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HTML 4 for Dummies

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ISBN-10: 0764589172

ISBN-13: 9780764589171

Edition: 5th 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Ed Tittel, Mary Burmeister, Mary C. Burmeister

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* Now features a full-color, six-panel tear-out Cheat Sheet that's packed with information-an HTML command and syntax reference, a chart of Web-safe colors, and an alphabetical listing of CSS elements * Despite new Web-authoring technologies, HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) remains the one fundamental building block of the Web * Updates to this classic guide include a totally revamped description of XHTML syntax, expanded CSS coverage, and a new section on building navigation elements * Includes an all-new section of example projects-creating an eBay auction page, designing an online product catalog, and adding multimedia elements to an existing site
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/27/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

About This Book
How to Use This Book
Three Presumptuous Assumptions
How This Book Is Organized
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here
Getting To Know (X)HTML
The Least You Need to Know about HTML and the Web
Web Pages in Their Natural Habitat
Web servers
Anatomy of a URL
(X)HTML's Component Parts
HTML and XHTML: What's the difference?
Syntax and rules
Parts Is Parts: What Web Pages Are Made Of
Organizing HTML text
Images in HTML documents
Links and navigation tools
Creating and Viewing a Web Page
Before You Get Started
Creating a Page from Scratch
Planning a simple design
Writing some HTML
Saving your page
Viewing your page
Editing an Existing Web Page
Posting Your Page Online
Proper Planning Prevents Poor Page Performance
Planning Your Site
Mapping your site
Building solid navigation
Planning outside links
Hosting Your Web Site
Hosting your own Web site
Using a hosting provider
Getting your own domain
Moving files to your Web server
Formatting Web Pages with (X)HTML
Creating (X)HTML Document Structure
Establishing a Document Structure
Labeling Your (X)HTML Document
Adding an HTML DOCTYPE declaration
Adding an XHTML DOCTYPE declaration
The [left angle bracket]html[right angle bracket] element
Adding the XHTML namespace
Adding a Document Header
Giving your page a title
Defining metadata
Automatically redirecting users to another page
Creating the (X)HTML Document Body
Marvelous Miscellany
Text and Lists
Formatting Text
Controlling Text Blocks
Block quotes
Preformatted text
Line breaks
Horizontal rules
Organizing Information
Numbered lists
Bulleted lists
Definition lists
Nesting lists
Text Controls and Annotation
Marvelous Miscellany
Linking to Online Resources
Basic Links
Link options
Common mistakes
Customizing Links
New windows
Locations in Web pages
Non-HTML resources
Marvelous Miscellany
Finding and Using Images
The Role of Images in a Web Page
Creating Web-Friendly Images
Adding an Image to a Web Page
Location of the image
Using the [left angle bracket]img /[right angle bracket] element
Adding alternative text
Specifying image size
Setting the image border
Controlling image alignment
Setting image spacing
Images That Link
Triggering links
Building image maps
Marvelous Miscellany
Taking Precise Control Over Web Pages
Introducing Cascading Style Sheets
Advantages of Style Sheets
What CSS can do for a Web page
What you can do with CSS
CSS Structure and Syntax
Selectors and declarations
Working with style classes
Inheriting styles
Using Different Kinds of Style Sheets
Internal style sheets
External style sheets
Understanding the Cascade
Using Cascading Style Sheets
Managing Layout, Positioning, and Appearance
Developing specific styles
Externalizing style sheets
Visual media styles
Paged media styles
Marvelous Miscellany
Getting Creative with Colors and Fonts
Color Values
Color names
Color numbers
Color Definitions
Font family
Text treatments
The catchall font property
Using Tables for Stunning Pages
What Tables Can Do for You
Table Basics
Sketching Your Table
Developing layout ideas
Drafting the table
Constructing Basic Tables
Adding borders
Adjusting height and width
Padding and spacing
Shifting alignment
Adding Spans
Column spans
Row spans
Populating Table Cells
Testing Your Table
Table-Making Tips
Following the standards
Sanitizing markup
Nesting tables within tables
Avoiding dense tables
Adding color to table cells
Marvelous Miscellany
Integrating Scripts with HTML
Scripting Web Pages
What JavaScript Can Do for Your Pages
Arrange content dynamically
Work with browser windows
Solicit and verify user input
But wait ... there's more!
The Nuts and Bolts of JavaScript
Including Scripts in Web Pages
Using the Same Script on Multiple Pages
Exploring the JavaScript Language
Basic syntax rules
Variables and data types
Operating on expressions
Working with statements
Events and Event Handling
Document Object Model (DOM)
Marvelous Miscellany
References and Resources
Working with Forms
Uses for Forms
Data collection
Creating Forms
Input tags
Processing Data
Using CGI scripts and other programs
Sending data by e-mail
Designing User-Friendly Forms
Marvelous Miscellany
Fun with Client-Side Scripts
Adding Rollovers to Your Pages
Image rollovers with JavaScript
Text rollovers with CSS
Displaying Dynamic Content on Your Page
HTML and JavaScript
JavaScript and DOM
Displaying Pop-up Windows
Working with Cookies
Marvelous Miscellany
HTML Projects
The About Me Page
Overview and Design Considerations
Audience analysis
Component elements
Page Markup
Your home page
Looking good
The eBay Auction Page
Designing Your Auction Page
Presentation Issues to Consider
Using a Template for Presenting Your Auction Item
A Company Site
Issues to Consider When Designing Your Site
Basic Elements of a Company's Web Site
The home page
The products page
The contact page
The style sheet
A Product Catalog
Dissecting a Product Catalog
Choosing a Shopping Cart
Other e-commerce solutions
Incorporating a PayPal shopping cart
Page Markup
The Part of Tens
Ten Cool HTML Tools
HTML Editors
Helper editors
WYSIWYG editors
Graphics Tools
Photoshop Elements: The amateur champ
Professional contenders
Link Checkers
Web Link Validator: The champ
HTML Validators
W3C validator
Built-in validators
FTP Clients
Swiss Army Knives
Ten HTML Do's and Don'ts
Concentrate on Content
Never lose sight of your content
Structure your documents and your site
Go Easy on the Graphics, Bells, Whistles, and Hungry Dinosaurs
Make the most from the least
Build attractive pages
Create Well-Formulated HTML and Test
Keep track of those tags
Avoid browser dependencies
Navigating your wild and woolly Web
Keep It Interesting After It's Built!
Think evolution, not revolution
Beating the two-dimensional text trap
Overcome inertia through vigilance
Ten Ways to Exterminate Web Bugs
Avoid Dead Ends and Spelling Faux Pas
Make a list and check it - twice
Master text mechanics
Keep Your Perishables Fresh!
Lack of live links - a loathsome legacy
When old links must linger
Make your content mirror your world
Check Your Site, and Then Check It Again!
Look for trouble in all the right places
Cover all the bases with peer reviews
Use the best tools of the testing trade
Schedule site reviews
Let User Feedback Feed Your Site
Foster feedback
If you give to them, they'll give to you!
Deprecated (X)HTML Elements and Attributes
Shorthand and Aural CSS Properties