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HTML, XHTML, and CSS Bible
     

HTML, XHTML, and CSS Bible

by Steven M. Schafer
 

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An essential update to the key web authoring standards of HTML, XHTML, and CSS

The existence of Web pages depends on three vital technologies: HTML (base language that Web pages are written in), XHTML (standards that define how to write HTML pages), and CSS (standard that applies formatting styles to Web pages). This new edition provides you with critical

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An essential update to the key web authoring standards of HTML, XHTML, and CSS

The existence of Web pages depends on three vital technologies: HTML (base language that Web pages are written in), XHTML (standards that define how to write HTML pages), and CSS (standard that applies formatting styles to Web pages). This new edition provides you with critical coverage of these three Web authoring standards, and places special focus on the upcoming releases of HTML 5 and CSS 3.

Serving as a tutorial and reference, this comprehensive resource explains the basic structure and necessary formatting to create a static (non-changing) and dynamic (changing) page on the Internet.

  • HTML, XHTML, and CSS are the three major Web authoring standards for creating either a static or dynamic Web page
  • Guides you through using HTML to create Web documents and introduces updates to HTML 5
  • Demonstrates best practices for using tools and utilities to create Web documents
  • Includes coverage of the new CSS 3 and tips and tricks for maximizing its abilities

Helpful examples round out this essential guide and will get you up and running with HTML, XHMTL, and CSS in no time!

Editorial Reviews

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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:
9780470523964
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/26/2010
Series:
Bible Series , #615
Pages:
792
Sales rank:
951,411
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)

Meet the Author

Steven M. Schafer has broad experience in technology and is a veteran of publishing. He's been in and around technology as a programmer, an editor, a product specialist, a technical manager, and a Web developer. Steve employs both open-source and proprietary technologies and has worked with the Internet since the mid-1990s. He can be reached by e-mail at sschafer@synergy-tech.com.

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