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HTML5 and CSS3 All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition



HTML5 and CSS3 All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Andy Harris

ISBN: 978-1-118-42139-0 January 2014 1104 Pages

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A new edition of a bestseller covers the latest advances in web development!

HTML5 and CSS3 are essential tools for creating dynamic websites and boast updates and enhanced features that can make your websites even more effective and unique. This friendly, all-in-one guide covers everything you need to know about each of these technologies and their latest versions so that you can use them together. Building on the bestselling formats of the first two editions, this new edition teaches you the fundamentals of HTML5 and CSS3, and then presents ways for using them with JavaScript, MySQL, and Ajax to create websites that work.

  • Covers using JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, and Ajax in the context of programming dynamic web pages with CSS3 and HTML5
  • Includes self-contained minibooks that review HTML, CSS, design and layout, client-side JavaScript, Ajax and server-side, and putting it all together
  • Examines new web development advancements including new technologies and changes to the standards
  • Features a website that contains supporting materials including code and several valuable programs that are useful for web development

HTML5 and CSS3 All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition serves as the perfect reference for both web development beginners and seasoned professionals looking to learn more about how to get the most out of the powerful combination of HTML5 and CSS3.

Introduction 1

Part I: Creating the HTML Foundation 7

Chapter 1: Sound HTML Foundations 9

Chapter 2: It’s All About Validation 19

Chapter 3: Choosing Your Tools 33

Chapter 4: Managing Information with Lists and Tables 51

Chapter 5: Making Connections with Links 67

Chapter 6: Adding Images, Sound, and Video 77

Chapter 7: Creating Forms 105

Part II: Styling with CSS 129

Chapter 1: Coloring Your World 131

Chapter 2: Styling Text 149

Chapter 3: Selectors: Coding with Class and Style 175

Chapter 4: Borders and Backgrounds 197

Chapter 5: Levels of CSS 225

Chapter 6: CSS Special Effects 245

Part III: Building Layouts with CSS 263

Chapter 1: Fun with the Fabulous Float 265

Chapter 2: Building Floating Page Layouts 285

Chapter 3: Styling Lists and Menus 309

Chapter 4: Using Alternative Positioning 327

Part IV: Client-Side Programming with JavaScript 353

Chapter 1: Getting Started with JavaScript 355

Chapter 2: Talking to the Page 375

Chapter 3: Decisions and Debugging 399

Chapter 4: Functions, Arrays, and Objects 429

Chapter 5: Getting Valid Input 459

Chapter 6: Drawing on the Canvas 483

Chapter 7: Animation with the Canvas 511

Part V: Server-Side Programming with PHP 527

Chapter 1: Getting Started on the Server 529

Chapter 2: PHP and HTML Forms 549

Chapter 3: Using Control Structures 569

Chapter 4: Working with Arrays 587

Chapter 5: Using Functions and Session Variables 605

Chapter 6: Working with Files and Directories 617

Chapter 7: Exceptions and Objects 639

Part VI: Managing Data with MySQL 653

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Data 655

Chapter 2: Managing Data with MySQL 679

Chapter 3: Normalizing Your Data 705

Chapter 4: Putting Data Together with Joins 719

Chapter 5: Connecting PHP to a MySQL Database 741

Part VII: Integrating the Client and Server with AJAX 759

Chapter 1: AJAX Essentials 761

Chapter 2: Improving JavaScript and AJAX with jQuery 775

Chapter 3: Animating jQuery 795

Chapter 4: Using the jQuery User Interface Toolkit 819

Chapter 5: Improving Usability with jQuery 841

Chapter 6: Working with AJAX Data 859

Chapter 7: Going Mobile 883

Part VIII: Moving from Pages to Sites 909

Chapter 1: Managing Your Servers 911

Chapter 2: Planning Your Sites 933

Chapter 3: Introducing Content Management Systems 953

Chapter 4: Editing Graphics 977

Chapter 5: Taking Control of Content 995

Index 1015