Beginning Web Programming with HTML, XHTML, and CSS [NOOK Book]

Overview

As the Web has evolved, tools and methods for creating Web pages have also changed and matured. This book teaches you to create Web sites using a combination of new and mature technologies and shows you the best practices that have emerged for using these technologies.

In these pages you will learn to build Web sites with traditional HTML and its successor XHTML. You will see how CSS can be used to make your Web pages more attractive by controlling the presentation and ...

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Beginning Web Programming with HTML, XHTML, and CSS

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Overview

As the Web has evolved, tools and methods for creating Web pages have also changed and matured. This book teaches you to create Web sites using a combination of new and mature technologies and shows you the best practices that have emerged for using these technologies.

In these pages you will learn to build Web sites with traditional HTML and its successor XHTML. You will see how CSS can be used to make your Web pages more attractive by controlling the presentation and formatting of pages, and how to use JavaScriptâ„¢ to enhance the power of your pages. Along the way you will learn how to make your pages work in several generations of Web browsers, including new Web-enabled devices such as mobile phones. You'll also learn techniques that make your site more usable and accessible.

What you will learn from this book

  • How to create Web sites using established standards
  • The differences between HTML and its successor XHTML
  • How to include images and links in your pages
  • Methods of collecting information from visitors to your site using forms
  • Ways to control the appearance of your pages (such as fonts, colors, and backgrounds) using CSS
  • How to use tables, frames, and CSS to control page layout
  • Design issues such as creating simple navigation and usable forms
  • How to deliver Web pages to a wide range of devices
  • The basics of using JavaScript in your pages

Who this book is for

This book is for anyone who wants to understand the language of the Web and learn to create Web pages. You should know how to access and view Web pages with a browser, but previous programming experience is not necessary.

WroxBeginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118058794
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/9/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 840
  • File size: 17 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

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 co-written more than ten programming-related books on topics from ASP to XML (via many other letters of the alphabet) covering diverse aspects of Web programming including design, architecture, and coding.
After graduation, Jon worked for Wrox Press first in its Birmingham (UK) 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 listening to music and writing.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Creating Structured Documents 1

Ch. 2 Links and Navigation 53

Ch. 3 Images and Objects 77

Ch. 4 Tables 109

Ch. 5 Forms 139

Ch. 6 Frames 185

Ch. 7 Cascading Style Sheets 211

Ch. 8 More Cascading Style Sheets 273

Ch. 9 Page Layout 323

Ch. 10 Design Issues 361

Ch. 11 Learning JavaScript 403

Ch. 12 Working with JavaScript 453

Ch. 13 Putting Your Site on the Web 501

App. A Answers to Exercises 539

App. B XHTML Element Reference 563

App. C CSS Properties 607

App. D Color Names and Values 637

App. E Character Encodings 645

App. F Special Characters 649

App. G Language Codes 665

App. H MIME Media Types 669

App. I Deprecated and Browser-Specific Markup 681

Index 715

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