11. Usability and Accessibility. Usability Constituents. The First Step: The Information Architecture. The Second Step: Layout and Metaphor. Alternate Browsers and Additional Media. Other Structural Tags. Making Tables Accessible. Alternate Tags for Sights, Sounds and Maps. Hyperlinks, Forms and Scripting. Frames. Linking Related Content. Why Bother? 12. Where Do We Go from Here? Converting Existing HTML to XHTML. The Three Flavors of XHTML 1.0. Modularization of XHTML. XHTML 1.1. Summary of XHTML Elements. Future Specifications. Free-Form Project #2. Review #2. Projects. Project A: News Web. Project B: Cyber Travel. Project C: Hunter Films. Project D: North Star Adventure Gear. Index. Glossary. Appendix.show more