Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies

Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies

by Ed Tittel, Chris Minnick
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Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies by Ed Tittel, Chris Minnick

Your full-color, friendly guide to getting started with HTML5 and CSS3!

HTML and CSS are essential tools for creating dynamic websites and help make your websites even more effective and unique. This friendly-but-straightforward guide gets you started with the basics of the latest versions of HTML and CSS: HTML5 and CSS3. Introducing you to the syntax and structure of the languages, this helpful guide shows you how to create and view a web page, explains ideal usage of HTML5 and CSS3, walks you through the CSS3 rules and style sheets, addresses common mistakes and explains how to fix them, and explores interesting HTML5 tools.

  • Serves as an ideal introduction to HTML5 and CSS3 for beginners with little to no web development experience
  • Details the capabilities of HTML5 and CSS3 and how to use both to create responsive, practical, and well-designed websites
  • Helps you understand how HTML5 and CSS3 are the foundation upon which hundreds of millions of web pages are built
  • Features full-color illustrations to enhance your learning process

Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies is the perfect first step for getting started with the fundamentals of web development and design.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118657201
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 381,272
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ed Tittel is a 30-year veteran of the technology industry with more than 140 computing books to his credit, including the bestselling HTML For Dummies.

Chris Minnick runs Minnick Web Services. He teaches, speaks, and consults on web-related topics and has contributed to numerous books, including WebKit For Dummies.

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Have you ever tried to build your own web pages, but found it too daunting? If you have, then this book is for you. Authors Ed Tittel and Chris Minnick, have done an outstanding job of writing a book that reveals the ins and outs of the markup languages that are the web’s lifeblood: The HyperText Markup Language that is used to capture text, graphics and other content; and, the Cascading Style Sheets language that is used to make web pages look good wherever they appear. Authors Tittel and Minnick, begin by showing you how HTML and CSS work, so that you can start creating or editing web pages right away­albeit very, very simple ones. In addition, they walk you through some important details that are involved in reading and understanding HTML. The authors also present the steps that are involved in creating a web page. Then, they continue by covering all of the major elements that are needed to craft basic structure for an HTML document­including its head and body. The authors then show you how to create a solid HTML document by laying a firm foundation to establish the document’s structure. Next, they describe how tables make it easy and convenient to present all kinds of information that that naturally falls into rows and columns, and to help maximize space when introducing lots of terms or other items that would waste too much white space if run up against the left or right margins on a page. In addition, the authors cover the many uses for forms. They also show you how to create simple links. Then, the authors continue by giving you a crash course in how to use images on web pages. Next, they provide a quick tutorial on using various types of media in your web pages. In addition, the authors point you to resources on the web and tools that you can use to make sure that your web pages work correctly on nearly every web browser that is in use today. The authors also explain the rules, or syntax, of CSS. Then, they continue by showing you how to use inline styles. The authors then cover the important issue of how to position elements in a web page. Next, they show you how to change the spacing between elements, change the spacing inside of elements, assign borders to elements, align the content of elements, and more! The authors also show you the different ways to specify colors in CSS, how to assign colors to elements, and how to work with backgrounds. Then, they show you how to change font sizes. Next, the authors continue by showing you how to create shadows. They then look at two more CSS3 capabilities, media queries and animation, which are both rapidly changing the way you design and think of web pages. In addition, the authors show you how to understand different mobile devices. Then, they continue by showing you how to create well-formulated HTML and how to test it over and over again. Next, the authors show you how to get rid of your web pages of bugs, errors, and lurking infelicities. Finally, they help you stock the HTML toolbox. This excellent book keeps the technobabble to a minimum, and sticks with plain English whenever possible. Also, this great book has its own companion website with HTML and CSS examples from all of its chapters in usable form.