XHTML For Dummies

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Combining the strength of HTML with the flexibility of XML, Extensible Markup Language sets you free to create the kinds of Web pages you’ve always imagined. And the best thing is, it’s really easy to get the hang of XHTML. If you can give directions to the post office, you can design and build a Web page with XHTML. But here’s the catch: While XHTML isn’t hard to learn, it does pack a welter of details that you have to wrestle into submission while you build your Web pages. Mastering that will take some practice...

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Overview

Combining the strength of HTML with the flexibility of XML, Extensible Markup Language sets you free to create the kinds of Web pages you’ve always imagined. And the best thing is, it’s really easy to get the hang of XHTML. If you can give directions to the post office, you can design and build a Web page with XHTML. But here’s the catch: While XHTML isn’t hard to learn, it does pack a welter of details that you have to wrestle into submission while you build your Web pages. Mastering that will take some practice and a little coaching from a knowledgeable friend–which is what you get with XHTML For Dummies.

XHTML For Dummies is a friendly, approachable guide to tackling the terminology and mastering the tools of XHTML. Written for absolutely anyone interested in creating readable and attractive Web pages–regardless of degree of computer savvy or markup language experience–it quickly gets you on track with the kn owledge and skills needed to:

  • Make Web pages that look exactly how you imagine them
  • Manage XHTML style and layout
  • Create cool XHTML page layouts
  • Create content readable on all Internet-ready devices
  • Quickly and easily convert HTML documents into XHTML
  • Create sheets and DTDs
  • Use tools to determine browser capability
  • Rev up e-commerce applications

From the basics of tags and elements to advanced topics, such as creating dynamic Web pages with DOM, XHTML For Dummies covers all the bases for novices and experienced Web developers alike, including:

  • Styling XHTML with CSS
  • Presentation and text controls
  • Using XHTML tables effectively
  • Java, multimedia, and scripting
  • Modularizing XHTML and creating dynamic Web pages with DOM

As an added bonus, you get a CD-ROM featuring:

  • Freeware versions of Amaya XML-aware Web browser
  • Microsoft KML Notepad v1.5
  • An evaluation version of Adept Editor LE
  • Plus HTML Tidy, expat, XT, and more

Packed with working examples, clear step-by-step explanations and hot tips on how to get the most out of XHTML this is everyone’s total guide to mastering the latest Web design language.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764507519
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 422
  • Sales rank: 1,021,854
  • Product dimensions: 7.39 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author

Ed Tittel has written several books, including HTML 4 For Dummies®. Chelsea Valentine is a Webmaster with Ed's company, LANWrights. Natanya Pitts has taught HTML, XML, and DHTML and collaborated on HTML 4 For Dummies with Ed.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: Getting Cozy with XHTML.

Chapter 1: Welcome to XHTML!

Chapter 2: The XML Connection.

Chapter 3: Converting HTML to XHTML.

Chapter 4: The XHTML Specification.

PART II: Getting Started.

Chapter 5: Behind the Scenes of XHTML Documents.

Chapter 6: My First XHTML Page.

Chapter 7: Elements and Attributes.

Chapter 8: Styling XHTML with CSS.

Chapter 9: A Basic XHTML Page.

Chapter 10: Document Structure Elements.

PART III: Coding Your First XHTML Page.

Chapter 11: Presentation and Text Controls.

Chapter 12: Of Links and Graphics.

Chapter 13: Listing Data.

Chapter 14: Adding Character.

Chapter 15: Using XHTML Tables Effectively.

PART IV: Taking XHTML to the Next Level.

Chapter 16: Map It Up!

Chapter 17: Formulating Forms.

Chapter 18: Framing Your Pages.

Chapter 19: Java, Multimedia, and Scripting.

PART V: Advanced XHTML Topics.

Chapter 20: Modularizing XHTML.

Chapter 21: Extending Markup.

Chapter 22: DOMinate Dynamic Web Pages.

Chapter 23: Real-World XHTML Solutions.

PART VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 24: Ten XHTML Do's and Don'ts.

Chapter 25: Top Ten Design Tips.

Chapter 26: Cool XHTML Tools.

Chapter 27: Ten Opulent Online XHTML Resources.

PART VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Glossary.

Appendix B: About the CD-ROM.

Index.

IDG Books Worldwide End-User License Agreement.

Installation Instructions.

Book Registration Information.

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