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Teach Yourself VISUALLY HTML, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7645-7984-4
320 pages
August 2005
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Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something - and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 160 HTML tasks. Each task-based spread includes these great features to get you up and running with HTML in no time:
* Helpful sidebars that offer practical tips and tricks
* Succinct explanations that walk you through step by step
* Full-color screen shots that demonstrate each task
* Two-page lessons that break big topics into bite-sized modules

Learn How To:
* Use HTML syntax and rules
* Format text with style sheets
* Control text wrapping between images
* Set up newspaper-style columns
* Build a response form
* Create rollover effects with JavaScript
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Chapter 1: HTML and Web Page Basics.

Internet Basics.

An Introduction to HTML.

Explore Web Browsers.

Explore HTML Editors.

Understanding HTML Syntax and Rules.

View HTML Code in a Browser.

Plan a Web Site.

Chapter 2: Creating Your First HTML Page.

Understanding HTML Document Structure.

Start an HTML Document.

Save an HTML Document.

View an HTML Page.

Add a Document Declaration.

Add Metadata.

Chapter 3: Adding Text.

Create a New Paragraph.

Change Paragraph Alignment.

Add a Line Break.

Insert a Blank Space.

Insert Preformatted Text.

Insert a Heading.

Add Block Quotes.

Insert a Comment.

Create a Numbered List.

Create a Bulleted List.

Create a Nested List.

Create a Definition List.

Insert Special Characters.

Special Characters.

Chapter 4: Formatting Text.

Make Text Bold.

Italicize Text.

Add Underlining to Text.

Change Fonts.

Change Font Size.

Change the Text Color.

Adjust Margins.

Set a Page Background Color.

Add a Horizontal Line.

Chapter 5: Creating Style Sheets.

Understanding Style Sheets.

Create an External Style Sheet.

Link to a Style Sheet.

Add Comments to a Style Sheet.

Create an Internal Style Sheet.

Create a Class.

Apply a Style with the DIV Tag.

Apply a Style Locally.

Apply a Style Using the ID Attribute.

Chapter 6: Formatting Text with Style Sheets.

Add Bold to Text.

Italicize Text.

Indent Text.

Change the Font Size.

Change the Font.

Change the Text Case.

Change Text Alignment.

Control Line Spacing.

Control Letter Spacing.

Set Margins.

Add Padding.

Add Color to Text.

Change the Text Background Color.5

Add a Border.

Control Element Position.

Wrap Text around Elements.

Change Vertical Alignment.

Set Width and Height for an Element.

Add a Background Color to an Element.

Add a Background Image to an Element.

Change Link Colors.

Change Bullet or Number Styles.

Chapter 7: Adding Images.

Understanding Web Page Images.

Prepare Your Images for the Web.

Insert an Image.

Specify an Image Size.

Add Alternative Text.

Create an Image Label.

Add Copyright Text to Images.

Align an Image Horizontally.

Align an Image Vertically.

Center an Image.

Wrap Text between Images.

Stop Text Wrap.

Set an Image Border.

Add Space around an Image.

Add a Background Image.

Create an Image Banner.

Chapter 8: Adding Links.

Understanding Links.

Understanding URLs.

Insert a Link to Another Page.

Insert a Link to a New Window.

Insert a Link to an Area on the Same Page.

Link to Another File Type.

Link to an E-mail Address.

Change Link Colors.

Chapter 9: Working with Tables.

Understanding Table Structure.

Add a Table.

Assign a Table Border.

Adjust Cell Padding and Spacing.

Adjust Cell Width and Height.

Add Column Labels.

Create Newspaper-Style Columns.

Add a Table Header.

Add a Table Caption.

Control Which Borders to Display.

Adjust the Table Size.

Change Cell Alignment.

Span Cells across Columns and Rows.

Create Column and Row Groups.

Add Background Color to Cells.

Add a Background Color to a Table.

Insert an Image in a Cell.

Insert a Table Background Image.

Change Table Alignment.

Control Text Wrapping in Cells.

Nest a Table within a Table.

Chapter 10: Working with Frames.

Understanding Frames.

Create Frames.

Customize Frame Borders.

Control Frame Margins.

Add Alternative Text.

Prevent Frame Resizing.

Hide or Display Frame Scroll Bars.

Target a Link.

Create a Nesting Frameset.

Create an Inline Frame.

Chapter 11: Creating Forms.

Understanding Forms.

Types of Form Elements.

Gather Form Data.

Create a Form.

Send Form Data to an E-mail Address.

Add a Text Box.

Add a Large Text Area.

Add Check Boxes.

Add Radio Buttons.

Add a Menu List.

Add a Submit Button.

Add a Reset Button.

Add Active Labels.

Change the Tab Order.

Add a File Upload Element.

Group Form Elements.

Chapter 12: Adding Sounds and Videos.

Understanding Multimedia Elements.

Understanding Plug-ins and Players.

Link to Audio or Video Files.

Embed an Audio File.

Embed a Video File.

Embed a Flash Movie.

Set Up Background Audio.

Chapter 13: Working with JavaScript.

Understanding JavaScript.

Understanding Script Events and Handlers.

Add JavaScript to a Web Page.

Create a JavaScript File.

Hide JavaScript.

Add Alternative Text.

Insert the Current Date and Time.

Display an Alert Message Box.

Display a Pop-Up Window.

Customize the Status Bar Message for a Link.

Create an Image Rollover Effect.

Validate Form Data.

Chapter 14: Adding Extra Touches.

Insert Text over an Image.

Add ToolTips to Web Page Elements.

Add a Java Applet.

Add a Scrolling Marquee.

Create an Image Map.

Create Thumbnail Images.

Automatically Load Another Web Page.

Chapter 15: Publishing Your Web Pages.

Understanding Web Page Publishing.

Transfer Files to a Web Server with WS_FTP.

Troubleshoot Your Web Pages.

Promote Your Web Site.

Appendix: HTML Tags.

Basic Tags/Attributes.

Text Formatting Tags/Attributes.

List Tags/Attributes.

Table Tags/Attributes.

Image Tags/Attributes.

Links Tags/Attributes.

Image Map Tags/Attributes.

Multimedia Tags/Attributes.

Java and JavaScript Tags/Attributes.

Frame Tags/Attributes.

Form Tags/Attributes.

Style Sheet Tags/Attributes.

Style Sheet Characteristics.

Style Sheet Syntax.

Sixteen Named Colors.

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Sherry Willard Kinkoph has written and edited over 60 books over the past 10 years covering a variety of computer topics ranging from hardware to software, from Microsoft Office programs to the Internet. Her recent titles include Master VISUALLY Dreamwever MX and Flash MX, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Restortation and Retouching with Photoshop Elements 2.0, and Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks Office 2003. Sherry’s ongoing quest is to help users of all levels master the ever-changing computer technologies. No matter how many times they — the software manufacturers and hardware conglomerates — throw out a new version or upgrade, Sherry vows to be there to make sense of it all and help computer users get the most out of their machines.
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  • New interior design
  • Lower $24.99 price point
  • Revised edition is updated to cover the latest topics on how people currently use HTML — includes tasks on good Web design and usability practices to employ, CSS, using JavaScript to add dynamic content to a site, creating links and forms, and publishing the completed page to the Web.
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  • Now updated for the first time in five years and value priced at $5 less than the previous edition, this full-color guide is a must for beginning visual learners who want to get up to speed on HTML, the standard markup language of the Web
  • Vivid full-color screen shots accompanied by concise step-by-step instructions show how to add links, embed images, incorporate sounds and video, and use frames to create a dynamic site with visual appeal
  • Tackles intermediate-level topics such as how to design a site that's easy to navigate and use, create a consistent style with CSS, and even add interactivity with JavaScript
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