HTML for Fun and Profit

HTML for Fun and Profit

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This book/disk package is a comprehensive tutorial about the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) which is Mosaic's standard format for the Internet's World Wide Web. The included CD-ROM contains all the programs and utilities needed to create a Mosaic server; compiled shareware for Solaris 1.x, 2.x (and x86), Windows NT, Windows and Macintosh; platform browsers, HTTP daemons, filters, and traffic logging scripts and tools. Hundreds of pages of HTML examples with templates are included among the book's exercises, as well as on CD-ROM.
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  • Mixed media product | 400 pages
  • 180 x 228 x 30mm | 839.14g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130796727
  • 9780130796721

Table of contents

1. Getting Started. Begin at the Beginning. The Internet. Hypertext. Document Publication. "Standard" HTML. Mosaic, the "Sexy App" . Future Directions. WWW Miscellany. WWW Naming. WWW Culture. Emotags. Page Formatting Philosophy. People. Where's the Fun? Where's the Profit? 2. The Basics. Starting Out. Formatting Text in Word Processing. Opening the First Document. Adding Paragraphs - A Start Tag without an End Tag. Adding Italics-A Start and End Tag Pair. Sections of a Document -Tour of an HTML Document. Parts of a Page. Adding Document Tags to the Example. Paragraph Formatting. Character Formatting. 8-bit Characters. Other Special Characters. Lists. Regular Lists. Description Lists. Summary. Looking Forward. Tags Used in This Chapter. 3. Hypertext - Linking Documents. Elements of Hypertext. Universal Resource Locator (URL). Adding Links. Reference Anchors. Named Anchors. Addressing Variations. Using Addressing Relative to Files. Virtual Hosts and the Document Root. Using the Tag for Relative Links. Secondary Directories. Special Case: The mailto Link. Summary. Tags Used in This Chapter. 4. Multimedia-Going Beyond Text. Multimedia. MIME Formats. Adding Multimedia Links. In-line Images. Design Considerations. Adding an In-line Image. Aligning an Image. Alternatives to Images. Image Efficiencies. Creating Transparent Backgrounds. Adding Links to Images to Simulate Buttons. Imagemaps. Server-Side Imagemaps. New in HTML 3.2: Client-Side Imagemaps. Bells and Whistles. Animated GIFs. RealAudio Files. Headaches: Browser-Specific Multimedia. Summary. New Tags Used in This Chapter. 5. Tables. Plan Ahead! Table Components. Table Borders. Table Headings. Spanning Columns. Spanning Rows. Counting Rows and Columns. Other Table Features. Word Wrapping. Formatting Data in Cells. Captions. Miscellaneous Table-Formatting Techniques. Summary. Tags Used in This Chapter. 6. Frames. What Are Frames? Frame Components. Creating Frames. Changing Frame Column Sizes. Creating Horizontal Frames. Creating a Compound Frame. Creating the Nested Frame. Creating a Named Frame. Special Frames. What About No-Frame Clients? Scrolling. Establishing Margins. Design Concerns. Summary. Tags Used in This Chapter. 7. Using the Common Gateway Interface (CGI). Ultrabasics: What's a "Program" ? Where's the Gateway? Directory Assistance. CGI Basics. Perl. Perl "Reporting" . A Basic CGI Script. Perl Extraction. Perl Variables. CGI Environment Variables. Path Usage. Passing External Variables, or Arguments. HTML Output from CGI Programs. Making Server-Side Clickable Images. Steps in Making a Clickable Image. Summary. Environment Variables. 8. Server Includes. Configuring for Server Includes. Downsides of Server-Side Includes. No Ability to Use SSI At All. Performance Hits. Potential Security Holes. Basic SSI Syntax. Including Other Files. Including Information about Files. Adding File Sizes. Changing Size Formats with config. Dating Document Changes. Changing Date Formats with config. Echoing Variables. Executing Programs in Another Way. Reporting Errors. New in Apache 1.2: Conditional SSI. Summary. SSI Elements Used in This Chapter. Environment Variables. 9. Creating Forms. Form Creation and Submission. Clickable Images in Forms. Buttons. Radio Buttons. Multiple Radio Buttons. Checkboxes. Setting Default and Initial Conditions. Hiding Variables in Forms. Text Entry Fields. Submitting Forms with a Text Box. Setting a Default Value for Text. Limiting the Length of Text. Changing the Size of the Displayed Text Box. Text Areas. Sizing a Text Area. Setting Default Text in a Text Area. Pull-Down Menus and Scrolling Lists. Displaying Two Items at Once. Selecting Multiple Items. Default Item Selection. Clearing Entries and Resetting Defaults. Multiple Forms on the Same Page. New in HTML 3.2: Sending a File with a Form. Summary. Tags Used in This Chapter. 10. Processing Data from Forms. Basic CGI Input and Output. Input. Output. Sample CGI Script. Feedback Form. Search for Data. Summary. Tags Used in This Chapter. 11. Client-Side Processing. HTTP Cookies: Halfway to Client-Side. What Is a Cookie? Setting a Cookie. Retrieving a Cookie. JavaScript: Freeing the Client from the Server. What JavaScript Is Not. What JavaScript Is. JavaScript Uses. Programming in JavaScript. Objects, Methods, Properties. Event Handlers. A JavaScript Example. Beyond Basic Client-Side. Java. Microsoft Client-Side Technologies: VBScript and ActiveX. Summary. Cookie Processing. JavaScript Elements. 12. Style Sheets. What Are Style Sheets? Style Sheet Syntax. Internal Style Sheets. Linked Style Sheets. Cascading Style Sheets. Setting Font Properties. Changing Typeface or Font Family. Specifying Font Alternatives. Modifying Font Characteristics. Changing Font Style. Changing Font Size. Changing Line Height. Putting It All Together. Complex Font Definitions. Setting Colors. Setting Foreground and Background Colors. Setting Background by URL. Changing Text Properties. Indenting Text. Aligning Text. Creating Margins. Creating Fancy Text Options. Summary. 13. Style Guides. Content, Content, Content-and Don't Forget Content. Document Layout. Creating a Common Document Look with Templates. Documenting for Universal Use. Audience Considerations. Image Tricks. "Barred" Backgrounds. The Single-Pixel GIF. Tips. Summary. 14. Work-Saving Tools. Filters. Templates. Authoring Tools. WebEdit Pro. Microsoft FrontPage. More Editors. Other Web Authoring Aids. FTP Tools. Graphics Utilities. Summary. 15. Testing and Quality Assurance. Before You Go On-line. Copyedit. Jargon Check. Readability and Usability Check. Validate HTML. Verify Links. Browser and Platform Check. Speed Check. After the Site Goes On-line. Feedback - Comments from Users. Logfile Analysis. Test after Upgrade. Final Note. Summary. 16. Publishing to the Web. The "Here" and the "There" . FTP: The Internet's Pack Animal. Transfer Types. Manual FTP. Summary. 17. Putting Data on the Internet. Service Providers. Other Considerations. Finding a Web Hosting Provider. Acquiring a Domain Name. Announcing a WWW Page. Netiquette. Places to Tell the World about Your Web Pages. Site Management. Summary. 18. Future Directions. The Future of HTML. HTML 4.0 (Ne Cougar). Extensible Markup Language: XML. Bandwidth Fixes. HTTP 1.0+. Portable Network Graphics (PNG). "Push" Technology. Security and Privacy. Digital Signatures. Firewalls and Proxy Servers. Content Ratings. Conclusion. A. Reference. HTML Tag Reference. Document Formatting. Paragraph Formatting. Character Formatting. List Formatting. Anchor Formatting. Image Formatting. Table Formatting. Frames. Server Includes. Forms. Input Form Element Formatting. Index Pages. Cookie Processing. JavaScript Elements. Environment Variables. 8-bit ASCII Characters. Common Color Names and RGB Equivalents. B. More Information. Books. Newsgroups. Background/Basics/HTML. Browsers. Servers. CGI/Perl. JavaScript. Java. Websites. Bonus Links: Certification. Index.
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About Mary E.S. Morris

MARY E. S. MORRIS is author of the forthcoming CyberCareers, also from Prentice Hall PTR.

JOHN E. SIMPSON is the Distributed Systems Specialist at the City of Tallahassee Public Works Department. He wrote Crossed Wires, and has been a frequent contributor to DOS World, Web Now! and Practical Windows.
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