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HTML 4 For Dummies, 5th Edition

HTML 4 For Dummies, 5th Edition

Ed Tittel, Mary Burmeister

ISBN: 978-0-764-58917-1

May 2005

432 pages

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Description

Are you fascinated by the look and design of Web pages? Do you wish that you had the knowledge and skills to create a great looking Web site? Whether you’re an up-and-coming Web designer or just an enthusiastic hobbyist, you are probably using HTML, the standard authoring language for the Internet. HTML 4 For Dummies, now in its 5th edition, will show you the basics of working with this language as well as advanced skills for all-around knowledge.

HTML is used to create Web documents. As a standard issued by the World Wide Web Consortium, it is used by almost everyone to create and edit Web pages. HTML is capable of:

  • Creating a Web site
  • Inserting designs to a Web page
  • Running on both PCs and Macs

The new edition of HTML 4 For Dummies contains nearly 50% more content than its previous editions, and covers a wide range of material, including: Planning a Web site to avoid underperformance

  • Creating and viewing a Web page
  • Working with text, tables, lists, and links
  • Adding style to your page with images, colors, and fonts
  • Managing layout
  • Controlling positioning and appearance using CSS
  • Integrating scripts with HTML
  • Designing an eBay auction page
  • Helpful advices and tips, as well as warnings about pitfalls

Complete with a 6-page tear-out colored reference sheet, HTML 4 For Dummies is the most comprehensive HTML guide yet. Written by a computer expert and author of over 120 books, including the previous editions of the bestselling HTML 4 For Dummies, this straightforward, fun guide will aid you through making and editing beautiful Web pages.

Introduction.

Part I: Getting To Know (X)HTML.

Chapter 1: The Least You Need to Know about HTML 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.

Chapter 8: Introducing Cascading Style Sheets.

Chapter 9: Using Cascading Style Sheets.

Chapter 10: Getting Creative with Colors and Fonts.

Chapter 11: Using Tables for Stunning Pages.

Part IV: Integrating Scripts with HTML.

Chapter 12: Scripting Web Pages.

Chapter 13: The Nuts and Bolts of JavaScript.

Chapter 14: Working with Forms.

Chapter 15: Fun with Client-Side Scripts.

Part V: HTML Projects.

Chapter 16: The About Me Page.

Chapter 17: The eBay Auction Page.

Chapter 18: A Company Site.

Chapter 19: A Product Catalog.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Cool HTML Tools.

Chapter 21: Ten HTML Do’s and Don’ts.3

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Exterminate Web Bugs.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Deprecated (X)HTML Elements and Attributes.

Appendix B: Shorthand and Aural CSS Properties.

Appendix C: Glossary.

Index.

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URLs in HTML 4 For Dummies, 5th Edition

Chapter

Description

URL

1

FirstGov Web page

http://www.firstgov.gov

1

List of Web browsers at Yahoo!

http://dir.yahoo.com/Computers_and_Internet/Software/Internet/World_Wide_Web/Browsers

1

HTTP Transactions and You

http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/geektalk/97/06/index4a.html

1

Documents that describe HTML and XHTML

http://www.w3.org

1

HTML 4.01 Specification

http://www.w3.org/TR/html4

1

XHTML 2.0 Working Draft (7/4/2004)

http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD- xhtml2-20040722/

1

XHTML 1.1 Module-based XHTML Recommendation (5/31/2001):

http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/

1

XHTML 1.0 Recommendation (1/26/2000)

http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/

1

Unicode Code Charts

http://www.unicode.org/charts/

1

ISO 8859-1 (Latin 1) Character Set Overview

http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/charset/

1

Greek Characters (Greek and Coptic)

http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U0370.pdf

1

Currency Symbols

http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U20A0.pdf

1

Miscellaneous Symbols

http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2600.pdf

1

Arrow Characters, Supplemental Arrows-A

http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U27F0.pdf

1

Arrow Characters, Supplemental Arrows-B

http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2900.pdf

1

Mathematical Characters

http://www.unicode.org/charts/ (search for math)

1

General Punctuation

http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2000.pdf

2

TextPad

http://www.textpad.com

2

Hello World Web page

http://www.io.com/~natanya/zog_letter.html

3

Citrixxperience.com

http://www.citrixxperience.com

3

Web Hosting for Under Ten Bucks

http://webmonkey.wired.com/webmonkey/02/01/index4a.html?tw=design

3

WS_FTP

http://www.ipswitch.com/Products/WS_FTP/

3

CuteFTP

http://www.globalscape.com/products/cuteftp/index.asp

3

Design Basics

http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/html/97/05/index2a.html

3

Site Redesign Tutorial

http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/design/site_building/tutorials/tutorial4.html

3

Jakob Nielsen’s Web site; resources and articles on creating accessible sites

http://useit.com

3

Web Pages That Suck

http://www.webpagesthatsuck.com

4

Dictionary of HTML META tags

http://vancouver-webpages.com/META/metatags.detail.html

5

None

 

6

World Wide Web Consortium

http://www.w3.org

7

Examine Graphic Channels and Space

http://builder.cnet.com/webbuilding/0-3883-8-4892140-1.html

7

Web Graphics Overview

http://webmonkey.wired.com/webmonkey/01/28/index1a.html

7

Optimizing Your Images

http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/99/15/index0a.html

7

Site Optimization Tutorial

http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/design/site_building/tutorials/tutorial2.html

7

W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#gl-provide-equivalents

7

Image Map Tutorial

http://webmonkey.wired.com/webmonkey/96/40/index2a.html

8

Validate Your Style Sheet

http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/

8

General CSS Information and Status of CSS3

http://www.w3.org/style/css

8

Westciv's CSS2 reference on the Web

http://www.westciv.com/style_master/academy/css_tutorial/index.html

8

CSS Structure and Rules Tutorial

http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/css/structure.html

8

W3C's Core Style Sheets

http://www.w3.org/StyleSheets/Core/

9

World’s Biggest CSS Geek

http://www.westciv.com/news/podguide.html

10

See how your browser displays certain colors

http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/values.html#color

10

Hexadecimal Color Chart

>http://www.hypersolutions.org/pages/rgbhex.html

10

Hexadecimal Color Chart

http://www.colorschemer.com/online.html

10

Hexadecimal Color Chart

http://webmonkey.wired.com/webmonkey/reference/color_codes

10

RGB to Hexadecimal Converter

http://www.univox.com/home/support/rgb2hex.html

10

Hexadecimal System

http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/55830.html

10

Chapter 8, "The Shorthand Property" section of Webmonkey’s “Mulder’s Stylesheets Tutorial”

http://webmonkey.wired.com/webmonkey/98/15/index3a_page6.html?tw=authoring

11

The Web Standards Project

http://www.webstandards.org

12

Script File Samples

http://www.javascriptworld.com/scripts/chap16/ex6/index.html

12

Script File Samples

http://www.javascriptworld.com/scripts/script16.06.html

12

Gmail

http://www.gmail.com

13

Reserved words in JavaScript

http://www.javascripter.net/faq/reserved.htm

13

Document Object Model (DOM) Specification

http://www.w3.org/DOM

13

<None>

 

14

Good Forms

http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/99/30/index4a_page3.html

14

JavaScript and Forms

http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp

14

JavaScript and Forms

http://www.quirksmode.org/js/forms.html

14

JavaScript and Forms

http://webmonkey.wired.com/webmonkey/programming/javascript

14

Learn More about Form Validation!

http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/webtech/LearnMore/Validation.asp

14

CGI Programming 101: Learn CGI Today!

http://www.cgi101.com/book

14

CGI Scripts for Fun and Profit

http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/99/26/index4a.html

14

Matt's Script Archive

http://www.scriptarchive.com/nms.html

14

The CGI Resource Index

http://cgi.resourceindex.com

14

ScriptSearch

http://www.scriptsearch.com

14

rateGenius

http://www.rategenius.com

15

<None>

 

16

<None>

 

17

Andale

http://www.andale.com

18

Lorem Ipsum (Greeked Text)

http://www.lipsum.com

19

Yahoo! Merchant Solutions

http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/merchant

19

PayPal

http://www.paypal.com

20

CNET Shopper

http://www.shopper.com

20

PC Magazine

http://pcmag.shopping.com

20

Macromedia Dreamweaver MX/ HomeSite+

http://www.macromedia.com/software

20

TextWrangler

http://www.barebones.com/products/bbedit/threeway.shtml

20

BBEdit

http://www.barebones.com

20

Microsoft FrontPage 2003

http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/

20

Adobe GoLive cs

http://www.adobe.com/products/golive

20

Photoshop Elements

http://www.adobe.com, select Products >Digital Imaging

20

Paint Shop Pro

http://www.jasc.com

20

Macromedia Fireworks

http://www.macromedia.com/software/fireworks

20

Download.com

http://www.download.com

20

Web Link Validator

http://www.download.com (search for Web Link Validator)

20

W3C Link Checker (downloadable version)

http://validator.w3.org/docs/checklink.html

20

W3C Link Checker (online version)

http://validator.w3.org/checklink

20

MOMspider Link Checker

http://ftp.ics.uci.edu/pub/websoft/MOMspider

20

W3C Validator

http://validator.w3.org

20

WS_FTP Pro FTP Client

http://www.ipswitch.com

20

Fetch FTP Client

http://fetchsoftworks.com

20

HTML-Kit

http://www.chami.com/html-kit

20

NetMechanic HTML Toolbox

http://www.netmechanic.com/maintain.htm

20

Easy HTML Construction Kit

http://www.hermetic.ch/html.htm

21

Using Lynx when testing Web pages

http://www.brainstormsandraves.com/articles/browsers/lynx

21

A humorous look at ghost sites

http://www.disobey.com/ghostsites/index.shtml

22

Doctor HTML spell-checking service

http://www2.imagiware.com/RxHTML

22

MOMspider

http://ftp.ics.uci.edu/pub/websoft/MOMspider

22

W3C Validator

http://validator.w3.org