HTML, XHTML & CSS (Visual QuickStart Guide Series) / Edition 6

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Overview

Need to learn HTML fast? This best-selling reference's visual format and step-by-step, task-based instructions will have you up and running with HTML in no time. In this completely updated edition of our best-selling guide to HTML, Web expert and best-selling author Elizabeth Castro uses crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to all of today's HTML and XHTML essentials. You’ll learn how to design, structure, and format your Web site. You'll create and use images, links, styles, lists, tables, frames, and forms, and you'll add sound and movies to your site. Finally, you will test and debug your site, and publish it to the Web. Along the way, you'll find extensive coverage of CSS techniques, current browsers (Opera, Safari, Firefox), creating pages for the mobile Web, and more.

Visual QuickStart Guide--the quick and easy way to learn!

  • Easy visual approach uses pictures to guide you through HTML and show you what to do.
  • Concise steps and explanations get you up and running in no time.
  • Page for page, the best content and value around.
  • Companion Web site at www.cookwood.com/html offers examples, a lively question-and-answer area, updates, and more.
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Editorial Reviews

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For years, Elizabeth Castro’s HTML Visual QuickStart Guides have been a breath of fresh air for anyone who needs to master web page construction. Her books are friendly, welcoming, and immensely usable -- and Peachpit’s clean, open series design makes them a pleasure to work with. The Sixth Edition fits the profile. It also adds coverage of some very hot topics: notably RSS feeds, podcasting, and layout for handhelds.

But then, it’s been a while since this was “only” an HTML book. Castro thoroughly covers XHTML and CSS2 style sheets, too. (Nice touch: coverage of using tables and CSS together, to get the best of both worlds.) There’s even a chapter on attracting visitors with keywords, crawler pages, and other techniques. To make the book even more useful, there are appendices on practically everything: CSS properties and values, HTML/XHTML elements, attributes, symbols, characters, tools, and more. Bill Camarda, from the September 2006 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321430847
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 8/30/2006
  • Series: Visual QuickStart Guide Series
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 329,111
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Castro has written all five best-selling editions of HTML for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide. She is also author of Perl and CGI for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide and XML for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide—both best-sellers! Liz was the technical editor for Peachpit’s The Macintosh Bible, Fifth Edition, and she founded Pagina Uno, a publishing house in Barcelona, Spain.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Web page building blocks 27
Ch. 2 Working with Web page files 43
Ch. 3 Basic (X)HTML structure 55
Ch. 4 Basic (X)HTML formatting 69
Ch. 5 Images 81
Ch. 6 Links 103
Ch. 7 Style sheet building blocks 119
Ch. 8 Working with style sheet files 127
Ch. 9 Defining selectors 137
Ch. 10 Formatting with styles 151
Ch. 11 Layout with styles 169
Ch. 12 Dynamic effects with styles 189
Ch. 13 Style sheets for handhelds 199
Ch. 14 Style sheets for printing 209
Ch. 15 Lists 215
Ch. 16 Tables 227
Ch. 17 Forms 253
Ch. 18 Video, audio, and other multimedia 281
Ch. 19 Scripts 311
Ch. 20 A taste of JavaScript 321
Ch. 21 Symbols and non-English characters 327
Ch. 22 Testing and debugging Web pages 339
Ch. 23 Publishing your pages on the Web 353
Ch. 24 Getting people to visit 361
Ch. 25 Syndication and podcasting 375
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  • Posted March 3, 2009

    Great DIY Book

    I was always under the impression that learning HTML was difficult and you had to be a computer programer to even begin to understand the code until I picked up this book. I examined this particular book and compared it to a famous brand DIY book. This HTML, XHTML & CSS book was easier to understand and straight to the point. I created my website using a Yahoo template because I figured all I had to do was type information in the desiginated boxes. I found out that's all I could do, was type. I couldn't bold, center, underline, or create links with this particular template, program, or whatever you want to call it, without knowing HTML. This book saved the day for me. I highly recommend it.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 13, 2009

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    A guide for everyone!

    HTML, XHTML, and CSS can be very confusing concepts for the average Joe; Well not anymore! Elizabeth Castro does a fantastic job of explaining concepts in a way that is easy to comprehend, in addition with an abundance of illustrations. I recommend this book for beginners and individuals that would like to expand their general knowledge on this up-and-coming craze.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2009

    Awesome way to learn how to make web sites!!!!!!!!!

    If you want to learn HTML and CSS to make web sites, this is the best way to go. This book is really easy to understand, it has great images so you can see what you're learning. I knew nothing about web design and I learned so much through this book! I highly recommend it!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2010

    Learning html

    So... I think this is good tutorial by html language. But there are others web html tutorials which help you in such cases.
    http://phpforms.net/tutorial/tutorial.html

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 4, 2008

    A must have for any Java Servlet or Web developer

    If you only have one book for your HTML and CSS reference, this is the one to have. I have thie one and the 4th edition, which gives a little more detail on CGI.<BR/><BR/>This is a technical book packed with information, but if you are just curious about the web, start here. Load up Tomcat 5.5 and have some fun.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 24, 2010

    Great Books

    Years ago when I first got into HTML I purchased many books that almost made it impossible to learn until I ran into HTML by Elizabeth Castro. Since then when I wanted to learn something new I always purchased her books or books from Peachpit Press because they publish books that are easy to read and learn. Buy one of their books and you also will look to Peachpit for easy to learn books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2010

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    Excellent resource

    This book is well organized making it easy to find what you need.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

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    Outstanding book on HTML

    A little experience with the on-line HTML tutorials gets you started.
    Then this book helps you take off !! Very well done. The text discusses the solution or the how-tos and the code is near by so one can see how it's done in HTML code.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2008

    not a good starter book

    As a total beginner, I found this book hard to follow. It lead my path of discouragement and confusion. If you know nothing, and are looking for a starter book, it's not the right pick.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2007

    I like it. It's nice.

    I thought that this book really does a great job at giving the reader a good basic knowledge of the technologies mentioned in the title. I was already pretty familiar with (X)HTML and CSS, and I got this book for a reference and to make sure I had the basics down pat. I did learn a lot from reading this book, and it was very helpful.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2006

    Cutting-Edge Reference

    This book was a requirement for my Web Design 1 class and studied it from cover to cover. I had a little HTML coding experience, but needed a solid understanding of web design. The first 3 to 4 chapters are very helpful, but after that, if you are not familiar with XHTML language and CSS, it can be difficult to follow. The author's approach to CSS was confusing to me. Most of the examples shown in the book are disappointingly NOT step-by-step. It's more like 'look and guess what this is' - and is necessary to re-read several times over to understand. The author did a good job covering all the 'cutting-edge' updates for XHTML in a timely manner. This book is a good reference. Hopefully her next edition will be more polished.

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