Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummiesby Ed Tittel, Chris Minnick
Your full-color, friendly guide to getting started with HTML5 and CSS3!
HTML and CSS are essential tools for creating dynamic websites and help make your websites even more effective and unique. This friendly-but-straightforward guide gets you started with the basics of the latest versions of HTML and CSS: HTML5 and CSS3. Introducing you to the syntax/p>/b>
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Have you ever tried to build your own web pages, but found it too daunting? If you have, then this book is for you. Authors Ed Tittel and Chris Minnick, have done an outstanding job of writing a book that reveals the ins and outs of the markup languages that are the web’s lifeblood: The HyperText Markup Language that is used to capture text, graphics and other content; and, the Cascading Style Sheets language that is used to make web pages look good wherever they appear. Authors Tittel and Minnick, begin by showing you how HTML and CSS work, so that you can start creating or editing web pages right awayalbeit very, very simple ones. In addition, they walk you through some important details that are involved in reading and understanding HTML. The authors also present the steps that are involved in creating a web page. Then, they continue by covering all of the major elements that are needed to craft basic structure for an HTML documentincluding its head and body. The authors then show you how to create a solid HTML document by laying a firm foundation to establish the document’s structure. Next, they describe how tables make it easy and convenient to present all kinds of information that that naturally falls into rows and columns, and to help maximize space when introducing lots of terms or other items that would waste too much white space if run up against the left or right margins on a page. In addition, the authors cover the many uses for forms. They also show you how to create simple links. Then, the authors continue by giving you a crash course in how to use images on web pages. Next, they provide a quick tutorial on using various types of media in your web pages. In addition, the authors point you to resources on the web and tools that you can use to make sure that your web pages work correctly on nearly every web browser that is in use today. The authors also explain the rules, or syntax, of CSS. Then, they continue by showing you how to use inline styles. The authors then cover the important issue of how to position elements in a web page. Next, they show you how to change the spacing between elements, change the spacing inside of elements, assign borders to elements, align the content of elements, and more! The authors also show you the different ways to specify colors in CSS, how to assign colors to elements, and how to work with backgrounds. Then, they show you how to change font sizes. Next, the authors continue by showing you how to create shadows. They then look at two more CSS3 capabilities, media queries and animation, which are both rapidly changing the way you design and think of web pages. In addition, the authors show you how to understand different mobile devices. Then, they continue by showing you how to create well-formulated HTML and how to test it over and over again. Next, the authors show you how to get rid of your web pages of bugs, errors, and lurking infelicities. Finally, they help you stock the HTML toolbox. This excellent book keeps the technobabble to a minimum, and sticks with plain English whenever possible. Also, this great book has its own companion website with HTML and CSS examples from all of its chapters in usable form.