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Overview

Simply put, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the magic Web authors use to create readable, attractive pages for all the world to see. At first glance, building Web pages may seem to require years of arduous training, advanced aesthetic capabilities, and hours of exhausting trial-and-error exercises. But if you can tell somebody how to drive across town to your house, you can certainly build a Web document that performs to your expectations.

HTML 4 For Dummies, 4th Edition, shows the full range of design and technical elements you need to build good-looking, useful Web pages, and gives you the know-how and confidence to do it! This remarkable markup reference gets down to the basics about

  • Coming up with a document structure
  • Working with blocks of text
  • Laying out lists of several kinds
  • Linking to online resources
  • Adding images to your page
  • Setting colors and backgrounds

Taking HTML to the next level, HTML 4 For Dummies, 4th Edition, introduces the finer points of tables, frames, forms and far more. The indispensable guide covers common tools and techniques that can extend HTML's capabilities through

  • The joy and wonder of Cascading Style Sheets
  • Scripts that turn your pages into an interactive playground
  • Multimedia options that serve up audio, video or animation
  • Database connections that open the doors to an information treasury
  • Interrelated HTML documents that add up to a full-blown Web site 

Loaded with examples, illustrations, and step-by-step instructions, HTML 4 For Dummies, 4th Edition, can get you going or growing with your Web page-building know-how. Whether your online presence serves as a personal hobby, a greeting to the world, or a managed, professional resource on the job, this up-to-date resource is the one to rely on for all your Web adventures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764519956
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/7/2003
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: 4TH
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Ed Tittel, a 20-year veteran of the computer industry, has worked on over 20 For Dummies books.

Natanya Pitts is a writer, trainer, Web guru, and HTML instructor.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Meeting HTML in Its Natural Environment.

Chapter 1: The Least You Need to Know about HTML and the Web.

Chapter 2: HTML at Work on the Web.

Chapter 3: Creating Your First HTML Page.

Part II: Getting Started with HTML.

Chapter 4: Structuring Your HTML Documents.

Chapter 5: Linking to Online Resources.

Chapter 6: Finding and Using Images.

Chapter 7: Top Off Your Page with Formatting.

Part III: Taking HTML to the Next Level.

Chapter 8: HTML Tables.

Chapter 9: HTML Frames.

Chapter 10: HTML Forms.

Part IV: Extending HTML with Other Technologies.

Chapter 11: Getting Stylish with CSS.

Chapter 12: HTML and Scripting.

Chapter 13: Making Multimedia Magic.

Chapter 14: Integrating a Database into Your HTML.

Chapter 15: How HTML Relates to Other Markup Languages.

Part V: From Web Page to Web Site.

Chapter 16: Creating an HTML Toolbox.

Chapter 17: Setting Up Your Online Presence.

Chapter 18: Creating a Great User Interface.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Exterminate Web Bugs.

Chapter 20: Ten HTML Do’s and Don’ts.

Chapter 21: Ten Great HTML Resources.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: HTML 4 Tags.

Appendix B: HTML Character Codes.

Appendix C: Glossary.

Index.

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