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Overview

HTML texts from other academic publishers treat HTML in a step-by-step cookbook fashion, as though it were a simple software application, limiting the amount of material and concepts covered. Unique in the marketplace, Gottleber and Trainor’s Even More Excellent HTML combines the pedagogical support of academic texts with the comprehensive coverage found in trade books. No previous knowledge of HTML or Web design is assumed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072561784
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 10/25/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Gottleber is professor of CIS at north Lake College in Texas.

He holds a Ph.D. in college teaching with a specialty in Computer

Education and Cognitive Systems from the University of North Texas.

Dr. Trainor is professor of CIS at Muskegon Community College in Michigan. Tim received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Western Michigan University and a Doctorate from the University of Kansas. He has been teaching Computer Information Systems since 1976 and is the author or a co-author of over 20 CIS books. These are the CIS book titles he has helped author:

· Computer Concepts and Applications

· Computer Literacy: Concepts and Applications

· Even More Excellent HTML with Tim Gottleber

· Visual Basic for Applications with Jeff Stipes

· More Excellent HTML (translated into Italian, Korean and Chinese) with Tim Gottleber

· Computers! (five editions and translated into Korean) with Diane Krasnewich

· Essentials of Personal Computing with Diane Krasnewich

· Introducing Microsoft Office for Windows with Keiko Pitter and Jeff Stipes

· Introducing Microsoft Works for Windows (two editions) with Keiko Pitter and Jeff Stipes

· A Quick Look at Visual Basic with Jeff Stipes

· A Quick Look at QBASIC with Jeff Stipes

· Introducing Access for Windows (translated into Turkish) with Jeff Stipes

· Introducing Paradox for Windows with Jeff Stipes

· Introducing Fox Pro for Windows with Jeff Stipes

· Introducing Lotus 1-2-3 for Windows with Jeff Stipes

· Introducing Quattro Pro for Windows with Jeff Stipes

· Software Tools in Business with Jeff Stipes

· A Guide to MS/PC DOS with Jeff Stipes

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Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1 An HTML Overview 1
What Is HTML? 2
What's in a Name? 2
Browsers 5
What Is a URL? 9
HTML Terminology 12
HTML Code Format 14
World Wide Web Consortium (W[superscript 3]C) 14
Necessary Tools 16
Nice-to-Have Tools 18
Places to Get Neat Stuff on the Net 22
Organizations Promoting Internet Usage 25
Chapter 2 Your First Web Page 27
Elements of a Web Page 28
XHTML Structure Module 36
Common Coding Errors 36
More Web Page Elements 37
Editing an HTML Document 42
Commonly Used Empty Tags 42
Body Tag Attributes 44
A Few Considerations 49
Chapter 3 Linking: Let's Get Hyper 55
Why Is Hypertext Hyper? 56
Storyboarding Page Links 56
Paths to Files 63
Intersystem Source Anchors 66
Intrapage Targets 68
Intrapage Source Anchors 70
URLs with Intrapage Targets 71
Anchor Placement 71
Intrasystem Source Anchors 72
One-Way Streets 72
The "Click Here" Faux Pas 74
Mailto: Protocol 75
Page Footers 75
Server-Side Includes 77
Chapter 4 Lists: Bringing Order out of Chaos 81
Plain-Text Lists 82
List-Making Tags 82
Ordered and Unordered Lists 82
HTML-Compliant Code 91
Lists of Lists: Nesting 97
Readability 100
Lists of Definitions 100
XHTML List Module 103
Deprecated List Forms: Menus and Directories 103
Chapter 5 Formatting: Is What You See What You Get? 109
Glyphs and Fonts 110
Document-Wide Style Changes 111
Inline Styles 120
Turning Off Formatting 130
Deprecated Font-Handling Techniques 132
Final Comment 133
Chapter 6 Images: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words 137
Images and Multimedia 138
Image Formats 138
Choosing an Image Format 140
Image Sizes 140
Bits per Bixel (BPP) 141
Graphics Tips 142
[left angle bracket]img[right angle bracket] 144
Line Breaks 153
Centering Images 154
Image Borders 156
Image Margins 158
Images as Bullets 160
Image Links 161
Two HTML Coding Tricks 163
To Image or Not to Image 164
Chapter 7 Tables: Data in Rows and Columns 169
What's in a Table? 170
Table Containers 171
Changing Standards 178
Controlling White Space 181
Table Text Alignment 183
Table Data and Headers 186
Table Captions 193
Table Columns 195
Scrolling Big Tables 199
XHTML Table Module 201
Chapter 8 STYLE: Some Have It and Some Don't 207
What Is a Cascading Style Sheet? 208
Why Use External Style Sheets? 208
Applying External Style Sheets 209
Classes of Styles 212
Style-Sheet Elements to Divide and Span 215
Common Style Properties 219
Changing Link Colors 224
Box Definitions 224
Media Types 233
Paged Media 233
Printer-Friendly Web Pages 236
Conclusions 237
Chapter 9 Multimedia: Watch Your Inclusions 241
Using Multimedia 242
XHTML Object Module 252
When to Use Code Augmentation 252
Adding Sound 253
Types of Sound Files 253
Choosing Formats 257
Aural Style Sheets 257
Ethical Questions 261
Adding Video 261
Streaming Audio/Video 263
To Link or to Copy? 264
Chapter 10 Frames: Divide and Conquer 267
Considerations When Using Frames 268
Frame Navigation 269
Formatting Frames 271
Alternatives to Frames 289
Final Comments 291
Chapter 11 Forms and Forms Processing 297
Form and Function 298
Handling Electronic Mail 299
Designing Forms 301
Graphical Buttons 322
Drop-Down List Boxes 328
XHTML Form Module 336
Processing Data Automagically (CGI) 336
How CGI Works 338
Chapter 12 CGI, Metatags, and Other Tricks of the Trade 345
Processing Data Automagically 345
How CGI Works 345
[left angle bracket]base/[right angle bracket] 354
Creating New Tags 355
Multicolumn Pages 363
Headlines 365
Sidebars 366
Pseudo-Elements and Pseudo-Class 366
Chapter 13 JavaScript Programs for Your Pages 373
What Is JavaScripit? 374
Misconceptions About JavaScript 374
Introducing JavaScript 376
The Hello() Function 378
Invoking Functions 379
Basic Programming Structures 380
Object-Oriented Concepts in JavaScript 383
Date Object 386
Intrinsic Events 388
Document Object 389
Window Object 391
Another Interesting Bit 403
Things JavaScript Should Not Be Forced to Do 405
Chapter 14 Dynamic HTML: Charismatic Pages 409
Image Maps 410
Professional Rollovers 420
Color-Changing on the Fly 421
A Little Fancier Color-Changing 424
How the Cookie Crumbles 426
Chapter 15 XML: The Next Best Thing 437
What Is XML, Anyway? 438
The Language of XML 438
DTD Up Close and Personal 439
The Reason for XML 440
DTD Models 441
Relationship between XML and XHTML 442
XML Is More Than a Markup Language 443
Building HTML from XML 445
Creating PDF Output from XML 448
What's Next? 449
XML and Databases 450
Chapter 16 Pragmatic Hypertext: It Ain't All Pictures! 455
Common Misconceptions 456
Text 456
Literature 457
Corporate/Government Documentation 459
Electronic Books (Ebooks) 460
Web-Based Reference Manuals 461
Online Help 463
Online Education (Distance Learning) 464
The Wireless Web 465
Knowledge Is Power 467
Web Site versus Web Page 468
Migrating from Text to Hypertext 469
Online Text Sites 472
Appendix A A Style Manual 475
Appendix B File Transfer Protocol 485
Appendix C History of the Internet 497
Glossary 503
Index 527
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2005

    Ok book with unclear instructions

    I had to use this book for my Web Dev. class. It has typos in it, which makes it dificult for the beginer to figure out. This is the first HTML book I have read and it's ok I guess, only because I cannot comapre it to any other books. However, the instructions are not 'step by step' they are somewhat 'implied instructions' so you must figure out what what it's trying to ask you to do. It has gotten me very frustrated at times because they do not tell/show you where or how to begin.

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