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HTML, XHTML and CSS For Dummies, 7th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-91659-9
416 pages
January 2011
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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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Foreword.

Introduction.

Part I: Getting to Know (X)HTML and CSS.

Chapter 1: The Least You Need to Know about HTML, CSS, and the Web.

Chapter 2: Creating and Viewing a Web Page.

Chapter 3: Proper Planning Prevents Poor Page Performance.

Part II: Formatting Web Pages with (X)HTML.

Chapter 4: Creating (X)HTML Document Structure.

Chapter 5: Text and Lists.

Chapter 6: Linking to Online Resources.

Chapter 7: Finding and Using Images.

Part III: Taking Precise Control over Web Pages and Styles.

Chapter 8: Deprecated (X)HTML Markup.

Chapter 9: Introducing Cascading Style Sheets.

Chapter 10: Using Cascading Style Sheets.

Chapter 11: Getting Creative with Colors and Fonts.

Part IV: Scripting and (X)HTML.

Chapter 12: Top 20 CSS Properties.

Chapter 13: Scripting Web Pages.

Chapter 14: Working with Forms.

Chapter 15: Bring the Best of the Web to Your Web Site.

Chapter 16: Fun with Client-Side Scripts.

Chapter 17: Content Management Systems.

Part V: The Future of (X)HTML.

Chapter 18: Mobile Web Design.

Chapter 19: Party On with HTML5.

Chapter 20: CSS3.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten HTML Do’s and Don’ts.

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Exterminate Web Bugs. Chapter 23: Ten Cool HTML Tools and Technologies.

Appendix A: Twitter Supporters.

Index.

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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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