HTML and CSS Visual QuickStart Guide

ISBN-10: 0321928830

ISBN-13: 9780321928832

Edition: 8th 2014

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Need to learn HTML and CSS fast? This best-selling reference's visual format and step-by-step, task-based instructions will have you up and running with HTML in no time. In this updated edition author Bruce Hyslop uses crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to all of today's HTML and CSS essentials. The book has been refreshed to feature current web design best practices. You'll learn how to design, structure, and format your website. You'll learn about the new elements and form input types in HTML5. You'll create and use images, links, styles, and forms; and you'll add video, audio, and other multimedia to your site. You'll learn how to add visual effects with CSS3. You'll understand web standards and learn from code examples that reflect today's best practices. Finally, you will test and debug your site, and publish it to the web. Throughout the book, the author covers all of HTML and offers essential coverage of HTML5 and CSS techniques.
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Publication date: 8/9/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

HTML and CSS in Brief
Web Browsers
Web Standards and Specifications
Progressive Enhancement: A Best Practice
Is This Book for You?
How This Book Works
Companion Website
Webpage Building Blocks
Thinking in HTML
A Basic HTML Page
Markup: Elements, Attributes, Values, and More
A Webpage's Text Content
Links, Images, and Other Non-Text Content
File and Folder Names
HTML: Markup with Meaning
A Browser's Default Display of Webpages
Key Takeaways
Working with Webpage Files
Planning Your Site
Creating a New Webpage
Saving Your Webpage
Specifying a Default Page or Homepage
Editing Webpages
Organizing Files
Viewing Your Page in a Browser
The Inspiration of Others
Basic HTML Structure
Starting Your Webpage
Creating a Title
Creating Headings
Common Page Constructs
Creating a Header
Marking Navigation
Marking the Main Area of a Webpage
Creating an Article
Defining a Section
Specifying an Aside
Creating a Footer
Creating Generic Containers
Improving Accessibility with ARIA
Naming Elements with a Class or ID
Adding the Title Attribute to Elements
Adding Comments
Adding a Paragraph
Specifying Fine Print
Marking Important and Emphasized Text
Creating a Figure
Indicating a Citation or Reference
Quoting Text
Specifying Time
Explaining Abbreviations
Defining a Term
Creating Superscripts and Subscripts
Adding Author Contact Information
Noting Edits and Inaccurate Text
Marking Up Code
Using Preformatted Text
Highlighting Text
Creating a Line Break
Creating Spans
Other Elements
Images for the Web
Getting Images
Choosing an Image Editor
Saving Your Images
Inserting Images on a Page
Offering Alternative Text
Specifying Image Sizes
Scaling Images with the Browser
Scaling Images with an Image Editor
Adding Icons for Your Website
Creating a Link to Another Webpage (and Other Link Basics)
Creating and Linking to Anchors
Creating Other Kinds of Links
CSS Building Blocks
Constructing a Style Rule
Adding Comments to Style Rules
Understanding Inheritance
The Cascade: When Rules Collide
A Property's Value
Working with Style Sheets
Creating an External Style Sheet
Linking to External Style Sheets
Creating an Embedded Style Sheet
Applying Inline Styles
The Cascade and the Order of Styles
Using Media-Specific Style Sheets
The Inspiration of Others: CSS
Defining Selectors
Constructing Selectors
Selecting Elements by Name
Selecting Elements by Class or ID
Selecting Elements by Context
Selecting an Element That Is the First or Last Child
Selecting the First Letter or First Line of an Element
Selecting Links Based on Their State
Selecting Elements Based on Attributes
Specifying Groups of Elements
Combining Selectors
Formatting Text with Styles
Before and After
Choosing a Font Family
Specifying Alternate Fonts
Creating Italics
Applying Bold Formatting
Setting the Font Size
Setting the Line Height
Setting All Font Values at Once
Setting the Color
Setting the Background
Controlling Spacing
Adding Indents
Aligning Text
Changing the Text Case
Using Small Caps
Decorating Text
Setting Whitespace Properties
Layout with Styles
Considerations When Beginning a Layout
Structuring Your Pages
Styling HTML5 Elements in Older Browsers
Resetting or Normalizing Default Styles
The Box Model
Controlling the Display Type and Visibility of Elements
Setting the Height or Width for an Element
Adding Padding Around an Element
Setting the Border
Setting the Margins Around an Element
Making Elements Float
Controlling Where Elements Float
Positioning Elements Relatively
Positioning Elements Absolutely
Positioning Elements in a Stack
Determining How to Treat Overflow
Aligning Elements Vertically
Changing the Cursor
Building Responsive Webpages
Responsive Web Design: An Overview
Making Images Flexible
Creating a Flexible Layout Grid
Understanding and Implementing Media Queries
Putting It All Together
Accommodating Older Versions of Internet Explorer
Working with Web Fonts
What Is a Web Font?
Where to Find Web Fonts
Downloading Your First Web Font
Understanding the @font-face Rule
Styling Text with a Web Font
Applying Italics and Bold with a Web Font
Using Web Fonts from Google Fonts
Enhancements and Effects with CSS
Browser Compatibility, Progressive Enhancement, and Polyfills
Understanding Vendor Prefixes
Rounding the Corners of Elements
Adding Drop Shadows to Text
Adding Drop Shadows to Elements
Applying Multiple Backgrounds
Using Gradient Backgrounds
Setting the Opacity of Elements
Effects with Generated Content
Combining Images with Sprites
Creating Ordered and Unordered Lists
Choosing Your Markers
Using Custom Markers
Choosing Where to Start List Numbering
Controlling Where Markers Hang
Setting All List-Style Properties at Once
Styling Nested Lists
Creating Description Lists
Improvements to Forms in HTML5
Creating Forms
Processing Forms
Organizing the Form Elements
Creating Text Boxes
Labeling Form Parts
Creating Password Boxes
Creating Email, Search, Telephone, and URL Boxes
Creating Radio Buttons
Creating Checkboxes
Creating Text Areas
Creating Select Boxes
Allowing Visitors to Upload Files
Creating Hidden Fields
Creating a Submit Button
Disabling Form Elements
Styling Forms Based on Their State
Video, Audio, and Other Multimedia
Third-Party Plugins and Going Native
Video File Formats
Adding a Video to Your Webpage
Adding Controls and Autoplay to Your Video
Looping a Video and Specifying a Poster Image
Preventing a Video from Preloading
Using Video with Multiple Sources and a Text Fallback
Providing Accessibility
Audio File Formats
Adding an Audio File with Controls to Your Webpage
Autoplaying, Looping, and Preloading Audio
Providing Multiple Audio Sources with a Fallback
Adding Video and Audio with a Flash Fallback
Advanced Multimedia
Further Resources
Structuring Tables
Spanning Columns and Rows
Adding JavaScript
Loading an External Script
Adding an Embedded Script
JavaScript Events
Testing & Debugging Webpages
Validating Your Code
Testing Your Pages
Trying Some Debugging Techniques
Checking the Easy Stuff: General
Checking the Easy Stuff: HTML
Checking the Easy Stuff: CSS
When Images Don't Display
Publishing Your Pages on the Web
Getting Your Own Domain Name
Finding a Host for Your Site
Transferring Files to the Server
Appendix HTML Reference
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