HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide: The Definitive Guide

HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide: The Definitive Guide

by Chuck Musciano, Bill Kennedy
     
 

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"...lucid, in-depth descriptions of the behavior of every HTML tag on every major browser and platform, plus enough dry humor to make the book a pleasure to read."

--Edward Mendelson, PC Magazine


"When they say 'definitive' they're not kidding."

--Linda Roeder, About.com


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"...lucid, in-depth descriptions of the behavior of every HTML tag on every major browser and platform, plus enough dry humor to make the book a pleasure to read."

--Edward Mendelson, PC Magazine


"When they say 'definitive' they're not kidding."

--Linda Roeder, About.com


Put everthing you need to know about HTML & XHTML at your fingertips. For nearly a decade, hundreds of thousands of web developers have turned to HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide to master standards-based web development. Truly a definitive guide, the book combines a unique balance of tutorial material with a comprehensive reference that even the most experienced web professionals keep close at hand. From basic syntax and semantics to guidelines aimed at helping you develop your own distinctive style, this classic is all you need to become fluent in the language of web design.



The new sixth edition guides you through every element of HTML and XHTML in detail, explaining how each element works and how it interacts with other elements. You'll also find detailed discussions of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), which is intricately related to web page development. The most all-inclusive, up-to-date book on these languages available, this edition covers HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0, and CSS2, with a preview of the upcoming XHTML2 and CSS3. Other topics include the newer initiatives in XHTML (XForms, XFrames, and modularization) and the essentials of XML for advanced readers. You'll learn how to:

  • Use style sheets to control your document's appearance
  • Work with programmatically generated HTML
  • Create tables, both simple and complex
  • Use frames to coordinate sets of documents
  • Design and build interactive forms and dynamic documents
  • Insert images, sound files, video, Java applets, and JavaScript programs
  • Create documents that look good on a variety of browsers


The authors apply a natural learning approach that uses straightforward language and plenty of examples. Throughout the book, they offer suggestions for style and composition to help you decide how to best use HTML and XHTML to accomplish a variety of tasks. You'll learn what works and what doesn't, and what makes sense to those who view your web pages and what might be confusing. Written for anyone who wants to learn the language of the Web--from casual users to the full-time design professionals--this is the single most important book on HTML and XHTML you can own.



Bill Kennedy is chief technical officer of MobileRobots, Inc. When not hacking new HTML pages or writing about them, "Dr. Bill" (Ph.D. in biophysics from Loyola University of Chicago) is out promoting the company's line of mobile, autonomous robots that can be used for artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic research, and education.


Chuck Musciano began his career as a compiler writer and crafter of tools at Harris Corporations' Advanced Technology Group and is now a manager of Unix Systems in Harris' Corporate Data Center.

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This guide to creating web documents using HTML and XHTML starts with basic syntax and semantics, and finishes with broad style guidelines for designing accessible documents that can be delivered to a browser. Links, formatted lists, cascading style sheets, forms, tables, and frames are covered. The fourth edition is updated to HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.0. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449397456
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/17/2006
Series:
Definitive Guides
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
680
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author


Chuck Musciano has spent his life on the East Coast, living in Maryland, Georgia, and New Jersey before acquiring a B.S. in computer science from Georgia Tech in 1982. He began his career as a compiler writer and crafter of tools and then went on to join Harris Corporation's Advanced Technology Group, where he helped develop large-scale multiprocessors. His prolonged interest in user-interface research and development finally gave way to a position as manager of Unix systems in Harris' Corporate Data Center. He left Harris in 1997 to become the chief information officer of the American Kennel Club in Raleigh, North Carolina. There he focuses on re-engineering their legacy information systems to exploit client/server technology over the Internet. Throughout his career, he has known and loved the Internet, having contributed a number of publicly available tools to the Net, and helped start the Internet Movie Database.

Chuck has written on Unix- and web-related topics in the trade press for the past decade, most visibly as the "webmaster" columnist for Sunworld Online and the "Tag of the Week" columnist for Web Review. In his spare time he enjoys life in North Carolina with his wife Cindy, daughter Courtney, and son Cole. He can be reached at cmusciano@aol.com.

Bill Kennedy is currently president and chief technical officer of ActivMedia, Inc., a new media marketing and marketing research company based in beautiful Peterborough, NH, but which conducts business with clients and associates from around the world, primarily over the Internet. When not hacking new HTML pages or writing about them, "Dr. Bill" (Ph.D. in biophysicsof all things) is out promoting a line of intelligent mobile robots as real-world platforms for artificial intelligence and fuzzy logic research and for education. Contact Dr. Bill directly at bkennedy@activmedia.com.

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