Sams Teach Yourself HTML and CSS in 24 Hours / Edition 7
  • Sams Teach Yourself HTML and CSS in 24 Hours / Edition 7
  • Sams Teach Yourself HTML and CSS in 24 Hours / Edition 7

Sams Teach Yourself HTML and CSS in 24 Hours / Edition 7

by Dick Oliver, Michael Morrison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0672328410

ISBN-13: 9780672328411

Pub. Date: 12/15/2005

Publisher: Sams

Learn from the newest, updated edition of the highly acclaimed introduction to HTML, Sams Teach Yourself HTML and CSS In 24 Hours. The seventh edition includes updates to introduce Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in concert with HTML to produce quality web pages. You'll be able to study revisions that refine examples, as well as provide an

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Overview

Learn from the newest, updated edition of the highly acclaimed introduction to HTML, Sams Teach Yourself HTML and CSS In 24 Hours. The seventh edition includes updates to introduce Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in concert with HTML to produce quality web pages. You'll be able to study revisions that refine examples, as well as provide an enhanced integration with your web pages. You'll also gain a comprehensive understanding with new examples that match the current state of HTML.

This carefully organized, well-written tutorial teaches beginning web page development skills, covering only those HTML and CSS tags that are likely to be used on creating a beginning web page. The 24 separate, one hour-long tutorials follow the process by which you should be creating your web page, building knowledge not only of how to create a web page, but building a general knowledge of how to use HTML and CSS in other projects as well.

Chapters include:

  • Understanding HTML and XHTML

  • Creating Your Own Web Page Graphics

  • Using Tables to Organize and Lay Out Your Pages

  • Using Style Sheets for Page Layout

  • Dynamic Web Pages

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780672328411
Publisher:
Sams
Publication date:
12/15/2005
Series:
Sams Teach Yourself Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

  • Put Your HTML Page Online Today
  • Beyond HTML
  • How to Use This Book
  • Visual Examples
  • Special Highlighted Elements
  • Q&A, Quiz, and Exercises
  • The Sams Publishing Website

Part I: Your First Web Page

Hour 1: Understanding HTML and XHTML

  • What Is a Web Page?
  • How Web Pages Work
  • The Pieces and Parts of a Web Page
  • The Many Faces of HTML
  • The Scoop on HTML, XML, and XHTML

Hour 2: Create a Web Page Right Now

  • Getting Started with a Simple Web Page
  • HTML Tags Every Web Page Must Have
  • Organizing a Page with Paragraphs and Line Breaks
  • Calling Out Text with Headings
  • Peeking at Other People's Pages
  • Validating Your Pages

Hour 3: Linking to Other Web Pages

  • Linking to Another Web Page
  • Linking Between Your Own Pages
  • Addressing Web Pages
  • Opening a Link in a New Browser Window
  • Linking to Google Maps
  • Adding Links to a Practical Example

Hour 4: Publishing Your HTML Pages

  • Setting Up Web Space on the Internet
  • Transferring Pages to a Web Server
  • Making a File Available for Downloading
  • Other HTML Publishing Options
  • Testing Your Web Pages

Part II: Building Practical Web Pages with HTML

Hour 5: Basic Text Alignment and Formatting

  • The Old Way Versus the New Way
  • Aligning Text on a Page
  • The Three Types of HTML Lists
  • Placing Lists Within Lists
  • Boldface, Italics, and Special Text Formatting
  • Tweaking the Font
  • Working with Special Characters

Hour 6: Creating Text Links

  • Linking Within a Page Using Anchors
  • Linking to a Specific Part of Another Page
  • Linking Your Email Address into a Page
  • Linking to Wikipedia

Hour 7: Creating Your Own Web Page Graphics

  • Choosing Graphics Software
  • The Least You Need to Know About Graphics
  • Preparing Photographic Images
  • Creating Banners and Buttons
  • Reducing the Number of Colors in an Image
  • Interlaced GIFs and Progressive JPEGs
  • Creating Animated Web Graphics
  • Assembling Images into an Animation
  • Generating Transitions and Text Effects

Hour 8: Putting Graphics on a Web Page

  • Placing an Image on a Web Page
  • Describing an Image with Text
  • Turning Images into Links
  • Aligning Images
  • Specifying Image Width and Height

Hour 9: Custom Backgrounds and Colors

  • Exploring Background and Text Colors
  • Specifying Custom Colors
  • Using Background Image Tiles
  • Working with Transparent Images
  • Creating Your Own Tiled Backgrounds

Hour 10: Graphical Links and Imagemaps

  • Why Imagemaps Aren't Always Necessary
  • Mapping Regions Within an Image
  • Creating Client-Side Imagemaps

Part III: Creative Web Page Design

Hour 11: Using Tables to Organize and Lay Out Your Pages

  • Creating a Simple Table
  • Controlling the Size of Tables
  • Alignment and Spanning Within Tables
  • Table Backgrounds and Spacing
  • Creative Page Layout with Tables

Hour 12: Formatting Web Pages with CSS Style Sheets

  • Understanding CSS
  • A Basic Style Sheet
  • A CSS Style Primer
  • Using Style Classes
  • Internal Style Sheets and Inline Styles
  • A Quick Style Sheet Recap

Hour 13: Digging Deeper into Style Sheet Formatting

  • Advanced Text Formatting with CSS
  • Changing the Appearance of Links
  • Commenting CSS Code
  • CSS Tips and Tricks
  • Revisiting the Hockey Player Example

Hour 14: Using Style Sheets for Page Layout

  • The Whole Scoop on Positioning
  • Controlling the Way Things Stack Up
  • Working with Margins
  • A Little Padding for Safety
  • Keeping Everything Aligned
  • Managing the Flow of Text
  • Taking Advantage of a Style Sheet Template

Hour 15: Creating Print-Friendly Web Pages

  • What Makes a Page Print-Friendly?
  • Applying a Media-Specific Style Sheet
  • Designing a Style Sheet for Print Pages
  • Viewing a Web Page in Print

Hour 16: Multipage Layout with Frames

  • What Are Frames?
  • Building a Frameset
  • Linking Between Frames and Windows
  • Nesting Frames Within Frames
  • Controlling Frame Margins, Borders, and Scrolling

Part IV: Dynamic Web Pages

Hour 17: Web Page Scripting for Nonprogrammers

  • The Least You Need to Know About Scripting
  • Jazzing Things Up with Interactive Highlighting
  • Preloading Images for Speed
  • Creating an Animated Banner Ad
  • Displaying a Random Quote
  • Creating a Virtual Fish Tank
  • Cashing In with Google Ads on Your Site
  • The Wide World of JavaScript

Hour 18: Gathering Information with HTML Forms

  • How HTML Forms Work
  • Creating a Form
  • Accepting Text Input
  • Identifying Each Piece of Form Data
  • Including Hidden Data in Forms
  • Exploring Form Input Controls
  • Submitting Form Data
  • Using a PayPal Buy Now Button

Hour 19: Embedding Multimedia in Web Pages

  • Placing Multimedia Content on a Web Page
  • Linking to Multimedia Files
  • Embedding Video with Windows Media Player
  • Embedding Audio with RealPlayer
  • Automatically Embedding the Appropriate Player

Hour 20: Jazz Up Your eBay Auctions with HTML and CSS

  • Why Use HTML and CSS on eBay?
  • Understanding How HTML Fits into eBay
  • Creating an eBay Item Listing in HTML
  • Providing a Link to Your About Me Page
  • Altering the Background of an Item Page
  • Creating a Slide Show Item Listing

Hour 21: Create Your Own Blog

  • What's a Blog?
  • Creating a Blog on Blogger.com
  • Creating Your First Blog Entry
  • Using CSS to Dress Up Your Blog
  • Tying Your Blog to Your Web Site
  • Updating Your Blog

Part V: Building a Web Site

Hour 22: Organizing and Managing a Web Site

  • When One Page Is Enough
  • Organizing a Simple Site
  • Organizing a Larger Site
  • Writing Maintainable HTML Code

Hour 23: Helping People Find Your Web Pages

  • Publicizing Your Web Site
  • Listing Your Pages with the Major Search Sites
  • Providing Hints for Search Engines
  • Auto Loading Another Web Page
  • Documenting the Full Address of a Page

Hour 24: Beyond Traditional Web Sites

  • HTML Beyond the Web
  • From Calculators to Wireless Communicators
  • HTML as the New User Interface
  • The Digital Media Revolution Will Not Be Televised
  • Preparing Yourself for Tomorrow
  • The Future of HTML Applications

Part VI: Appendixes

Appendix A: Readers' Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • The 24 Top Questions from Readers of Sams Teach Yourself HTML and CSS in 24 Hours

Appendix B: HTML and CSS Resources on the Internet

  • General HTML, XHTML, and CSS Information
  • Web Page Design
  • Software
  • Graphics
  • Multimedia
  • Advanced Developer Resources
  • HTML Validators
  • Directories with HTML Information
  • Web Site Services
  • Free Web Site Hosting

Appendix C: Complete XHTML 1.1 and CSS 2 Quick Reference

  • XHTML Structure
  • XHTML Text Phrases and Paragraphs
  • XHTML Text Formatting Elements
  • XHTML Lists
  • XHTML Links
  • XHTML Tables
  • XHTML Frames
  • XHTML Embedded Content
  • XHTML Style
  • XHTML Forms
  • XHTML Scripts
  • XHTML Common Attributes and Events
  • CSS Dimension Style Properties
  • CSS Text and Font Style Properties
  • CSS Background Style Properties
  • CSS Border Style Properties
  • CSS Margin Style Properties
  • CSS Padding Style Properties
  • CSS Layout and Display Style Properties
  • CSS List and Marker Style Properties
  • CSS Table Style Properties

Appendix D: Migrating from HTML to XHTML

  • Differences Between XHTML 1 and HTML 4
  • XHTML and Document Validity
  • Declaring XHTML Namespaces
  • Converting HTML Documents to XHTML

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