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HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites

ISBN: 978-1-118-00818-8
512 pages
November 2011
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A full-color introduction to the basics of HTML and CSS from the publishers of Wrox! 

Every day, more and more people want to learn some HTML and CSS. Joining the professional web designers and programmers are new audiences who need to know a little bit of code at work (update a content management system or e-commerce store) and those who want to make their personal blogs more attractive. Many books teaching HTML and CSS are dry and only written for those who want to become programmers, which is why this book takes an entirely new approach.

  • Introduces HTML and CSS in a way that makes them accessible to everyone—hobbyists, students, and professionals—and it’s full-color throughout
  • Utilizes information graphics and lifestyle photography to explain the topics in a simple way that is engaging
  • Boasts a unique structure that allows you to progress through the chapters from beginning to end or just dip into topics of particular interest at your leisure

This educational book is one that you will enjoy picking up, reading, then referring back to. It will make you wish other technical topics were presented in such a simple, attractive and engaging way!

This book is also available as part of a set in hardcover - Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781119038634; and in softcover - Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781118907443.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 2

Chapter 1: Structure 12

Chapter 2: Text 40

Chapter 3: Lists 62

Chapter 4: Links 74

Chapter 5: Images 94

Chapter 6: Tables 126

Chapter 7: Forms 144

Chapter 8: Extra Markup 176

Chapter 9: Flash, Video & Audio 200

Chapter 10: Introducing CSS 226

Chapter 11: Color 246

Chapter 12: Text 264

Chapter 13: Boxes 300

Chapter 14: Lists, Tables & Forms 330

Chapter 15: Layout 358

Chapter 16: Images 406

Chapter 17: HTML5 Layout 428

Chapter 18: Process & Design 452

Chapter 19: Practical Information 476

Index 493

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Author Information

JON DUCKETT has been designing and building websites for more than a decade. He has worked with small startups and global brands, and has written more than a dozen books on web design, programming, usability, and accessibility.
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Press Release

August 07, 2012
Instructor Resources Now Available for HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. announces new resources for web design and development tutors. This extensive set of animated lecture slides and Q+A sheets corresponds with Jon Duckett’s best-selling book HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites (Wiley, 978-1-1180-0818-8, November 2011, www.htmlandcssbook.com). 

  • Animated Lecture Slides: in both Keynote and PowerPoint formats to assist in teaching students in a visually engaging manner. Each presentation corresponds to a specific chapter in HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites. Instructors are free to modify the slides, as needed, to work with class lectures.
  • Question and Answer Sheets: a set of questions corresponding with each chapter of the book to test students’ understanding of the topic, as well as answer sheets for instructors. The Q+A Sheets are simple to print and hand out to students, and can be useful in monitoring the progress of classes.

HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites has quickly become a favorite among designers and instructors as an excellent reference and course companion. It has achieved widespread acclaim for its groundbreaking design approach, which teaches code in a highly visual manner. Each page of the book introduces a new topic using straightforward explanations accompanied by bite-sized code samples. At the end of each chapter there is an in-depth example that puts together the techniques it has covered. The academic resources were created with the same attention to detail as the book, providing up-to-date, visually inspiring tools for those teaching HTML & CSS. 

In a recent book review for HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites, Patrick McNeil, author of The Web Designers' Idea Book and content director for HOW Interactive Design, states, “If you’re trying to learn code for the first time, this book will be a remarkable companion. And as someone who coaches many designers moving into the development world, I’ve found a new go-to manual.” McNeil continues, “Bottom line, if you’re relatively new to HTML and CSS, this book will be an invaluable asset. I definitely expect to see it showing up as required reading in the design departments of many universities.”

HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites is available for purchase online and at retailers nationwide. Educational discounts for bulk purchases of the book are available via Wiley’s academic sales representatives. 

Additional information and video overview of instructor resources available at http://www.htmlandcssbook.com/academic. Press images of the book available at http://www.htmlandcssbook.com/press.

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