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This book clearly defines the HTML language in its present form. By honing in on the daily realities of site design needs, the superfluous elements of the language are set aside, and real-world solutions are provided in a clear and concise fashion. Learn which tools are best, how to code HTML, and the basic principles of Web publishing and graphic design. Take your site into the next millennium with highly interactive and competitive technologies, including secure transactions, databases, audio and video, and ...
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Overview

This book clearly defines the HTML language in its present form. By honing in on the daily realities of site design needs, the superfluous elements of the language are set aside, and real-world solutions are provided in a clear and concise fashion. Learn which tools are best, how to code HTML, and the basic principles of Web publishing and graphic design. Take your site into the next millennium with highly interactive and competitive technologies, including secure transactions, databases, audio and video, and practical programming techniques.
  • Covers everything needed to develop and publish professional Web pages and sites using HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, CGI, Java, XML, Dynamic HTML, VBScript, and Active Server Pages
  • Coverage of the latest Web publishing technologies and products, including Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 and Netscape Navigator 4.5 browsers
  • CD-ROM contains HTML tools and editors, Graphic design software, the latest Internet Browsers, and Multimedia tools.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789718518
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1168
  • Product dimensions: 7.43 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 2.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Special Edition Using HTML 4, Fifth Edition

  • Introduction
    • How to Use This Book 
    • How This Book Is Organized 
    • Special Features in the Book 

Part I - Before You Begin

  • Chapter 1 - Understanding HTML 4.0 
    • HTML as a Changing Language 
    • A Non-Linear Model 
    • Standards Versus Conventions 
    • The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) 
    • The 4.0 Standard 
    • Special Concerns 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 2 - Real-World HTML 
    • Computer Platforms 
    • Web Browsers 
    • Hardware Issues 
    • Special Concerns 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 3 - HTML Tools 
    • Approaches to Coding 
    • Special Concerns 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 4 - Managing HTML Documents Locally 
    • Naming Conventions 
    • File Directory Structure 
    • Saving Files 
    • From Here... 

Part II - HTML Fundamentals

  • Chapter 5 - Defining HTML Syntax 
    • The Components of HTML 
    • Special Concerns 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 6 - Building HTML Documents 
    • Document Tags 
    • The HTML Shell 
    • Head Structure 
    • Body Structure 
    • Building an HTML Shell 
    • Special Concerns 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 7 - Formatting Text 
    • Tags for Text Formatting 
    • Basic Text Concepts 
    • Headers 
    • Paragraphs and Breaks 
    • Text Styles 
    • Special Text Formatting 
    • Formatting a Complete Text Document 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 8 - Adding Lists 
    • Common List Tags 
    • The Value of Lists 
    • Bulleted (Unordered) Lists 
    • Numbered (Ordered) Lists 
    • Definition Lists 
    • Special Concerns 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 9 - Linking Pages 
    • The Anchor Tag 
    • Absolute Linking 
    • Relative Linking 
    • Linking Images 
    • Intra-Page Linking 
    • Mail Links 
    • Using Multiple Links on a Page 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 10 - Introduction to Tables 
    • General Table Tags 
    • Table Tag Attributes and Values 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 11 - Frame Basics 
    • Frame Structure 
    • Frame Tag Attributes 
    • The Frameset 
    • FRAMESET and FRAME Tag Attributes 
    • Targeting Windows 
    • Borderless Frames 
    • Special Concerns 
    • From Here... 

Part III - HTML Technologies

  • Chapter 12 - Introducing Style Sheets 
    • Types of Style Sheets 
    • Style Sheet Syntax 
    • Cascade and Inheritance 
    • Class and Grouping 
    • For More Information 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 13 - Adding JavaScript 
    • Understanding JavaScript 
    • JavaScript Applications 
    • Special Concerns 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 14 - Working with Dynamic HTML 
    • DHTML Fact and Fiction 
    • Approaching DHTML 
    • Working With Internet Explorer's DHTML 
    • Cross-Browser DHTML--XBDHTML 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 15 - An XML Primer 
    • XML and HTML 
    • Applications of XML 
    • XML Infrastructure 
    • XML Components 
    • XML: A Memo Sample 
    • XML Tools and Parsers 
    • Interoperability and Internationalization 
    • The Future of XML 
    • From Here... 

Part IV - Designing with HTML

  • Chapter 16 - Aligning Text 
    • The DIV Element 
    • Using the Paragraph Element to Align Text 
    • Aligning Text in Tables 
    • Special Concerns 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 17 - Working with Images 
    • The <IMG> Tag 
    • Image Tag Attributes 
    • Floating Images 
    • Linking Images 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 18 - Using Text and Background Color 
    • Using the BODY Element 
    • Primary BODY Attributes 
    • Browser-Specific Body Features 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 19 - Working with Fonts 
    • Typographic Concepts 
    • The FONT Element 
    • Special Concerns 
    • Typography in HTML 4.0 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 20 - Effective Page Design 
    • Understanding Interactive Media 
    • Site Structure 
    • User Interface Design 
    • Analyzing a Site's Intent 
    • Design Intent 
    • Conceiving a Design 
    • Page Layout Techniques 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 21 - Building Advanced Table and Frame Pages 
    • Tables and Frames for Layout 
    • Fixed and Dynamic Design 
    • Approaching Complex Layouts 
    • IFrames 
    • Table Alignment 
    • Splicing Graphics 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 22 - Designing Type Using Style Sheets 
    • Instead of the <FONT> Tag 
    • Style Sheet Font Families 
    • Type Properties and Values 
    • Special Concerns 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 23 - Style Sheets for Positioning Elements
    • Working with Style Sheet Positioning 
    • Z-Order 
    • Positioning Effects 
    • Adding Scripts 
    • Special Concerns 
    • From Here... 

Part V - Web Graphic Design

  • Chapter 24 - Color Concepts 
    • Color Theory 
    • Elements of Color 
    • Web Color Technology 
    • Special Concerns 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 25 - About the Computer Screen 
    • Screen Resolution 
    • Screen Color and Gamma 
    • Working with Screen Space 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 26 - Web Graphic Tools 
    • Myth: Tools Don't Matter 
    • Tools of the Web Graphic Trade 
    • Creating a Background Graphic: Compare and Contrast 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 27 - Web Graphic Formats 
    • Graphic Interchange Format (GIF) 
    • Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) 
    • Graphic Optimization 
    • Additional Graphic Techniques 
    • Special Concerns 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 28 - Creating Professional Web Graphics 
    • Images for Your Pages 
    • Scanning Techniques and Stock Art 
    • Building Web Graphics 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 29 - Graphic Type for the Web 
    • Vector Graphics and Type for the Web 
    • All About Digital Type 
    • Editing Type 
    • Illustrator and HTML 4.0 
    • Attaching URLs to Objects 
    • Hands-On Lesson: Adobe Illustrator 8.0 and Type Effects 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 30 - Designing Specialty Graphics 
    • Imagemaps 
    • Animated GIFs 
    • Advertising Banners 
    • From Here... 

Part VI - Multimedia and Embedded Objects

  • Chapter 31 - Audio and Video 
    • Creating Audio and Video Files 
    • Downloadable File Formats 
    • Adding Audio and Video to a Web Page 
    • Audio and Video Plug-ins 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 32 - Streaming Multimedia 
    • Streaming Audio 
    • Streaming Video 
    • Adding Streaming Media to a Web Page 
    • Other Streaming Multimedia Software 
    • Special Concerns 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 33 - Multimedia Packages 
    • Macromedia Director, Shockwave, and Flash
    • NetShow 
    • RealSystem G2 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 34 - Java Applets
    • Java History 
    • Applications of Java 
    • Writing an Applet 
    • Java Resources 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 35 - Specialty Applications 
    • Virtual Reality 
    • Virtual Reality Modeling Language 
    • Push Technology 
    • Channels 
    • From Here... 

Part VII - Server-Side and Backend Applications

  • Chapter 36 - CGI Scripting and Pre-Processing 
    • The Common Gateway Interface 
    • CGI Languages 
    • How CGI Works 
    • Using Popular Scripts and Applications 
    • Pre-Processing Techniques 
    • Designing Forms with Scripting in Mind 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 37 - Active Server Pages (ASP) 
    • Getting Started 
    • Client-Side Versus Server-Side Scripting 
    • ASP Variables and Objects 
    • Active Server Techniques and Components 
    • Databases and ASP 
    • ASP Tools 
    • Special Concerns 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 38 - Databases 
    • About Database Systems 
    • Database Products 
    • File Server Databases 
    • Database Development Tools 
    • Database Applications 
    • Using Databases 
    • Performance Tuning Dos and Don'ts 
    • Special Concerns 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 39 - Specialty Web Programming 
    • When to Specialize 
    • Visual Basic Script (VBScript) 
    • ActiveX Controls 
    • From Here... 

Part VIII - Start-to-Finish Web Site Design

  • Chapter 40 - Building a Home Page 
    • It's All About People 
    • Planning Your Page 
    • What Kind of Software Should You Use? 
    • Composing and Transferring Files 
    • Choosing Content 
    • Creating a Theme 
    • Scanning and Treating Photos 
    • Case in Point: The Evolution of a Personal Home Page 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 41 - Planning a Small Business Internet Site 
    • Understanding a Business 
    • Defining Site Goals 
    • Branding and Identity 
    • Internet Presence 
    • Special Concerns 
    • Case in Point: The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 42 - Creating an Online Catalog 
    • Designing for Consistency 
    • Managing Products 
    • Handling Transactions 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 43 - Developing a Corporate Intranet 
    • Dynamic Web Applications 
    • Case Study: Introducing the Tucson Medical Center Intranet 
    • Case Study in Depth: A Step-by-Step Examination of the TMC Intranet 
    • Wrap-up: Vision and Prediction 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 44 - Designing an Online Publication 
    • Planning for Growth 
    • Managing Updates and Archives 
    • Creating Interactive Content 
    • Building Virtual Community 
    • From Here... 

Part IX - Post Production

  • Chapter 45 - Preparing Your Site for Publication 
    • Personal Home Pages 
    • Business Pages 
    • Registering Domains 
    • META Tags 
    • Testing Your Pages Offline 
    • Copy and Code Editing 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 46 - Publishing Sites on the Internet 
    • What Makes a Site Live 
    • Transferring Files Using FTP 
    • Testing Files Live 
    • Managing Links
    • Validating Code 
    • Copyright Guidelines 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 47 - Marketing Public Sites 
    • Knowing Your Audience 
    • Search Engines and Directories 
    • Banner Advertising 
    • Other Online Marketing Techniques 
    • Web Rings 
    • Offline Marketing Strategies 
    • From Here... 

  • Chapter 48 - Looking Ahead 
    • HTML 4.0: A Demand for Standardization 
    • The Disappearance of the Operating System 
    • XML: A New Frontier? 
    • From Here... 

Part X - Appendixes

  • Appendix A - HTML 4.0 Reference 
    • Alphabetical HTML 4.0 Element Listing 
    • Common Attributes 
    • Intrinsic Events 
    • Data Types 

  • Appendix B - CSS Reference 
    • Style Sheets 
    • Properties 

  • Appendix C - Script References 
    • JavaScript 
    • Visual Basic Script (VBScript) 

  • Appendix D - Web Designer's Resource Kit 
    • Web Sites of Interest 
    • Books 
    • Organizations 
    • Education 

  • Index 
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