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HTML, XHTML and CSS All-In-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition

HTML, XHTML and CSS All-In-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Andy Harris

ISBN: 978-0-470-53755-8

Nov 2010

1080 pages


A complete and fully updated reference for these key Web technologies

HTML, XHTML, and CSS are essential tools for creating dynamic Web sites. This friendly, all-in-one guide covers what programmers need to know about each of the technologies and how to use them together.

Like the bestselling first edition, HTML, XHTML, and CSS All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition makes it easy to grasp the fundamentals and start building effective Web pages. With new information about Web 2.0 and Ajax, it's the perfect reference as well.

  • HTML, XHTML, and CSS are the key technologies for building dynamic Web pages
  • This friendly, all-in-one guide explains each technology, shows how to use them together, and examines quality Web design and layout
  • Six self-contained minibooks cover HTML, CSS, design and layout, client-side JavaScript, Ajax and server-side, and putting it all together
  • Covers new Web development advancements including new technologies and changes to the standards
  • Includes a CD with additional valuable Web development programs and a companion Web site featuring the code used in the book

Web programmers and designers will find what they most need to know in HTML, XHTML, and CSS All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition, helping them create the type of Web sites that today's market demands.

CD-ROM and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file. These materials will be made available for download upon purchase of the digital edition


Book I: Creating the HTML/XHTML Foundation.

Chapter 1: Sound HTML Foundations.

Chapter 2: It's All about Validation.

Chapter 3: Choosing Your Tools.

Chapter 4: Managing Information with Lists and Tables.

Chapter 5: Making Connections with Links.

Chapter 6: Adding Images.

Chapter 7: Creating Forms.

Chapter 8: The Future of HTML: HTML 5.

Book II: Styling with CSS.

Chapter 1: Coloring Your World.

Chapter 2: Styling Text.

Chapter 3: Selectors, Class, and Style.

Chapter 4: Borders and Backgrounds.

Chapter 5: Levels of CSS.

Book III: Using Positional CSS.

Chapter 1: Fun with the Fabulous Float.

Chapter 2: Building Floating Page Layouts.

Chapter 3: Styling Lists and Menus.

Chapter 4: Using Alternative Positioning.

Book IV: Client-Side Programming with JavaScript.

Chapter 1: Getting Started with JavaScript.

Chapter 2: Making Decisions with Conditions.

Chapter 3: Loops and Debugging.

Chapter 4: Functions, Arrays, and Objects.

Chapter 5: Talking to the Page.

Chapter 6: Getting Valid Input.

Chapter 7: Animating Your Pages.

Book V: Server-Side Programming with PHP.

Chapter 1: Getting Started on the Server.

Chapter 2: PHP and XHTML Forms.

Chapter 3: Control Structures.

Chapter 4: Working with Arrays.

Chapter 5: Using Functions and Session Variables.

Chapter 6: Working with Files and Directories.

Chapter 7: Connecting to a MySQL Database.

Book VI: Managing Data with MySQL.

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Data.

Chapter 2: Managing Data with SQL.

Chapter 3: Normalizing Your Data.

Chapter 4: Putting Data Together with Joins.

Book VII: Into the Future with AJAX.

Chapter 1: AJAX Essentials.

Chapter 2: Improving JavaScript and AJAX with jQuery.

Chapter 3: Animating jQuery.

Chapter 4: Using the jQuery User Interface Toolkit.

Chapter 5: Improving Usability with jQuery.

Chapter 6: Working with AJAX Data.

Book VIII: Moving from Pages to Sites.

Chapter 1: Managing Your Servers.

Chapter 2: Planning Your Sites.

Chapter 3: Introducing Content Management Systems.

Chapter 4: Editing Graphics.

Chapter 5: Taking Control of Content.

Appendix A: What's on the CD.


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