Accessible XHTML and CSS Web Sites Problem Design Solution / Edition 1

Accessible XHTML and CSS Web Sites Problem Design Solution / Edition 1

by Jon Duckett
     
 

Accessible XHTML and CSS Web Sites

Problem - Design - Solution

This book teaches anyone who already knows about creating Web pages in HTML how to bring their skills up to date and take advantage of XHTML and CSS to create attractive sites that also meet accessibility laws and guidelines.

By looking at how to update an example site written in HTML, you will

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Overview

Accessible XHTML and CSS Web Sites

Problem - Design - Solution

This book teaches anyone who already knows about creating Web pages in HTML how to bring their skills up to date and take advantage of XHTML and CSS to create attractive sites that also meet accessibility laws and guidelines.

By looking at how to update an example site written in HTML, you will learn how the latest Web standards allow you to create Web pages that will last longer and work in more browsers. You'll be introduced to a series of common situations, explore possible solutions, and learn to implement the best choice.

First, you will learn how to write XHTML markup. Then, you will see how to control the presentation and layout of your pages using CSS. And finally, you will learn how to meet accessibility requirements.

What you will learn from this book

  • How to create Web pages in XHTML, which will help pages work on more browsers and give your pages a longer lifespan
  • How to control presentation of your pages with CSS
  • How to control the layout of a page using CSS rather than HTML tables
  • How to meet accessibility requirements set out in W3C WCAG and U.S. Government Section 508 guidelines

Who this book is for

This book is for anyone who already knows how to create Web pages in HTML and wants to keep up-to-date by learning about XHTML, CSS, and accessibility.

Wrox Problem – Design – Solution references give you solid, workable solutions to real-world development problems. Each is devoted to a single application, analyzing every problem, examining relevant design issues, and implementing the ideal solution.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764583063
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/04/2005
Series:
Wrox Problem--Design--Solution Ser.
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.03(d)

Meet the Author

Jon Duckett published his first Web site in 1996 while studying for a BSc (Hons) in psychology at Brunel University, London. Since then he has helped create a wide variety of Web sites and has coauthored more than ten programming-related books on topics from ASP to XML (via many other letters of the alphabet) that have covered diverse aspects of Web programming, including design, architecture, and coding.
After graduating, Jon worked for Wrox Press, first in their Birmingham (U.K.) offices for three years and then in Sydney (Australia) for another year. He is now a freelance developer and consultant based in a leafy suburb of London, working for a range of clients spread across three continents.
When not stuck in front of a computer screen, Jon enjoys writing and listening to music.

Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction.

Chapter 1: Introducing the Site.

Chapter 2: Moving from HTML to XHTML.

Chapter 3: Using CSS to Style Documents.

Chapter 4: Adding More Style with CSS.

Chapter 5: Using CSS for Layout.

Chapter 6: Understanding Accessibility.

Chapter 7: Creating Accessible Tables and Forms and Testing Your Site.

Chapter 8: Looking to the Future.

Appendix A: Final Example Code.

Appendix B: XHTML Element Reference.

Appendix C: CSS Properties.

Appendix D: Escape Characters.

Appendix E: MIME Types.

Index.

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