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Creating Cool Web Sites with HTML, XHTML, and CSS

Creating Cool Web Sites with HTML, XHTML, and CSS

Dave Taylor

ISBN: 978-0-764-55738-5

May 2004

432 pages

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  • Walks readers through the process of creating a basic Web site from scratch using HMTL, the basis for billions of Web pages, and then jazzing it up with advanced techniques from the author's award-winning sites
  • This updated edition features new material that shows readers how to attract visitors to a site and keep them there, including new JavaScript examples and coverage of cascading style sheets and XHTML, technologies that make building successful Web sites even easier
  • Also features exciting new tips and tricks for beginning and advanced users, as well as more expanded examples and samples for users to incorporate in their own sites
  • The book moves from basic design and deployment to advanced page layout strategies, showing how to spice up new or existing sites with sound, video, and animation


Part I: Building a Wicked Cool Web Page.

Chapter 1: So What’s All This Web Jazz?

Chapter 2: Building Your First Web Page: HTML Basics.

Chapter 3: Presenting Text Attractively.

Chapter 4: Moving into the 21st Century with Cascading Style Sheets.

Chapter 5: Lists and Special Characters.

Chapter 6: Putting the Web in World Wide Web: Adding Pointers and Links.

Chapter 7: From Dull to Cool by Adding Graphics.

Part II: Rockin’ Page Design Strategies.

Chapter 8: Tables and Frames.

Chapter 9: Forms, User Input, and the Common Gateway Interface.

Chapter 10: Advanced Form Design.

Chapter 11: Activating Your Pages with JavaScript.

Chapter 12: Advanced Cascading Style Sheets.

Chapter 13: Site Development with Weblogs.

Part III: Expanding Your Page into a Web Site.

Chapter 14: Web Sites versus Web Pages.

Chapter 15: Thinking about Your Visitors and Your Site’s Usability.

Chapter 16: Validating Your Pages and Style Sheets.

Chapter 17: Building Traffic and Being Found.

Closing Thoughts.

Appendix A: Step-by-Step Web Site Planning Guide.

Appendix B: Finding a Home for Your Web Site.


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