HTML, XHTML, and CSS Bible

HTML, XHTML, and CSS Bible

by Bryan Pfaffenberger, Steven M. Schafer, Chuck White, Bill Karow
     
 

  • An expanded, updated, and retitled edition of HTML Bible, examining HTML, XHTML-a set of extensions to HTML to make it more like XML-and cascading style sheets (CSS), which provide a simple way to add consistent formatting to HTML Web documents
  • Focusing on reader feedback and changing industry trends, this new edition is a major overhaul that

Overview

  • An expanded, updated, and retitled edition of HTML Bible, examining HTML, XHTML-a set of extensions to HTML to make it more like XML-and cascading style sheets (CSS), which provide a simple way to add consistent formatting to HTML Web documents
  • Focusing on reader feedback and changing industry trends, this new edition is a major overhaul that addresses the extensive changes in Web development
  • Shows readers the best, most efficient way to use HTML and examines which peripheral technologies are worth learning for the long run
  • Features "before and after" pictures that show the results of improved Web page coding
  • Offers continued coverage of key topics, including site administration, dynamic data-driven pages, and many others, in addition to new sections on hot new topics such as blogs and content management

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Even in an era of slick web editors, you’ll be far more successful if you thoroughly understand three core technologies: HTML, XHTML, and CSS. Sure, you needn’t hand-code everything. But when something goes wrong, or you need a better way to do the job, where do you turn? We recommend HTML, XHTML, and CSS Bible, Third Edition.

The Web has matured to the point where reliable best practices exist for building sites with HTML, XHTML, and CSS. Brian Pfaffenberger focuses on those: not just what works, but what works best. (That’s especially true in a closing section, which brings together high-level principles for developing structured, highly usable content that’s easier to maintain and secure.)

Refer to this book for concise and accurate guidance on all the meat-and-potatoes tasks: text formatting, lists, images, links, special characters, tables, frames, forms, multimedia, CSS style rules, fonts, colors, backgrounds, element positioning, and much more. Also turn to it for up-to-date briefings on more advanced topics, from DHTML with CSS to XML, even database-driven web publishing. (All the examples are downloadable, from simple HTML text formatting to MySQL database queries.)

There’s a full section on testing, publishing, and maintaining sites: everything from validating documents to choosing service providers, even site publicity. (And, at the back, complete references to HTML tags, CSS conventions, and language codes.)

As comprehensive as ever, this Third Edition eliminates some failed technologies and adds some important new ones -- notably, blogging and content management tools. You’ll rely on it constantly, for years to come. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764557392
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/12/2004
Series:
Bible Series , #145
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
816
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.76(d)

Meet the Author

Bryan Pfaffenberger is the author of more than 75 books on computers and the Internet, including the best-selling Discover the Internet, from IDG Books Worldwide. He teaches advanced professional communication and the sociology of computing in the University of Virginia’s Division of Technology, Culture, and Communication. Bryan lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his family and an extremely spoiled cat.

Steven M. Schafer is a veteran of technology and publishing. He programs in several languages, works with a variety of technologies, and has been published in several technical publications and articles. He currently is the COOO/CTO for Progeny, and open source-based service and support company. Steven can be reach by e-mail at sschafer@synergy-tech.com.

Chuck White is a Web development professional who has written numerous articles and books on Web development, including Mastering XSLT and Developing Killer Web Apps with Dreamweaver MX and C#, and tutorials for IBM DeveloperWorks. His first published work on CSS was for Web Techniques magazine in 1997, and he has been working with large and small Web sites since 1996. He is currently a Web software engineer at eBay.

Bill Karow, in addition to writing several computer books, has served as a contributor or technical editor on more than 30 other books. Formerly in charge of systems development for Walt Disney Entertainment, Bill now serves as a computer consultant in the Orlando area when he’s not out riding his bicycle. He also has the distinction of having stood atop many of the buildings at Walt Disney World, fanfare trumpet in hand (with their permission).

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